Monday, 3 October, 2022
Topic2019 Lok Sabha election

Topic: 2019 Lok Sabha election

A great new churn has begun in Indian politics

Non-BJP voters are increasingly willing to look beyond Congress, resulting in more political competition. 2024 will be a landmark election to watch.

Cambridge Analytica alone wouldn’t have helped Congress win 2019 polls — ex-Facebook executive

Cambridge Analytica, firm accused of Facebook data breach that allegedly helped Trump win presidency & Brexit, was said to have approached Congress with a strategy for 2019 LS polls.

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.

Not vikas, Modi’s 2019 election was built on politics of vishwas

BJP’s political mobilisation for 2019 was not based on standard models of democratic accountability and issue-based politics, which place power in the hands of citizenry.

The surveys can’t be true: Modi’s popularity has taken a beating with migrant crisis

The idea that nothing hurts Modi is bunkum. He gets too much credit for the opposition’s inability to seize opportunities.

Maximum Modi, maximum opportunity

Narendra Modi is now the new colossus of Indian politics. The question is no longer winning 2019, but what will he do with the new status

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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