Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: Amethi

Congress left empty-handed in ‘home’ constituencies of Amethi and Rae Bareli

From a tally of two out of 10 seats in 2017, Congress is down to 0 in the Gandhi family bastion. Compared to six seats last time, BJP in leading in four and SP is ahead in six.

‘Is Modi Hindu or Hindutvawadi?’ asks Rahul at Amethi rally, says they are two different things

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi had also sought to make a distinction between Hinduism and Hindutva at a rally in Jaipur earlier this week.

In 2014, Smriti Irani told she’d be shot in Amethi, husband devised plan to save her — book

In 'Amethi Sangram: Aitihasik Jeet Ankahi Dastan', journalist Anant Vijay details BJP leader Smriti Irani's campaign in Gandhi pocket borough she succeeded in snatching from Congress.  

BJP wants to do an Amethi in Baramati but doesn’t have a Smriti Irani to defeat Pawar clan

BJP is confident of winning the Maharashtra assembly elections. But its hopes in Baramati are tenuously hanging on ‘outsider’ Gopichand Padalkar.

Serial party-hopper, ‘Raja of Amethi’ Sanjay Sinh says he quit Congress as it’s ‘headless’

Sanjay Sinh started with Congress in the 1980s, then moved to Janata Dal, then to the BJP. He was back to the Congress, which made him Rajya Sabha MP from Assam.

Sanjay Singh criticises Congress for being ‘unaware of future’, quits party to return to BJP

A member of the Amethi royal family, Sanjay Sinh also resigned from his Rajya Sabha seat, saying the Congress was "still in the past".

Rahul finally reaches Amethi, promises action against ‘helicopter-flying’ party leaders

In Amethi for the first time since 2019 Lok Sabha poll verdict, Rahul Gandhi blamed his defeat on local leaders who stayed away from people.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi for the first time after Lok Sabha defeat to Smriti Irani

On 10 July, Rahul Gandhi will travel to Amethi -- a former Congress bastion that handed Smriti Irani a win by over 52,000 votes this Lok Sabha election.

Army chief’s new experiment — Major General is CEO of AK-203 rifle factory in Amethi

Major General Sanjeev Sengar has been appointed CEO for 4 years, the first time in decades that a uniformed officer will head an ordnance factory.

Amethi done, BJP now plans to win Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli with AIIMS, roads, railways

With Smriti Irani’s win over Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, the BJP’s ambitions are clear for the only Congress seat left in Uttar Pradesh. 

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.