Saturday, June 22, 2024

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After Kumaraswamy joins Modi cabinet, JD(S) Kerala chapter, part of ruling left, plans merger with RJD or SP or new party

The Janata Dal (Secular) [JD(S)] is facing an internal crisis as H.D. Kumaraswamy joins the third Narendra Modi cabinet as Heavy Industries Minister. The Kerala faction, which is part of the ruling left front and opposes the BJP alliance in Karnataka, is considering forming a new party or merging with another Janata Party.

Electoral battle in Mumbai; explained

Maharashtra is the focal point as 13 constituencies, including six key seats in Mumbai, head to the polls on Monday during the fifth and final phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
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Type of Hindutva, Bal Thackeray’s legacy…? How voters see Senas in Maharashtra

When asked, "Which party do you support this election?" the answer was immediate: "Shiv Sena." However, it was unclear which faction they meant. "Oh, Thackeray Sena," one replied. "Shinde's Sena," said another. The supporter of Uddhav Thackeray explained, "I support Bal Thackeray's ideology, and that's why I back his son's party." The second person echoed a similar sentiment but with a key difference: "I support Shinde because Bal Thackeray's Hindutva ideology is more strongly propagated by Shinde."

“We vote for Congress to avoid Modi’s rule, yet receive no support”: Mumbai slum residents in demolished homes

In the aftermath of the demolition, many residents, traditionally supporters of the Congress party, felt betrayed and neglected by all political parties including Congress.
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“Are you going to make Narendra Modi PM again?” asks Zakia Jafri

“Are you going to make Narendra Modi PM again?” asked Zakia Jafri, widow of former parliamentarian Ehsan Jafri, who was killed by a Hindutva mob in the 2002 Gujarat genocide.

“BJP doesn’t want our vote or presence; Congress knows we have no choice. We vote for Congress out of necessitude,” Gujarat genocide survivors

Twenty-two years after the Muslim genocide in Gujarat, the Muslims of Gujarat still live in fear. The survivors of the Gujarat Muslim genocide told Maktoob that the BJP, which orchestrated the pogrom, neither wants their vote nor wants to see them, while the Congress understands that the Muslims have no other option. "We are voting for Congress out of necessity," say the survivors.
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