Sharat Pradhan

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

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

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

 |   3-minute read

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

 |   4-minute read

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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POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Demonetisation has come as a leveller for India's poor

Modi's black money clean up drive has created an economic divide cutting across caste lines.

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POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Demonetisation can help Akhilesh give BJP a run for its money in UP

If people still have to stand in long queues without getting the bare minimum, the voter may see the UP CM as a ray of hope.

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POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

December 1 will be a crucial test for Modi's demonetisation drive

In the event of insufficient currency, the problem is likely to compound.

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POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

How Mayawati, Mulayam are trying to use demonetisation against Modi

BSP has come up with a unique formula to refill its coffers.

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POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Samajwadi Party silver jubilee: Despite show of unity, the swords are out

Akhilesh Yadav and uncle Shivpal did not hesitate to obliquely vent their ire against each other.

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POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav stands tall as SP leader, all by himself

Having been a dumb follower of his father and uncles all this while, his impressive Vikas Yatra establishes him as a leader.

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POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

In which Mulayam Singh Yadav does more damage than good

In his press conference, he ruled out any change in the status of Amar Singh and Ram Gopal Yadav.

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