Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicBihar BJP

Topic: Bihar BJP

After Bihar developments, BJP wants Chirag Paswan back on team NDA. But he has ‘preconditions’    

BJP wants the LJP (Ram Vilas) to help counter the JD (U) and the RJD. But Chirag Paswan has one ‘condition’ — his uncle Pashupati Paras’s ouster from the NDA.

‘Shankhnad for 2024’: Why BJP chose Muslim-dominated Seemanchal to kick off Bihar campaign

Union Home Minister Amit Shah to kick-start Bihar campaign for 2024 Lok Sabha polls from Seemanchal next month, with 'crime-free, corruption-free govt' pitch to take on grand alliance.

Rise of new ‘jija-saala raj’? BJP targets Nitish as Tej Pratap takes brother-in-law to meetings

Deputy CM & RJD leader Tejashwi Singh issued a guideline to party ministers on acceptable behaviour. The list includes not letting supporters touch their feet & being transparent in work.

What made this lawyer keep up a 20-year battle against the railways for just Rs 20

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

‘Pol-khol’: Bihar BJP plans rallies to ‘expose JD(U) lie factory’ about alliance split

Justifying its split with BJP, JD(U) has claimed that PM Modi inducted then party leader R.C.P. Singh into Union cabinet without Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's consent.

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.

Now BJP, JD(U) spar over Friday holiday in govt schools in Bihar’s Muslim-dominated Seemanchal

Education minister has asked for 'status report' on schools which remain closed on Fridays to facilitate prayers, but hasn't said anything about changing holiday to Sunday, which is what BJP wants.

BJP plans big Bihar outreach as ties with JD(U) get rocky, ‘Mission Telangana’ is road map

As part of the outreach, BJP will hold a joint meeting of its different wings on 30-31 July, which will be chaired by party president J.P. Nadda and national general secretary B.L. Santhosh.

Nitish attends RJD Iftaar party, shows he’s ‘not out of options’, as BJP downplays significance

Bihar CM, whose ties with partner BJP has been strained, was seen at Tejashwi Yadav's party Friday. Kumar last attended Iftaar party hosted by an RJD leader in 2016, when RJD & JD(U) were partners.

Trounced by RJD in Bihar bypoll, BJP’s move against ex-ally VIP backfires as it cuts into vote

RJD beat BJP by margin of 36,000 votes in Bochahan, while VIP came third with 29,000. BJP leaders also cite core voters, including sizable Bhumihar community, turning against party.

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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.