Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicOperation Kamala

Topic: Operation Kamala

BJP raises the stakes for defectors, but the payback has started hurting

As more MLAs from TMC and other parties join BJP West Bengal, it looks poised to make the biggest-ever haul of pre-election defectors in one state.

Do Modi-Shah risk losing another state by undermining B.S. Yediyurappa in Karnataka?

Since July, Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has not been able to meet PM Modi & Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss cabinet expansion, indicating a rocky relationship between them.

BJP can try Operation Kamala again to win votes, but won’t succeed: Siddaramaiah

Congress took a jibe at the BJP by referring to 'Operation Kamala' from 2008 when it attempted to "poach-all" MLAs to stake claim to form the government in Karnataka.

BJP launches Op Kamala 3.0 to topple Karnataka’s JD(S)-Congress govt

The plan, say BJP leaders, is to rule Karnataka by the time Lok Sabha elections come around.

Congress-JD(S) alliance has a cabinet in Karnataka but BJP still has a chance

Political analysts fear Congress, JD(S) MLAs who felt left out could be poached by BJP that is waiting to repeat an episode along the lines of ‘Operation Kamala’.

The legal & constitutional provisions that will determine what happens next in Karnataka

The BJP has won 104 seats and still needs eight more MLAs to cross the halfway mark. There are various scenarios being discussed on how this will play out.

Reddy’s ‘Operation Kamala’ in Karnataka: This is what its version 2.0 could look like

Congress & JD(S) fear BJP will repeat its successful 2008 'Operation Kamala' as it ropes in mining baron G. Janardhan Reddy to help form the government by trying to circumvent the anti-defection law.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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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.