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Aakash Mehrotra

Aakash Mehrotra

Social researchertrulyakash@gmail.com
Writer is a social researcher and travel blogger. He is also the author of The Other Guy.

By Aakash Mehrotra

Why the next political moves for 2019 will take place on Bihar's chessboard

A grand reshaping of caste alliances across UP and Bihar could significantly impact the 2019 elections. It could well be the last straw to break the BJP's back.

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How Blockchain can usher land reforms in the country

With multiple entities in the system, entrusted with land rights, secured record-keeping process will ensure transparency and instant flow of information.

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Modi no longer appears invincible. How the BJP is beginning to lose the narrative

The biggest warning sign for the party could be coming from the urban areas, once believed to be the party’s stronghold.

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Madhya Pradesh is caught in a caste whirlpool: Which party stands to lose the most

A visit across the state is enough to tell that anti-incumbency will hit the BJP hard. But the anti-BJP mood may not translate into a pro-Congress mood.

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Madhya Pradesh elections: How emergence of new tribal political outfits can change Congress’s fortunes

Having lost GGP, as an alliance partner, the grand old party is learnt to have shown willingness to join hands with the JAYS.

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Rise of Bhim Army: Is western UP gearing up for another political churning?

Who will this movement wipe off and whose resurgence can it lead to, are all questions to be answered in due time.

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Breathe, Delhi. Felling trees will only choke us faster

Merely 'greening' patches of land with saplings or larger plants serves no function.

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United Opposition needs more than just caste arithmetic to beat Modi in 2019

If it was the narrative of change and development that overshadowed everything else in 2014, the upcoming Lok Sabha polls are bound to get more local.

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Kairana by-polls result will answer whether caste forces can defeat Hindutva

The electoral arithmetic suggests this will be a close contest.

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Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: Why Siddaramaiah has an edge

With both Rahul Gandhi and Yeddyurappa relegated to the background, it's a direct fight between the Congress CM and Modi.

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Why India faces a major water crisis

Nearly 63 million people in India do not have access to safe drinking water.

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What the coming together of SP-BSP in Uttar Pradesh signifies

A victory in the by-polls would prove that a multi-corner fight with a tactical understanding among Opposition parties can yield victory against BJP.

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Will the Lingayat gamble work in Karnataka or start a Hindu vote war?

History has it that the BJP benefits every time the narrative shifts to religious undertones.

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Rahul Gandhi reaching out to Dalits may hurt BJP's chances in Gujarat polls

Ordinary citizens referring to this election as a 50-50 affair indicates it is a tight contest.

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Gujarat Assembly elections: What BJP has that Congress doesn't

Though the grand old party has support from caste groups, the saffron party has a strong organisational structure in the state.

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Gujarat elections: Apart from Rahul Gandhi, BJP will be tested by Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mavani, Alpesh Thakor

The saffron party's popularity in the state is at an all-time low.

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Gujarat Assembly elections: BJP should be afraid of Congress

With the incumbent government facing anti-incumbency, the grand old party has a chance to make a mark.

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Siddaramaiah is playing BJP's game to retain Karnataka CM seat

His current moves are everything the Congress had never been known for and the saffron party had taken pride in.

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BJP-RSS has taken India on a dangerous path by distorting Hinduism

Establishing Hindu hegemony in a Hindu majority country may seem like a joke, but that has become the core of cultural nationalism.

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Modi is disappointing: Gau rakshaks part of PM's new vision of India?

His stoic silence on matters which hack at the social fabric of the country has been disappointing.

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Why BJP sniffs an opportunity in forming the government in Tripura

Anti-incumbency, besides organisational prowess and a grip over grass-roots issues, is all it needs to upset Manik Sarkar's prospects.

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UP election results: Too soon to write obituaries of SP, BSP, Congress

They will have to let go of their egos and settle to win a bigger battle.

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Small parties could play spoilsport in Uttar Pradesh election

Coming together of Nishad and Peace Party bodes ill for big players.

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Whether BJP sweeps Uttar Pradesh elections will be decided now

The real winner will be the one who can make the core voter base stick to the party.

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Rahul allying with Akhilesh for UP polls will fully hit Modi in 2019

Expect more informal tie-ups, more smiles and hugs in the Indian political landscape.

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A 'defeated' Ajit Singh is still fighting to reclaim RLD's lost glory in Uttar Pradesh

The party is betting high on carefully constructed Jat-Muslim social coalition.

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Will Muslims fail to side with Mayawati this UP elections?

Facing a young CM and a media-savvy BJP, BSP supremo's invisibility and lack of connect could cost her the battle.

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What to expect from Goa polls

The multi-cornered fight between BJP, Congress, AAP and regional parties signals a hung verdict.

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