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Representational image of farmers. | Photo: ANI

Hardcore BJP voters in UP’s Baghpat don’t believe Modi’s ‘change of heart’, Yogi gets thumbs-up

Old RLD stronghold Baghpat started voting for BJP in 2014, but farmers are showing signs of coming back to Jayant Chaudhary’s party. Many still like UP’s Yogi Adityanath govt.
(Representative image) Thousands of farmers gathered at Muzaffarnagar for a kisan mahapanchayat on 5 September 2021 | Twitter/@_YogendraYadav

BJP hopes repeal will earn poll reprieve in western UP, oppn to raise other farmer issues

Opposition leaders and political analysts say that more than farm laws, agitated farmers in the region are concerned about MSP, sugarcane dues, diesel prices and high power tariffs. 
A Youth Congress supporter waves a party flag | Representational image | ANI File Photo

Congress loses its prominent Jat faces in western UP as Malik family is set to join SP

The father-son duo of Harendra Malik and Pankaj Malik resigned from Congress Wednesday. While Harendra is a former Rajya Sabha MP, Pankaj is a two-term MLA.
Representational image of sugarcane farming | Photo: Pixabay

Flat prices, late payments, rising costs — why western UP’s sugarcane farmers are in crisis

UP is home to 35 lakh sugarcane farming families, and the agrarian crisis is set to play a key role in next year’s state assembly elections.
Chaudhary Ajit Singh poses for an election poster at this then 12, Tughlaq Road bungalow in Lutyens Delhi | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Ajit Singh, IIT engineer-turned-master of power politics who could pick & drop allies at will

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Chaudhary Ajit Singh succumbed to Covid Thursday. He was 82.
Rakesh Tikait (centre, in green turban) with other leaders at a khap mahapanchayat in Haryana Sunday | Photo: PTI

Khap panchayats — the role & history of complex social institution in Haryana & western UP 

Outside certain rural parts of Haryana and western UP, there hasn’t been much understanding about the complex khap system and khap panchayats.  
Remember Trump Sena? It’s vanished.

Remember Trump Sena? It’s vanished.

The youth brigade highlighted ‘Hindu migration’ from western UP duringthe assembly polls; some suspect it was a publicity stunt by a BJP candidate.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.