Saturday, 21 May, 2022
Topic2022 Uttarakhand election

Topic: 2022 Uttarakhand election

2 ex-CMs’ kids get plum posts in Uttarakhand — minister Saurabh Bahuguna, Speaker Ritu Khanduri

Ritu Khanduri Bhushan, set to be first woman Speaker in Uttarakhand, is daughter of B.C. Khanduri, while Saurabh Bahuguna is youngest son of Vijay Bahuguna.

From youth wing leader to surprise crowning: Uttarakhand CM Dhami’s steady rise in BJP

Dhami is set to continue as CM despite losing his seat in assembly polls. A 2-time MLA with a background in ABVP and BJYM, he was installed as state’s youngest-ever CM last year.

BJP picks Dhami to return as Uttarakhand CM, despite losing his own seat in assembly polls

With central observers announcing Dhami’s name after meeting MLAs, BJP has departed from practice of not making defeated candidates CM. New govt to take oath Wednesday.

Old ‘favourite’ or new face — BJP mulls Uttarakhand CM dilemma after Dhami’s poll defeat

While BJP won Uttarakhand polls, breaking anti-incumbency jinx, Dhami — party's CM face — lost. With many aspirants for the post, party has also received requests for a Brahmin CM & a woman CM.

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

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Pushkar Singh Dhami loses from Khatima, Uttarakhand CMs’ 20-year losing streak stays intact

Dhami lost to Congress’s Bhuwan Chand Kapri in Khatima Thursday, but BJP is silent so far on whether he’ll continue as CM. Only one CM of the state has successfully defended his seat.

Bad day for big guns — Badals, Amarinder, Channi, Sidhu in Punjab, Rawat & Dhami in Uttarakhand

Parkash Singh Badal lost from Lambi, while Sukhbir lost from Jalalabad. Sitting Punjab CM Channi trails in both seats he contested, while Uttarakhand’s Dhami is behind in Khatima.

BJP set to retain power after crossing halfway mark in Uttarakhand, pulls away from Congress

In 2017, the BJP had swept the state elections, winning 57 seats. The party had polled 46.51 per cent votes then, compared to the Congress’ 33.5 per cent.

Election results Live: ‘Jeet ka chauka’, says PM as BJP wins 4 states, AAP sweeps Punjab

Congress’s poor run continues as it loses Punjab, an important state among the three it held. Rahul Gandhi says the ‘party will learn from this and keep working’.

2 decades after state formed, party which ‘fought for Uttarakhand’ hopes to make poll comeback

Set up in 1979, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, state's oldest regional party recalls fighting for creation of separate hill state. But in the past few years its vote share has been on decline.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.