Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicWestern Uttar Pradesh

Topic: western Uttar Pradesh

Wooing Jat farm leaders like Tikaits, attacking RLD: BJP’s 2-pronged strategy for west UP

Out of 403 seats in UP, 113 are in western UP. BJP swept the region in 2017, winning 91 seats, but expects some damage this year on account of the farmers protest.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Gujarat can make AAP national party but only Congress can set up Modi vs Kejriwal in 2024

AAP needs to win just two seats in Gujarat to become a national party. But it will take much more for Kejriwal to become Modi's principal challenger in 2024.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.