Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: NPP

Sangma’s NPP eyeing seats in Tripura & Karnataka, but can it shake off ‘party from Meghalaya’ tag?

This is 1st time NPP is fighting in Tripura, and 2nd time in Karnataka, where it failed to win any seats in 2013 elections. Focus for 2023 will be on tribal seats, say party leaders.

Brothel raid on Meghalaya BJP vice-chief strains ties with NPP 6 months before polls

After BJP state vice-president Bernard Marak’s arrest Tuesday, the party has accused Conrad Sangma govt of 'political vendetta'. The NPP says police were doing their job.

Big loss for NPP as BJP’s ex-IAS officer candidate wrests Uripok from Deputy CM Joykumar Singh

The national party — helmed by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma — contested 38 of the 60 assembly seats in Manipur this time with hope of increasing its influence in the region.

BJP motors towards single-largest party status in Manipur, Congress looks headed for wipe-out

According to trends as of noon, the BJP is leading in 21 seats while the Congress is leading in 3 seats.

Strong poll pitch by BJP, but rise of smaller parties likely to play key role in Manipur elections

Amid defections from BJP and Congress, and keeping in mind the complex political landscape of the state, experts believe smaller parties like the JD(U) and NPP have much to gain.

Congress open to alliance with BJP’s partner & Manipur rival NPP, says ex-CM Ibobi Singh

In interview with ThePrint, Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh says BJP has no 'foothold' in the hill areas, adding that people of the state 'are fed up of the BJP's five-year rule'.

NPP alleged militants campaigning for BJP in Manipur. Here’s why it didn’t push issue with EC

NPP and BJP are partners in neighbouring Meghalaya, and the regional party is part of BJP-led alliance NEDA. They’re competing against each other in Manipur.

Will move Supreme Court for early restoration of elected govt in J&K: NPP

NPP chairman Harsh Singh said an inordinate delay in the restoration of govt in J&K was not only unconstitutional but also amounted to contempt of the highest court of the county.

TMC has stormed into Meghalaya with a bang. But these 3 factors will decide its fate there

TMC forayed into Meghalaya’s political landscape with the induction of 12 Congress MLAs, including ex-CM Mukul Sangma. But its success in creating a base there will depend on many factors.

BJP ally NPP demands repeal of CAA at NDA as well as all-party meetings

Agatha Sangma, NPP leader and MP from Tura in Meghalaya, said like the farm laws, govt should also repeal CAA bearing in mind the sentiments of people of the Northeast.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

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.