Sharat Pradhan

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

POLITICS

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Does Yogi Adityanath foresee a Madhya Pradesh-like situation in UP?

He found it prudent to take certain pre-emptive measures to reassure the farmers that he actually meant business.

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POLITICS

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Babri Masjid demolition case: Hard times ahead for Joshi, Advani, Bharti and others

Framing of criminal charges against top BJP leaders by the special CBI court 25 years since the mosque’s demolition could be the final nail in the coffin.

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POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath proves he is no 'CM with a difference'

UP government denied permission to Allahabad HC to prosecute CM in Gorakhpur riots case.

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POLITICS

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Why no one cares about Nasimuddin Siddiqui-Mayawati spat

This was the umpteenth time that the BSP president and her blue-eyed boys were charged with minting money.

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POLITICS

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Modi's ban on red beacons is a sham in Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pardesh

The CM is blissfully unaware how all roads are shut to public once he and other VIPs are on the move.

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POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath's own people are dragging his reputation down in UP

Two recent incidents of violence have raised questions over his prowess as an administrator.

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POLITICS

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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

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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

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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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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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