Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicMukesh Sahani

Topic: Mukesh Sahani

Trounced by RJD in Bihar bypoll, BJP’s move against ex-ally VIP backfires as it cuts into vote

RJD beat BJP by margin of 36,000 votes in Bochahan, while VIP came third with 29,000. BJP leaders also cite core voters, including sizable Bhumihar community, turning against party.

Shark-remora bond defines BJP’s ties with allies. Bihar’s ‘Son of Mallah’ learns the hard way

From NPP in Manipur to BPF in Assam and now VIP in Bihar, BJP has maintained a track record of losing allies. And it is not bothered.

Mukesh Sahani, Bollywood set designer and BJP ally who set his political career on fire

Sahani once used to make sets for big Bollywood films. Then he rose in Bihar politics to become a minister. Now, his career is on the line after ally BJP didn’t take to his attacks kindly.

All 3 MLAs of Bihar NDA ally Vikassheel Insaan Party join BJP, make it single-largest party

VIP chief Mukesh Sahani has had a conflicted relationship with the BJP since the UP polls and is expected to lose ministerial berth, says BJP was ‘threatened’ by his ‘popularity’.

Bihar BJP livid with ally Mukesh Sahani, seeks his removal for attacking PM Modi, CM Yogi

The Bihar unit of BJP wants Mukesh Sahani to be removed from the Nitish Kumar govt, upset with his antics. JD(U) maintains silence while Sahani remains defiant.

Once highly influential, these 3 Bihar leaders now find no takers ahead of polls

Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha & Mukesh Sahani are still part of RJD-Congress grand alliance, 6 months before polls. But things are looking bleak for them.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.