Tuesday, 4 October, 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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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.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

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.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

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.
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