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Congress leader Sachin Pilot (R) campaigns for the party at Karera, Madhya Pradesh, Tuesday | Twitter | @SachinPilot

Sachin Pilot silent on friend Jyotiraditya in campaign on Scindia turf, but slams CM Shivraj

Of the 28 assembly seats headed for bypolls in MP, vacancies in 25 have resulted from a rebellion led by Jyotiraditya Scindia, who defected from Congress to BJP this March.
BJP leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia (left) and Shivraj Singh Chouhan at an event in Bhopal Thursday | Photo: ANI

Scindia royalty vs farmer’s son — the contrasting campaign styles of Jyotiraditya & Shivraj

For the crucial MP bypolls, Jyotiraditya Scindia has centered the campaign pitch on his erstwhile royal lineage while Shivraj Chouhan's focus has been his rags-to-riches story.

Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh biggest traitors, betrayed voters’ trust, says Scindia

Accusing the Congress of running a corrupt govt, Jyotiraditya Scindia said he was confident the BJP would win a majority in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh bypolls.

Shivraj Chouhan, Scindia hold silent protest over Kamal Nath’s ‘item’ remark on Imarti Devi

While addressing a poll meeting Sunday in Gwalior, Congress' Kamal Nath said his party candidate was a 'simple person' unlike his opponent, BJP's Imarti Devi, who is an 'item'.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and fellow BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia | Photo: ANI

No PM Modi, Amit Shah or Yogi, BJP is banking on Shivraj Chouhan for MP bypolls

Most of the party’s top leaders are occupied with elections in Bihar and the local Madhya Pradesh leadership has expressed confidence that it can manage affairs here.
BJP leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia (left) and Shivraj Singh Chouhan at an event in Bhopal Thursday | Photo: ANI

Shivraj Chouhan, Scindia among BJP’s 30 star campaigners for Madhya Pradesh bypolls

The BJP Wednesday released a list of its star campaigners for the 3 November by-elections in the party-ruled state.
File photo of former Madhya Pradesh CM and Congress chief Kamal Nath | PTI

‘Gaddar, bikau’ — Congress campaign buzzwords in MP bypolls to target Scindia, defector MLAs

Congress politicians in MP are peppering their speeches, social media posts, press notes with pejoratives such as gaddar (traitor) beiman (dishonest), bikau (saleable).
Jyotiraditya Scindia at the BJP headquarters, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress makes Rani Laxmibai a political issue in MP as ‘traitor’ Scindias are now all in BJP

The Scindias are accused of joining hands with British to betray Rani Laxmibai. When Jyotiraditya Scindia was with Congress, BJP often took digs at Scindias for ‘siding with British’.
MP ministers Tulsi Silawat (left) and Govind Singh Rajput | Twitter and Facebook

2 Scindia loyalists could lose ministerial berth as EC delays MP bypoll date announcement

Tulsi Silawat and Govind Singh Rajput should be elected to MP assembly by 21 October as they have taken oath on 21 April. But election seems unlikely to be held by that time.
Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot | ThePrint

Congress to field Sachin Pilot on buddy Scindia’s home turf to swing votes in MP bypolls

16 of 28 seats up for grabs are in Jyotiraditya Scindia’s home turf of Gwalior-Chambal, and a few have notable Gurjar presence where Sachin Pilot could prove influential.

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If Joe Biden wins US presidential election — prepare for an epic policy hangover

As pleasant as it might be to have a president who isn’t actively destroying the country, there are many areas where Biden will need a better plan & political will to make progress.
President Xi Jinping (centre) with other leaders of the Communist Party of China | Representational image: Reuters via ANI

China to reveal how it plans to steer economic growth through the 2030s

China’s Communist Party is expected to release two policy blueprints at the end of 4 days of meetings -- Their 5-year plan & a longer strategy document that stretches until 2035.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.