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A Saye Sekhar

A Saye Sekhar

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Saye Sekhar is a political analyst and an independent journalist.

By A Saye Sekhar

Why narcissism marked the schemes in Jagan's AP Budget

Almost a dozen schemes were named after YSR, while three welfare schemes have ‘Jagananna’ as their adjective, if not a proper noun.

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How TRS brought the MLC election into spotlight

By fielding PV Narasimha Rao’s daughter and educationist Surabhi Vani Devi, Telangana Rashtra Samithi has turned the Graduates' MLC election into an interesting contest.

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Jagan talked about future and Naidu spoke of the past in a match of ‘tense’ moments

Chandrababu Naidu's airport sit-in failed to create a buzz like YS Jaganmohan Reddy's protest managed to in 2017.

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Why KTR's coronation as Telangana Chief Minister looks almost certain

New leadership could give a new dimension to governance and KTR could infuse the much-needed youthfulness into the processes, while continuing the old-world charm of KCR's governance.

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Why BJP leaders are meeting TRS, YSR Congress chiefs silently

KCR and Jaganmohan Reddy’s silence over their recent Delhi visits reveals more than it hides.

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GHMC: With BJP making inroads into Telangana, how TRS should correct its course

Though the TRS has emerged the single largest party in the 150-seat GHMC general body, it has been humbled by the number of votes.

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Why the high-octane Hyderabad campaign will change national political equations

PM Modi is visiting Hyderabad on an action-packed day when all political parties are grossly involved in electioneering for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

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How BJP's win in Dubbaka by-election has stupefied TRS

A stunned KCR has already begun introspecting the reasons for his party's defeat in the Dubbaka by-elections.

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Why Chief Justice of India should examine Jagan Reddy's letter

Andhra CM Jaganmohan Reddy’s letter to the CJI, levelling allegations against Justice NV Ramana and some judges of the AP High Court, has opened the proverbial can of worms.

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Why Jagan moved quickly to grant Rs 1 crore to Vizag gas leak victims

The government is likely to make LG Polymers pay a significant portion of the relief handed over to the victims.

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Telangana firmly on the path of development as Andhra deals with past TDP mistakes

The TRS government is balancing development and welfare. YSR Congress is busy fixing problems created by its predecessor.

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Decoding Jagan’s aye and KCR’s nay for Citizenship (Amendment) Act

Jagan’s assent, KCR’s dissent and Chandrababu Naidu’s inconsequential support for the CAA need to be evaluated in the light of the states’ politics.

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Fear Factor: The different kinds of dread that are pushing the main Telugu parties to rally with the BJP

There is very little in common between Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chandrababu Naidu and KCR. Except for their sudden warmth to the BJP on key political issues. What explains this camaraderie?

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Why Chandrababu Naidu, not Jagan Mohan Reddy, should be blamed for World Bank 'dropping' $300 million loan for Amaravati

Does the truncated and cash-strapped state of Andhra Pradesh need the world's best capital city or just a functional capital to begin with?

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From Raja to Commoner Rank: Once AP CM, Chandrababu Naidu is today facing a huge reversal of fortune

Used to regal treatment, Naidu now undergoes frisking, downgrading of privileges, even the breaking of structures he built. His party alleges it's vendetta. Yet, it's all within the rules.

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Checkmate for Chandrababu Naidu? As TDP MPs join BJP, Naidu may meet his nemesis in his own proteges

Is BJP going to wipe out TDP from Andhra? Or is the TDP MPs' move to the saffron party actually a clever ploy by Naidu?

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Why BJP loses out in the south: Why Narendra Modi's saffron party is unable to cross the Vindhyas in victory

Powerful local players. Rooted regional sensitivities. A host of political miscalculations. And an inability to catch the pulse of the South. All this has limited the Modi Wave to the north of India.

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Hard Times, Dizzying Heights: How Narendra Modi and Jagan Mohan Reddy compare as political leaders

Both have had very different lives, yet full of struggle, both found powerful critics pitted against them, and yet, both fought like there was no tomorrow.

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Andhra Pradesh Results 2019: With a thumping mandate, Jagan Reddy walks his way to the CM's chair

Despite facing attacks from the Congress and other opponents, Jagan constantly played the credibility card, reminding the electorate of his legendary late father. It was a storm Chandrababu Naidu couldn’t weather.

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Meet Vijay Sai Reddy: Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's main man in Andhra Pradesh and strategist for Delhi

The YSRCP’s first representative in the Rajya Sabha, an affable politician with a cool demeanour, Vijay Sai Reddy gets candid in an informal conversation ahead of the election results.

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The Great Andhra Battle: Will Jaganmohan indeed emerge as darling of the masses and AP's new CM?

Having witnessed high-voltage campaigns and vivid drama, and after casting their vote through a violent polling day, the Telugu states will be in some political lull for the next 42 days.

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'Lakshmi’s NTR' may not swing an election, but it will alter opinions ahead of Andhra polls

Ramgopal Verma's biopic of N T Rama Rao, from the perspective of his second wife and Chandrababu Naidu's rival, Lakshmi Parvathy, is politically explosive. It awaits release in Andhra, perhaps due to its volatile depictions.

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In the Pink: Telangana could be painted totally in the TRS colour in the upcoming LS polls

The Telangana electoral landscape has been painted pink — TRS party's signature colour — while it just has some sporadic patches of tricolour — representing the Congress.

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The most complex and complicated election in the offing in Andhra Pradesh

While it is a face-off between the Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress, three other players are also trying their luck at the hustings.

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Special Category Status for Chandrababu Naidu: How the Andhra leader is stamping his presence on national politics.

Articulate, shrewd and ambitious, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh will have to justify his politics at home, make his moves carefully in the region and keep his eye on national-level gathbandhan gains.

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TRS reaches out to Jagan, even as TDP reboots its software to attack the duo

With Naidu wooing KTR for an alliance earlier on, and the TRS leader joining hands with Jagan now, will the political dynamics in Andhra soon change like never before?

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After Telangana drubbing, can Chandrababu Naidu still assert his claim to lead anti-Modi brigade?

After his party being ousted from Telangana's political equation, and with YS Jagan increasingly rising as a strong contender to Andhra Chief Minister post, Naidu needs to up his political game to stay relevant in the anti-Modi brigade

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Telangana Assembly elections: KCR’s thumping win is a thumbs up for good governance

KCR ensured the Telangana sentiment got rekindled to combat the challenge posed by Chandrababu Naidu. He has also emerged now as a national-level political player.

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