Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: Anti-BJP

India is in a ‘red state blue state’ mindset. But it’s different from the American one

Indian politicians are split along an anti-BJP axis, and the emerging divide is between states controlled by the BJP and other parties.

Congress, Sena & more — what’s behind AIMIM and Owaisi’s overtures to the opposition 

Last week, two AIMIM MLAs voted for MVA candidates in the Maharashtra MLC polls. Experts say that the party is trying to shed its image of being "BJP’s B-team".

Mamata sounds death knell for Congress-led opposition, says ‘no UPA’ after meeting with Pawar

Sharad Pawar and Mamata Banerjee met for an hour Wednesday, and said they would work towards forming an opposition alliance of like-minded parties for 2024 elections.

Anti-BJPism didn’t work for Muslims. Now it’s making the Opposition lazy

The question isn't anymore about which non-BJP party can get Muslim votes. The more relevant question is which secular party can get enough Hindu votes.

‘Modi, Shah not invincible’: TMC win gives Uddhav govt a boost despite bypoll loss to BJP

The Maha Vikas Aghadi says Trinamool's win showed that the one way to defeat the BJP at a national level was to bring this strength of regional forces and non-BJP parties together.

Now, Raj Thackeray plans anti-BJP front with help from Kejriwal, Mamata, Stalin, Akhilesh

MNS chief Raj Thackeray recently met Sonia Gandhi, but Maharashtra Congress leaders opposed to joining hands ahead of state assembly polls.

Chandrababu Naidu meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses possibility of anti-BJP front

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has been meeting various opposition leaders ahead of the Lok Sabha election results.

Mayawati to go it alone if she doesn’t get ‘respectable’ seat share in anti-BJP alliance

The BSP chief has accused the BJP of being indifferent to incidents of mob-lynching in the states in which it is in power.

KCR cozies up to BJP and Naidu to Congress, Third Front takes a back seat

Things have come a long way in the last few months since KCR was trying to spearhead a non-Congress, non-BJP front, and Naidu was a member of the NDA.

Mahagathbandhan not quite so ‘maha’ as cracks appear between Congress and regional parties

Congress wants state-specific tie-ups but some parties want to use alliance to increase base — a scenario where 2019 could see two opposition fronts.

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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.


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.