Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicAkhilesh Yadav

Topic: Akhilesh Yadav

Mulayam & SP could’ve done more to get Azam Khan out of jail, I’ll speak to Yogi, says Shivpal

Amid another tussle with nephew & SP chief Akhilesh and reports of ‘cozying up’ to BJP, Shivpal Yadav says he’ll think about joining hands with Azam only once he’s out of jail.

Shivpal Yadav to join BJP? What’s behind his overtures, and why nephew Akhilesh isn’t worried

Shivpal is keeping cards close to his chest, but his overtures to BJP and Yogi Adityanath have sparked speculation that he could be joining BJP. He's visiting Ayodhya soon.

March 2022 in photos — BJP’s win in 4 states, Indians’ evacuation from Ukraine & foreign visits

Between assembly election results in five states and Russia's war in Ukraine, March was a news-filled month. Here are a few key snapshots of events shaping our world.

UP ex-minister Prajapati jailed for rape, but wife & bahu keep influence intact. Here’s why

After Gayatri Prajapati's wife won assembly polls, their daughter-in-law Shilpa will contest MLC polls on SP ticket. Rivals have criticised move, but SP says his relatives don't face criminal cases.

Modi is wrong to see defeat of caste politics in SP-BSP’s loss in UP. Battle’s yet to begin

To announce the defeat of social justice politics even before the battle against BJP's communal politics has begun is short-sighted.

Why Akhilesh Yadav could not defeat Yogi despite signs of anti-incumbency

BJP is an election machine. And Akhilesh Yadav started his campaigning too late to make a significant dent.

BJP won fewer seats than 2017 but its ‘trust capital’ got a boost in UP 2022

For Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, the challenge going forward would be to combine caste-based alliance with the social alliance led by communities on the ground.

Samajwadi Party was hoping for ‘sanjeevani’ in 2022, but its hopes have been dashed yet again

As of 6.30 pm, the SP has won 21 seats and is leading in 95 for a total of 116 seats in the 403-member assembly.

Narendra Modi is going to be around for a long time. Get used to it

Political parties have access to better and more detailed polls than we do. But, except for the BJP, they hardly ever pay them the attention they deserve.

Small comfort for SP as it heads for UP defeat, Akhilesh Yadav leads comfortably in Karhal

Till noon, the former CM has polled over 40,000 votes currently in SP bastion of Karhal in Mainpuri district. BJP’s S.P. Singh Baghel trails far behind, getting over 14,000 votes till now.

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File photo | Rahul Gandhi at the Ideas for India conclave, London, May 2022 | Twitter/Rahul Gandhi

In Rahul Gandhi-Jaishankar clash on diplomats, why India’s national interest is the loser

Rahul Gandhi called India’s IFS officers ‘arrogant’, while Jaishankar called them confident. In all social media noise, the point on China got missed.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.