Sharat Pradhan

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

POLITICS

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Akhilesh campaigning for rape accused minister Prajapati shows SP for who they are

His act of commission gave a handle to all his political adversaries in the middle of Assembly polls.

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POLITICS

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Why UP's Raja Bhaiya doesn't want to be a don anymore

Is it infamy about drowning his rivals in his private lake with a 'pet' crocodile that dissuaded people from taking on him in the polls?

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POLITICS

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Who stands to gain from UP's high voter turnout? Akhilesh or Modi?

Muslims came out in huge numbers to cast their ballot.

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POLITICS

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Mayawati is using RSS veteran's anti-reservation remarks to cripple BJP in UP polls

She has been using the card to attack PM Modi, whom BSP dubs anti-Dalit and anti-quota.

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POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav should be wary of Rahul's praise for arch-rival Mayawati

If intended at making room for a tie-up with BSP, it is not a healthy sign for SP-Congress 'Sangam'.

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POLITICS

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BJP's UP manifesto looks like a photocopy of Samajwadi Party's

Major promises made by Amit Shah in the manifesto remind one of Akhilesh Yadav's 'achievements'.

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POLITICS

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RSS has left Modi embarrassed before 2017 Assembly elections

Sangh leader Manmohan Vaidya’s suggestion that the reservation policy merits a review could cost the party dear in Uttar Pradesh.

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POLITICS

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How Amar Singh damaged Samajwadi Party and Yadav Parivar

Having been familiar with Mulayam Singh Yadav’s frailties, it was not difficult for the outsider to not only win him over, but also sideline the other Yadavs.

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POLITICS

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Why conspiring cousins Ram Gopal, Shivpal won't allow Mulayam, Akhilesh Yadav to call it truce

Early rapprochement looks distant as the main bone of contention now is the party president’s post.

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POLITICS

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Uttar Pradesh's 'Samajwadi Parivar' has made a mockery of being a political party

The damage done to the SP appears irreparable at this juncture.

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