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Modi ‘in touch’ with 40 TMC MLAs in Bengal: Election boast or open threat of horse-trading?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a rally in West Bengal’s Sreerampur, said that “forty TMC MLAs are in touch” with him.
Yeddyurappa

Karnataka BJP MLAs return from Gurugram resort while Congress locks up its flock

With the Congress desperate to keep its numbers intact, the party's MLAs are remaining confined in a resort on the city outskirts fearing a poaching bid by BJP.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress also warned that action would be taken against absentees. This comes amid rumours of MLAs defecting to the opposition camp. The blame game between the BJP and the fragile JD(S)-Congress coalition continues, even as the BJP flew its 104 MLAs to a hotel in Gurugram. ThePrint asks: Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics? There should be zero tolerance for anybody who defects from a party Rajeev Gowda MP, Congress Speakers should do the job that they are constitutionally assigned to do – to disqualify any member who leaves the party he/she is affiliated to and on whose ticket he/she was elected. In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, we have had MLAs who left their parties and defected to the ruling party....
B.S. Yeddyurappa

What BJP gains or loses in Karnataka horse-trading race

BJP, which had emerged as single-largest party in Karnataka, believes it was robbed of its rightful mandate by Congress and JD(S).

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.