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A worker carries Bharatiya Janata Party flags for distribution ahead of an election campaign (representational image) | PTI

BJP got 93% of the Rs 985 crore corporates donated to national parties in 2016-18

According to a survey by ADR, six national parties together received more money in 2016-17 & 2017-18 than the previous four years combined.
PM Narendra Modi | Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg

India should abolish state governments since Modi can run the country all by himself

“One nation, one election” is Narendra Modi’s most dangerous idea so far, worse than demonetisation.
Representational image for TV news channels | ThePrint

4 news channels claimed to be No. 1 in election results week — and no one’s wrong

Republic TV, Times Now, India Today, and CNN-News18 all said they had the highest viewership in the week of election results. Here's how.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi Kanimozhi, Smriti Irani, Supriya Sule , Anupria Patel and Harsimrat Kaur Badal

More women are entering Indian Parliament but at the cost of SC, ST men

Political parties replace male SC, ST candidates with women to keep as many general category male candidates as possible.

Huge amount spent by political parties in Lok Sabha polls should scare us, says report

The more the expenditure, the more vicious and ugly the campaigns were in 2019 polls, said a report by Centre of Media Studies.

BJP prevailed upon its upper caste base to pave the way for a more inclusive cabinet

BJP is correcting the injustices of the last 70 years when vulnerable groups were pushed to the margins.

Mamata Banerjee’s ‘swearing’ event, and shadow of Rahul Gandhi

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Narendra Modi addressing BJP workers at the party headquarters

Indian TV channels still in election mode, covering every Modi move & taunting Rahul Gandhi

If it was Modinama before, it is Modiyatra now. TV channels have abdicated their duties of reporting news in favour of following their leader.
File photo | An election official inks the finger of a voter at a polling station in Muzaffarnagar district | T. Narayan/Bloomberg

We can’t yet say if women and Muslim voters have shifted to BJP with 2019 elections

Exit polls disagree on how women and Muslims voted in 2019 elections even as minorities still seem to favour Congress-led UPA over NDA.
File photo | Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | PTI

Why Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should be the next president of the Congress party

Nothing special, she’s just another Gandhi, and that’s good enough reason why she should be Congress president.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.