Monday, 28 November, 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

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Illustartion by Manisha Yadav, ThePrint

Protecting the users — what the primary aim of a personal data protection legislation should be

The latest iteration of India’s data protection legislation calls for a reminder of why the country needs a Personal Data Protection Bill and what would make it a good one.

Defence

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.