Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicWest Bengal Assembly Election

Topic: West Bengal Assembly Election

Half of BJP’s Bengal MLAs, 1/3 of Trinamool MLAs declared ‘serious criminal charges’: ADR

According to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms, 142 winning candidates from a total of 292 MLAs have declared criminal charges against themselves.

BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia moves SC seeking CBI probe into violence in West Bengal

Senior advocate Bhatia, in his intervention application, has sought a response from the state govt about the arrests made and FIRs registered against perpetrators of violence.

Single seat in Bengal, dip in Kerala tally — why ‘Muslim parties’ didn’t do well this time

While ISF and AIMIM failed in Bengal, AIUDF-Congress alliance couldn't stop the BJP from retaining power in Assam. In Kerala, the IUML's performance has taken a beating.

BJP’s Dilip Ghosh faults policies by top leaders for Bengal loss, says ‘some were really wrong’

BJP Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh, in an interview to ThePrint, praises party's growth in state since 2016, says there was 'disgruntlement' towards Trinamool turncoats, which may have led to losses.

Mamata Banerjee lost in Nandigram but she will still take oath as CM tomorrow. Here’s how

Under Article 164(4) of the Constitution, an unelected member can assume office as CM but he or she has to either win a bypoll or get elected to the Legislative Council within six months to retain the position.

BJP is now a formidable opposition in Bengal, will keep a check on Mamata’s politics

For the first time in the history of West Bengal, the Left and the Congress will have no representation in the state assembly.

Mamata Banerjee, Babul Supriyo, Dhinakaran, Sreedharan — the big losers this election

Several names, considered promising candidates for their parties, lost the seats they contested in 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam & Puducherry.

Bengal is Modi-Shah’s biggest flop show. Indian politics won’t be the same after this defeat

Sunday’s result showed Modi’s popularity & Shah’s vaunted ‘Chanakyan’ strategy weren’t good enough for a regional satrap who possesses skill and will to fight.

‘Durga didi’ to ‘Modi oh Modi’ & Kangana’s hyena jibe, Bengal results give Twitter a field day

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Behind Congress’ Bengal debacle — rifts, confused messaging & abandonment by Delhi leaders

Congress is leading on one seat, after having won 44 of 92 in 2016 polls. Things are worse than Bengal leaders expected, but they say the party had it coming.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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