Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicLok Sabha

Topic: Lok Sabha

BJP set for major overhaul, many states likely to get new party chiefs ahead of LS polls

In a series of marathon meetings at the party headquarters Sunday, president Amit Shah and other top leaders discussed the strategy for next year’s polls.

Last Laughs: Re-exam warriors, a no-confidence Lok Sabha, and ball tampering

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

Data shows Parliament has sunk to a new low as govt and opposition parties slug it out

This is the least productive budget session since 2014, with the Rajya Sabha also witnessing meaningful activity for just 35% of the planned time.

As opposition refuses to budge, BJP to tap LS majority to pass Budget

Sources said the decision came after repeated attempts to reach out failed to assuage the opposition, leading to seven straight days of washou

With 3 more NE states in kitty, BJP prepares for next phase of its ‘Act East’ policy

Party sources say it is looking to make up for expected losses in the heartland through gains in the east and northeast, and could use Tripura as a blueprint.

How bitter rivals BSP and SP came together for Gorakhpur and Phulpur LS bypolls

Mayawati insists it’s not an alliance, but the two arch-rivals joining hands is still a significant development in India’s most politically-significant state.

What the BJP may have to do to ensure Narendra Modi remains PM after 2019 polls

The big factor the BJP should bank on in the upcoming 2019 elections leads with the question: “Who is the alternative? If not Modi, who? If not BJP, who?”

Kharge refuses to attend Lokpal selection meeting as special invitee

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge says his presence in the meeting without voting right is mere eyewash.

Amit Shah gives BJP MPs to-do list for a year and impression that early polls are unlikely

PM Modi asks MPs to hold ‘lunch meetings’ to develop proximity with party workers and voters of their constituencies.

BJP will mollify NDA allies closer to 2019, when it risks getting a reduced majority

Nineteen states have NDA governments, but the partners have lost their bargaining power because the survival of Modi government does not depend on them.

On Camera

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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