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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Explained Politics


Explained: What is Clause 6 of Assam Accord?

August 11, 2020 7:57 pm

Who are the ‘Assamese people’ for whom it is intended? What safeguards has a committee recommended for them? Why has a section of the committee released its recommendations independently?

Explained: Why is Mayawati wooing Brahmins again ahead of 2022 Assembly elections?

August 12, 2020 12:59 pm

In 2012, when Mayawati lost to the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Akhilesh Yadav became CM, only seven of BSP’s 51 Brahmin candidates were elected. In 2017, BSP gave tickets to 52 Brahmins and only four of them could win.

Explained: As the curtains fall on Rajasthan drama, four takeaways from a month of crisis

August 12, 2020 1:05 pm

Rajasthan political crisis: Having failed to topple his party's government, what did Sachin Pilot gain, and what did he lose? How has Ashok Gehlot emerged from the crisis? And what does all this mean for the Congress, the Gandhis and the BJP?

ExplainSpeaking: Waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech

August 11, 2020 9:41 am

Given the way PM Modi used his enhanced political mandate to push the BJP’s political agenda, his Independence Day speech might contain signals on how he plans to use his political capital after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Explained: The negative imports list for defence announced by Rajnath Singh

August 11, 2020 11:50 am

Announcing the policy, Singh said that the Defence Ministry is “now ready for a big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative” and will introduce “import embargo on 101 items beyond given timeline to boost indigenisation of defence production”.

Manoj Sinha, the new L-G of J&K: A hard taskmaster with a congenial style

August 07, 2020 8:38 am

Manoj Sinha, an engineer with a reputation for quick decision-making and delivering on time, is a three-time Lok Sabha MP and former Union Minister.

Between their lines, PM Narendra Modi, Mohan Bhagwat frame how a promise was delivered

August 07, 2020 8:33 am

Modi, on both Article 370 and the Ram temple, has, to the Sangh, underlined what electoral power can achieve and, in the process, reinforced his political credibility like no other leader in the BJP. And this, largely on his own terms.

Explained: The significance of Ayodhya, August 5

August 07, 2020 8:35 am

Ayodhya Ram Mandir: For decades, India’s politics has been shaped by a tussle between two competing grand ideas: composite nationalism and cultural nationalism. The laying of the foundation for the Ram Temple marks the demise of an old political consensus, and the beginning of a new journey.

Explained: Milestones in the Ayodhya Ram temple journey

August 06, 2020 9:45 am

The events leading to the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya have shaped one of the longest journeys — legal, cultural, religious and political — in India’s history, beginning before Independence. A look back at some of the milestones in the journey.

Explained: The intertwined journeys of Narendra Modi and the temple in Ayodhya

August 06, 2020 10:02 am

On August 5, the Prime Minister will announce the triumphant culmination of the campaign that L K Advani’s Ram Rath Yatra unleashed nearly 30 years ago, when he lays the foundation stone of the Temple in Ayodhya.