Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicAssembly Elections

Topic: Assembly Elections

Voting on for Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election amid tight security

As many as 330 candidates, including four women, are contesting for 23 seats going up for grabs, according to polling officials.

LJP affiliates want Chirag Paswan in Modi cabinet after dad’s death, BJP says it’s PM’s call

Dalit Sena, created by Ram Vilas Paswan to carry out programmes for SCs, also wants a Rajya Sabha seat for his widow, Reena Paswan.

How Karnataka Congress plans to use emotion & caste to win Bengaluru’s RR Nagar seat

Congress has fielded Kusuma H., widow of IAS officer D.K. Ravi, from the Rajarajeshwarinagar seat for the 3 November bypoll.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav promises to provide 10 lakh govt jobs if voted to power

As the Bihar polls near, RJD CM candidate Tejashwi Yadav is faced with uphill task of holding his own against formidable ruling NDA in the absence of his father and party boss Lalu Prasad.

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.

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.

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 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. 

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.