Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicAssembly Elections

Topic: Assembly Elections

Himachal BJP feels neglected as top guns shower attention on Gujarat

In October, Modi visited Gujarat five times, despite polls not even being announced. His only visit to Himachal came before the poll declaration on 12 Oct.

Dynasty to the fore in Himachal: Virbhadra’s son not the only one rising

Including CM Virbhadra’s son Vikramaditya, Congress has fielded eight second- or third-generation politicians, while the BJP has given tickets to three.

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

Weeks away from Gujarat assembly polls, party leaders as well as CM Vijay Rupani miss no opportunity to credit 'chief minister' Modi for progress.

Dhumal prevails over Nadda as BJP declares candidates for Himachal polls

Union minister Nadda is not even on the list while two-time former CM Dhumal will fight from Sujanpur; elections for the 68 seats will be held next month.

Sukh Ram, who once helped Dhumal form government, is no stranger to BJP

Sukh Ram launched his own party after being expelled from Congress following his conviction in a telecom scam, now his son joins BJP in poll-bound Himachal

Vasundhara Raje banks on water to retain power in Rajasthan

Rajasthan government’s MJSA scheme is reviving water bodies and increasing groundwater levels, and Vasundhara Raje wants to make it her main poll plank. New Delhi:...

Defeating BJP in Gujarat is one of my top priorities: Hardik Patel

The face of the Patidar campaign hints at electoral understandings with like-minded organisations ahead of assembly polls in state.

Himachal polls: Amit Shah visit to intensify BJP’s campaign, Modi will be its face

BJP national president Amit Shah will address a youth rally in Kangra on 22 September; no CM candidate expected to be announced before the...

Nervous BJP banks on Jaitley for big win in Gujarat

The union finance minister will be assisted by four union ministers as the BJP goes all out to make a statement in the Modi-Shah home state.

We don’t need Prashant Kishor, says Karnataka Cong chief Parameshwara

Months before assembly elections in the state, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G. Parameshwara says that the party apparatus is in great shape and does not need an election strategist like Prashant Kishor to pull off a successful campaign. Anubhuti Vishnoi in Bengaluru

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Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.