Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicIndian Elections

Topic: Indian Elections

Greatness of US’ maze-like electoral system can’t match Indian voting. Just look at the delay

For Indians stoically used to multiple phases of polling — three in just the ongoing Bihar assembly election – the spectre of delay in the world’s oldest democracy seems baffling.

India wants US-style govt system, but forgets America doesn’t have ‘one nation, one election’

US conducts its presidential election with 50 different rules for 50 states. As C. Rajagopalachari had said, uniformity is not unity.

BJP’s undiluted power at the Centre has weakened the bargaining position of regional parties

Yamini Aiyar & Neelanjan Sircar write in Contemporary South Asia journal on how BJP's electoral performance and Modi's popularity have altered the dynamic of regional party politics in India.

In election year, a brighter monsoon prediction may boost overall voter sentiment

PM Narendra Modi is fighting elections against a backdrop of plunging crop prices and an irate farming community.

Historically, 75% candidates lose badly in every Lok Sabha election but contest anyway

Despite losing their deposits, many candidates contest in order to split their rival's votes or protest the political environment.

Top of new CEC Joti’s agenda: Total overhaul of election laws and rules

Election Commission has begun work to change a range of poll laws to make them relevant to political landscape, check abuse of money power and ensure level playing field. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

On Camera

YourTurn

Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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