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File image of the late Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and his son, Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan | ANI

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.
File photo of Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

‘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 leaders filing the Vijay Kumar Sinha's nomination papers for the post of assembly speaker at the Bihar secretariat in Patna. | Photo: Twitter/@tarkishorepd

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.
Manjul | FirstPost

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.
File photo | AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi | Facebook/Asaduddinowaisi

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. 
(From left to right) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. | Photo: ThePrint

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.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after the swearing-in ceremony Monday | ANI

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.
File photo of Chirag Paswan

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.