Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicUttar Pradesh election

Topic: Uttar Pradesh election

Icing on BJP victory cake is farmers’ protests, Covid didn’t affect UP voters

Election results reiterate that good governance and Narendra Modi are a winning combination. But for Congress, it's beyond redemption.

Kirti Azad posts video claiming to show BJP leader chased in UP, but it’s from 2021 Bengal polls

The video, posted on Twitter with reference to BJP’s aim to cross 300 seats in UP, shows villagers chasing a politician with sticks & attacking his vehicle.

‘States did it first’: Modi justifies 2020 Covid lockdown, denies govt agencies misused for polls

In interview with ANI a day before UP elections, PM Narendra Modi speaks on issues including dynastic politics, farm laws, and BJP’s poll prospects.

Budget, poll campaigning, NYT report on Pegasus — what made Page 1 of Urdu press this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Akhilesh Yadav ‘stranded’ in Delhi, says chopper not being allowed to fly to UP’s Muzaffarnagar

Terming it a 'desperate conspiracy' of the BJP, the Samajwadi Party chief said his helicopter was detained without being given any reason while a top BJP leader has taken off from Delhi.

Amit Shah visits families hit by ‘exodus’ in Kairana as he kicks off campaign in western UP

Shah embarked on a door-to-door campaign and met those who were allegedly forced to migrate during SP rule. This is Shah's first political programme in UP since poll dates were announced.

Akhilesh Yadav to make assembly polls debut from UP’s Karhal, was MLC when he served as CM

Karhal is part of Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency, where the sitting MP is Akhilesh's father and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. Akhilesh was CM from 2012 to 2017.

Five reasons why ministers are leaving Yogi Adityanath govt right before UP elections

Dara Singh Chauhan, Swami Prasad Maurya & Dharam Singh Saini were key to BJP's non-Jadav vote bank. Adityanath and his policies damaged this relationship.

Rebel UP Congress MLA ‘seen as sister by Priyanka Gandhi’ joins BJP in Rae Bareli

Aditi Singh's entry into BJP is being seen as a boost to the party in the Gandhi family bastion ahead of 2022 polls. She is daughter of late veteran Congress leader Akhilesh Singh.

Four Samajwadi Party MLCs join BJP in run-up to UP assembly election

The four sitting SP MLCs who have joined the BJP are Ravi Shankar Singh, Narendra Singh Bhati, C.P. Chand and Rama Niranjan.

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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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