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Horse-Trading, Buta singh, Karnataka, Operation lotus

What is happening in Karnataka is wrong - but Congress has no business crying foul

The Congress has a long and inglorious history of toppling democratic state governments. Alongside, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah should also think of the repercussions of making similar moves.

POLITICS

 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES |  3-minute read
BJP, Karnataka, Operation lotus, Hd kumaraswamyBREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES

To be a Karnataka MLA: A job that requires you to be on holiday

It must be stressful being a people’s representative. Thank God Karnataka’s MLAs, mostly seen in five-star resorts, don’t crack under the strain.

POLITICS

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2019 Lok Sabha elections, Hd kumaraswamy, BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka

Operation Lotus redux: Why BJP is so desperate to regain Karnataka

The BJP knows quite well the embarrassment of a failed attempt is a small price to pay for a major shot at 2019.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Rafale, Congress, BJP

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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Ram mandir, Congress, Pollution, Narendra Modi

Why the Ganga must become a political issue like Ram Mandir

As millions descend upon the Kumbh Mela, sadhus, activists and opposition leaders are raising questions over the government’s claims of a cleaner Ganga.

POLITICS

 |  Right foot forward |  5-minute read
Mahagathbandhan, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, 2019 Lok Sabha electionsRight foot forward

Why it's an all-out-war for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

There is no love lost on any side with the battle lines so sharply drawn. But amidst the polarisation and bitter divisiveness, there are also signs of hope.

POLITICS

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BJP, Taxation, Upper caste, Narendra Modi

Entitled India: Why our policy passion for freebies enfeebles our country

Those celebrating reservations based on economic backwardness are ignoring the costs the Indian economy would have to pay over the next 25 years.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar, Mukesh sahani, Lok Sabha Polls

Why the next political moves for 2019 will take place on Bihar's chessboard

A grand reshaping of caste alliances across UP and Bihar could significantly impact the 2019 elections. It could well be the last straw to break the BJP's back.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Mahagathbandhan, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, SP-BSP alliance

When Tejashwi met Akhilesh and Mayawati. How the opposition is using Modi's strategies to defeat the BJP in 2019

Taking a leaf from the PM's game plan of strategic alliances, the opposition may spring a major surprise in 2019.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, SP-BSP alliance

Mandal vs Kamandal 2.0: How the SP-BSP alliance has challenged the BJP, again

The SP-BSP together have shown BJP defeat in earlier times. But what will happen to the Muslim vote in the face of this alliance? Will the Congress be a surprise beneficiary?