Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: BJP-JD(U)

How to beat JD(U)-RJD caste maths? BJP to focus on EBCs & Mahadalits, hunt for ‘vibrant’ leader

Bihar BJP says party hopes to find a balance between caste politics and Hindutva, especially with former ally, CM Nitish Kumar, conducting a state-wide caste census.

Bihar drama isn’t win for secularism. 3 things you are missing in your jubilation

Bihar drama is merely the latest manoeuvre by shrewd Nitish Kumar who has changed sides so often he must wake up every morning and struggle to remember who his allies are.

‘Nitish betrayal, jungle raj, corruption’ — how BJP plans to use Bihar NDA collapse to go it alone

BJP was Tuesday dumped by ally JD(U) in Bihar as the latter reunited with RJD and Congress. It has left BJP revisiting its strategies for elections in 2024 and 2025.

From AIADMK, Shiv Sena to JD(U) — how BJP is growing at the cost of its allies as well as rivals

Across states, the biggest complaint against the BJP is that the party does not honour coalition dharma. Party spokesperson says accusations are ‘untrue’.

New low for Bihar NDA — JD(U) ‘boycotts’ BJP-led vote on best MLA

CM Nitish Kumar had 'reservations' over proposed debate. With opposition also boycotting assembly over Agnipath and only BJP MLAs present, Speaker had to call off session Tuesday.

Nitish keeps Union minister RCP Singh on tenterhooks for RS term amid straining ties with BJP

Former JD(U) chief RCP Singh’s term in Rajya Sabha expires on 7 July. He has to be renominated in order to continue as a minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

‘Ashoka was like Aurangzeb’ says top playwright, creates new rift between JD(U) & BJP in Bihar

JD(U) alleges author Daya Prakash Sinha has links to BJP, demands he be stripped of Padma Shri. BJP goes into ‘damage control mode’, Bihar chief files FIR against Sinha.

From cop to katha vachak: Former Bihar DGP turns to religion post retirement

Ex-DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, made headlines last year for lodging an FIR in Patna in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. He later quit service to join the JD(U). He now delivers sermons.

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.

Bihar gave Pyrrhic victory award to Nitish Kumar and best loser award to Tejashwi Yadav

Even after winning the Bihar assembly election, if JD(U) president and incumbent CM Nitish Kumar feels insecure and forlorn, he has only himself to blame.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.