Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicRegional Parties

Topic: Regional Parties

There’s a new political alternative emerging but it doesn’t threaten Modi or BJP yet

BJP’s one main old rival is declining across the country, and it’s being replaced by new, noisier, sharper, more populist and ruthless challengers.

UP to Punjab — ‘experts’ have had their say on election results. Here’s why they are wrong

Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, regional parties and dynasty politics are just some of the things that the 'experts' are wrong about. Here's the truth about BJP.

Congress-mukt Bharat is not just BJP’s dream anymore. Other parties want it too

There is a reason why TMC, BSP to DMK, most regional parties are ditching Congress coalition plans.

India has two kinds of chief ministers. Regional stars, and BJP-Congress pick-and-throw

Kejriwal, Stalin, Jagan, Mamata are the karta dhartas of regional parties. While CMs of BJP and Congress are at the mercy of moody high command.

Why Prashant Kishor’s lunch meet is giving Modi rivals a taste of 2024

An anti-BJP Mahagathbandhan minus Congress for 2024 isn’t a bad idea. But a pre-poll umbrella of parties with influence over 300 seats can be a formidable entity, theoretically.

A great new churn has begun in Indian politics

Non-BJP voters are increasingly willing to look beyond Congress, resulting in more political competition. 2024 will be a landmark election to watch.

Political violence increases when regional party candidate wins election: Study

Researchers from Netherlands and Canada looked at data from 1989 until 2012 to find no increase in violence in constituencies where the assembly seat is reserved for ST populations.

Congress done with, BJP plans to demolish regional parties’ fortresses brick by brick

Modi-Shah’s BJP now has its eyes on Mamata’s Bengal, Patnaik’s Odisha, KCR’s Telangana and Jagan’s Andhra. While Congress continues to focus on the PM.

BJP’s undiluted power at the Centre has weakened the bargaining position of regional parties

Yamini Aiyar & Neelanjan Sircar write in Contemporary South Asia journal on how BJP's electoral performance and Modi's popularity have altered the dynamic of regional party politics in India.

Unless Lok Sabha elections get shorter, parties like BJP will keep winning

Election Commission must aim to complete Lok Sabha election in one day to deny undue advantages to some parties.

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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.

Defence

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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.
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