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We analysed BJP voters who voted AAP in Delhi but Modi in Lok Sabha. This is what we found

BJP is hoping its high-pitched campaign in Delhi can change its fortunes. And AAP is hoping Kejriwal can repeat 2015 victory.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his Independence Day speech, in New Delhi on 15 August, 2019 | Arun Sharma | PTI

Wrong to assume Modi govt can be defeated after BJP’s performance in Jharkhand

State battles are no substitute for taking on the Modi regime at the level of national politics.
People read newspaepers

Delhi municipal councillors care more for performance ratings in newspapers: Study

Scholars from American universities informed some municipal councillors in Delhi that a newspaper would report on their performance just before elections. This is what happened.
BJP supporters at rally

Data shows upper-caste voters of both BJP and Congress support core Hindutva issues

Don’t believe what political analysts say. Data suggests religious issues matter a lot to Indian voters.
Voters stand in line at a polling station in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh| Representational image | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

What Abhijit Banerjee and Thomas Piketty missed in their study of Indian voter behaviour

The celebrated economists have argued Indian voters vote for caste and religious issues, and not for social spending.
Paramilitary soldiers check identity cards of voters before they enter a polling station during the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Howrah district, West Bengal, on May 6, 2019 | Swapan Mahapatra | PTI Photo

Next time your name isn’t on voters’ list, Election Commission will tell you about it

EC is considering a proposal that calls for publicising names that are struck off the electoral rolls after being criticised over missing names in the Lok Sabha polls.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is to speak for an hour and then field questions from foreign media personnel. | Photo: PTI

RSS sends tacit message to BJP: Deliver on promises which brought you to power

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says people had voted wisely without getting swayed by publicity of leaders or their parties.
Narendra Modi meets his supporters | File photo: narendramodi/Facebook

Dear Indian liberals, you cannot elect a new people

Demonising Modi voters as ‘bigoted’, unwashed masses is not helping the liberal cause.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi. | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Yogendra Yadav: Respecting people’s mandate doesn’t mean worshipping those who win elections

It is easy to see the Congress’ failures, but it would be foolish to blame only the Congress.
File photo | Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former president Sonia Gandhi at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi | PTI

Congress’ death-wish could leave 12 crore Indians in limbo

Congress isn’t giving up & wants Rahul Gandhi to restructure it. Problem is, he already has.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

China, Pakistan and Islamic terror — major takeaways from Donald Trump’s speech in India

In Episode 398 of his daily news capsule #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta decoded the US President’s Namaste Trump speech. Here’s a short round-up.
8 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Who is to blame for CAA violence: Delhi Police or politics of Modi government?

9 people have been killed & 100 injured in northeast Delhi as violence gripped Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur & Gokulpuri Sunday after anti & pro-CAA groups clashed.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump | @narendramodi | Twitter

Trump says US-India to sign $3 billion in defence deals

The US State Department last week approved a potential sale of arms to India, including air-defence radars and missiles, rifles and other equipment.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.