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INDIA bloc 10, BJP 2: Assembly bypolls across seven states perk up Oppn camp further

Congress and TMC won 4 seats each, while DMK and AAP each bagged 1 seat. Independent won in Bihar’s Rupauli, handing outgoing MLA Bima Bharti 2nd electoral defeat in 2 months. Key Points

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Wiped out in Jharkhand tribal seats, BJP rakes up ‘demographic change’ due to ‘Bangladeshi infiltrators’

Recent HC order asking Soren govt to push back Bangladeshi infiltrators has come as shot in arm for opposition party. Jharkhand is set for polls in November-December. Key Points

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Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies. Key Points

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BJP is caught in its own Maharashtra trap. It has little to gain in Assembly polls

The BJP can’t afford to be seen as undermining Eknath Shinde, a Maratha leader. He is a bigger challenge to the party than Uddhav Thackeray ever was. Key Points

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Akali Dal calls move to oust Sukhbir Badal 'dangerous conspiracy', Harsimrat blames 'BJP's stooges'

Punjab BJP refutes allegations, says Badal should introspect why SAD has been seeing downslide since breaking ties with BJP. Rebellion in SAD comes after poor performance in LS polls. Key Points

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BJP-Jat ties fraying at both ends. Dwindling electoral support, just 2 junior ministers in Modi 3.0

Jats rallied around BJP after Vajpayee govt included them in OBC list. Twenty-five years later, community’s voting trend in 2024 shows declining trust between Jats and BJP. Key Points

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Friction in Jharkhand BJP ahead of state polls as Sita Soren blames party leaders for Lok Sabha loss

BJP leaders deny allegations that they worked to ensure Sita Soren's defeat in Dumka seat. Several instances of infighting as party prepares for tough assembly battle. Key Points

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Modi fell prey to 'too much greed', BJP lost wherever Ram ji went on padyatra — Puri Shankaracharya

When someone aims over his capacity, he ends up performing badly, says Swami Nischalananda Saraswati. This is the 2nd jibe from a Shankaracharya since party's setback in LS polls. Key Points

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Haryana BJP rushes to placate Dalits before assembly polls, Congress looks to blunt rival's OBC push

SCs and Jats together helped Congress snatch 5 of state’s 10 Lok Sabha seats from BJP. CM Saini-led govt is now pushing welfare schemes in bid to win over Dalits. Key Points

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‘Unnecessary’ tie-up — Organiser piece brings out NCP-BJP cadre dynamics as Mahayuti licks its wounds

Alliance hurt BJP's brand value, writes RSS's Ratan Sharda. NCP minister Chhagan Bhujbal vehemently denies any likelihood of alliance playing role in BJP's poor performance in state. Key Points

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India’s newly galvanized opposition strikes back with ‘mandate to save democracy’

At the start of the year, Narendra Modi launched his unofficial election campaign from the steps of a grand Hindu temple. India was about to enter a “divine” era, he said, declaring the beginning of a “new time cycle.” Key Points

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Mamata clinches Bengal for TMC again

TMC's Mamata Banerjee leads in West Bengal with 25 seats, defying exit polls. Her mass following and doorstep delivery scheme boost her government's perception. | Latest News India Key Points

Hindustan Times

CM Pema Khandu leads BJP to victory in Arunachal Pradesh, retains power with a brute majority

BJP won 46 of the state's 60 seats. NDA partner NPP came a distant 2nd, winning 5 seats, followed by Ajit Pawar faction of NCP, which got 3. Khandu is set to return as CM for 3rd term. Key Points

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The four battleground states that can swing election results

BJP strategizes to secure a third term, relying on allies to offset potential losses. Key states like Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, and Maharashtra will influence Lok Sabha results. Challenges from regional parties, TMC in West Bengal, BJD in Odisha, and political uncertainties in Maharashtra may impact BJP's performance. Key Points

Economic Times

‘Did God send these?’ — BJP ‘bulldozer rally’ ahead of Yogi’s Sirsa visit invites Congress barbs

Congress's Kumari Selja slams BJP, says those in power think they will intimidate people of Haryana. Political expert sees it as a tactic to 'divide people'. Key Points

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Karnataka cops lodge FIR against BJP's Nadda, Malviya on Congress' complaint over intimidation of SC, ST m

An FIR has been filed against BJP leaders JP Nadda, BY Vijayendra, and Amit Malviya by Congress in Karnataka, alleging intimidation of SC/ST community members through a social media post. Congress claims the post aimed to create hostility and prejudice. BJP is also accused of breaching the model code by depicting Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah unfavorably. Key Points

Economic Times

Revanna sex scandal: Why JD(S) matters for the BJP in Karnataka

BJP and JD(S) face crisis over sexual harassment allegations against Prajwal Revanna in Karnataka. BJP distances, JD(S) suspends amid SIT probe. Congress exploits scandal. Karnataka crucial for BJP's South India strategy with JD(S) alliance aiming for 20 seats. Key Points

Economic Times

'Voter fatigue', eye on Hindi heartland — what's behind Modi's renewed focus on Muslims & mangalsutras

With elections now entering Hindi heartland states, BJP is invoking emotive issues. Development and corruption alone aren't enough to ‘energise’ BJP cadres, say party sources. Key Points

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How Congress is trying to break BJP's grip on India's IT capital Bengaluru

Bengaluru has 4 LS seats, 1 with Congress & rest with BJP. Analysts say city's voters look to benefit from rapid growth & may not be very concerned with trends in other parts of state. Key Points

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BJP bid to carve out space in TN hits unlikely roadblock — a DMK-AIADMK ploy to keep ‘outsider’ out

Dravidian parties keeping BJP out of Lok Sabha election rhetoric after realising BJP is eyeing state election, say political analysts. Since 1967, either DMK or AIADMK has ruled state. Key Points

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Tamil Nadu: DMK aims to repeat 2019 outcome; AIADMK seeks return while BJP pins hopes on Annamalai factor

The DMK Congress alliance has been harping on the fact that voting a BJP-ruled government is a challenge to federalism. It has labelled the BJP as a threat to the minority and Dalit communities. On the campaign trail, the DMK alliance has labelled the BJP as an upper caste party which, if it comes to power, would not allow Tamil people to eat non-vegetarian food. The party has attacked the Centre for releasing less funds to states like Tamil Nadu. The demand for scrapping of NEET by the DMK has found wide support in TN as it allegedly puts Tamil students at a disadvantage. The Opposition parties are harping on the alleged corruption involving Stalins family, the drug racket issue and the high prices of electricity in the state. Key Points

Economic Times

No breakthrough in talks between BJP and Kshatriyas

Kshatriya community demands Pashottam Rupala's removal from BJP's candidate list due to controversial comments. Stalemate persists despite apologies, with community leaders vowing not to negotiate further. Key Points

Economic Times

Vijender Singh on switching to BJP: ‘I slept for a while then woke up...’

Vijender Singh said on Wednesday, “I have joined the BJP in the interest of the nation and to serve the people. I want to help more and more people.” | Latest News India Key Points

Hindustan Times

'We will not let her escape': BJP sues AAP's Atishi for 'join us or go to jail' claim

The BJP has issued a legal notice to Aam Aadmi Party's Atishi after she alleged being coerced to join the BJP or face arrest. At a press briefing, Atishi claimed she was approached by a close associate of BJP, prompting the party to threaten legal action unless she substantiates her claims. Key Points

Economic Times

'Deliberate strategy:' Congress slams BJP over Jyoti Mirdha's remarks on ‘change in Constitution’

In the video, Mirdha could be heard saying ‘several tough decisions need to be taken in the country’s interest. We have to make constitutional amendments for them.’ Key Points

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Electoral bonds stink. PM Modi must ask tough questions to BJP fund managers

PM Modi can’t keep track of every donation the party receives and every clean chit a party-led government gives. So it's up to him to rise above the emerging consensus & ask tough questions. Key Points

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RSS has climbed the Kerala mountain, but where's the BJP?

Young Communists joined the RSS after the Emergency and fuelled its growth in Kerala. Such has been the growth in RSS 'shakhas' that the state was divided into two 'pranths' recently. While the RSS is growing, why hasn't the BJP been able to translate the groundwork into electoral gains? Key Points

India Today

Lok Sabha Elections: ‘Abki baar 400 paar’, Modi supporters hold car rally in Atlanta | Watch

BJP supporters organize car rally in London and Australia with over 250 participants showing support for Modi in 2024 elections. UK Parliamentarian Bob Blackman highlights Indian diaspora's role in shaping homeland's future. Key Points

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If you apply for CAA, you will lose citizenship for 5 years: Mamata Banerjee to Matuas

The promise of implementing CAA was a major electoral plank for BJP in the last Lok Sabha and assembly polls in West Bengal. The community, with more than one crore voters in the state, is spread over Nadia, Cooch Behar, North and South 24 Parganas districts bordering Bangladesh. The Trinamool Supremo went on to say she always cared about the Matua community and when Boroma, the matriarch of the Matua community, was alive, she bore all the expenses of Boroma's treatment. Key Points

Economic Times

Nitin Gadkari predicts Southern support to achieve PM Modi's 370 target, says BJP has highest TRP in count

BJP won 303 seats on its own in the 2019 elections but its tally in the outgoing Lok Sabha is now 288. This follows some bypoll losses and resignations of some MPs after they recently moved to state assemblies. Key Points

Economic Times

Ex-diplomat, a singer & three defectors — who are BJP's candidates in Punjab

BJP’s first list contains 3 defectors — former Congress leaders Ravneet Singh Bittu & Preneet Kaur & ex-AAP MP Sushil Rinku. The party has also fielded singer Hans Raj Hans from Faridkot. Key Points

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacks BJP over Janardhan Reddy's re-entry into the party

Taking to social media platform X, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote, Janardhan Reddy, accused in the Rs 35,000 crore scam, joined the BJP. 20 different cases are against him, including 9 CBI cases. There are allegations of destroying forests and mines. There are allegations of an attempt to buy the judge for Rs 40 crore instead of bail. Key Points

Economic Times

Ex-diplomat Taranjit Sandhu in BJP's 8th list, actor Sunny Deol dropped

BJP has released its 8th list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Notably, the ruling party has fielded ex-diplomat Taranjit Sandhu from Punjab's Amritsar seat and dropped veteran actor Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur. Key Points

India Today

BJP forms election manifesto committee under Rajnath Singh for Lok Sabha elections

Lok Sabha BJP manifesto: The Bharatiya Janata Party has appointed Rajnath Singh to lead the election manifesto committee, aiming for a third consecutive term in power. Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal will serve as convener and co-convener, respectively. Key Points

Economic Times

Politics or films? BJP's Mandi candidate Kangana Ranaut ready to work full time if…

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, a BJP candidate, pledged to serve the people of Mandi constituency full-time if elected in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. She promised to be a voice for the people, citing Swami Vivekananda, Sadhguru ji, and PM Modi as her inspirations. Key Points

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Strict action against those trying to murder the democracy, Rahul Gandhi's 'Guarantee' after Congress ge

The Congress has lodged complaints against the income tax department's actions, alleging bias and political targeting. Rahul Gandhi, along with other party leaders, condemned what they see as attempts to undermine democracy through financial intimidation. They accuse the tax authorities of selective enforcement, claiming the BJP has escaped penalties despite significant violations. Key Points

Economic Times

Ananthkumar Hegde, Pragya Thakur, Ramesh Bidhuri — why BJP denied tickets to Hindutva firebrands

Latest to join list is former Union minister and six-time MP Anantkumar Hegde. Yet some like Shobha Karandlaje & Madhavi Latha have managed to get poll tickets. Key Points

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AAP's lone Lok Sabha MP Sushil Rinku joins BJP with an AAP MLA, Punjab BJP chief says 'more to come'

Rinku is 3rd sitting MP to join BJP after Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu & Patiala MP Preneet Kaur — both from Congress. Most joining BJP expect to be fielded as LS poll candidates. Key Points

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Scions of former royals flood BJP's party ticket list ahead of Lok Sabha elections

The BJP has emerged as a preferred political destination for scions of former royal families as the Lok Sabha elections approach. With 10 descendants receiving tickets from the party, including Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar from Mysore, Mahima Kumari Vishwaraj Singh Mewar from Rajsamand, and Kriti Singh Debbarma from Tripura East, the trend is evident across various regions. Key Points

Economic Times

Going solo: BJP sees its chance in political churn in Punjab

The BJP's solo venture in Punjab aims to capitalize on internal party dynamics, including the induction of key figures from rival parties, to strengthen its position in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and potentially emerge as a dominant political force in the state. Also, the BJP might want to test its own strength by going solo. Punjab has a sizable Hindu population of 38.5% and the party might want to test if it can come in its own by consolidating votes of Hindus. Key Points

Economic Times