Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Mayawati

UP bypolls, Murmu, now Dhankhar — the larger design behind Mayawati ‘support for BJP’

BSP chief Mayawati has made a string of decisions that suggest a two-pronged strategy of weakening Samajwadi Party and placating BJP ahead of general elections.

Mayawati has eyes on 2024. Gameplan behind ‘helping’ BJP in presidential election, UP bypoll

BSP chief Mayawati appears to be supporting the BJP at the cost of her own political base. The support doesn't seem to be one-sided.

‘Not in support of BJP or against Opposition’: Mayawati backs Droupadi Murmu for President

BSP supremo clarified the party's decision to support Murmu was taken as 'the Adivasi samaj is an important part of the party's movement'.

‘Unentitled’ Mayawati made to evict home she got as MP, BSP chief gets ‘smaller’ Lutyens’ abode

The Centre is working to evict all unauthorised occupants of government bungalows, including BJP MPs who were former ministers in the NDA government.v

Former BSP leader Nakul Dubey joins Congress

Dubey was a prominent Brahmin face in the Bahujan Samaj Party and played a key role in the formation of the Mayawati govt in 2007 with a Brahmin-Dalit alliance.

Nadda’s strict about four ‘Cs’ on his plate but dhokla, fafda and Gujarat exception

The server's response to the query whether the food served to the BJP president had sugar, stumped Nadda's aides.

Modi is wrong to see defeat of caste politics in SP-BSP’s loss in UP. Battle’s yet to begin

To announce the defeat of social justice politics even before the battle against BJP's communal politics has begun is short-sighted.

Mayawati & BSP’s political ‘evaporation’ certain. Blame it on shift to ‘Sarvajan Samaj’ in 2007

Changing Kanshi Ram's fundamental slogan of ‘Bahujan Samaj’ to ‘Sarvajan Samaj’ has cost Mayawati and BSP. UP and Punjab election results were expected.

Kanshi Ram gave Dalit politics ‘new Bahujan genes’. Today, Mayawati is wedged in nepotism

Known as ‘Bahujan Nayak’, Kanshi Ram was never applauded by mainstream media, which failed to understand the mission of the Bahujan leader.

Badals, Channi, Gandhis, Akhilesh, Mayawati — Big guns of 2022 who ended up as the big losers

Barring one member, the entire Badal family lost the 2022 election in Punjab. Congress' strong candidates suffered a rout in UP. And Uttarakhand CM lost though BJP won the state.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.