Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicBJP-JD(U) alliance

Topic: BJP-JD(U) alliance

‘Bullets fired, land grabbed, liquor’ — no end to controversies for Nitish govt

Some allege CM Nitish Kumar’s reaction to controversies has been subdued of late, especially since BJP emerged as senior alliance partner. But JD(U) defends CM.

Why Nitish’s JD(U) and BJP are compelled to stay in ‘unhappy marriage’, despite public sniping

Nitish seems to be facing more opposition from the BJP than he is from rival parties, on a multitude of issues, and not much of it is being kept under wraps by either side.

Left parties allege irregularities in final stages of vote counting in Bihar

The three Left parties — CPI, CPI (Marxist) and CPI (Marxist-Leninist) — said they will take up the issue with the EC along with other partners of the Bihar Mahagathbandhan.

In Bihar, BJP likely to get more cabinet berths but Nitish Kumar will be CM

BJP now has more seats than JD(U) in Bihar’s 243-seat assembly, a fact that will likely result in the national party having a greater representation in the new state government.

BJP’s 19 lakh-job promise and Nitish Kumar’s ‘goods wagon’

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Six takeaways from the Bihar election results

In Episode 615 of ‘Cut the Clutter’, ThePrint’s editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta elaborates on some of the key political takeaways from the Bihar election results.

NDA has an edge over RJD-led Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, initial trends suggest

A majority of the exit polls Saturday had projected win for RJD-led Grand Alliance and Tejashwi Yadav as next CM, though some said NDA would give a tough fight.

Bihar verdict today — RJD-led alliance confident after exit polls but NDA hasn’t given up hope

Bihar braces for election results today as a buoyant oppn, led by Tejashwi Yadav, and a hopeful NDA under CM Nitish will look to cross majority mark of 122 in 243-member assembly.

Modi brings up ‘Jungle Raj’ as BJP and JD(U) fall back on old line of attack on RJD

The NDA campaign is now revolving around the ‘Jungle Raj’ of Lalu and Rabri but RJD says BJP & JD(U) trying to obfuscate from ‘real issues’ of unemployment and corruption.

‘Murder, extortion, rape’ — 30% candidates in Bihar first phase have criminal records

This despite Election Commission’s letter to political parties in July, saying they have to provide reasons for fielding candidates with criminal records.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.