Sharat Pradhan

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

POLITICS

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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

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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

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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

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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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POLITICS

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If Modi is winning UP elections, why the language of desperation

Wasn't BJP really confident it would be smooth sailing this election?

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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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