Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicJharkhand assembly election

Topic: Jharkhand assembly election

Jharkhand verdict has a message for turncoats — don’t switch sides just before polls

Jharkhand verdict shows most candidates who changed loyalties just before polls were rejected by voters. But those who switched parties much before have won.

Hemant Soren to be elected JMM’s legislative party leader

Hemant Soren, who was projected as the chief ministerial candidate for the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance, is expected to travel to Delhi before staking claim to form Jharkhand's govt.

Modi lost Jharkhand because his priorities have changed – from vikas purush to Hindu saviour

There is a marked difference between PM Modi and BJP in the first term and now. The focus on welfare and rural schemes has all but vanished.

How Hemant Soren turned JMM’s fortunes after 2 poll routs in Jharkhand

Hemant Soren faced ignominy in 2014, after losing from his family turf of Dumka, while the party won a mere 2 seats in the Lok Sabha elections this year.

Why the defeat for ally BJP in Jharkhand is making JD(U) leaders happy

BJP did not ally with JD(U), LJP or AJSU in the Jharkhand assembly elections. Nitish Kumar's party also supported Saryu Roy against CM Raghubar Das.

5 reasons why BJP lost Jharkhand assembly elections

The BJP battling anti-incumbency backed an unpopular chief minister and did little course correction despite being aware of it.

Raghubar Das’ ‘arrogance’ & ‘disconnect from reality’ — what BJP thinks cost it Jharkhand

Shielding the central leadership, BJP leaders blame CM Raghubar Das, saying his ticket distribution and election management left much to be desired.

Biggest upset in Jharkhand elections — CM Raghubar Das losing to his ex-minister Saryu Roy

Saryu Roy was food minister in Das’ govt but levelled corruption charges against him. He fought as an independent, with support from JMM & BJP ally JD(U).

Jharkhand poll results is not BJP’s, but my defeat, says CM Raghubar Das

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das was trailing behind rebel candidate Saryu Roy by over 10,000 votes in Jamshedpur (East) constituency.

BJP loses majority in Jharkhand: Are Modi-Shah no longer decisive factors in state polls?

The emerging Jharkhand assembly election results show that the Congress-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha with their 40-plus seats is way ahead of the BJP that has so far won 27 seats.

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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.
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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.

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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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