Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: 2019 elections

Prime Minister with a Bollywood delegation | @karanjohar/Twitter

Narendra Modi looks at Bollywood’s ‘soft power’ for sequel to his government

Several film personalities are expected to attend Saturday's inauguration of film museum in Mumbai as Modi looks to them for endorsement.
BJP president Amit Shah at a public rally | PTI

BJP received 13 times more political donations than other 6 national parties combined

Of Rs 469.89 crore in donations above Rs 20,000 in 2017-18, BJP got Rs 437.04 crore and the remaining six managed a mere Rs 32.83 crore.
Amit Shah with Modi

BJP still pushing for simultaneous J&K and Lok Sabha polls, Modi to visit state on 3 Feb

PM Modi will inaugurate a slew of projects to launch BJP’s push for power in J&K. Governor Satya Pal Malik is on board with the idea of simultaneous polls.

PM Modi tells Odisha govt not to wait for elections before spending on development

The PM claimed that the BJP government provided provisions for the development of mining areas inhabited by tribals.

Congress left in the lurch in UP and an ally takes a dig at the BJP

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference on the occasion of her 63rd birthday in Lucknow

Mayawati’s birthday wish — unity among SP, BSP workers & alliance victory in elections

The birthday message by BSP chief Mayawati, who turned 63 Tuesday, comes a day after an SP MLA took potshots at the Uttar Pradesh alliance.
LIC building in New Delhi | Commons

India has met its disinvestment target only once in the last 10 years

What will worry the NDA govt amid a tight fiscal situation in an election year is that till December 2018, it accrued less than half its Rs 80,000-crore target.
GIFT Tower One, in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), Gujarat | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India is more urban than politicians know

India is a land of cities and not villages, but the lack of a standard definition is making urban-rural classifications political and arbitrary.
BJP National Convention

Ram Mandir finds place in BJP leaders’ speeches, but not in political resolution

BJP national convention saw top party leaders evoking the temple issue, and hitting out at Congress for ‘creating hurdles’.

Staying afloat with quota, and a revolving CBI door

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...