Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicLok Sabha 2014

Topic: Lok Sabha 2014

How BJP’s one-party dominance differs from Congress: it co-opts local elites and opponents

OBC representation, which rose significantly during the 1990s, has either plateaued or decreased in most north Indian states, including UP and Bihar.

Not just Modi’s personality, this key factor was behind BJP’s massive win in 2019 elections

Perceptions around BJP’s performance were hardly enough to put it on driving seat. And yet it got 50% votes in more than 200 constituencies.

This is what changed for voters from 2014 to 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Nothing

Issues on voters’ minds, and belief in Modi's abilities, have not changed significantly between 2014 and 2019 elections.

After an election all about Modi, it’s President Kovind who may decide India’s fate

With 2019 election results almost certain to throw a hung Parliament, who President Kovind invites first could make all the difference.

Making Mayawati India’s prime minister in 2019 will fix its casteist past and present

Whites in the US showed their humane side by twice electing Barack Obama, a black minority. Can India’s upper castes ever support a Dalit PM?

Wins in state polls do have a bearing on Lok Sabha elections, if held within 2 years: Study

Elections in two-party states like MP, Rajasthan indicate who will win in Lok Sabha polls but the trend isn’t true for multi-party states.

Arvind Kejriwal says will not accept AAP leader Ashutosh’s resignation

AAP insiders claim Ashutosh was 'angry' over being denied a Rajya Sabha ticket by the party.

On Camera

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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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.
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