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Kamlesh Sutar

Kamlesh Sutar

Deputy editor, India Today Television.kamlesh.sutar@aajtak.com
The writer is deputy editor at India Today Television.

By Kamlesh Sutar

Sharad Pawar and the Karma Connection: Shiv Sena-BJP are showing Sharad Pawar his own tricks today

He famously engineered many defections and party splits. With his own MLAs now deserting the NCP ship, is political karma catching up with Sharad Pawar?

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The Maha Turnaround: Decoding a Resurgent Raj Thackeray 

Despite not fighting these elections, Raj Thackeray has emerged as a huge force in Maharashtra's polls, grabbing public attention and making the BJP nervous. How?

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Enter, Prashant Kishor: The recent meeting between the JD(U) pollster and the Shiv Sena has raised many questions

Why was poll strategist and JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor recently meeting with Shiv Sena's top leadership? Was this about new plans for the upcoming polls — or for national roles after the polls?

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Supreme Court allows Mumbai dance bars to open: Why it will be a catch-22 situation for the state government

The state government will now have to bear the brunt of moral policing of the urban middle class.

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Shiv Sena has wrested Ram from BJP, just like BJP took away Shivaji from Sena

Uddhav Thackeray’s Ayodhya visit was strategic in more ways than one.

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Owaisi-Prakash Ambedkar alliance in Maharashtra: Third front or advantage BJP?

The tie-up looks formidable on paper. While there are factors working in its favour, it faces serious challenges too.

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Why BJP is floundering to find a replacement for Manohar Parrikar in Goa

With the Congress waiting in the wings, managing the present coalition is certainly going to be tough for the BJP.

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Right-wing terror: How politics delayed tightening the noose around Sanathan Sanstha

The previous Congress and NCP governments in Maharashtra too did little to act on the proposed ban on the Sanstha.

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How Maratha reservation protest has caught Devendra Fadnavis in a trap

Any stand the Maharashtra chief minister takes on the quota issue is bound to be seen through the prism of his caste.

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Why BJP bagging Palghar by-poll seat is a personal victory for Devendra Fadnavis

This fight was ultimately between Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray.

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Raj Thackeray interviewing Sharad Pawar is about sending Modi and BJP a message

The NCP chief agreeing to share the stage with the MNS founder in itself says a lot.

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On meeting Bhima Koregaon violence accused Sambhaji Bhide

In old Sangli, where the Hindutva rabble-rouser lives, there is hardly anyone who doesn't know or follow him.

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How Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary turned into a riot

The Brahmin versus Maratha socio-political conflict had a third angle of the Dalits.

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History comes full circle as BJP govt celebrates Dalit victory in Battle of Bhima Koregaon

The 200th year of the combat has not only marked Mahars' assertion against Peshwas but also brought the subaltern narrative into the mainstream.

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How GST, demonetisation and Patidars have made Surat the epicentre of Gujarat polls

The diamond hub is the symbol of the entire battle for the state.

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Do farm loan waivers really work?

Let's examine two major decisions in the past pertaining to such a special package.

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Why BMC, Zilla Parishad polls have turned into one big dynastic joke in Maharashtra

The rules of the game change when it's your family.

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Why Thackerays have a love-hate relationship with Bollywood

Tinseltown celebrities, time and again, have been forced to knock on the doors of Mumbai’s first political family

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Maharashtra local poll results are stamp of approval for Modi's demonetisation

Both Devendra Fadnavis and Sharad Pawar had a lot at stake.

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After drought, demonetisation puts Marathwada farmers on the edge

Lack of cash at markets and traders' refusal to accept old currency are resulting in a monumental setback.

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Vijay Rupani’s crowning as Gujarat CM proves only Amit Shah calls the shots

Despite stiff resistance from Anandiben Patel, her protégé Nitin Patel and once a clear frontrunner, was made the deputy.

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HC verdict on EBC quota will add to BJP's misery in Gujarat

Patidar agitation, Una unrest, and now this.

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Why Saurabh Patel is best placed to be next Gujarat CM

The job of the new chief minister is going to be tough, considering the complications before the BJP.

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