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Aaditya Thackeray slams BJP for ‘rumour mongering’ amid a pandemic, says MVA govt stable

Maharashtra minister and CM Uddhav Thackeray's son Aaditya Thackeray tells News 18 channel that the govt comprising Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress will last its full term.
Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Why Sachin Pilot camp is staying quiet on Gehlot and affirming its loyalty to the Congress

On Wednesday, Rajasthan Speaker C.P. Joshi issued notices to the 19 rebels, following a petition by Congress for their disqualification. The rebels must send their responses by Friday.
File image of Sachin Pilot | Photo: ANI

‘Crash, grounded, ejection’ — the Sachin Pilot puns that just didn’t land

Politicians, business tycoons, print and TV outlets and even social media users kept punning on Pilot’s last name through the Rajasthan political crisis.
BJP MPs who are implementing PM Modi's call to be 'vocal for local' | Image: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Kulhads, rakhis, room fresheners — how BJP MPs are implementing PM’s ‘vocal for local’ call

BJP MPs have begun encouraging the manufacture of ‘swadeshi’ goods as an alternative to Chinese products amid LAC tensions.
Sachin Pilot

Worked hard to defeat BJP, won’t join it, says Sachin Pilot after Congress action against him

Congress Tuesday sacked Sachin Pilot as Rajasthan deputy CM and state unit chief, fuelling speculation that Pilot might join the BJP. Pilot had skipped key party meetings.
NCP President Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray during a joint press conference

Many issues with CM Uddhav Thackeray but Maharashtra allies say govt is going strong

In the seven months of MVA govt, Sena, NCP & Congress have had many issues with each other, with much of the disenchantment centred on Uddhav’s ‘unilateral functioning’.
Sachin Pilot

Covid delayed Sachin Pilot’s revolt, he had planned exit in March, Congress insiders claim

Sachin Pilot is believed to have almost 'synchronised' his rebellion with Jyotiraditya Scindia’s, but the nationwide Covid lockdown delayed it.
Former Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha | Twitter

Sanjay Jha suspended from Congress, says got to know about it ‘only through the media’

Former spokesperson Jha had been tweeting in support of Sachin Pilot all day, but said no one from the Congress told him why he had been suspended.
File image of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot

CM Gehlot lists 5 reasons why Congress took the ‘sad’ decision on Sachin Pilot

The decision to sack Sachin Pilot as deputy CM & Rajasthan Congress chief came two days after he mounted an open rebellion against the Gehlot government.
Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ashok Gehlot govt will fall anyway, we won’t push for floor test, says Rajasthan BJP

Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia says party will be happy if Congress rebel Sachin Pilot joins, but the final decision rests with the central leadership. 

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Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot | ThePrint

Congress loses big when a Pilot or Scindia rebels but the ‘privileged’ are ultimate losers

Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia became ministers in Congress at an age when others like them were trying to make a name for themselves in student and youth organisations.
Inflation

Credibility of India’s statistics back in question over official inflation data

Economists aren’t buying the Statistics Department’s methodology for calculating India’s consumer price inflation numbers for April and May.

Defence

Lt Gen Panag and his daughter Gul Panag at the launch of his book, The Indian Army, Reminiscences, Reforms and Romance, on ThePrint's e-venue Soft Cover | ThePrint.

Indian Army will need another division in Ladakh to keep China out, says retd Lt Gen Panag

Former Northern Army commander Lt Gen Panag also said the strategic Darbuk-Shyokh-Daulat Beg Oldie would be rendered non-operational in case of a war with China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.