Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicPunjab Elections

Topic: Punjab Elections

The Great Indian Laughter Challenge is making a ‘comeback’. Thanks to AAP’s CM candidate

Hours after results of Punjab assembly polls were announced, social media was flooded with episodes of Mann’s stint as a stand-up comic in ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’.

Crowds, speeches, dancing — glimpses of AAP, BJP celebrations after assembly poll victories

While AAP charted historic victory in Punjab, BJP returned to power in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa & Manipur. ThePrint's Praveen Jain, Manisha Mondal & Suraj Singh Bisht capture the celebration.

‘Star campaigner’ Sonu Sood fails to charm Moga voters, sister Malvika loses by huge margin

Malvika, a well-known social worker, had replaced incumbent Congress MLA Harjot Kamal Singh as the Congress' candidate from Moga, after Singh switched to the BJP.

Kejriwal’s AAP got 3 things right in Punjab this time, starting with Bhagwant Mann for CM

AAP’s historic victory in Punjab can’t be attributed to its political adversaries’ failures. Behind it was a carefully crafted strategy by Kejriwal, who is a quick-learner.

AAP’s ‘badlaav’ campaign changes its fortunes in Punjab, Mann seems set for CM chair

AAP’s campaign in Punjab was primarily based on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s governance model which stresses on better schools, better healthcare systems, among others.

New FIR against Channi accuses Punjab CM of campaigning after electioneering ended in state

This is the second FIR lodged against the Punjab CM in the past 48 hours. Earlier, on Thursday, an FIR had been filed against Channi for controversial comments made at a roadshow.

BJP in power for more than 7 yrs but still blaming Nehru for problems, Manmohan Singh says

In a video message in Punjabi, the former PM said BJP doesn't admit its mistakes or make amends. He also hit out at the 'attempt to defame' CM Charanjit Channi over PM's security.

Voters in 3 seats next to Chandigarh have same concern: Concrete jungle & host of civic issues

Residents in SAS Nagar, Kharar and Dera Bassi say developers, in collaboration with successive govts, have affected their lives. Candidates say they're aware of these issues.

Aam Aadmi Party is ‘photocopy of Congress’, PM Modi says in Punjab’s Pathankot

Addressing a poll rally in Pathankot, PM Modi added that farming, trade & industry will be made profitable in 5 years if the BJP-led alliance is voted to power.

All parties in Punjab talk ‘aam aadmi’, but field crorepatis — 93% for SAD, 91% Congress, 69% AAP

Congress candidates in Punjab fray own an average of Rs 13.3 crore in assets, followed by Rs 12.7 crore for SAD, and Rs 7.7 crore for the BJP. AAP isn’t far behind at Rs 7 crore.

On Camera

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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