Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: bypoll

RJD candidate Amar Kumar Paswan leads by 11,620 votes in Bihar’s Bochahan

By-poll to the seat was necessitated by the death of MLA Musafir Paswan, who had won on the ticket of the Vikassheel Insaan Party.

BJP to Congress, Shiv Sena and RJD — super Saturday awaits parties in assembly bypolls

It’s not often that bypolls hold so much significance and can change political dynamics in several states. That’s the beauty of the 30 October bypolls.

Mamata talked of farm protest, didn’t observe gurdwara sanctity: Hardeep Puri in Kolkata campaign

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri is in Kolkata to campaign for Priyanka Tibrewal, BJP's candidate taking on Mamata Banerjee in the Bhabanipur bypoll.

7 leaders dead: Angry MP political families ask if postponing polls would’ve ‘shaken democracy’

Top BJP and Congress politicians campaigned in Damoh for 17 April bypoll, even as Covid cases surged. Seven leaders died, while others lost family members.

BJP wins first bypoll in Maharashtra since it lost power to MVA, wrests seat from NCP

BJP’s Samadhan Autade defeats NCP candidate Bhagirath Bhalke, with a margin of 3,733 votes. The bypoll was necessitated after NCP MLA Bharat Bhalke's death due to Covid last year.

Congress wins Ajit Jogi’s bastion Marwahi in Chhattisgarh bypoll

It was for the first time since former Chhattisgarh CM and Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) founder Ajit Jogi won the seat in 2001 that no member of his family was in the fray.

BJP can win polls by calling up the collector, says MP minister, Congress to approach EC

MP minister Imarti Devi’s claim has sparked a controversy with the Congress saying the BJP wants to win polls by misusing power, while the latter has called it a conspiracy.

Shivamogga turns battleground to test legacy of three Karnataka CMs

The sons of former CMs B.S. Yeddyurappa, J.H. Patel and S. Bangarappa are up against each other in the Shivamogga Lok Sabha bypoll on 3 November.

When BJP wins, it credits vikas; when it loses, it shamelessly blames caste

Not only does the BJP play the game of caste politics, it has been playing it better than anyone else.

Gorakhpur bypoll loss damages image of ‘Yogi samrajya’ and weakens his position in BJP

Senior BJP leaders are of the view that Yogi had been given the task of retaining the Gorakhpur seat and he failed in it.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.