Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicAssembly elections 2022

Topic: Assembly elections 2022

Warm greetings, deep conversations, some latecomers: A peek at Modi & BJP brass at Delhi meet

BJP president J.P. Nadda, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were among those present. On the agenda was an analysis of assembly polls wins & losses.

Poll defeats, G-23 pressure — Why Sonia Gandhi is taking centrestage in Congress once again

Facing calls to step down or reform, Sonia has taken a more visible role within the party & in Parliament, leading opposition’s charge against issues like fuel price hikes.

From Goa’s ‘accidental CM’ to triumph & 2nd term — Pramod Sawant’s journey to vindication

Sawant took the reins in 2019 amid much doubt over his abilities and comparisons to Manohar Parrikar, but led BJP to victory in polls and was elected leader of legislature party Monday.

Karnataka HC order on hijab is well-reasoned. Respect this intervention until SC has final say

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Modi backs ‘Kashmir Files’ at BJP meet, also says it was his call to not field MPs’ kids in polls

Criticising dynasty politics at BJP parliamentary party meet, Modi says if it is a sin not to give tickets to the children of BJP MPs, then ‘yes I have committed a sin’.

Badals, Channi, Gandhis, Akhilesh, Mayawati — Big guns of 2022 who ended up as the big losers

Barring one member, the entire Badal family lost the 2022 election in Punjab. Congress' strong candidates suffered a rout in UP. And Uttarakhand CM lost though BJP won the state.

Accept 4 truths to counter BJP hegemony. They offer a formula to reclaim republic in 2024

The BJP may enjoy ideological dominance today, but counter-hegemonic politics has deeper cultural resources. If we are determined and intelligent, we shall win.

Comedian Bhagwant Mann set to be Punjab’s first AAP CM, faces 3 broad challenges

Image of being Kejriwal’s ‘proxy’, inter-state disputes & striking a balance between security issues and relations with NRI donors likely to be challenges, say poliical leaders.

BJP past majority mark in early trends, SP leads cross 100

If the BJP scores a victory, it will be the first time since 1985 that a party would come to power in two consecutive elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Silence period is golden, EC reminds TV & digital media amid interviews & rallies on poll day

Reminder comes at a time when PM Modi and UP CM Yogi have given interviews, other leaders have held rallies when 48-hr silence period was applicable in certain poll-bound regions.

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Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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