Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicLok Sabha elections 2019

Topic: Lok Sabha elections 2019

Harsh criticism of Rahul Gandhi unjustified because Congress slide began in 1996

What happened in 2019 was a natural progression of Congress’ decreasing inability to translate assembly success into Lok Sabha victories.

Rahul Gandhi must sort out professional ties with sister Priyanka — for Congress’ sake

Congress workers need to get a clear idea about Priyanka Gandhi’s mandate of a free hand to act as per her political instincts.

2019 elections ended ‘dynasties’ only of Congress, BJP’s are well and truly thriving

Many in Congress like Rahul Gandhi and Scindia lost partly due to BJP’s anti-dynasty agenda. BJP’s own dynasts, however, romped home with massive wins.

‘Modi wave’ washes off opposition as PM sits atop ‘mount 300 plus’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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.

Hoodas’ impending defeat in Jat-dominated Sonepat & Rohtak spells doom for Congress

Former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda has lost by nearly 2 lakh votes in Sonepat, while son Deepender is trailing by a small margin in the family bastion of Rohtak.

Amit Shah, BJP’s Chanakya who mobilised a Modi army to build a bigger Modi wave

With BJP looking at winning more than 300 seats, Amit Shah is closer to fulfiling his promise of a 'panchayat to Parliament' party rule.

Modi is no longer a ‘chowkidar’, Mamata says ‘not all losers are losers’

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Narendra Modi’s 2019 victory is Hindutva 2.0 — and Dalits & OBCs form its backbone

The “threat to Constitution” brigade, which created a fake fear around quota, will hopefully take some lessons from this outcome.

On TV, Arnab Goswami, Rajdeep Sardesai & Navika Kumar looked like they had won 2019 polls

Arnab Goswami on Republic TV, in his delirious moment of triumph, mistook Sunny Deol for Sunny Leone.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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