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International relations, National security, Rahul Gandhi, Opposition

New India's Voice: Narendra Modi has been voted in despite elite derision. We need to understand what lies ahead

We have a ruling party that cares. We also need a responsible Opposition. And we need a passionate, yet unsentimental view of the challenges before us.

Personalities

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward |  6-minute read
Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, Women in politics, Smriti IraniRIGHT Foot Forward

Not Just a Shah Nama: Why I think Narendra Modi's successor could well be a woman

The mocking levity around Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani shows we can’t stand women making strides in politics. Thankfully, they aren't waiting around to listen to misogynistic criticism.

Personalities

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2019 general elections, YSR Congress, Ys jagan mohan reddy, Narendra Modi

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.

Personalities

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Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Modi Cabinet

Who's got the toughest job? Amit Shah Home Minister, Rajnath Singh Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman Finance Minister?

Narendra Modi’s top three ministers are Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nirmala Sitharaman. Each faces big challenges. Here's the hardest one.

Personalities

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BJP president, Op mathur, Vinay sahasrabuddhe, JP Nadda

Who could succeed Amit Shah? 3 men who may be BJP's president, if Shah joins the new Cabinet

Speculation is rife that Amit Shah may move to the new cabinet. If that happens, who will be the BJP's new chief, someone who can deliver victories in key state poll battles coming up?

Personalities

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Congress president, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

Sins of the father: Rajiv Gandhi, not Rahul, is responsible for where the Congress is today

Rahul Gandhi never inherited a party that had much internal coherence or ethical power. Rajiv Gandhi had weakened the Congress through the choices he made. It's unfair to blame only Rahul today.

Personalities

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Shashi Tharoor, Adhir ranjan chowdhury, Amrinder singh, Rahul Gandhi

Congress Beyond Rahul: Three leaders who can replace Rahul Gandhi as Congress president

Who says the party doesn’t have leaders to do the job? They only need to choose from these three.

Personalities

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Hindutva, Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Tsunamo

A New Idea of India: Congress simply paled before Narendra Modi's vividly saffron new nation

It wasn't so much the Congress' weaknesses as the strength of Narendra Modi's imagined new India, rich, powerful, globally confident and stridently Hindu, that won Lok Sabha 2019.

Personalities

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Andhra pradesh assembly elections, Lok sabha election results, YSR Congress, Jaganmohan Reddy

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.

Personalities

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Priyanka Gandhi, Smriti Irani, Amethi, Congress rahul gandhi

White Elephant, Punctured Bike: How Uttar Pradesh voters jolted the Gathbandhan and the Congress hard

Not only does the gathbandhan stand decimated in Uttar Pradesh, but the Congress has also suffered its worst defeat here. That's despite the starry addition of Priyanka Gandhi.