Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicSP-BSP

Topic: SP-BSP

Priyanka Gandhi has entered UP politics lock, stock and barrel — overshadowing SP, BSP

The BJP is smiling from ear to ear at the prospect of a four-cornered UP election in 2022.

Akhilesh must start building a new UP coalition. He can begin by saying sorry to Dalits

Winning Dalits over won’t be easy. But the good news for Akhilesh Yadav is that some of them are becoming disenchanted with Mayawati’s politics.

Mayawati hiding desertions from BSP camp by blaming Akhilesh for gathbandhan failure

Akhilesh Yadav may feel bitter if Mayawati decides to snap the SP-BSP alliance, but the latter is known for dumping her party's allies.

Mayawati now says break-up not permanent, leaves BSP & SP workers confused

BSP chief Mayawati, however, insists her party will contest the bypolls alone even as SP's Akhilesh says he will now 'reflect deeply' on the development.

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.

The public mood in Uttar Pradesh expects 50-50 for BJP & SP-BSP

The 2019 Lok Sabha election is a rare event when Uttar Pradesh is having a truly bi-polar contest.

In Uttar Pradesh, Dalits and Yadavs pretend they never hated each other

The Yogi Adityanath government’s alienation of Jatavs and Yadavs have made them forget their past animosity.

UP CM Adityanath slams Mayawati’s Bajrang Bali comment, says SP-BSP mean goons & corruption

The Uttar Pradesh CM remarked that those who didn't believe in Lord Ram and Krishna, were taking refuge in Bajrangbali.

Why Priyanka Gandhi can be BJP’s best friend in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The Congress strategy seems to be aimed not so much at defeating the BJP as denying the SP-BSP alliance a victory in Uttar Pradesh.

Gorakhpur bypolls winner pulls out of SP-BSP alliance, now eyeing tie-up with BJP

The Nishad Party chief, whose son had won on a SP ticket in Gorapkhpur bypolls, says the party withdrew over seat-sharing and is now in talks with BJP.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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.

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.
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