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A file image of PM Narendra Modi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at the centenary celebrations of the Patna University | Getty Images

No rallies or roadshows, Bihar digital election is on WhatsApp, Facebook — BJP’s home turf

Gone are the days of packed campaign rallies of Lalu Prasad Yadav. Today’s politics is about who can spread their message better on WhatsApp and Facebook.
File image of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh | Photo: @capt_amarinder | Twitter

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces resolve to contest 2022 Assembly elections

The Chief Minister said that he had initially termed 2017 polls as his last election, on the persuasion of his party colleagues, he changed his decision.
BJP supporters celebrating party's win in the Lok Sabha elections | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How BJP’s one-party dominance differs from Congress: it co-opts local elites and opponents

OBC representation, which rose significantly during the 1990s, has either plateaued or decreased in most north Indian states, including UP and Bihar.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren addresses a press conference as JMM and Congress alliance lead in the Jharkhand Assembly election results, in Ranchi, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 | Photo: PTI

Jharkhand no exception, tribals are rejecting BJP in one state election after another

One of the factors for BJP’s loss in Jharkhand was tribal vote but the party has fared no better in ST reserved seats across the 5 states that went to polls in the last year. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah at Parliament library, New Delhi | File photo: PTI

Four reasons why BJP is losing to Congress and regional parties in assembly elections

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah by far remain the best election team any political party can hope for, but voting patterns have changed in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his Independence Day speech, in New Delhi on 15 August, 2019 | Arun Sharma | PTI

Wrong to assume Modi govt can be defeated after BJP’s performance in Jharkhand

State battles are no substitute for taking on the Modi regime at the level of national politics.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during 'Jan Vikas Rally on 19 November 2018 | PTI

Maharashtra, Haryana send a message against the BJP’s arrogance of power

With Article 370 and a near-dead opposition, the BJP should have won every single seat in both these states. What happened?
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah

Amit Shah has more to prove than Modi in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections

These elections are a test of ‘Modi’s Men’ Fadnavis & Khattar. And Amit Shah’s formidable BJP poll machine will have to ensure they win.
File photo: A voter at a polling booth in village Bhoot, near Amritsar | PTI

Maharashtra & Haryana assembly elections to be held on 21 October

Counting of votes in both the states will be held on 24 October.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

Who has groomed BJP’s future leaders better: Vajpayee-Advani or Modi-Shah?

Whether Modi has created leaders—and not parasites thriving on his popularity—will be slightly clear after Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand polls.

On Camera

Representational image of a farmer | Photo: Samyak Pandey | ThePrint

How Modi govt’s 3 contentious farm bills have exposed SAD, Congress & BJP’s hypocrisy

In episode 571 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta declutters the bills and explains the changes it will bring to farmers and for end customers.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in Lok Sabha on 18 September 2020 | ANI

Insolvency code suspension was not meant to protect firms that commit fraud, Sitharaman says

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says saving companies impacted by the pandemic was more important than facilitating recovery by creditors under the law.

Defence

The Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle was tested from APJ Abdul Kalam testing range in Odisha’s Balasore | By special arrangement

‘Like lighting a match in cyclone’ — Beauty of India’s hypersonic flight tech is in its engine

DRDO's successful test of a Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle this month is a result of several indigenous tech achievements and know-how obtained over two decades.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?