Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
Topic2022 Uttar Pradesh polls

Topic: 2022 Uttar Pradesh polls

Modi aide AK Sharma, ex-IAS who pulled off Covid turnaround in Varanasi, gets spot in Yogi 2.0

Sharma was sworn in at a gala event at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, where Yogi Adityanath took oath as Uttar Pradesh CM.

Will Keshav Maurya keep deputy CM chair after losing his seat? Likely after BJP retains Dhami

General feeling in BJP is that removing Maurya from cabinet would send a bad signal to OBC voters ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Final decision to be taken by central leadership.

Bihar BJP livid with ally Mukesh Sahani, seeks his removal for attacking PM Modi, CM Yogi

The Bihar unit of BJP wants Mukesh Sahani to be removed from the Nitish Kumar govt, upset with his antics. JD(U) maintains silence while Sahani remains defiant.

BJP has the most diversified representation. See caste composition of new UP assembly

The BJP seems to have overturned the game of rival political parties claiming to be the harbinger of social justice and welfare on their own turf.

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.

Five takeaways from UP—Modi’s better than Vajpayee and Congress wasted trump card Priyanka

Muslim vote can make the Samajwadi Party principal opposition force in UP. But to win, it has to build better rapport with the other backward castes and SCs.

BJP MLA Bhupesh Chaubey, who ‘held ears, did sit-ups on stage’, wins UP’s Robertsganj seat

Bhupesh Chaubey shot to limelight after a video of him went viral in which he was seen doing sit-ups on a stage. The MLA later clarified that he was seeking forgiveness for any mistakes he might have committed in the past five years.

Mixed results for UP’s bahubalis: Azam Khan leads, loss for Vijay Mishra, Dhananjay Singh

Azam Khan is leading from Rampur by a huge margin & his son Abdullah Azam wins from Suar. Mukhtar Ansari’s son Abbas leads from Mau.

BJP & allies sweep PM Modi’s turf Varanasi, win all 8 seats in prestige battle

BJP won 7 seats in Varanasi district, while its ally, Apna Dal (Soneylal) got the last one. 5 of these segments fall in PM Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

In age-old rivalry, Azam Khan & son register thumping wins over ‘royals’ in Rampur and Suar

SP’s Azam Khan about to win overwhelming victory over Congress’s Kazim Ali Khan, titular nawab of Rampur. Azam’s son set to beat nawab’s son, Haider Ali Khan, in Suar.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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