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Swati Chaturvedi

Swati Chaturvedi

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By Swati Chaturvedi

Development won't cut it: Why BJP may end up fielding Vanzara in Gujarat

It will be part of the back-to-communal-basics tactic adopted by BJP president Amit Shah.

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Despite poor show, why Yogi Adityanath has gone national as BJP's Hindutva icon

On Diwali, the UP CM will sound the poll bugle from Ayodhya for the 2019 General Elections.

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As Gujarat elections near, India's Modi fatigue should make BJP press the panic button

Sick of the PM's bombastic style, people are finding the inarticulate Rahul Gandhi refreshing.

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Why Arnab Goswami lied, and used Rajdeep Sardesai's story, about covering Gujarat riots

Journalists ideally speak truth to power, poor Arnab Goswami can't even speak the truth.

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Why Modi surrounds himself with incompetent leaders like Khattar and Adityanath

Despite fatal inadequacies of both UP and Haryana chief ministers, their purpose in BJP is to ensure PM’s ‘super man’ image stays intact.

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How AAP — with a seething Kejriwal — won Bawana by-election

The Delhi CM has realised that he needs to walk the talk in the capital before his show can go national.

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Why Nitish Kumar’s Bihar alliance with Lalu Prasad is safe

The CM is currently doing a tightrope walk, with some help from the Congress.

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What is Modi government's foreign policy - response from the MEA awaited

That in a single line is the institutional crisis that has gripped the foreign policy establishment.

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Nowhatta mob lynching: Real victims of Kashmir’s failing leadership are J&K cops

DSP Ayub Pandith was beaten to death by a crowd near Srinagar's Jamia mosque.

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Advani must be heartbroken today to not be BJP's President choice

By nominating Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proven he's not the bigger man.

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Modi and Amit Shah's next target: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A fourth term for him in MP would make him too powerful; hence he will be brought to Delhi as part of the fairly powerless Union Cabinet.

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Why celebs like Abhijeet, Sonu Nigam, Paresh Rawal are Modi's little helpers on social media

It's a chance for them to get the attention they desperately seek from paid troll hyena armies.

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Lynchings and hate crimes: Modi and BJP's mask is finally off

The most telling thing is the circumspect silence maintained by leaders of note.

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Truth behind talk of Congress undertaking a major surgery

Long-pending decisions are being made and leaders being moved for upcoming polls in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

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Real tragedy of Kashmir is Modi government's policy

Caught in the middle of this mindless muscle-flexing are the Army and the people of the Valley.

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Soldiers' bodies mutilated: Modi and Doval have muddled up India's Pakistan and China policy

No other government in India's history has worn 'nationalism' so much on its sleeve.

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Maoist attack and Kashmir crisis are a failure of Ajit Doval and Ram Madhav's policies

Why are the two men, along with the Centre, not being held to account?

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Ignored by Modi and Amit Shah, will Varun Gandhi join Congress?

After refusing to campaign for the BJP in the UP elections, he has been completely marginalised.

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Why Omar Abdullah is upset about Modi's 'tourism vs terrorism' comment on Kashmir

If urgent steps are not taken, the former CM said, we will be back to square one.

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BJP, desperate for Odisha, sniffs opportunity in Naveen Patnaik's BJD infighting

If the elections are held on schedule, the CM would be in power for a mind-blogging 20 years.

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It's not just Muslims, this is how Adityanath views Christians and women

Makes you wonder at the BJP's commitment to hugely publicised schemes such as 'beti bachao, beti padhao'.

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What Modi, Sangh plan to achieve with Yogi Adityanath as CM of Uttar Pradesh

Where does the much mentioned 'vikas' go? It will be reduced to another jumla like 'achhe din'.

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Rahul Gandhi, Modi's biggest weapon against Congress, should quit politics

It can't get any worse.

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How Modi's India spawned the neo-bigot age

Unfortunately, a democracy is only as good as the quality of dissent it allows.

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Why Rajnath Singh has bewildered BJP and angered Amit Shah

The home minister may increase the volume of his dissent depending on UP poll results.

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By the time Rahul Gandhi matures, Congress will be as good as dead

The BJP is unstoppable when it is faced with the party in a direct contest.

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Why the voter is the donkey in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections

Despite the surging crowds mobilised via Amit Shah's hugely financed poll machine, PM Modi and his speeches evoke the maximum derision.

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Amit Shah is not helping Modi win UP elections

BJP president is no longer the potent vote gatherer he was in 2014. Delhi and Bihar results are a proof.

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With Sonia out, Priyanka in, what will poor Rahul Gandhi do?

This has several implications for the Congress party.

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What does Rahul Gandhi want? Even Congress does not know

He jumps from cause to cause and then vanishes after a stray sound-bite.

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