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Jyotiraditya Scindia at the BJP headquarters, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Now MP Congress accuses Scindia of land grab, urges CM not to give his camp revenue portfolio

Jyotiraditya Scindia had been accused of grabbing land in 2014, but days after joining BJP in March, case against him was closed for ‘lack of evidence’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation Tuesday | Photo: ANI

BJP isn’t just a machine to win elections, it stands for seva: PM Modi to party workers

Addressing BJP workers via video conference, Modi praised the welfare measures undertaken by the party’s different state units during the Covid lockdown.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan holds a Cabinet meeting after its expansion, in Bhopal, on 2 July 2020 | Twitter

Madhya Pradesh’s new cabinet shows that a slow ‘Congressisation’ of the BJP is happening

In episode 512 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses how the BJP is resembling the Congress in terms of having an all-powerful central command and weak CMs.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia | Photo: ANI

‘Tiger abhi zinda hai’ but Scindia has territorial wars to fight in BJP, his new sanctuary

Modi and Shah undermining Shivraj Chouhan doesn’t necessarily make Scindia the BJP’s alternative face in MP. Being a dynast also hurts his chances.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera. | Photo: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

One-liners, facts, passion — Pawan Khera emerges as new-style ‘aggressive’ Congressman on TV

Pawan Khera’s TV appearances have been going viral for his aggressive and passionate style and rhetoric. Congress leaders say others should follow suit.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (left) and CM Sarbananda Sonowal | Photo: ANI

Why Himanta Biswa Sarma, not CM Sonowal, is once again Assam’s face amid Covid crisis

From what is perceivable, Sarma has single-handedly managed the Covid-19 pandemic in Assam, while Sonowal seems to have taken a back seat.
Representational image of the violence in Gokulpuri, part of February's North-east Delhi riots | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Victim’s complaint against BJP councillor included in Delhi riots FIR: Police tells HC

Nisar Ahmed had alleged that BJP councillor Kanhaiya Lal had led a mob in the Gokulpuri area, and later told the court that he threatened him too.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and acting Governor Anandiben Patel with the newly sworn-in council of ministers | Photo: ANI

Shivraj Chouhan finally expands cabinet, but 14 of his 33 ministers are not even MLAs

12 more Jyotiraditya Scindia loyalists were sworn-in Thursday, bringing the number of ex-Congress MLAs in the council of ministers to 14.
Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar blew hot and cold with media, especially Goan reporters

In ‘An Extraordinary Life’, Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar write about how Parrikar’s image as a transparent leader was undone by his media restrictions.
File images of Union ministers Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani

Amit Shah, Nirmala, Smriti Irani — BJP pulls out the big guns to take on Mamata in Bengal

BJP, which launched its poll campaign with an Amit Shah virtual rally on 9 June, has divided Bengal into 5 zones, with one cabinet minister addressing a rally for each zone.

On Camera

File photo | Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook/SushantSinghRajput

Nepotistic privilege should be a matter of social shame. It holds India back

Woke young millennials should start looking down upon friends who take the easy route of following up on their parents’ careers.
Workers at a metro construction site in Mumbai (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India added 7 crore jobs in June — mostly daily wagers, farmers and small businesses

About 12 crore jobs were lost due to the lockdown in April, but things are gradually improving. However, only 39 lakh new salaried jobs have been created.

Defence

State Councillor and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the 22nd meeting of Special Representatives (SR) for India-China Boundary Question, in New Delhi last December | ANI file

Ajit Doval talks to Chinese foreign minister, both agree on ‘earliest complete disengagement’

MEA statement says both sides have re-affirmed they should strictly respect & observe the LAC, and not take any unilateral action to alter the status quo.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.