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POLITICS

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Assembly elections, Lok sabha election, BJP, Bharatiya Janata Party

What ails Modi's BJP

PM Modi needs to realise that the Indian electoral system is too complex and intriguing to be conquered by personal charisma alone.

POLITICS

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Jharkhand vikas morcha, Jharkhand by elections, Bharatiya Janata Party, Babulalmarandi

Jharkhand by-polls: Why it is a good time to be Babulal Marandi

It will be interesting to watch Babulal Marandi in his second innings, especially since he still retains the distinction of being perceived as Jharkhand’s most effective Chief Minister so far.

POLITICS

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Covid-19, Bharatiya Janata Party, Aam Aadmi Party, Mcdelections2022

Covid-19, taxes, schools hog focus in run-up to Delhi MCD elections 2022

2022 will see Delhi running for the MCD elections for 272 wards and a fertile ground for the contest is already being set by the political parties.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Election Commission of India, Electoral Bonds

No democracy for the poor? Data shows richer candidates have a much higher chance of winning Indian elections

BJP is now the richest political party in India. With wealth raining in, often from crony capitalist sources, hidden in schemes like electoral bonds, money is changing our politics for the worse.

POLITICS

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Bharatiya Janata Party, Upa government, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha Elections: Why Narendra Modi in 2019 needs a bigger wave than 2014

Is anti-incumbency the basic nature of Indian electoral mandates? Do people vote on performance or promises?

POLITICS

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Lok sabha election, Bharatiya Janata Party, Uttar Pradesh polls, BJP government

Mission 272 with Rajdeep Sardesai: Why the stakes are high for the BJP and PM Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh?

All the political analysis and the hard numbers you need to know who is closer to the magic 272 mark.

VARIETY

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Communal politics, Revolt of 1857, Mughals, Delhi sultanate

Remembering the revolt of 1857: When Hindus and Muslims were comrades in arms

Facts don’t support the ‘clash of civilisations’ argument.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Ram Rahim rape verdict, Bharatiya Janata Party

Why should BJP fall head over heels for rape convict Ram Rahim?

This is the same party that has, over the years, put us to sleep with its mindless drone about minority appeasement.