Tuesday, 25 January, 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

Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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