Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicUP elections 2022

Topic: UP elections 2022

SubscriberWrites: 2024 might not be ‘done deal’ for BJP after UP victory. Answer lies in voter behaviour

Which political party will be able to flourish on the political land of Uttar Pradesh in future is also a question in itself, writes Nischai Vats

Modi is wrong to see defeat of caste politics in SP-BSP’s loss in UP. Battle’s yet to begin

To announce the defeat of social justice politics even before the battle against BJP's communal politics has begun is short-sighted.

Accept 4 truths to counter BJP hegemony. They offer a formula to reclaim republic in 2024

The BJP may enjoy ideological dominance today, but counter-hegemonic politics has deeper cultural resources. If we are determined and intelligent, we shall win.

Why Akhilesh Yadav could not defeat Yogi despite signs of anti-incumbency

BJP is an election machine. And Akhilesh Yadav started his campaigning too late to make a significant dent.

BJP won fewer seats than 2017 but its ‘trust capital’ got a boost in UP 2022

For Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, the challenge going forward would be to combine caste-based alliance with the social alliance led by communities on the ground.

Samajwadi Party was hoping for ‘sanjeevani’ in 2022, but its hopes have been dashed yet again

As of 6.30 pm, the SP has won 21 seats and is leading in 95 for a total of 116 seats in the 403-member assembly.

Narendra Modi is going to be around for a long time. Get used to it

Political parties have access to better and more detailed polls than we do. But, except for the BJP, they hardly ever pay them the attention they deserve.

Abki baar, lower the bar: How BJP won UP again with just rashan, bhashan, prashasan & emotion

What worked is that the BJP under Modi, Amit Shah and Adityanath have spun the aspiration of the people into something they feel but not see.

BJP past majority mark in early trends, SP leads cross 100

If the BJP scores a victory, it will be the first time since 1985 that a party would come to power in two consecutive elections in Uttar Pradesh.

If BJP wins UP, it’s because party has effectively captured popular mindscape, not booths

Was the impression of a wave in favour of Akhilesh Yadav and his Samajwadi Party illusory? Not quite but exit polls for UP 2022 show we missed the real question.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.