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POLITICS

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BJP-Shiv Sena, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Agrarian crisis, Maharashtra

Sowing a different narrative: This is why, despite severe agrarian crisis, Maharashtra farmers still voted for Modi

Farmers I spoke to agreed their lives hadn't improved under the Modi govt, but they still chose BJP-Shiv Sena over others.

POLITICS

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BJP-Shiv Sena, Congress-ncp, Lok Sabha elections 2019, India today-axis exit polls

Exit polls 2019: How the Congress-NCP combine gave away the game to BJP in Maharashtra

The parties failed to build on their organisational base and could never increase their vote share. The BJP, however, focused on dismantling satraps cultivated by Congress-NCP.

VOICES

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BJP-Shiv Sena, BMC, Mumbai Rains, Potholes

Pothole politics between BJP and Sena: Whoever wins, Mumbai loses

Well, the topography of Mumbai has not changed overnight, nor have the rains suddenly decided to come down heavily.

POLITICS

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Naveen Patnaik, BJP-ruled states, BJP-Shiv Sena, NDA

Why BJP's present and former allies are wary of partnering with it

The party bides its time before establishing total control of the state, while riding on the back of its allies.

POLITICS

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President of India, Mohan Bhagwat, BJP-Shiv Sena

What Shiv Sena plans to achieve by proposing RSS chief’s name for president of India

The party’s new-found love for Mohan Bhagwat is also a surprise.

POLITICS

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Shivaji statue, Maharashtra politics, BJP-Shiv Sena

To be or not to be with BJP, Shiv Sena leaving Maharashtra confused

It's no secret that Uddhav Thackeray is unhappy being part of the alliance.

POLITICS

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Homosexuality, Flashback, BJP-Shiv Sena, Minorities

Why 2015 was incredibly intolerant for micro-minorities

Although India's history is scarred with communal violence, the year saw Jains, Baha'is and homosexuals being targeted.

POLITICS

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BJP-Shiv Sena, Shobhaa De, Marathi film row

Maharashtra, why just Marathi? Why not other regional cinema

State intervention in matters of art and culture is not desirable.

POLITICS

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Uddhav Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena

BJP-Shiv Sena: All is not well

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis’ strategy of buying peace clearly hasn’t worked and the Sena unlikely to let him sit comfortably in his seat.

Devendra Fadnavis, Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena

Kiss of love in Maharashtra politics

Our cartoonist sketches the landscape of Indian politics with his wicked pen.