Friday, 20 May, 2022
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Topic: UPA

8 factors that could decide BJP’s electoral fortunes, even if it’s advantage NDA now

National Election Study suggests that while Modi backers are enthusiastic about voting, those who are unhappy with Modi regime are less likely to turn out to vote.

NYAY is product of same Meena Kumari politics that brought Congress to 44 in 2014 from 206

Gone are the days when politicians could win votes by inspiring self-pity in voters. This new generation is aspirational, it doesn't buy the 'kasam tumhari main ro padungi' attitude.

Maximum schemes, minimum welfare: How the Modi govt fell into the same trap as UPA

‘Gareebon ka Neta’ Modi is going to go to the polls with exactly the same record that he accused the Congress-led UPA of: a polity of promises, and not performance.

Modi govt pushes through A-SAT missile test that UPA had not permitted

India had developed the anti-satellite missile capability during Manmohan Singh govt's rule, but DRDO wasn't given the go-ahead to carry out the test.

Congress congratulates ISRO & Modi govt for A-SAT launch but credits Nehru & Indira

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said the UPA government had initiated the A-SAT program which has reached fruition today.

Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat not for common man but for insurance firms, says Congress

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh alleged the claims of Modicare's success in providing every household an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh was "false and fake".

Nirmala Sitharaman hits back at Congress, says previous govts tolerated Masood Azhar

The defence minister said had the UPA been more proactive and taken adequate steps after Mumbai 26/11 attacks, terrorism would've been deterred.

Modi govt has done better than UPA on infrastructure but delays, cost overruns persist

One-fourth of central infrastructure projects are delayed under Narendra Modi’s NDA govt, while the number was one-third for Manmohan Singh’s UPA.

CAG report pokes holes in UPA-era deal for Pilatus trainer aircraft for IAF

The controversial Rs 2,895.63 crore deal for 75 Pilatus basic trainer aircraft is already under the scanner of the CBI.

Modi govt’s Rafale deal cheaper than UPA’s, says CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General said the weapons package negotiated by the Modi govt was cheaper than what was being offered to the UPA.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

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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