Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicArvind Kejriwal

Topic: Arvind Kejriwal

Union Cabinet paves way for reunification of Delhi’s 3 civic bodies, 2012-era MCD set to be back

The Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill 2022 is likely to be tabled in the Parliament in the ongoing session, which is scheduled to end by 8 April.

Mann, Kejriwal, Modi: Why new Punjab CM will have a tough time juggling conflicting interests

Arvind Kejriwal’s national ambition could make life difficult for AAP leader and Punjab's new CM. Bhagwant Mann will have to also keep PM Modi and Centre in good humour.

Bhagwant Mann’s message to AAP MLAs — no anger, no issuing orders before govt takes charge

Two specific instances triggered the message from the CM-designate’s office Tuesday. Mann is set to take oath as the chief minister Wednesday.

The Ambedkar musical is not just about Babasaheb, it’s a nod to Kejriwal’s politics too

‘Who were the shudras,’ a digital screen asks you when you sit to see Babasaheb – The Grand Musical. It’s part of Delhi government’s tribute to Ambedkar.

Not ‘pro-Khalistan protest in Punjab after AAP win’, viral video is from after Deep Sidhu’s death

Many on social media platforms have claimed Khalistan separatists are carrying out rallies and have renewed their demand for a sovereign state for the Sikhs.

For deputy CM’s post, AAP’s Punjab unit pitches names of 3 MLAs who’ve won for the second time

If CM-designate Bhagwant Mann decides to not to appoint a deputy, Harpal Cheema, Kultar Singh Sandhwan & Aman Arora are probables for plum portfolios like finance, home & local bodies.

Eyeing national role, why AAP has made Bhagat Singh’s legacy the centerpiece of its politics

The freedom fighter's legacy does not polarise voters and his popularity among all sections gives an advantage to the AAP — which at one point was more Gandhian than anything else.

In Punjab, there was space for a third player to emerge. Why only AAP and Kejriwal succeeded

Once a politician lays out a vision for change, winning the election is about organising and narrative-building, something Kejriwal executed in Punjab.

Not Mamata, not KCR, not Stalin — few opposition leaders have congratulated Kejriwal for AAP win

Pinarayi Vijayan, Naveen Patnaik, Hemant Soren also have not sent messages to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Exceptions are NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Congress’ Tharoor and Milind Deora.

As AAP’s Kejriwal eyes bigger role, TMC says ‘Mamata has no national aspirations’ after Goa loss

After AAP’s sweep of Punjab, TMC seems to be taking a more conciliatory attitude towards AAP as it aims to form anti-BJP front for 2024. Unclear if Congress will be included.

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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