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A desolate and empty AAP office in Delhi | ThePrint photo by Suraj Singh Bisht

Why AAP finished third in Delhi and what that means for 2020 assembly polls

The fall in AAP’s vote-share will make it tougher for Arvind Kejriwal’s party to hold on to its base in next year’s Delhi assembly elections.
UP CM Yogi Aditynath in Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur bypoll: Make no mistake, this is Yogi Adityanath’s defeat

The Gorakhnath temple has been at the centre of local politics and only the candidates believed to “have its blessings” have ever won elections from there.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Rajeev Rautela | Siddhant Gupta

The controversial past of the man behind the media block in Gorakhpur

Rautela is known to be a close associate of Uttar Pradesh CM and former five-term Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath, who hand-picked him to head the administrative set-up of his home district.
Yogi Adityanath

Bypoll trends: 2019 ‘rehearsal’ going awfully wrong for Yogi’s BJP in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

The trends led to uproarious scenes in the UP assembly as SP members celebrated, leading speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit to adjourn the house briefly.

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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.