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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.
Congress president in a conversation with PC Chacko during an election rally at Ramleela Maidan in New Delhi. | ANI Photo

After Karnataka, BJP can poach MP, Rajasthan and Bengal but it doesn’t mean end of Congress

MLAs leaving Congress don’t go to BJP because of its ideology. So those ready with Congress obituaries shouldn’t get their hopes up just yet.

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Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ is only too accurate

Among Indians, unlike other regressive trends, the emphasis on caste has not weakened even though more and more Indians today have received modern educations.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Apple & Samsung’s assembly partners pledge Rs 11,000 crore investment in India

Foxconn & Wistron are among firms picked to make smartphones under a new government plan that’s aimed at encouraging global companies to shift manufacturing beyond China.


Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

5th military-level LAC meeting on, India could press for Chinese troops’ return from Finger 4

India will ask for the Chinese troops to fall back behind Finger 8 at Pangong Tso. Since the last meeting, the status quo has remained on the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.