NEWSPAPERS SCAN- MARCH -12
The results of the Assembly elections dominate the front pages of all the papers with most highlighting the massive victory for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. The Hindustan Times declares, ” Modi is King of the Heartland” while the Pioneer describes the BJP’s victory as a ‘Saffron Tsunami”. ‘ MODI WINS HEART OF INDIA’ writes Times of India adding GETS HEAD START FOR 2019. Indian express says it is ‘MODI’S MARCH’
With attention now turning to government formation in the states, the Times of India reports “4 in race for UP CM, but Shah will be Super CM”. Highlighting the names of possible contenders the Economic Times says “Manoj Sinha, Santosh Gangwar, Swatantra Dev, Suresh Khanna and Siddharth Nath Singh seen as probables”.
The ramifications of these results will be felt in different ways. “NDA gets a vote boost to pick next President” says the Times of India. The Indian Express writes “Stage set for Rajya Sabha churning, Mayawati’s seat at risk”. Regarding developments within the Samajwadi Party after its poor performance in UP, The Asian Age writes ” Mulayam, Shivpal all set to add fuel to family fire”. The Economic Times quotes Finance Minister Arun Jaitely as saying “Stronger after impressive victory, Modi sarkar to push ahead with much needed reforms”.
A Maoist attack on the CRPF in Sukma in Chattisgarh is prominently covered in the papers. The Mail today states “Year’s worst Naxal strike kills 12 CRPF personnel”.
Calcutta High Court Judge Justice Karnan’s response to the contempt of court notice issued to him by the Supreme Court gets wide traction in the press. The Hindu quotes Justice Karnan as saying “SC order an error”.
Most papers report that the original Nobel Peace citation awarded to child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi which had been stolen from his home, has been found in Delhi.