Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicBahujan Samaj Party

Topic: Bahujan Samaj Party

UP: Voting for Kairana, Noorpur bypolls begins

Kairana parliamentary constituency, which has five assembly segments, is witnessing a united opposition taking on the BJP.

Akhilesh, Mayawati to share stage in Bengaluru

The two leaders have recently come closer after they won the Lok Sabha byelections but rarely have they been seen together on a public platform.

It’s Mayawati’s turn now to set the tone for grand opposition alliance

BSP chief said her party’s ties with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party won’t be hurt by the Rajya Sabha poll result.

The BJP is paying the price for alienating Dalits, UP bypoll results show

Mayawati’s unexpected decision to support the SP in the bypolls was an act of desperation — not just her own, but also that of Dalit voters.

How bitter rivals BSP and SP came together for Gorakhpur and Phulpur LS bypolls

Mayawati insists it’s not an alliance, but the two arch-rivals joining hands is still a significant development in India’s most politically-significant state.

Witnessing the rise of Kanshi Ram, the man who first created Dalit politics

In this week’s National Interest, I had said Jignesh Mevani could draw from Kanshi Ram’s playbook. Since there is much curiosity, the story of my first exposure to him and his political style

Does Jignesh Mevani have it in him to become Kanshi Ram 2.0?

Kanshi Ram was a Dalit Kautilya from Punjab who built the heartland’s Mayawati as his Chandragupta. It’s a good playbook for Jignesh Mevani, if he has the skill and ambition.

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha, but her record as MP wasn’t stellar

Mayawati's Rajya Sabha report card

On Camera

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Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.