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Rahul Shrivastava

Rahul Shrivastava

National affairs editor, India Today TVrahul.shrivastava@aajtak.com
The writer is national affairs editor, India Today TV.

By Rahul Shrivastava

Is there a way out for the Congress?

Commentators say that the biggest problem is that Rahul Gandhi is the chosen one and the party doesn’t know what he stands for.

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The ‘nataka’ of numbers in Karnataka: With Kumaraswamy's back against the wall, the fight is not easy for the BJP too

Will Kumaraswamy still be in his CM residence on Friday? Or will the tide turn? Here’s what the numbers say.

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A political drama of naked greed: How the Kar'nataka' played out and the MLAs rebelled

In Karnataka’s current political climate, loyalty is rare and commands a high premium. The BJP knows this. That's one reason why it's pushing, but slowly.

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UP The Enigma – Uttar Pradesh’s effect on Lok Sabha Polls 2019

One day before results, UP’s Modi vs Gathbandhan challenge boils down to chemistry vs arithmetic. But this simple equation has a complicated backdrop.

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II. UP's Gathbandhan Nama: Why and how SP-BSP created a 25-year-long divorce

There is a fascinating history to the extraordinary political reunification of the SP-BSP in UP. The merger has alarmed the BJP. But its base continues to be uneasy.

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I. UP's Gathbandhan Nama: Why and how SP-BSP created a 25-year-long divorce

There is a fascinating history to the extraordinary political reunification of the SP-BSP in UP. The merger has alarmed the BJP. But its base continues to be uneasy.

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Such Good Times: How Vijay Mallya left India, and can he ever be brought back?

Mallya’s desperation to stay in the UK is matched by the Indian government’s zeal to get him back. Who will win?

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Chanda Kochhar case: Why Arun Jaitley taking a swipe at the CBI is concerning

The latest case indicates virtual anarchy – CBI officials doing what suits them while the government has been “over-governing” the agency.

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Takeaways from 2018 Assembly exit polls

Come December 11, the results will bring important lessons for both BJP and the Congress.

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Christian Michel’s extradition: Amid the exchange of political fire, what the echoes of Bofors tell us

As BJP pulls out the big guns, it would do well to remember history before it starts shooting.

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Why the SC stance in the CBI turf war is a win for justice

The CVC vs CBI case is complex. But the apex court has already shown that justice cannot be for one side alone. It must be for all.

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Why India is worried about a fuel crisis as US sanctions against Iran near

The lone advantage New Delhi has is the fact that Tehran needs to sell its oil as desperately as India needs to buy it.

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Rajya Sabha deputy chairman polls: In BJP versus Congress fight, three regional players hold the key

A look at the possibilities, permutations and combinations for the August 9 election.

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NRC: Why Mamata Banerjee's stand on illegal immigrants has changed with changing political season

Back in 2005, the West Bengal CM, as an MP in Lok Sabha, had raised the issue of illegal immigrants in her state.

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A defence air ambulance and breach of secrecy: How help to AIADMK’s OPS leaves Nirmala Sitharaman defending herself

The BJP rivals are utilising the event to build a narrative against the Modi government.

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No-confidence motion: How Congress and other Opposition parties fell in BJP's trap

The principal opposition party, impatient to embarrass Modi and return to its position of political eminence, misread the party's reluctance to allow a trust vote

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Budget 2018: What happens behind the scenes

What happens inside finance ministry hours before the presentation in Parliament.

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Why choosing chief ministers for Gujarat and Himachal is BJP's new headache

Modi and Amit Shah have to pick leaders who will lead the party into the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, help retain the 2014 footprint and ensure wins in 2022.

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Why Rahul Gandhi is not appealing to Muslim voters in Gujarat or talking about riots

The party's soon-to-be president is tired of the Congress being seen as 'pro-minority' party.

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What Modi planned with demonetisation and what became of it

Contrary to Opposition’s claims, the RBI was always in the know of note ban.

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Arun Jaitley may be right. Demonetisation was not a complete disaster

Worst victims of corruption and the black economy mostly unscathed by note-ban, felt Narendra Modi was a prime minister with spunk.

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Why Modi-Adityanath's reputation is at stake in Phulpur by-poll

For the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, the battle will be a Waterloo, no less.

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It took Congress old-guard Ahmed Patel to defeat Modi-Amit Shah juggernaut

The fight for Gujarat Rajya Sabha seats has lessons for both Congress and BJP.

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What made Modi's man Arvind Panagariya quit NITI Aayog

Do bright minds lack the courage to shine in the unlit alleys of governance?

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How Nitish Kumar, the Chanakya of Bihar, had long plotted to dump Lalu Yadav

The orchestrated manner in which Bihar CM made his big political move and joined hands with BJP tells a gripping story.

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Venkaiah Naidu for vice-president, but does Modi have ministers to handle key portfolios?

It is time the PM rejigged his Cabinet and inducted new faces.

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What game are BJP and Opposition playing over vice-president’s election?

This time the Congress plans to announce the candidate first and NDA wants to go second.

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What BJP plans to achieve by turning screws on Lalu Prasad Yadav

A break in the Bihar alliance and hopes of the JD(U) inching back to the NDA camp it had left a few years ago is the not-so-hidden agenda.

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