Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicMaharashtra elections

Topic: Maharashtra elections

As MVA sweeps Maharashtra MLC polls, here’s a look at how those elections take place

While there is Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at the central government level, there is the Vidhan Sabha or legislative assembly and Vidhan Parishad or legislative council in states.

First it was EVM ‘khel’ & now it’s this game: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Maha govt

Everyone knows what Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj did when betrayed and attacked from behind," Thackeray told reporters Saturday. "Let them try to break Shiv Sena MLAs, we will not keep quiet," he added.

Maharashtra tussle continues — BJP won’t cede CM chair, Sena says won’t settle without it

BJP and Shiv Sena have been locked in a tug-of-war since results day last week over the exact nature of their coalition government.

Shiv Sena could ‘split and 24 MLAs join BJP’ if Uddhav Thackeray decides not to join govt

The stalemate in Maharashtra where the Shiv Sena wants the CM post from the BJP for two-and-a-half years has angered Sena MLAs who don't want to sit in opposition.

Dainik Jagran says BJP’s results less than expected, Amar Ujala on Ganguly’s second innings

A round-up of the Hindi and Tamil newspapers opinion pages to reflect a North-South viewpoint on topical issues.

Modi-Shah mock Congress for dynastic politics but fielded 28 dynasts in Maharashtra

Nearly 20% of the candidates fielded by BJP in Maharashtra assembly elections are from political families, including CM Devendra Fadnavis.

Exit polls predict BJP will romp home in Haryana & Maharashtra

BJP is expected to win 66 of 90 seats in Haryana, says the ‘Poll of Exit Polls’. In Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is expected to bag 211 of 288 seats.

Has lack of strong opposition in Maharashtra and Haryana made the elections a no-contest?

As Maharashtra and Haryana go to the polls Monday, the BJP has been campaigning against an almost-absent opposition.

National media has discovered every region of Maharashtra this election, but not Mumbai

Except for the shenanigans of a Sanjay Nirupam or a Milind Deora, Mumbai’s politics has hardly been discussed in the run-up to the elections.

BJP’s sleight of hand in Maharashtra and Haryana has gone unnoticed

BJP has promised quotas to Marathas, Jats and upper caste poor without data to back the claim, and with conflicting aims.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

India’s addiction to cooking oil imports seen lasting for at least 15 more years

India will likely produce about 10 million tonnes of edible oils in 2021-22, compared with local consumption of as much as 23 million tonnes.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.