Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicBJP Uttar Pradesh

Topic: BJP Uttar Pradesh

If BJP wins UP, it’s because party has effectively captured popular mindscape, not booths

Was the impression of a wave in favour of Akhilesh Yadav and his Samajwadi Party illusory? Not quite but exit polls for UP 2022 show we missed the real question.

‘Time to vote for Ram’: BJP plays Hindutva card in Ayodhya as it fights anti-incumbency

Hindu prestige is one of the BJP’s main poll planks in Ayodhya, but the Hindutva agenda is not necessarily an electoral slam-dunk even in Ram Janmabhoomi.

Yogi would make up for time lost due to Covid if BJP govt voted to power, PM Modi says

Modi's remarks praising Yogi Adityanath’s work in UP at a virtual poll rally appeared to settle the debate over BJP’s CM face for the upcoming assembly elections.

Yogi with a gun, Kashi, infrastructure: BJP’s latest song in UP a mix of Hindutva & development

Alongside the song, Yogi Adityanath launched an all-out attack against previous SP, BSP govts, SP has filed a complaint with EC over UP CM's 'undemocratic' language in campaign.

‘If we don’t build temples, who will?’ UP minister wants to develop Mathura on PM’s Kashi model

UP Power Minister & Mathura MLA Shrikant Sharma says cultural nationalism is BJP's ideological commitment, but focus is on development. Also details success in power sector.

Potato prices crash, living costs rise, farmers distressed. But most Mathura voters forgive BJP

Mathura is part of UP’s struggling potato-farming belt, but its identity is deeply rooted in its status as Krishna Janmabhoomi, and Modi is still seen as saviour.

Wooing Jat farm leaders like Tikaits, attacking RLD: BJP’s 2-pronged strategy for west UP

Out of 403 seats in UP, 113 are in western UP. BJP swept the region in 2017, winning 91 seats, but expects some damage this year on account of the farmers protest.

Alliance with BJP final, Nishad party will contest 15 seats in UP: Sanjay Nishad

Nishad party president Sanjay Nishad Sunday said he will meet senior BJP leaders, including Amit Shah, in Delhi on Monday to finalise the constituencies.

Police book UP BJP MLA Pramod Utwal, 27 supporters for violating poll code, Covid norms

According to the FIR, the action was taken after a video emerged on social media, purportedly showing the distribution of 'khichdi' at his public meeting in Meghna Chandan village.

Rewind to 2017 — Akhilesh Yadav is playing BJP’s predatory game in 2022 UP polls

A UP BJP leader warned that if the issue of resignations was not resolved soon, the party would be seen as one that keeps only ‘dominant caste’ interests in mind.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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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.

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Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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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