Thursday, 30 June, 2022
Topic2019 Lok Sabha elections

Topic: 2019 Lok Sabha elections

42 for BJP, 3 for Congress in top 50 MPs with largest victory margins in 2019

EC data shows that while four MPs won with 6 lakh-plus votes, nine others won by over 5 lakh votes.

Retired IAS Anup Chandra Pandey, former UP chief secy, appointed Election Commissioner

The Election Commission of India now has full strength, ahead of the assembly elections scheduled to be held in UP, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand in 2022.

Modi’s centralisation of welfare delivery has a cost that BJP’s state leaders are paying

The disconnect between assembly and Lok Sabha election results for BJP were not due to a momentary surge of nationalism but rather a larger structural shift in Indian electoral politics.

With Covid-19, not just air quality, but India’s politics also has come out of red zone

India's opposition-led states have engaged positively with the Centre, bringing out the true spirit of 'cooperative federalism' that Modi has talked about since 2014.

Indians vote on caste, religion because they lack information on MP, MLA performance: Study

In a randomised evaluation in UP, researchers asked voters to discuss development issues and told them about how MLAs spent their funds. Here’s what happened.

If Rahul Gandhi stays out, Congress must find an active, full-time leader: Shashi Tharoor

Congress is indispensable to India's future but needs to get its act together quickly.

The new voters for Modi’s BJP are poorer, more majoritarian but not as religious

A new study has shown that the profile of the first-time BJP voter in 2019 almost mirrors Indian society, with the singular exception of religious minorities.

Akhilesh Yadav is counting his chickens before they hatch

A weak Congress and a weakening BSP are giving the SP the misplaced overconfidence that 2022 will be ‘Yogi versus Akhilesh’.

Liberals attacking Sudhir Chaudhary forget they too had blamed Modi voters after 2019 polls

Sudhir Chaudhary of Zee News called Delhi voters 'lazy'. Not much has changed for the Indian voter who was a 'communal bigot' for voting Modi in 2019.

Wrong to assume Modi govt can be defeated after BJP’s performance in Jharkhand

State battles are no substitute for taking on the Modi regime at the level of national politics.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.