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POLITICS

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BJP, Ram mandir, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Babri demolition

December 6: The Ram Temple dramatis personae and the Vajpayee ambiguity 

While other BJP leaders were militant about the Ayodhya movement, Atal Bihari Vajpayee both scorned, and used, it.

POLITICS

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Assembly elections 2018, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

As the political rhetoric on all sides worsens, one can only ask, 'Ye andaz-e-guftagu kya hai?'

Polls now are seeing terrible language used for political rivals, and even their families, by all sides. There was, however, a gentler time in politics when politicians behaved like gentlemen

POLITICS

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Ram Temple, Jawarharlal Nehru, Yogi Adityanath, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Why the Yogi Adityanath government is in an overdrive to claim Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy

It seems the party somewhere realises that all is not as hunky dory in Uttar Pradesh as it was in 2014.

MONEY

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |  2-minute read

POLITICS

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Economic liberalisation, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, BJP, Vajpayee's demise

Why the legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee will live on

India Today cover story explores the stories behind the former PM's key initiatives, written by those who have known him intimately.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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BJP, Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Vajpayee legacy

Narendra Modi is no Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Comparisons are made of the oratorical skills of both. But Vajpayee valued truth, dissent, inclusion. Modi is the opposite, not the inheritor, of such talents.

POLITICS

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BJP, NDA, Manmohan Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Why Mamata Banerjee thinks she was more close to Atal Bihari Vajpayee than many in the BJP

The West Bengal CM, in her own way, is grieving the passing away of a guardian figure who gave her a long rope and even put up with her tantrums.

POLITICS

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Kargil war, BJP, Pakistan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Why we love to remember Vajpayee for his Pakistan policy which did not actually succeed

The spirit behind Vajpayee's Pakistan overture dominates our appreciation of Vajpayee, much more than the many successes of his government.

MONEY

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Kargil war, Atal bihari vajpayee death, Economy under vajpayee, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Why Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an economic liberaliser in the true sense

Vajpayee was the first PM of India who dared to rein in government spending.