Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicBJP Uttar Pradesh

Topic: BJP Uttar Pradesh

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

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

UP BJP president behind ‘Modi-China war’ remark was once a ‘Congress Singh’

Swatantra Dev Singh, the BJP UP chief, had last week said PM Modi has decided a date for war with China. His colleagues say it is a rare foot-in-mouth moment for Singh. 

Yogi Adityanath cautions BJP workers to be on guard against those trying to stir riots

The CM struck the cautionary note amid govt's claim of attempts by some to instigate caste and communal violence in the wake of the alleged gang-rape of Dalit girl of Hathras.

BJP picks treasurer after 6 years, former UP minister will hold post with Madhya Pradesh MP

Rajesh Agrawal will take over as BJP treasurer six years after Piyush Goyal, the last incumbent, was elevated to the Union Cabinet in the first Modi term.

UP set to get special force that can arrest a suspect without warrant if ‘sure about crime’

Yogi govt issues notification for the special force that will be responsible for security of important govt buildings, offices & industrial establishments. Private firms can also hire services.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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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