Monday, 28 November, 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.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo/ANI)

Gujarat can make AAP national party but only Congress can set up Modi vs Kejriwal in 2024

AAP needs to win just two seats in Gujarat to become a national party. But it will take much more for Kejriwal to become Modi's principal challenger in 2024.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.