Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Jats

Why Bhupendra Chaudhary is BJP’s surprise choice to lead the party in Uttar Pradesh

Not only is the BJP trying to win big in western UP in the 2024 general election, it is also looking to reach out to the Jats in Haryana and Rajasthan.

Jat votes in Rajathan — What Jagdeep Dhankhar’s nomination brings to table of BJP

Dhankhar will have to do a balancing act in the role of Rajya Sabha chairman, say BJP leaders; Jats in Rajasthan expected to take the cue from his vice-presidential nomination

‘Can’t study much, so badly need military job’: Story behind Agnipath protests in Agra region

In Jat-dominated Chaharbatti, where military service is a tradition, many say they're not prepared to face uncertainities that await them once they exit the armed forces after 4 years.

TV news is busy finding Pakistan and Muslim angle everywhere in polls

Akhilesh Yadav and Amarinder Singh gave Indian news channels the opportunity to feature ‘Pakistan’ in their headlines and debates. But not after a Top Gun moment.

‘Youth got swayed by BJP in 2017’, say many Jats in west UP’s sugarcane belt, RLD gains ground

Anger over sugarcane dues, electricity bills, stray cattle & inflation resonates across the region. Farmers say young Jats voted for Modi last time, but they have learnt their lesson.

BJP hopes repeal will earn poll reprieve in western UP, oppn to raise other farmer issues

Opposition leaders and political analysts say that more than farm laws, agitated farmers in the region are concerned about MSP, sugarcane dues, diesel prices and high power tariffs. 

After university in a Jat reformer’s name, Yogi to unveil ‘Gurjar’ icon Mihira Bhoja’s statue

The UP CM will unveil a 15-foot statue of the 9th century king on the campus of Mihir Bhoj PG College in Dadri, in what is being seen as a political move ahead of polls.

As PM Modi visits Aligarh to lay foundation of a university, BJP has a message for Jats

PM Modi is visiting Aligarh on 14 September for the foundation-laying ceremony of a state university named after Jat Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.

Every soldier is a farmer in uniform. Insulting protesters will hurt those at borders too

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP have sent their children to the Army for generations. But ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ has become just a rhetoric.

‘Backing farmers not anti-party’ — grandad’s legacy drives Jat dynast from BJP to join protest

Birender Singh is the grandson of Chhotu Ram, an illustrious farmer-politician who helped set up mandis in 1939 in united Punjab to regulate the sale and purchase of farm produce.

On Camera


Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.