Sharat Pradhan

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

POLITICS

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Utkal Express derailment: How railway minister let senior officials off the hook

Suresh Pabhu was not only absolving himself of all moral responsibility, but also his blue-eyed railway board chairman.

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POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath’s Janmashtami-Eid jibe aimed to divert public attention from Gorakhpur deaths

No one has ever heard of any 'ban' on celebration of the festival at police stations, so why else would he rake up the issue if not to divide communities?

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POLITICS

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Why Adityanath refuses to face facts and own up to Gorakhpur hospital deaths

When it came to presenting his first budget as chief minister, he did not hesitate to cut Uttar Pradesh's health budget by more than 50 per cent.

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POLITICS

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Gorakhpur children’s murder: Yogi Adityanath government is looking for a scapegoat

The Uttar Pradesh CM did not even bother to visit the grief-stricken parents.

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POLITICS

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Why UP BJP members complained to Amit Shah about CM Yogi Adityanath

Some party leaders feel impotent and ineffective as they used to feel during other regimes.

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POLITICS

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Why BJP is now afraid of Mayawati

The only way the saffron brigade can wriggle out of the mess can be by avoiding the Phulpur election.

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POLITICS

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Explosive truth about UP Assembly and Yogi Adityanath’s administration

Why the state government chose to deny having sent the powder to the central lab in Agra is a million dollar question.

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POLITICS

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What Adityanath's crackdown on Akhilesh Yadav's pet project means for UP

Is the intent behind the investigations to nail culprits or to build a hype to settle short-term political scores?

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POLITICS

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100 days of Yogi Adityanath government have been just disappointing

Uttar Pradesh CM's highly touted promise of 'minimum government-maximum governance' seems to have fallen flat.

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POLITICS

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BJP is eyeing Mayawati's Dalit vote bank by playing up Kovind card in 2019

Seen as a pro-upper caste outfit, the saffron party could not have found a better occasion to go to town proving its critics wrong.

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