Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Phulpur

Phulpur and Gorakhpur defeats worry UP BJP, efforts on to bring Dalits back for 2019

Yogi govt asks bureaucrats to take stock of whether benefits of central and state schemes have reached Dalits, will plan further outreach.

TalkPoint: Does UP bypoll result show that 2019 will not be a cakewalk for the BJP?

The BJP has lost three closely watched bypolls, two in in UP - Gorakhpur, Phulpur, and one in Bihar - Araria. Experts weigh in on how it will impact 2019.

The BJP is paying the price for alienating Dalits, UP bypoll results show

Mayawati’s unexpected decision to support the SP in the bypolls was an act of desperation — not just her own, but also that of Dalit voters.

Inside a Whatsapp group of BJP workers, here’s who they blamed for UP bypoll losses

Drawing an analogy from the Mahabharat, one message said on the one hand was Abhimanyu (Yogi) all by himself, and on the other the...

Counting of votes in Yogi Adityanath’s first big test begins in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

The bypolls, termed by Adityanath a “rehearsal” for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, saw a contest between 10 candidates in Gorakhpur and 22 in...

Some Muslims in Phulpur will vote for Atique Ahmed – even if that helps the BJP

The criminal-politician Atique Ahmed is a Robin Hood-like figure celebrated by Muslims and Dalits, and can cut into the BSP-SP candidate’s votes.

Despite BSP-SP experiment in Phulpur, there are many reasons BJP may still win

Voters in Phulpur have started using the word gatbandhan as if it were the name of a party by itself.

Why a bypoll in UP heartland is more important for BJP than Karnataka elections

If the SP-BSP alliance can’t win Phulpur, we should be ready to see the BJP repeat its Uttar Pradesh performance in 2019.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.