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POLITICS

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BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Amit Shah, India's new-age Chanakya: How the 2019 election results will prove the title for the BJP President

Working on the foundations of the development reforms begun by PM Modi, the BJP president has transformed the face of electoral politics in India, with a precision that is commendable.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |  3-minute read
Communism, Kolkata, Vidyasagar college, Amit Shah

Chaos in Kolkata: The Bengali is not Hindustani. And therein lies the problem

Communism, the legendary Bangla defence mechanism or the gutkhakhor non-Bengali; who is to blame for Kolkata's rot?

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal violence

Questioning the EC: Why does the Election Commission's order to cut short campaign time in West Bengal make little sense?

The EC needs to explain why it started the ban on campaign time a day after the violence seen, and why, it couldn't manage the situation for longer if it could manage for today.

POLITICS

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Azam Khan, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah

How low can they go? Elections 2019 is seeing our politicians only fall lower and lower in mudslinging and maligning

The extent to which Indian politicians stoop to name calling and launching verbal attacks that are personal in nature is revolting. If this is the new normal, this is something we need to worry about.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, Mayawati, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Can the Election Commission play a good referee and ensure a good match...err, poll?

It is natural for political parties to try and bend the rules as far as possible. Even a little headstart is a big advantage. EC's role as the 'referee,' therefore, is a very important one.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
2019 general elections, Model Code of Conduct, Amit Shah, Maneka Gandhi

No, Minister, No: What Maneka Gandhi and Amit Shah too must be reminded about the Indian Constitution

Opposition leaders should call out both leaders' statements and reassure anxious voters that it's not so easy to just take away people’s rights.

POLITICS

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Secularism, Citizenship amendment bill, 2016, National Register for Citizens, BJP manifesto

Lok Sabha 2019: BJP President promises politics of exclusion. Why we must worry

Amit Shah reportedly promises to remove every single 'infiltrator' from India. But the sections he includes under 'infiltrators' is not very helpful to the secularism of this country.

POLITICS

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Gandhinagar, Hardik Patel, Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi

Amit Shah fighting Lok Sabha in Gandhinagar is no surprise. It's smart politics, instant zing for BJP's campaign

Amit Shah has proven his capabilities often. This time, winning a 'Patel-seat' will reiterate that, along with addressing the rhetoric of why most of Narendra Modi's important cabinet ministers are from the Rajya Sabha.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley, Mahagathbandhan, Coalition politics

Lok Sabha 2019: Why India intrinsically votes for coalitions

Majority governments have been the exception, not the norm in India. There are multiple reasons to explain why the Indian voter likes it this way.

Personalities

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Amit Shah, Congress, BJP, Tom vadakkan

Tom Vadakkan joins the BJP: What this means for the Congress

The entry of Tom Vadakkan is very significant in terms of political optics.