Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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The giant killers in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat polls

With the BJP set to form the government in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, ThePrint takes a look at the underdogs who became ‘giant killers’.

‘I even met an RSS cadre who voted Congress. BJP can’t take Gujaratis for granted anymore’

Unlike 2012, the BJP finally has some competition in Gujarat. Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel, and the BJP itself are factors behind it.

Saurashtra punches BJP in the jaw on its big day in Gujarat

The Patidar agitation and farmers’ discontent seem to have had an effect, handing the advantage to the Congress in this former BJP stronghold

The Congress heavyweights who lost in Gujarat today

Shaktisinh Gohil, Indranil Rajyaguru, Siddharth Patel, and Arjun Modhwadia lost to their BJP rivals in Gujarat elections, 2017.

Confidence, nervousness, jubilation– how the mood in the BJP HQ swung as Gujarat counted votes

Leaders say until about 10.30 am, no one was able to utter a peep because of the close fight the Congress was putting up. But thereafter, normal service resumed.

In numbers: The rise and fall and rise in Congress vote share in Gujarat

In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress had a 32.9 per cent vote share while in the 2012 Gujarat assembly election, it was 38.9 per cent.

BJP to keep Gujarat—but only just

BJP has suffered significant losses in Saurashtra region, but has kept its hold over central, north and south Gujarat; Congress leading in over 69 seats

Who really is Jignesh Mevani: a Dalit, Gujarati or Jihadi?

Jignesh Mevani is using the resources of the Congress without using its name or succumbing to its patronising views on Dalits and Muslims.

‘No matter Gujarat election result, it is a success for Congress’

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot says that the party's performance in the Gujarat elections is a good sign for the future of the party. 

The Gujarat poll verdict will decide if Narendra Modi needs to be reinvented

Modi jokes do not invite abuses like ‘anti-national’ and ‘anti-Gujarat’ on social media and in public conversations in the state any more.

On Camera

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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