Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicWest Bengal bypolls

Topic: West Bengal bypolls

As Modi govt ministers lead BJP campaign on Mamata’s turf Bhabanipur, CPM wages ‘lonely’ battle

Mamata Banerjee, who represented Bhabanipur in 2011 and 2016, is up against BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal and the CPI(M)'s Shrijeeb Biswas in the 30 September bypoll.

Cornering Mamata Banerjee in 2021 assembly polls won’t be easy. BJP lacks a pan-Bengal face

If the question, “If not Modi, who?” worked for the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, then “If not Didi, who?” may come to haunt it in West Bengal in 2021.

Not NRC, but Bengal’s Congress-Left floating votes defeated BJP in bypolls

BJP may have been beaten by Trinamool Congress in the bypolls, but the party need not worry as numbers show that its vote-share is still intact.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

The Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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