Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: RLD

Hardcore BJP voters in UP’s Baghpat don’t believe Modi’s ‘change of heart’, Yogi gets thumbs-up

Old RLD stronghold Baghpat started voting for BJP in 2014, but farmers are showing signs of coming back to Jayant Chaudhary’s party. Many still like UP’s Yogi Adityanath govt.

Ex-Union minister & RLD chief Ajit Singh dies over 2 weeks after testing positive for Covid

Singh, 82, had diagnosed Covid-positive on 20 April. His son Jayant Chowdhury appealed to people who wish to pay their last respects to stay at home 'as far as possible'

RLD to build memorial for farmers who died during protests against Centre’s new farm laws

In a bid to resonate with the farming community ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections, Rashtriya Lok Dal Vice-President Jayant Chaudhary announced the 'Kisan Balidan Smarak'.

Uniting Jats with Muslims & others — RLD plans ‘Bhaichara Zindabad’ campaign in western UP

Set to start later this month, the campaign seeks to bridge gaps between Jats and other sections in areas like Muzaffarnagar, where riots took place in 2013.

RLD to contest UP bypolls on its own after BSP-SP announce solo plans

The RLD contested the Lok Sabha elections as a part of the SP-BSP alliance and lost in all the 3 seats it contested in. The BSP and SP are now contesting the state polls separately.

UP’s ‘permanent gathbandhan’ lasts 5 months as Mayawati says won’t fight polls with SP

Mayawati tells party members that BSP will go it alone in bypolls and 2022 assembly elections. Samajwadi Party says it has not been informed.

Akhilesh Yadav rules out any understanding with Congress in UP

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said there was no problem in the alliance with BSP and RLD, and said his focus right now was on Uttar Pradesh.

Ahead of SP-BSP seat-sharing talks, RLD unsure what’s in store for it

RLD wants five seats, but is likely to get three. ‘Ignored ‘Congress warns that leaving it out in UP could be dangerous for the alliance.

BSP and SP to hold first-ever joint press meet tomorrow to announce LS polls alliance

BSP and SP are likely contest 37 seats each, which will leave six of Uttar Pradesh’s 80 Lok Sabha constituencies without a contender from either party.

RLD, partner in UP’s grand alliance, demands six Lok Sabha seats in upcoming elections

RLD's Jayant Chaudhary met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to demand the six seats, though a decision will be taken only after a meeting BSP's Mayawati.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

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.