Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Topic: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

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.

In 2017, Patidar stir cost BJP in Saurashtra. Now, it hopes AAP will dent Congress vote there

But Amit Shah is believed to have told state BJP leaders and workers to work hard and not be overconfident. Party has set target of winning 150 seats in 182-member Gujarat assembly.

World ready to be led by Modi, next 25 years crucial for India, says minister Jitendra Singh

He also said BJP's victory in upcoming Gujarat polls a 'foregone conclusion', and that Union govt is determined to hold fair polls in J&K but some with vested interests against it.

4 outfits in 8 hours — how Modi used choice of clothes to cultivate Uttarakhand, Himachal voters

PM Modi donned 4 different outfits in less than 8 hours during his Uttarakhand visit. His choice of clothes was a message to BJP voters in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.

Gujarat flogging: Muslim villager’s affidavit blames Kheda DSP, BJP MLA, Undhela sarpanch

Affidavit says organising garba at village chowk was 'preplanned conspiracy'. Advocate representing Muslim accused says court accepted affidavit & asked Gujarat DGP to submit report.

Narendra bhai turned me to politics, goal is own majority in Haryana: BJP top panel’s Sudha Yadav

The only woman on the Parliamentary Board, Yadav says party will strive for majority on its own in next Haryana assembly polls & alliance with JJP will depend on 'time & equation'.

‘Spine of key panels broken’ — Why Congress & TMC are angry about parliamentary committees rejig

While Congress retained chairmanship of one committee, TMC got none. BJP and allies now hold six major committees, including Home Affairs, Defence, External Affairs and Finance.

Want to play dandiya raas, only Hindus may pass & ‘Congress hand’ in Modi’s 5G launch

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.

Personal sense of justice betrayed, writes BJP’s Shazia Ilmi on release of Bilkis Bano convicts

Ilmi wrote it is 'important to distinguish between' Gujarat government and PMO, adding that it was the VHP which felicitated the convicts and not the BJP.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

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.