Sunday, 22 May, 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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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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