Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: INLD

Farmers’ anger surfaces in INLD’s Haryana bypoll win as BJP trails in almost all villages

The INLD won the bypoll at Ellenabad, maintaining a healthy lead in the villages of the constituency while the BJP led in the urban centres. 

Will support farmers, removal from BJP executive not a sign of anything: Birender Singh

The ex-Union minister was dropped from BJP’s central decision-making body Thursday. The move came amid his consistent support to the farmers’ agitation.

INLD sees Haryana bypoll as way back to relevance, but voters have no faith left in Chautalas

INLD has fielded Abhay Singh Chautala, whose resignation in January over farm protests necessitated the bypoll. The voting is scheduled for 30 October.

Only 3 parties & BJP’s Birender Singh attend OP Chautala rally for non-BJP, non-Congress front

INLD invited regional leaders like Mulayam, Mamata and Nitish to mark birth anniversary of ex-deputy PM Devi Lal, but only P.S. Badal, Farooq Abdullah and K.C. Tyagi attended.

JJP in bind over farmer protests, parent party INLD looks to revive itself in Haryana

State’s farmers are angry with the JJP, a breakaway faction of the INLD, for continuing the alliance with the ruling BJP, despite their protests over the farm laws.

Chautala to propose anti-BJP & anti-Congress front with farmer protests as binding factor

Proposal will be made at rally on 25 Sept, which leaders such Mulayam, Deve Gowda & Farooq Abdullah are expected to attend. Also invited are Mamata, Pawar & Jayant Chaudhary.

‘Kar raha hun badtameezi, write it in your report’ — ‘interview’ with Haryana’s Abhay Chautala

Politics in Haryana can be tough. But ThePrint reporter Jyoti Yadav’s interview with INLD leader Abhay Chautala took a ruder turn. She recounts the bits that were spoken in printable language.

INLD, ‘grand party of Haryana Jats’, has no MLA for 1st time in 25 yrs as Abhay Chautala quits

While the INLD is no longer represented in the assembly, the same can’t be said of the Chautalas, one of the most prominent dynasties of Indian politics.

Not a good election for turncoats — 60% candidates lose in Maharashtra, Haryana

Haryana voters more unforgiving to turncoats as 9 out of 14 candidates fielded by BJP lost. Maharashtra defectors had a better strike rate.

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President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

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Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.