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POLITICS

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Third Front, BJP, Congress, Lok Sabha elections 2019

This is how I see the 2019 Lok Sabha shaping up

Here's how much both the NDA and UPA could win in each state, and the magic factors that could swing the final count.

POLITICS

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Candidates, BJP, Congress, Madhya pradesh assembly elections 2018

Madhya Pradesh Assembly election: How both BJP and Congress are trying to rein in the rebel candidates

BJP had minister Narendra Singh Tomar handling the rebels, while the Congress deputed Digvijaya Singh to speak to aggrieved candidates.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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BJP, Gyandev Ahuja, Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan assembly election

BJP denies tickets to firebrand leaders: Attempt to move away from Hindutva politics in Rajasthan?

Gyandev Ahuja and Banwari Lal Singhal, both known for making controversial statements, have fond no place in the party’s second list.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, BJP, Ayodhya, Faizabad

The BJP’s renaming of Muslim heritage places is just hollow politics

By making Faizabad Ayodhya, the Sangh wants to emphasise ‘Hindu glory’ and ‘Muslim otherness’. But it will ignore broken roads, crowded hospitals and lack of schools.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
TMC, BJP, Narendra Modi, Opposition

How Mamata Banerjee has emerged as the face of the anti-BJP brigade

Leaders of opposition parties have called on her to play a key role in an emerging third front.

POLITICS

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Discrimination, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Soft-hindutva

How majoritarian politics is pushing India to a point of no return

It appears that the majority of India has no regard for the social fabric of the country.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

 |  Right foot forward  |  6-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, BJP, Raman Singh, Chhattisgarh assembly polls 2018

Why a full-blown Modi-RSS Vs Rahul Gandhi and the rest in 2019 will be disastrous for India

One can only wish real issues will prevail over rhetoric and propaganda. Media and intelligentsia need to rise above partisanship.

VARIETY

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National waterway, BJP, PM Modi, Varanasi

How India's first multi-modal terminal on Ganga can make Varanasi an economic hub

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency can emerge as a growth centre of northern India.