Tuesday, 4 October, 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.

On Camera

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SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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