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Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

nilanjan.mukhopadhyay@gmail.com
Writer and journalist based in Delhi. His most recent books are Sikhs: The Untold Agony of 1984 and Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times.

By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Modi govt doing a Congress, replacing other loyalists with own

Appointment of independent directors in PSUs suddenly reminds of 'Na khaoonga, na khane doonga'.

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9 decisions by Modi as PM that have worked so far

Despite reservations of critics, his tactics have worked.

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Only way for BJP to win UP, it seems, is to burn Hindu-Muslim ties

It is banking on a mix of social polarisation, religious symbolism and nationalistic jingoism, topped with a few strands of the development yarn.

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BJP's cruel reaction to ex-serviceman's suicide is Modi's real #Sandesh2Soldiers

The central government is only interested in deriving political gain from the armed forces.

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Buried in Akhilesh's UP polls video is a subtle warning to Mulayam and Shivpal

It is also clear that this is probably just a teaser.

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How Yadav family feud will affect SP in UP polls 

As of now, BSP appears to be the bigger gainer from the internal fracas within Samajwadi Party.

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Why I will never use Ramdev's Patanjali products again

The yoga guru's political clout makes it easy for him to evade government scrutiny of his products and processes.

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Only Modi stands to gain from surgical attack on Pakistan

With UP, Punjab and Uttarakhand just months away from polls, the PM will attempt to leverage the strikes.

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Like it or not, Modi can't woo Muslims

The Sangh Parivar won't be able to win their confidence till the political clan continues to swear by their vintage icons.

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On Eid, Mulayam sacrifices son Akhilesh at the altar of UP politics

With Shivpal now at the helm of Samajwadi Party in the state, it's a clear advantage for BSP and others.

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Kejriwal has only himself to blame for AAP's mess in Punjab

If he doesn't change his game plan, he may end up damaging the party's prospects in other states, notably Goa and Gujarat.

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BJP has failed to defuse Hurriyat

It is time Rajnath Singh graduated from stating the obvious when it comes to Kashmir.

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Isn't Kejriwal betraying idea of AAP by sacking Sandeep Kumar?

By taking the escape route, the Delhi CM has shown that his party is just like any other political outfit.

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In which Modi must we trust?

The PM's many faces are serving an ideological goal and not a development objective.

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Sadly, alternative politics to BJP is also floundering

The policies of both Nitish Kumar and Siddaramaiah will strengthen the saffron party in the long run.

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Why did Modi's Independence Day speech lack fire?

PM's admirers would disagree; they would cite his reference to Balochistan, Gilgit and PoK as evidence of his bravado.

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Modi can no longer control gau rakshaks

Had he drawn the Laksham Rekha earlier, these forces would not have become so ambitious.

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How Modi reached out to Dalits without alienating gau rakshaks

Even while attacking cow vigilantism, PM displayed his latent communal perspective.

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Vijay Rupani as Gujarat CM is a disaster waiting to blow up in BJP's face

It must be remembered that Amit Shah has always aspired to be in the saddle in Gandhinagar.

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Morning after GST, what BJP must worry about

The biggest problem for the party is the erosion of political support in large parts of India.

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Anandiben Patel's resignation won't save BJP in Gujarat

The sorry situation the saffron party finds itself in is due to PM Modi's refusal to allow a strong second line of leadership to emerge in his home state.

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In doing a 'chota Modi', Kejriwal is doing a disservice to idea of AAP

Both the Delhi CM and the PM have striking similarities - authoritarian style of running their parties, stifling dissent, and a persecution complex.

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No hope, Modi government is not serious about GST

The Modi-Jaitley duo overhyped the Bill as a panacea for all problems and are now in a ‘heads I lose, tails you win’ situation.

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Modi has no one but himself to blame for BJP's upper caste mentality

PM's problem stems from allowing the likes of Dayashankar Singh to believe that every bit of upper caste tirade would be accepted in BJP.

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Dalits are seething in Modi's Gujarat and it will hurt BJP during polls

The incident in Una on July 11 cannot be seen in isolation.

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Sheila Dikshit will help Congress put blame on her in UP

The party is preparing grounds to deflect criticism of the Nehru-Gandhi family in the event of a dismal performance once again in the state.

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SC's Arunachal verdict is mega embarrassment for BJP

Heads must roll for holding constitutional norms to ransom.

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How Modi emerged the biggest winner in the Cabinet reshuffle

The changes in his ministerial team will enable him to be more exacting in his demand that Subramanian Swamy needs to be kept in check.

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Even Modi's 'biggest regret' is misplaced

Just as the PM's task is to build political consensus, it is upon the media to examine this consensus.

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Uniform Civil Code is a ploy for BJP to flame UP ahead of polls

Sadly, issue of Muslim women facing continued repression from a patriarchal order will die another silent death.

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