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BJP's Future Just Keeps Getting Brighter With Another Win

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The mad season of Legislative Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur are over, with BJP winning 4 out 5 states. Only Punjab saw the change, where AAP got a massive victory, claiming 92 seats out of 117 seats. Captain Amarinder Singh was removed as Chief Minister of Punjab by the Congress leadership, who replaced him with CS Channi and elected Navjot Sidhu as the party's president. Sidhu has made a name for himself as a one-man show. Making a Dalit the Chief Minister, on the other hand, was a wise decision. For unknown reasons, the Congress lacked the confidence and conviction to shut down Sidhu, who was doing everything he could to sabotage Channi's chances. This mistake cost Congress its pride in Punjab. But rather than the massive collapse of the Congress, the bigger story is UP. Uttar Pradesh, India's most populated state with a population of over 23 crores, has given the judgement for its legislative assembly election, with BJP winning

UP Elections

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Wave Of Hindutva Or Revamping Of Mandal Politics? The Indian democracy will see five elections this year, the most important and most contested of which is the UP elections, being the largest contributor to the parliamentary elections, winning Uttar Pradesh has always been the key towards winning the Hindu Heartland.  Uttar Pradesh, India's most populated state with a population of over 23 crores, is going to have its state election for 403 legislative seats from 10 February to 7 March in seven phases and results will be declared on 10 March.  UP is the heart of Hindutva Politics. The Mascot of BJP’s political empire which stretches across the nation. UP is also BJP’s template for electoral politics. In the 2017 assembly election, the BJP had won a massive 325 seats while the then Alliance of SP and the Congress had to settle for 54 seats only. If the 2017 UP polls were defined as a wave of Hindutva, then can 2022 be defined as the comeback of Mandal Politics.  It may be too early

Two years since Article 370: A major success for the NDA?

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  Two years after Indian parliament revoked the autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narender Modi’s government seems to have succeeded in bringing the region under its direct control.On 5 August 2019, a proposal to abolish Article 370 and 35A implemented in Kashmir was introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah in the Rajya Sabha. After which President Ram Nath Kovind also approved it after the resolution was passed in the Rajya Sabha. After getting approval from the President, Article 370 and 35A were abolished from Jammu and Kashmir. After this big decision of the central government, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were separated and divided into two separate union territories.   After the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said, 'Now our country can move forward on the path of peace and development.' He said that this step will further strengthen the policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism. Shah exuded confidence th

UAPA- Tool To Shut Dissent in India

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  The death of Stan Swamy, the Jesuit priest and activist, India’s oldest political prisoner who died in jail, waiting for bail for nine months, at the age of 84 has brought the spotlight back on the Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA), the primarily counter-terror Law in India.  The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) 1967 is the  primary counter-law in India. The terror law has come under sharp scrutiny recently with various courts finding application of the UAPA (arbitrary). About The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)  Passed in 1967, the law aims at effective prevention of Unlawful activities in India. The ACT assigns absolute power to the central government, by way of which if the Centre (deems) an activity as unlawful then it may by way of an official Gazette, declare it so.  It has death penalty and life imprisonment as highest punishments. Under UAPA, both India and foreign nationals can be charged. It will be applicable to the offenders in the same manner, ev

Petrol Price Hike : Horrors of the Past Return

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 The fuel prices in the country have been on an upward trend since ever since the declaration of assembly election in five states on May 2 2021, after oil marketing companies (OMCs) resumed their price increases in May 2021. In many states, the petrol prices have already crossed Rs 100/Liter and many states, they are inching closer to that mark. There was a total of 16 prices hike in the month of June - the same as in May 2021.   Petrol/ Diesel Pricing in India The major things on which petrol prices depends are: 1. Cost of refined crude oil 2 . Price to dealer, dealers commission and Excise duty (Central Gov), VAT (State Gov) 3. Price paid by Customer The price of fuel is governed by the international market. WTI crude oil comes from USA while Brent crude comes from Europe’s North Sea. OPEC basket comes from middle Eastern countries and Africa. Oil prices at international market at present (per barrel): -                a) WTI crude: $73.75                b) Brent crude: $75.51  

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