Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicDelhi Assembly elections

Topic: Delhi Assembly elections

Hope of Delhi-Centre bonhomie as Kejriwal calls on Amit Shah after bitter poll campaign

The meeting is the first ever between the two leaders in a formal setup, indicating that the Delhi chief minister is working towards the cordial relations with the Centre that he promised.   

Blessings from Modi, body language — the symbolism and message of Kejriwal’s 2020 speech

Arvind Kejriwal's speech was conciliatory towards Modi & BJP, which ran a vitriolic campaign against him. Also made no mention of full statehood & Jan Lokpal bill, the pet themes in 2015.

Arvind Kejriwal talks of ‘politics of 21st century India’ as he takes charge of Delhi again

After taking oath, Arvind Kejriwal says he is everyone's CM, seeks Modi's blessing and calls on opponents to forget election politics and work with him to take Delhi forward.

Kejriwal has learnt his lesson, Delhi can expect more governance than politics from AAP

Continuation of the capital’s freebies, 24x7 markets & less confrontation with Modi govt are a few of the things Delhi can expect from third Arvind Kejriwal term.

JD(U) leader Ajay Alok’s tweet claiming 40 AAP MLAs are rape accused is fake

According to an ADR report, 13 AAP MLAs have declared cases related to crimes against women but only one, Rithala legislator Mohinder Goyal, is accused of rape. 

This is how BJP gained from Congress’ 2015 votes in Delhi’s Muslim-dominated seats

Congress, which traditionally held sway over minority votes in Delhi, was not in the picture this time and saw most of its votes shift to AAP.

The transformation of Arvind Kejriwal from an ‘anarchist’ to a smart, successful politician

In the run-up to the Delhi elections, Kejriwal underwent quite an image makeover — from an anti-corruption activist who preferred ‘anarchism’ into a leader and an effective administrator.

Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM for third time on 16 February

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Ramlila Maidan, the same venue where Arvind Kejriwal has taken oath twice before.

Congress has nothing to show for in Delhi, but it did spoil AAP’s party in 2 seats

BJP had to concede defeat on 6 seats, AAP on 2, in Delhi assembly elections as Congress polled more than the victory margin.

ED ‘fails’ BJP in Delhi as its exposé linking Muslim outfit PFI to Shaheen Bagh bombs

Just like in Maharashtra, when it booked Sharad Pawar before polls, ED linked controversial PFI to Shaheen Bagh protests, which BJP hinged its Delhi campaign on.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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