Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicBJP Uttar Pradesh

Topic: BJP Uttar Pradesh

Ex-BSP MLA Jitendra Bablu, accused of burning down MP Rita Joshi’s home, joins BJP

Rita Bahuguna Joshi, whose house in Lucknow was set ablaze in 2009, has put out a video statement, accusing Bablu of “hiding facts” from the state BJP leadership. 

BJP-led UP govt anti-Brahmin and anti-Dalit, says BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra

The Bahujan Samaj Party leader said many innocent Brahmins were booked in last year's Bikru ambush case in Kanpur, and that the BSP has always supported and honoured Brahmins.

‘Corona Management Ka UP Model’ — UP BJP’s ‘damage control’ in 5 pages, 60 bullet points

UP BJP is set to distribute a booklet to counter the opposition’s sustained jibes of 'Covid mismanagement' by the Yogi Adityanath government.

AK Sharma, PM Modi’s trusted aide, is Uttar Pradesh BJP unit’s new vice president

AK Sharma's appointment comes months ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.There had been speculation that Sharma would be made a minister in UP.

As 2022 UP polls draw near, local BJP allies flex muscles, seek role in Modi, Adityanath govts

The chiefs of two BJP allies in UP, Apna Dal and NISHAD party, met Amit Shah in Delhi Thursday, reportedly to remind the party of promises made to them.

‘One caste preferred’: UP BJP MLA says Banda varsity chose ‘Singhs’ for 11 of 24 teaching jobs

Letter by BJP MLA Brajesh Prajapati appears to suggest Thakurs, the community that the CM belongs to, were preferred for jobs at the Banda University of Agriculture and Technology.

‘Yogi managed effectively’: BJP’s BL Santhosh backs UP govt’s handling of 2nd Covid crisis

Santhosh’s praise may put an end to speculation about the possible implications of the central BJP leadership taking a hard look at Yogi govt’s mismanagement of Covid-19.

‘Many don’t read papers but see WhatsApp’, so BJP has big social media plan for UP rural polls

BJP national president J.P. Nadda, who was in Varanasi for 2 days, has told party workers to expand footprint on WhatsApp, Telegram & Instagram to increase reach in UP.

Main accused in Ajit Singh murder case killed in encounter with UP Police

Girdhari Vishvakarma had shot dead the notorious criminal Ajit Singh in a shootout between rival factions in Gomti Nagar on 6 January.

Vegetable selfies, a destination before ‘yatra’ & Trump gearing up for legal battle

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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