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Kumar Shakti Shekhar

Kumar Shakti Shekhar

Senior Assistant editor, ITGDkumar.shaktishekhar@intoday.com
Delhi-based journalist with more than 20 years of experience in reporting for print, TV & digital media.

By Kumar Shakti Shekhar

If Rahul Gandhi is 'lying', the BJP has miserably failed to nail him

The BJP leadership's weak defence against the Congress president’s serious charges has cost the party dear. If Rahul gathers steam and the BJP loses some, it could well see 2019 slipping from its grasp.

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Rahul Gandhi makes big claims on women empowerment: Will he walk the talk?

Lately, the issues the Congress president has raised against the BJP have only served to expose his and his party’s weaknesses.

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Why NRC should be extended across all of India

Besides being a security risk, illegal Bangladeshi's influence the polity and eat into the already constrained resources of a developing India.

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What made Pranab Mukherjee accept RSS invite to address workers in Nagpur?

The former president's decision has left the Congress stunned.

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5 reasons why BJP will win Karnataka

Fortunes changed once Modi started campaigning.

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My father suffered a brain stroke. This is how a private hospital fleeced us

Time was running out.

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Will Congress' reconstituted team in Madhya Pradesh be able to take on BJP?

The party has completely overlooked two communities - Brahmins and Muslims - in the latest exercise.

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Why Shatrughan Sinha is going all guns blazing against Modi before Gujarat polls

The Lok Sabha MP wants to go with a bang, not with a whimper.

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Useless to target Rahul Gandhi over temple visits. Congress won't win Gujarat anyway

Voters are not naive, existential issues matter more than religious and spiritual invocations.

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Why BJP is afraid to sack critics like Yashwant Sinha

Public mood against the government may turn stronger if action is initiated against the former finance minister.

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7 challenges BJP faces in Gujarat Assembly elections

Besides threatening to weaken the grip of Modi and Shah on the party, a loss will have a bearing on the subsequent polls.

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When Smriti Irani made news as I&B minister and Narendra Singh Tomar was left out

After Venkaiah Naidu's nomination for the vice-presidential elections, Tomar was given the additional charge of housing and urban affairs.

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3 controversies vice-president Hamid Ansari will be remembered for

His second term ends on August 10.

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Don't expect Rashtrapati Bhavan to host iftar for the next five years

NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, if elected, is unlikely to continue the tradition of his predecessors.

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Presidential election 2017: Why BJP will give these four Opposition choices a pass

The ruling party wants to ensure that the president be elected not just by consensus but also minus any controversy.

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Why Rahul Gandhi's Mandsaur visit won't help Congress in Madhya Pradesh

This wasn't the first time the Nehru-Gandhi scion indulged in such histrionics.

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13 years before Devendra Fadnavis, my miraculous escape with Uma Bharati in chopper fall

I knew she suffered from air travel phobia.

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Why Anil Madhav Dave's death comes as a massive shock to me

The Union environment minister lived a healthy and austere life like a true pracharak.

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Why Ram Jethmalani wants to bite Arun Jaitley's head off

Senior lawyer did it again, called the finance minister a crook during cross-examination in DDCA defamation case.

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With two Modi haters, Lalu and Kejriwal, in the dock - BJP is having the last laugh

While the fodder scam has come back to haunt the RJD strongman, an internal feud is rocking the AAP convener’s boat.

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My memories of actor turned politician Vinod Khanna

The most striking thing about his personality was that he was always pleasant and humble.

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Why PM Modi won’t pick any of these 7 leaders for president of India's post

His choice would be someone who would always be ready to oblige him.

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Shame on our leaders for politicising ex-serviceman's suicide

Their sheer intention was to draw cheap political mileage from an emotive issue.

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I am offended liberals are stopping people from having fun on Diwali

It comes and goes but the quality of air hardly gets any better or worse.

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India wants GST, why is Congress against it?

The main Opposition party has reasons beyond political.

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Salman Khan is clean. No one killed the blackbuck

A number of benefits of doubt helped the controversial actor pull off the case.

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Modi-Shah will surely sack Anandiben before 2017 Gujarat polls

The Patidar-Patel agitation and the Dalit protests are not the only issues which go against the CM.

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BJP is making it easier for Mayawati to win UP polls

Mishandling of Rohith Vemula suicide case, recent Dalit protests and abusing the BSP supremo will cost the party dearly.

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Should Rahul apologise to RSS over Mahatma Gandhi's assassination?

Supreme Court lays the condition for Congress vice-president for defaming the Sangh.

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Why Sidhu in AAP will get more brickbats than bouquets in Punjab polls

For resigning from the BJP at this juncture, the cricketer-turned-politician will be described as an 'opportunist'.

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