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File photo | AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi | Facebook/Asaduddinowaisi

Modi should host farmers at home, offer tea like he did to Barack Obama in 2015, says Owaisi

Campaigning for upcoming civic polls in Gujarat, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said Modi, who has claimed to have risen from poverty, should understand the plight of farmers.
(L-R) Furfura Sharif cleric Abbas Siddiqui, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury | Via Twitter & Wikipedia

Why talks of a ‘secular front’ against BJP & Trinamool have hit a wall in Bengal

Indian Secular Front, formed by Furfura Sharif cleric Abbas Siddiqui, and Congress have discussed a potential alliance in upcoming polls. But an old 'rivalry' has queered pitch.
File image of Congress leader Jitin Prasada | Facebook

BJP wants to ‘Gujarat-ise’ Bengal, Congress will build tallest Netaji statue — Jitin Prasada

Congress in-charge of Bengal Jitin Prasada tells ThePrint party will fight to save the soul of the state, protect it from ‘ideological invasion’ by BJP.
Peerzada Abbas Siddique | Facebook

Why Furfura Sharif, Muslim shrine Owaisi visited in Bengal, could be key to Mamata’s return

In an interview to ThePrint, Furfura Sharif cleric Peerzada Abbas Siddique accused Mamata of ‘appeasing, rather than uplifting Muslims’. He is set cleric to launch party & fight polls.
Asaduddin Owaisi during a meeting with Muslim leaders at Furfura Sharif in West Bengal on 3 January 2021

Asaduddin Owaisi visits West Bengal, meets influential Muslim cleric to discuss state polls

AIMIM state secretary said Owaisi wanted to keep the meeting with cleric Abbas Siddiqui a secret due to apprehensions that TMC govt might stop him from exiting the airport.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi with SBSP president Om Prakash Rajbhar in Lucknow Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Owaisi visits UP after Bihar success, teams up with BJP’s ex-ally SBSP for 2022 polls

Asaduddin Owaisi meets Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief O.P. Rajbhar, joins Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha — a proposed anti-BJP alliance in UP.
File photo of Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi | Twitter | @TelanganaCMO

In Hyderabad civic polls, test for TRS-AIMIM ‘friendship’ as BJP makes it key plank

They have never officially been in alliance, but ruling party TRS and AIMIM have been known to share a friendly relationship since Telangana was formed in 2014.
File photo | AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi | Facebook/Asaduddinowaisi

The BJP does not want Owaisi, the BJP does not need Owaisi

The BJP’s aim is to invisibilise Muslims. Owaisi is a challenge to that project. 
Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM fielded 20 candidates in the Bihar assembly elections | Photo: ANI

Asaduddin Owaisi’s rise is just the opportunity Hindutva politics is waiting for

The idea that all Muslims must vote as a single bloc is as deeply abhorrent as the attempt to unite all Hindus in a vote bank.
A file photo of AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Owaisi says Muslims ‘alienated’ in Mamata’s Bengal, but AIMIM yet to take call on 2021 polls

The performance of Owaisi’s AIMIM in Bihar — it won 5 of 20 seats — has intensified speculation about the Hyderabad MP’s plans for next year’s Bengal polls.

On Camera

Representational Image | People working at an office | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Why Haryana’s new law reserving 75% private jobs for domiciles is self destructive politics

In episode 695 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta explains the provisions, politics and pitfalls of a new employment law in Haryana, and how it is suicidal for the state's growth story.

ArcelorMittal revives plan to set up steel plant in Odisha, to invest Rs 50,000 crore

ArcelorMittal’s move to expand in India comes at a time when the Modi government is planning to boost investment in sectors such as housing, roads, ports and railways.

Defence

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

China will continue to assert itself, seeks to dominate Indian Ocean Region, says CDS Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rawat also said India's armed forces will increasingly need to achieve more with less, which requires a relook at current force structures, doctrines & tech.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.