Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicLok Sabha election results

Topic: Lok Sabha election results

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.

Priyanka’s presence did Congress little good but helped BJP gain 5 seats in eastern UP

The Congress just about improved its 2014 vote share of 5.39% to 7.96% in the 41 seats of eastern UP but its presence stopped SP-BSP from winning in 5 seats.

Smriti Irani, Gautam Gambhir, Pragya Thakur & Sunny Deol among first-time Lok Sabha MPs

Apart from several BJP candidates, other first-ever Lok Sabha MPs will include leaders from Congress, DMK and TMC.

Sonia Gandhi wins Congress bastion Rae Bareli

The Congress leader won by a margin of more than 1 lakh votes after SP-BSP alliance chose not to field a candidate in her constituency.

Police fire in air after don Mohd. Shahbuddin’s wife refuses to accept defeat in polls

RJD candidate, Heena Shahab alleges foul play in counting of votes in Siwan as she trailed a NDA candidate by over one lakh votes.

Congress-JD(S) is the villain in the disastrous performance of their alliance in Karnataka

Against their expectations of getting between 10-14 seats, the Congress-JD(S) alliance is leading in just two of Karnataka's 28 seats.

AAP headed for wipeout in Delhi, leads in just 1 Punjab seat

Arvind Kejriwal’s ruling AAP is not even the No.2 party on 4 of Delhi’s 7 seats, while in Punjab, only Bhagwant Mann is leading in Sangrur.

Yogendra Yadav live: BJP not only outsmarted SP-BSP caste combine, but also Yogi’s poor image

Uttar Pradesh is causing less damage to the BJP than everyone previously thought.

On Camera

YourTurn

Police detain Rahul Gandhi during a protest march from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhawan against ED's interrogation of the party's interim President Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case in New Delhi, on 26 July 2022 | PTI

Rahul Gandhi embraces his lineage as ‘family of sacrifice’, calls out obsessive Congress-haters

The two fake storylines of corruption and dynasty can now no longer be cloaked in the cruel realities of staggering inequality and charged communal relations. The gloves are off.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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