Friday, 19 October, 2018

Topic: Lok Sabha

A gathering of Congress supporters

Congress firms up grand alliance of five parties in Jharkhand

After its poor performance in the state in 2009 and 2014, the Congress expects a majority from this new alliance in the BJP-ruled state.
Rahul Gandhi | @INCIndia/Twitter

Congress should be wary of slipping to the third spot

The Congress must stem its electoral bleeding, and also rejuvenate its atrophied party organisation.
Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi | Illustration by ThePrint

The real 2019 fight isn’t between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi

Nearly all political pundits agree that the BJP will be the single-largest party in the Lok Sabha after the 2019 election.
Rahul Gandhi

Mayawati’s decision not to ally with Congress in MP will not impact our prospects: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi however, suggested that in national elections both the parties will come together particularly in Uttar Pradesh.
Muslim women show their ink stained finger after casting their vote | Sheeraz Rizvi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

5 myths about Muslim voters in modern India

The enduring myth of the Muslim vote bank in Indian politics doesn’t hold.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Vijay Verma/PTI

Kejriwal’s new-found love: former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh

In the past three and half years since he has been Delhi CM, Kejriwal never wished Singh on his birthday. In 2012, he called Singh a 'corrupt leader'.
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee | PTI

Asian Academy of Arts to launch award in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee National Award will be given for the promotion of art and culture.
Yogi Adityanath

To achieve ‘Mission 73’ in Uttar Pradesh, BJP to field Yogi’s ministers in Lok Sabha polls

The BJP and its ally Apna Dal had won 73 of the state’s 80 seats in 2014, and is willing to change about 20 candidates in order to retain that number in 2019.
File photo of Somnath Chatterjee at his office in New Delhi, India | Ravi S Sahani/The India Today Group/Getty Images

CPI(M)’s shabby treatment of Somnath Chatterjee marked the beginning of its fall

If the Congress wants to take on the BJP, it must never do what the CPI(M) has been a past master of.
Somnath Chatterjee

Somnath Chatterjee broke from family’s Hindutva bent to embrace Communism

The former Lok Sabha Speaker, who died Monday, was among the first in his party to support truck with the Congress to keep the BJP away.
#MeToo

Why it’s ok for Indian feminists to name & shame on Twitter, but not on sex offenders list

Sex offenders registry faced bitter opposition but #MeToo is being hailed as the next wave in online feminism.
airindia

Air India gets ₹1000 cr from Small Savings Fund: Wasting public money or last-minute push?

Cash-strapped Air India has got Rs 1,000 crore from the National Small Savings Fund, and may raise Rs 500 crore from banks by next week. ThePrint asks- Air I...