Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicMaharashtra Crisis

Topic: Maharashtra Crisis

Our take on ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark, SSC scam and Uddhav Thackeray—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

The many political battles in Maharashtra post Uddhav Thackeray’s resignation

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

12 of 19 Shiv Sena MPs join Shinde faction, tell LS speaker to identify them as ‘separate group’

At least 8 of these 12 MPs had attended a meeting called by Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray last week and some, expressing their unhappiness, asked him to ally with the BJP.

India’s anti-defection law didn’t stop power politics. It just moved from farmhouse to resort

Maharashtra turmoil shows Rajiv Gandhi's 1985 anti-defection law changed nothing, but only left India 'with the worst of both worlds'.

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.