Monday, 30 January, 2023

Topic: BJP

Why PM Modi has reasons to be disappointed with his BJP colleagues

It’s too much to expect from PM Modi, aged 72. He has to run the country. He has to get votes for the BJP. And now he is expected to play arbiter and keep the flock together.

In ‘semi-final’ bypoll before Telangana elections in 2023, TRS survives tough match with BJP

Bypolls in Munugode were necessitated by defection of sitting MLA Komatireddy Raj Gopal Reddy from Congress to BJP. BJP put up a tough fight, experts say they relied on Reddy’s clout

Draw in Bihar bypolls as RJD wins Mokama, while BJP retains Gopalganj

Both opposition BJP & ruling parties claim upper hand even as winning margins go down in both seats. RJD lost in Gopalganj as BSP, AIMIM ate into its vote bank.

Bhavya Bishnoi wins Adampur bypoll to keep flag of Bhajan Lal’s clan flying in Haryana

Adampur bypoll was necessitated after Kuldeep Bishnoi resigned from Congress & switched to BJP. Bhavya wins by 16,000-plus votes over his nearest rival Jai Parkash of Congress

After bridge tragedy, poll equations may change in BJP stronghold Morbi, say analysts

AAP's entry into the fray and the urban infrastructure issues could be decisive factors in Morbi where the winning margins have been thin in the last three elections, said experts.

BJP ahead in three seats, TRS in Munugode after initial rounds of counting in bypolls

However, the BJP was trailing in Bihar where the RJD has established a lead in the two assembly seats after the first round of counting. In Munugode, TRS got 6,096 votes & BJP got 4,904.

Congress alleges AAP candidates for Gujarat polls selected by BJP

Former Gujarat MLA Indranil Rajguru, who quit the AAP to rejoin the Congress Friday alleged that the AAP was working in collusion with the BJP for the upcoming Gujarat assembly polls.

Ex-Gujarat minister Jaynarayan Vyas resigns from BJP ahead of Assembly polls

After serving the BJP for the last 3 decades, the leader has handed in his resignation citing 'personal reasons'. A Gujarat Congress leader said Vyas is likely to join the party.

‘BJP trying to drown out talk of inflation & unemployment’, says Urdu press on Gujarat UCC panel

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

How ‘special privilege’ is letting Scindia loyalists in MP BJP take potshots at Chouhan govt

Tomar's pledge & Imarti Devi's remarks came month after 2 ministers in Chouhan-led MP govt accused chief secretary, close aide of CM, of helming a ‘nirankush’ administration.

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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.