Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: SP

SP, BJP, Congress — A guide to how Rahul Gandhi can renew aging party

The Congress is in the middle of a battle of generations again. But Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav and Modi can give the party a few lessons.

S&P retains India’s sovereign rating at BBB- with a stable outlook

The credit rating agency added that while risks to India's long-term growth rate are rising, ongoing economic reforms, if executed well, should keep the country's growth rate ahead of peers.

Samajwadi Party leader abducted and killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Santosh Punem contested the state Assembly polls from Bijapur seat on the SP's ticket last year.

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.

After SP, Congress pulls out all spokespersons from TV news debates for a month

The Congress is said to be 'reining in' spokespersons as part of efforts to restructure the party after its second successive Lok Sabha poll debacle.

Varanasi is a no-contest for Narendra Modi yet again

Narendra Modi will likely better his victory margin this time as he leads by more than 4 lakh votes. In 2014, he defeated Arvind Kejriwal by over 3 lakh votes.

Missing this election in UP was Hindu-Muslim polarisation

There’s a reason why UP’s Muslims are happy to not be part of the political discourse.

Akhilesh Yadav & Mayawati’s biggest challenge in UP – transfer of votes

Gathbandhan was formed on the assumption that Akhilesh could transfer SP votes to BSP and Mayawati could get Dalit votes transferred to SP.

Shah scouts prisons for candidates as a BJP MP dodges a shoe

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Mayawati, Mulayam set for showstopper rally after 24 years of ‘murder plots’ & sexist jibes

Since the infamous Lucknow guesthouse incident, BSP's Mayawati and SP's Mulayam have been sworn enemies. But Friday's rally in Mainpuri could well make that history.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
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.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

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.