Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: Kairana

Yogi gets Kairana’s vote on law & order, but residents want netas to talk jobs not ‘exodus’

Kairana is a Muslim-dominated constituency, with 80% practising that faith, while remainder consists of Jats, Gurjars, Kashyaps, Dalits, and Sainis. It votes on 10 February.

Amit Shah visits families hit by ‘exodus’ in Kairana as he kicks off campaign in western UP

Shah embarked on a door-to-door campaign and met those who were allegedly forced to migrate during SP rule. This is Shah's first political programme in UP since poll dates were announced.

Modi rally at expressway launch a day before Kairana bypoll not illegal but avoidable: EC official

Election Commission official tells ThePrint the PMO informally checked if Narendra Modi could address a rally in Baghpat, which is 50km from the poll-bound district.

Govt unleashes its caged parrot CBI when under crisis. Sterling scam is no different

Whenever the NDA government faces a crisis, a new development is suddenly reported in investigations involving the BJP’s opponents or its critics.

The two mistakes of Narendra Modi

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Star campaigner across India, but Yogi Adityanath fails to deliver on his home turf again

Defeat in the Kairana bypoll is seen as a fresh blow for the BJP after it lost Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seats in UP earlier this year.

A united opposition is fighting its way back into Lok Sabha, one bypoll at a time

Opposition parties have emerged victorious in 11 out of 14 LS and assembly by polls, the results for which were declared yesterday.

The BJP may do a good job of not showing it, but it must be in great panic

The opposition was so confident of winning Kairana that it gave the ticket to a Muslim, despite the possibility of an anti-Muslim Hindu consolidation.

Kairana loss a reminder that BJP needs to find new narrative in Uttar Pradesh before 2019

Opposition victory punches holes in BJP’s grand Hindutva umbrella plan on which it rode to power in 2014, raises questions on leadership and charisma of Yogi Adityanath.

The Rahul Gandhi Defence League is obsessed with the wrong problem

In denial that Rahul Gandhi has an image problem, his supporters can’t see beyond Hindutva.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.


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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.