Sharat Pradhan

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The writer is a senior journalist and political analyst based in Lucknow.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Babri Masjid demolition couldn't have happened without a premeditated plan. I know. I was there

It's difficult to comprehend how the giant and sturdy medieval structure could have been razed simply by the frenzied 'karsevak' mob in Ayodhya.

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POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Truth behind UP CM Adityanath rooting for a ban on triple talaq

The divide-and-rule logic guides the BJP's tirade.

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POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

From Yogi Adityanath to Adityanath Yogi - UP CM is making a difference

Each of his actions as chief minister seemed to convey that he meant business.

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POLITICS

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Barring farm loan waiver, Adityanath’s first cabinet meet was all talk, no show

It didn't go deeper to address the malaise that spreads mainly because farmers are denied remunerative prices for their produce.

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POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Has Yogi Adityanath really changed for the better?

How he conducts himself in the next two years could also be crucial to the political destiny of PM Modi in 2019.

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POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

A Muslim in Yogi Adityanath's cabinet has everyone surprised

Mohsin Raza comes as a surprise for all as the BJP had not cared to field even a single Muslim candidate in the recent state election.

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POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Yogi Adityanath as UP CM shows Modi still retains his Gujarat agenda

Behind the publicised 'inclusive' exterior there is the old Modi still around, waiting to return to his original plan at the right time.

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POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

How surgical strikes and demonetisation actually helped Modi win Uttar Pradesh

PM also found it easy to spread the word that Akhilesh Yadav's development was meant for the privileged living in the state capital.

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POLITICS

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Why Mulayam’s second wife chose to attack stepson Akhilesh Yadav now

How much it could damage SP's prospects in UP polls could be anybody’s guess.

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POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Shielding rape accused can be a reason Akhilesh Yadav loses UP polls

The chief minister has precious little in his defence.

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