Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicGujarat election

Topic: Gujarat election

Talk Point: ‘Objectionable sex CD’ is politics by other means

Indian voters make a crucial distinction between sexual harassment and intimate sexual relations between consenting individuals, writes Prof Ashwani Kumar.

For Modi, Gujarat win will be cherry on icing

Gujarat is the first critical state since 2014 where BJP is seeking re-election, and a convincing win will seal Modi’s supreme leader status.

Himachal BJP feels neglected as top guns shower attention on Gujarat

In October, Modi visited Gujarat five times, despite polls not even being announced. His only visit to Himachal came before the poll declaration on 12 Oct.

Riding A One-Trick War Horse

The Narendra Modi government has invested too much time and capital to further its political conquest. Today's crisis shows it may be left with too little time in this term to refocus on governance.

The Opposition in the Gujarat election is a collection of sideshows that don’t add up

There are a few big issues in Gujarat but the BJP does not need issues. It has an icon, a Gujarati PM that the state is proud of.

Nitish joining BJP is unfortunate for India’s politics: Manish Sisodia

Delhi’s deputy CM rules out any opposition alliance, says there is no party which has ideas and vision similar to AAP

On Camera

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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