Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicGujarat Elections 2017

Topic: Gujarat Elections 2017

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.

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.

Rahul, not Modi, has proved to be a true student of the Bhagavad Gita

The young Congress chief said he would never malign the prime minister and declared that his party would “defeat the Congress with love, not hatred”.

In trying to simplify politics, Modi is destroying language in Gujarat

The variety and diversity of arguments that are needed in a democracy no longer finds space under Narendra Modi's government.

Elections have been reduced to personal attacks, name calling, and conspiracy theories

Ideological differences are shot down through virulent personal attacks, which are detrimental to the democratic structure of the country.

Like Modi, Pakistani politicians also constantly blame India for trying to break the nation

India had seldom been an issue in the last three general elections in Pakistan, but things seem to be changing now that ties are fraught.

Voter turnout among Gujarat’s salt pan workers likely to rise this time

Election officials claim awareness campaigns, transport facilities will influence the turnout among salt pan workers in the Little Rann of Kutch.

Dalit-Patel caste dynamic could pose a hurdle to BJP in stronghold Idar

The BJP has retained the reserved seat for several terms, but the Patel rebellion may change the equation and help Congress.

What the youngest and oldest voters expect from the Gujarat election

While the young voters hope to leave behind ideas of political affiliation, the oldest are still determined to exercise their democratic right.

Modi’s emphasis on his Gujarati identity could spell doom for India’s unity

Hyper-nationalism and aggressive identity politics, such as ‘Gujarati Asmita’, can disintegrate the nation and the idea of India itself.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

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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