Friday, 28 January, 2022
Topic2022 UP assembly election

Topic: 2022 UP assembly election

Yogi is Baba, Mahant, or Gorakhnath. Akhilesh’s image is all about ‘change with continuity’

In some pockets of Uttar Pradesh, the soft influence of Yogi Adityanath travels independent of BJP presence and outreach.

TV news is busy finding Pakistan and Muslim angle everywhere in polls

Akhilesh Yadav and Amarinder Singh gave Indian news channels the opportunity to feature ‘Pakistan’ in their headlines and debates. But not after a Top Gun moment.

‘Youth got swayed by BJP in 2017’, say many Jats in west UP’s sugarcane belt, RLD gains ground

Anger over sugarcane dues, electricity bills, stray cattle & inflation resonates across the region. Farmers say young Jats voted for Modi last time, but they have learnt their lesson.

UPA-era minister RPN Singh joins BJP, is latest ‘Team Rahul Gandhi’ member to quit Congress

Singh, an OBC leader with influence in UP's Kushinagar area, is expected to boost BJP's position in the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

‘Hate against Muslims’, Aparna Yadav joining BJP & Modi WEF speech — Pg 1 news from Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

BJP rolls out fleet of OBC, Dalit leaders as star campaigners for 1st phase of UP polls

The first phase of voting for the state assembly elections on 10 February will mainly cover western UP, which has a large population of Dalit, OBC, and Muslim voters.

Jitendra Tyagi arrest, exodus from BJP in UP & Covid surge — what made Pg 1 news in Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Rewind to 2017 — Akhilesh Yadav is playing BJP’s predatory game in 2022 UP polls

A UP BJP leader warned that if the issue of resignations was not resolved soon, the party would be seen as one that keeps only ‘dominant caste’ interests in mind.

Why current defections in UP must not worry BJP. There is no Jayaprakash Narayan now

If exodus from TMC did not help the BJP in West Bengal, it is doubtful if such newcomers will help Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh election either.

Congress fields Unnao rape survivor’s mother in UP polls, women form 40% of 1st party list

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra announces 125 candidates for upcoming UP elections. Fifty of the candidates are women, including actor-activist Sadaf Jafar.

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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


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Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

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.