Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Campaign

EC extends ban on physical campaign rallies, roadshows for third time till 31 January

The apex poll body, however, increased the limit for door-to-door campaigns up to 10 people and allowed physical meetings of parties or candidates, depending on the election dates.

Campaign for Kannada pride puts Immadi Pulakeshi over Shivaji, takes insider-vs-outsider twist

A group of history enthusiasts launched a Twitter campaign on 28 November to celebrate the reign of Badami Chalukya king Immadi Pulakeshi (or Pulakeshin II) in Karnataka.

Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, adviser Roger Stone

Trump announced pardons of many others, including two convicted as part of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation & two former Republican congressmen convicted of financial crimes.

Four steps to defeating Modi in 2024. Step one: forget state elections

How Rahul Gandhi — even Rahul Gandhi — can defeat Narendra Modi in 2024.

Election Commission slaps notice on Pragya Thakur for campaigning despite ban

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been barred from campaigning for her remark on Babri Masjid.

Why these Kashmiri politicians are hiding in Srinagar hotels instead of campaigning

Councillors, workers from Congress, BJP, PDP & Sajjad Lone's PC — most from volatile Anantnag — are on militant hitlists and have been holed up in hotels for past 8 months. 

Kerala candidates hit Lok Sabha campaign trail again, to clean up the mess they made

Now that all of Kerala’s 20 Lok Sabha seats have voted, a few candidates are leading campaigns to remove the deluge of promotional material.

It’s more politics, less music in the battle of the BJP & Congress campaign songs

The BJP’s song is all smiles and nationalism, while the Congress number is the angry Indian’s call for justice.

Has BJP found loopholes in election laws or is EC too weak to take on PM Modi?

PM Modi attacked Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad, saying Congress was "afraid" of fighting from constituencies dominated by Hindus.

Opposition parties will have to copy Modi’s permanent campaign trick, sooner or later

The opposition begins campaigning before elections whereas Modi is always campaigning.

On Camera


Illustration by ThePrint team

For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.