Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicLocal body elections

Topic: Local body elections

‘Sabotage, conspiracy’: MP BJP leaders blame ‘enemies within’ after local body poll losses

Local leaders have accused state and Union ministers, including Faggan Kulaste and Prahlad Patel, of putting factions above party interests. MP BJP gen secy ‘aware of complaints’.

Shift in strategy? 92 Muslim candidates from BJP elected as councillors in MP local body polls

BJP gave tickets to as many as 380 Muslim candidates for local body polls, and Muslim BJP candidates defeated Hindu Congress candidates in at least 25 wards.

‘BJP has gone from nowhere to somewhere’: Message from Tamil Nadu local body poll results

BJP has made much of ‘lotus blooming in every nook and corner’ of Tamil Nadu after getting 5.4% vote share in urban local body polls, but analysts say it has a way to go.

‘Where is the logic?’ SC rejects Maharashtra recommendation for OBC quota in local body polls

SC cites lack of empirical data, directs state election body not to act on state backward class commission’s report. Seats reserved for OBCs to be treated as 'general'.

Jamaat-e-Islami has a Sikh candidate. Pakistanis say it’s like VHP named a Muslim

A Sikh young man named Hardeet Singh was nominated for Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district. But people are asking if he is a Singh or an Afridi.

BJP heads towards big victory in second phase of Gujarat local body polls

Following its clean sweep in the first phase last month, BJP won all 31 district panchayats, 70 out of 81 municipalities and was way ahead of Congress in 231 taluka panchayats.

Hyderabad municipal polls showed booth-level officers not doing their job properly

According to a study in 21 cities, not even a third of all booth-level officers could be contacted based on the phone numbers made available by the Election Commission.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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