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2019 Lok Sabha polls, Aam Aadmi Party, BJP, Congress

Mission 272 With Rajdeep Sardesai: Will Arvind Kejriwal be a big factor in 2019 Lok Sabha polls?

Despite his blockbuster entry into Indian politics, the Aam Aadmi Party leader battles on for political relevance beyond Delhi.

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Civic polls, Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Why an educational qualification to stand for polls is against the very spirit of democracy

Having a minimum educational qualification for contesting local body polls was problematic. It is a welcome move that Rajasthan's new Congress government has reversed this BJP policy.

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Pulwama, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, BJP

Pulwama and 2019 General Elections: Wait for the surprise

Despite hard factors influencing choices, the Indian electorate has surprised poll analysts multiple times. This time too, we should be prepared.

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2019 Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

Power, politics and Priyanka: Decoding the debutant

Priyanka's litmus test would be in whether she can move beyond the optics now and step up the game.

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Democracy, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Does Rahul Gandhi qualify as a real leader?

Rahul Gandhi walked alone, even as his party felt dejected and hopeless. And he didn't stop until his party workers and people were inspired to join him.

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2019 Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi, Ram mandir, Ayodhya dispute

How the Modi govt's move for Ayodhya land is a stepping stone towards its 2019 dream

With the BJP facing strong challenges, Ravi Shankar Prasad's statement, that the Ayodhya case must be heard without delay, sounds more like a plea for help than a mere observation.

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Rahul Gandhi, BJP, NDA, Narendra Modi

Why things look bad for Narendra Modi ahead of 2019's Lok Sabha polls

Facing anti-incumbency and time lags on key development projects, a unified Opposition is only adding to the leader's troubles. Their strategy is two-pronged: Consolidate all anti-BJP votes. And destroy Modi's own credibility.

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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.

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Mahagathbandhan, Narendra Modi, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Ews reservation

10% reservation for the EWS is Modi government's desperate bid to stay relevant in 2019

The BJP knows it is facing an uphill task in 2019 and desperately needs a new carrot to dangle in front of its supporters.

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Congress, RJD, Bihar, BJP

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Why BJP is counting on Nitish to deliver victory in Bihar

In five of the past six Bihar elections, those who won – including BJP, RJD, and Congress – invariably had the JD(U) leader as their alliance partner.