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BJP manifesto release at Mehgaon assembly constituency Wednesday | Twitter | @BJP4MP

BJP releases 28 manifestos for 28 MP seats set for bypolls, promises free Covid vaccine

The manifestos come over 10 days after the Congress released its poll-promise document — an 84-page booklet with different promises outlined for each of the constituencies.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot (R) campaigns for the party at Karera, Madhya Pradesh, Tuesday | Twitter | @SachinPilot

Sachin Pilot silent on friend Jyotiraditya in campaign on Scindia turf, but slams CM Shivraj

Of the 28 assembly seats headed for bypolls in MP, vacancies in 25 have resulted from a rebellion led by Jyotiraditya Scindia, who defected from Congress to BJP this March.
BJP leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia (left) and Shivraj Singh Chouhan at an event in Bhopal Thursday | Photo: ANI

Scindia royalty vs farmer’s son — the contrasting campaign styles of Jyotiraditya & Shivraj

For the crucial MP bypolls, Jyotiraditya Scindia has centered the campaign pitch on his erstwhile royal lineage while Shivraj Chouhan's focus has been his rags-to-riches story.

Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh biggest traitors, betrayed voters’ trust, says Scindia

Accusing the Congress of running a corrupt govt, Jyotiraditya Scindia said he was confident the BJP would win a majority in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh bypolls.
BJP MP Saroj Pandey (left) at the party office in Patna | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Bihar BJP goes after Kamal Nath for ‘item’ remark, women leaders plan 4 hour-fast in protest

Bihar BJP's women unit have demanded a public apology from Kamal Nath, who called former party colleague and BJP candidate in the Madhya Pradesh by poll, Imarti Devi, an 'item'.

Kamal Nath calls former woman colleague who switched over to BJP ‘an item’, creates furore

After the incident, a BJP delegation met Election Commission officials in Bhopal and complained against the Congress leader for 'insulting women and Dalits'.
File photo of former Madhya Pradesh CM and Congress chief Kamal Nath | PTI

Help for Covid victims’ kin, no implementation of farm laws — Congress manifesto for MP bypoll

Releasing the manifesto, former CM Kamal Nath said the BJP diverts attention from real issues by bringing up Pakistan or China. BJP says manifesto is a ‘pack of lies’.
BJP leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia (left) and Shivraj Singh Chouhan at an event in Bhopal Thursday | Photo: ANI

Shivraj Chouhan, Scindia among BJP’s 30 star campaigners for Madhya Pradesh bypolls

The BJP Wednesday released a list of its star campaigners for the 3 November by-elections in the party-ruled state.
File photo of former Madhya Pradesh CM and Congress chief Kamal Nath | PTI

‘Gaddar, bikau’ — Congress campaign buzzwords in MP bypolls to target Scindia, defector MLAs

Congress politicians in MP are peppering their speeches, social media posts, press notes with pejoratives such as gaddar (traitor) beiman (dishonest), bikau (saleable).
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and fellow BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia | Photo: ANI

BJP fields all 25 Congress rebels in MP bypolls, now convincing cadres will be the problem

BJP cadres are said to be unhappy at having to support those they campaigned against in 2018, but party leaders, including CM Chouhan, are calling it ‘repaying the debt’.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.