Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicLok Sabha Elections

Topic: Lok Sabha Elections

Congress’ decline is not new, data shows shrinking footprint in terms of LS seats since 1985

Congress has gone from winning 82% of seats it contested in 1984 to losing 88% in 2019, with long-term decline in many individual seats. Rise of regional parties among likely factors.

Why I am not excited about Bihar election: Yogendra Yadav

Elections are now a routine exercise. It's all about the election machine and media management, and less about reflecting deeper political trends.

Ayodhya to Covid, India is marching forward, says PM Modi in open letter to country

PM Modi wrote an open letter to India to mark the first anniversary of his second term, and addressed many pressing issues including the Covid crisis.

Four reasons why BJP is losing to Congress and regional parties in assembly elections

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah by far remain the best election team any political party can hope for, but voting patterns have changed in India.

FIR against BSP MP Atul Rai for submitting false affidavit during Lok Sabha elections

An FIR was registered by an assistant district election officer against BSP MP Atul Rai for mentioning only 13 out of 24 cases against him.

Are simultaneous elections possible when EC can’t even conduct Lok Sabha polls in one day?

PM Modi’s all-party meeting Wednesday to build consensus on holding assembly and Lok Sabha polls simultaneously is being seen as a ‘trap’ by the opposition.

Mamata Banerjee’s need for ‘soundproof’ cars, and Amit Shah’s constant presence

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

Why Congress’ Rajasthan rout just got more embarrassing for Ashok Gehlot

Pre-Truth – snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

Nehru-Gandhi family nostalgia is just not enough to win elections in India anymore

One Dynasty Dimming, I had written in February 2013, on how Gandhi family could no longer swing votes for Congress. That ‘National Interest’ has aged rather well.

A sinking Congress and a Yoga guru with a foot-in-the-mouth asana

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

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

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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