Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicBihar assembly 2020

Topic: bihar assembly 2020

Look beyond Chirag Paswan’s failure. Dynastic politics is what keeps regional parties afloat

What would happen to parties like SP, RJD and DMK if dynasties didn't exist? Insecure Indian politicians don't groom a second rung of leaders unless a family member is waiting in the wings.

‘Running Bihar politics from jail’ — BJP circulates audiotape accusing Lalu of luring NDA MLAs

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi alleges that Lalu is looking to topple Bihar government by promising NDA MLAs ministerial berths.

BJP brings new state leadership to Bihar, names Vijay Kumar Sinha in Speaker post fight

After Sushil Kumar Modi and Prem Kumar, Nand Kishor Yadav also fails to make it to the party’s state leadership. Caste arithmetic has played a role in the equation.

Yogendra Yadav is wrong to assume Owaisi’s AIMIM will be a ‘Muslim BJP’

Yogendra Yadav is afraid that if Muslims start voting for a Muslim-led party, then secular fronts will become just representatives of different castes.

Cow cabinet meeting ‘rush’, & why ‘tau’ is unhappy about International Men’s Day

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

The BJP does not want Owaisi, the BJP does not need Owaisi

The BJP’s aim is to invisibilise Muslims. Owaisi is a challenge to that project. 

Why UP opposition parties are jittery after Owaisi performance in Bihar

Given the nature of Hindi heartland politics, a lot of what applies to Bihar is relevant to Uttar Pradesh as well.

Covid ‘anniversary’ discounts, and delayed introspection by Congress

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

BJP’s social engineering on display as Nitish takes oath as Bihar CM with new NDA colleagues

15 ministers, including the chief minister, were sworn in Monday. They include 6 from JD(U), 7 from BJP and one each from HAM and VIP.

Chirag Paswan takes a swipe at Nitish Kumar — ‘hope you remain NDA CM’

Chirag Paswan also said that he was sending a copy of the LJP's manifesto to Nitish Kumar so that he could work on some of the promises made in it.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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