Wednesday, 1 February, 2023
Topic2019 Lok Sabha elections

Topic: 2019 Lok Sabha elections

42 for BJP, 3 for Congress in top 50 MPs with largest victory margins in 2019

EC data shows that while four MPs won with 6 lakh-plus votes, nine others won by over 5 lakh votes.

Retired IAS Anup Chandra Pandey, former UP chief secy, appointed Election Commissioner

The Election Commission of India now has full strength, ahead of the assembly elections scheduled to be held in UP, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand in 2022.

Modi’s centralisation of welfare delivery has a cost that BJP’s state leaders are paying

The disconnect between assembly and Lok Sabha election results for BJP were not due to a momentary surge of nationalism but rather a larger structural shift in Indian electoral politics.

With Covid-19, not just air quality, but India’s politics also has come out of red zone

India's opposition-led states have engaged positively with the Centre, bringing out the true spirit of 'cooperative federalism' that Modi has talked about since 2014.

Indians vote on caste, religion because they lack information on MP, MLA performance: Study

In a randomised evaluation in UP, researchers asked voters to discuss development issues and told them about how MLAs spent their funds. Here’s what happened.

If Rahul Gandhi stays out, Congress must find an active, full-time leader: Shashi Tharoor

Congress is indispensable to India's future but needs to get its act together quickly.

The new voters for Modi’s BJP are poorer, more majoritarian but not as religious

A new study has shown that the profile of the first-time BJP voter in 2019 almost mirrors Indian society, with the singular exception of religious minorities.

Akhilesh Yadav is counting his chickens before they hatch

A weak Congress and a weakening BSP are giving the SP the misplaced overconfidence that 2022 will be ‘Yogi versus Akhilesh’.

Liberals attacking Sudhir Chaudhary forget they too had blamed Modi voters after 2019 polls

Sudhir Chaudhary of Zee News called Delhi voters 'lazy'. Not much has changed for the Indian voter who was a 'communal bigot' for voting Modi in 2019.

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.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.