Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicMLA defection

Topic: MLA defection

Sworn in as chief minister, Eknath Shinde receives grand welcome from rebel MLAs in Goa

The MLAs had danced in the lobby of the hotel Thursday the moment they heard Shinde was going to be the next CM.

‘We’ll not switch sides’: Congress could take Goa ‘anti-defection oath’ to Manipur too

Congress emerged as single-largest party in Goa & Manipur in 2017 but failed to form govt as it couldn’t gather numbers. A series of defections followed in both states.

10 UP MLAs, ministers quitting raises questions about BJP ‘import’ policy at cost of loyalists

All UP ministers and MLAs who quit this week came from other parties, with no ideological grooming in RSS or BJP. There have been similar exits in Bengal and other states too.

Why current defections in UP must not worry BJP. There is no Jayaprakash Narayan now

If exodus from TMC did not help the BJP in West Bengal, it is doubtful if such newcomers will help Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh election either.

‘Not right to shift parties for power’ — why Congress wants to end ‘virus of defection’ in Goa

Over the past five years, Congress has especially been stung by defections in Goa. In 2017, it emerged as single largest party with 17 MLAs in 40-member house. Now it's down to 2. 

It’s musical chairs in Goa as nearly a fifth of MLAs switch political ties in three months

In what’s almost a local tradition, at least 6 MLAs in 40-member Goa House have resigned in the past three months, while two have pledged support to parties without quitting the assembly.

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A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Spa, yoga, cricket, TV — how MP’s Congress, BJP MLAs bide time as power hangs in balance

BJP, Congress MLAs in Bengaluru, Sehore & Bhopal are having a gala time while both parties are busy trying to keep their flock together in their struggle for power.

Digvijaya Singh in preventive custody for trying to meet rebel Congress MLAs in Bengaluru

Congress leader and former MP CM Digvijay Singh held a sit-in protest in Bengaluru after he was not allowed to meet the 21 Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh.

Trust vote put off, but MP drama goes on as ‘poaching bid’ puts BJP on edge

Both BJP & Congress claim to have the numbers required to form govt in MP. The chaos in the state looks unlikely to recede soon.

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Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.