Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: election

SubscriberWrites: Losing Muslim voters can be either boon or bane for BJP. We will have to wait and watch

The Nupur Sharma saga and the horrific killings in Udaipur and Amravati will add fuel to the fire of demonising the second largest community, writes Rjesh Daviyal.

Modi to Manmohan Singh, top leaders at Parliament House to vote for India’s next President

In the race are the National Democratic Alliance's pick Droupadi Murmu, and the opposition's consensus candidate Yashwant Sinha.

Focus on dominant Kapus & OBCs, pitch to end dynastic rule — BJP’s Andhra mantra

PM Modi's visit to unveil statue of Alluri Sitarama Raju & Rajya Sabha nomination of K.V. Vijayendra Prasad have raised pitch of BJP's renewed campaign in state, 2 years from elections.

UP to Punjab — ‘experts’ have had their say on election results. Here’s why they are wrong

Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, regional parties and dynasty politics are just some of the things that the 'experts' are wrong about. Here's the truth about BJP.

Hockey legends turned candidates hit streets in Jalandhar Cantonment as campaign fever starts

ThePrint follows the election campaigns of hockey legends Pargat Singh of the Congress and Surinder Singh Sodhi of AAP, and of the Congress’s Malvika Sood, sister of actor Sonu Sood.

From Paharganj to Vivek Vihar, Sikh leaders in Delhi are renaming themselves to stand out

Welcome the new brand of Sikh leaders in New Delhi who are in a tearing hurry to add the name of their neighbourhood to their real names.

Most SC/STs would vote for Opposition unity in elections, survey shows

Voters in Maharashtra and Karnataka approved of the Opposition unity while Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan voters disapproved.

How elections happen in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Time to take lid off the biggest scam

Thanks to both Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif governments, the ‘AJK’ legislative assembly is completely toothless. Why have an election at all?

Voting in 53 UP districts for post of zila panchayat chairman begins

Chairpersons are elected from among elected members of zila panchayats of districts. Voting began at 11am and counting of votes will be held after 3pm, state election commission said.

Crowds at rallies don’t mean victory and have no bearing on how voters will vote

In 'How India Votes', CEO of Axis My India Pradeep Gupta writes that not even 10% of the crowd that claps and cheers for a leader will vote for him/her on the basis of what they hear at a rally.

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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.