Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicVote bank

Topic: vote bank

Indian politicians prefer to help local people, not migrants. A new survey tells you why

Covid highlighted the plight of migrant workers. Scholars from University of California, San Diego & Columbia University studied how political apathy impacts them.

Congress & its friends have weakened the battle against extremism & terror: Arun Jaitley

The battle against terror has been weakened on account of Congress and its mahagathbandhan friends, Arun Jaitley writes.

BJP wants to defeat the idea of Muslim vote bank by using Muslims

There is ample empirical evidence to suggest that the ‘Muslim vote bank’ is a myth.

BJP’s 10 per cent reservation for upper castes is votebank politics, but will face legal issues

Implementation of the vote-catching decision, finalised by the Union Cabinet Monday, will require deft political maneuvering.

An individual voter is insignificant in our democracy, but a caste vote bank is invaluable

Identity politics can’t be brought to an end through legislation or actions of the election commission, but by endowing the individual with a strong voice.

Politicians and their vote banks will make Delhi unliveable, says man behind sealing drive

Monitoring Committee chief Bhure Lal says unauthorised constructions and jhuggi clusters are allowed by politicians because of ‘vested interests’.

Once apolitical, Ram Rahim made himself indispensable to political parties

Once apolitical, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh became a political force as he began influencing elections to escape criminal cases.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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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