Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
Topic2022 UP assembly election

Topic: 2022 UP assembly election

Why the Modi-Shah BJP loses — 3 lessons for those asking if this BJP can be defeated at all

To beat BJP, you either deny it critical mass of Hindu vote or build a regional leader & party strong enough to protect their turf. And there’s a 3rd option too.

Modi props up Yogi, Behenji’s relief, and the one state Congress did end up winning

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‘New-age Swami Vivekananda, prime mover of BJP’s UP success’ — RSS praises Yogi for poll win

Yogi Adityanath is the first UP Chief Minister in 37 years to get a second consecutive term in office, after completing a five-year tenure. He won over 1 lakh votes in his seat.

‘Saheb knows this’, Prashant Kishor objects as Modi enjoys victory lap in poll-bound Gujarat

Kishor said Modi’s hope that 2022 wins would show the way for 2024 was a ‘false narrative’. Battle for India would be fought and decided in 2024, he said.

BJP turncoats fail to make a mark in UP; 5 including OBC leader SP Maurya lose, 1 trailing

Of a dozen BJP MLAs including three ex-ministers, five, including two ministers, have lost, while one is trailing. Only two MLAs are leading, according to ECI trends at 9 pm.

People buried politics of caste, religion by ensuring BJP’s victory, says Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow: People have buried the politics of caste and religion by ensuring the victory of BJP and its allies in Uttar Pradesh under the...

Jat anger not enough to cause BJP defeat in West UP, but helped RLD, SP gain ground

While the BJP was leading in 35 of 66 seats in West UP, the SP was leading in 31 & RLD in seven. In 2017, BJP had won 51 seats here, SP 15 & BSP 1.

5 Assembly elections, 7 key pointers & 3 winners: Modi, Yogi, Kejriwal

Modi has become a colossus Indian politics hasn’t seen, Kejriwal has established a new politics of his own kind, and Yogi is the leader to watch.

With heft of victory in UP, Yogi Adityanath can now begin to assert himself at BJP high table

The normally assertive Yogi Adityanath can start to have a say in crucial party decisions. The first step towards that can be his induction in the party’s parliamentary board.

Om Prakash Rajbhar leads in UP’s Zahoorabad, fighting off challenge from BJP’s Kalicharan

SBSP chief and SP ally Om Prakash Rajbhar has a lead over his rivals with 34,667 votes, and a voteshare of over 44 per cent. Kalicharan Rajbhar has got 22,838 votes.

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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.
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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.


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Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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.