Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicMuslim Voters

Topic: Muslim Voters

Single seat in Bengal, dip in Kerala tally — why ‘Muslim parties’ didn’t do well this time

While ISF and AIMIM failed in Bengal, AIUDF-Congress alliance couldn't stop the BJP from retaining power in Assam. In Kerala, the IUML's performance has taken a beating.

‘Not cows to be milked’ — Muslims in Bengal, Kerala, Assam are now assertive, want recognition

Bengal, Kerala, Assam — each key state election has a serious ‘Muslim party’ in fray. A lot of young voters are drawn to them, but others are sticking with tried-and-tested ‘secular’ parties.

It’s not only Bengal election, Mamata win will set right tone for secular country: TMC leader

Trinamool Congress general secretary Subrata Bakshi says BJP trying to mislead people by projecting that Mamata only has Muslim support; in 2019 polls, party got around 19% Hindu votes too.

Both Hindus and Muslims want development. But that’s where the similarity ends

Since 2014, Indian voters have become increasingly polarised on religious lines. Delhi 2020 assembly election is the latest example of strategic voting.

On Camera

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A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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