#Express5: Delhi’s new Aambrella Party; Rajkot temple to have Modi idol

Here is a selection of five must-read stories from today’s edition of The Indian Express.

By: Express News Service | Updated: February 12, 2015 9:33 am
The front page of today's Indian Express edition. The front page of today’s Indian Express edition.

Here is a selection of must-read 5 stories from Indian Express today.

1. Day after BJP’s debacle in Delhi Polls

The Delhi BJP president, Satish Upadhyay said this would be part of the party’s introspection. The BJP was reduced from 31 seats in 2013 to just three. Upadhyay felt that too much focus on Kejriwal gave a mileage to the AAP, and earned Kejriwal sympathy from all corners. Creating a apathy for Modi- led BJP.

READ: BJP Delhi chief says could have avoided Kejriwal-centric campaign

2. Narendra Modi, the God

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been worshiped in this Rajkot temple for 11 years now. The disciples now all set to inaugurate his marbel ‘idol’ and has spent  Rs 1.7 lakh on the project. The youth faction of the party also plans to place idols of Bharat Mata and Swami Vivekananda in the premises.  

READ: Rajkot temple dedicated to Modi set to be ‘inaugurated’ on Sunday

3. The Deciding Factor

Analysis of the Delhi’s historic verdict has been going on to understand what exactly was the factor that eclipsed the BJP. Through our post-poll analysis we tried to gauge the predominant factors, mostly it was given away to the BJP’s party-centric voting pattern, versus AAP’s Janta Ka CM Kejriwal.

READ: Among factors that decided one’s vote, CM preference was often the clincher

4. Opinion

It may be argued that this is only one electoral loss for the BJP, after a spectacular streak of victories, with the Lok Sabha win followed by triumphs in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand (and in the Jammu region of J&K). It is also true that the issues and the nature of competition in assembly elections are different from those in national parliamentary elections.

READ: Checkpoint Delhi by Suhas Palshikar

5. World Cup 2015

So what are India’s chances for World Cup 2015? I believe that we have a fairly good chance of going far into the tournament. The talent and ability of this young team is unquestionable and if they get a couple of morale-boosting victories early in the tournament, they will pose a serious threat to the title.

READ: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Emotional investment

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