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POLITICS

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Bengal, BJP, CBI, Mamata banerjee dharna

It’s show time: What the Bengal drama tells us about 2019 elections, and its main players

One Modi. One Didi. And a whole lot of masala.

VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
CBI, Amit Shah, Hindutva, Mamata Banerjee

The BJP is trying the Hindutva card fervently in Bengal. It has stoked tension but not yet outright hate

Over the last two years, the RSS and BJP have made many attempts to demonise Mamata Banerjee as 'pro-Muslim' and themselves as 'emancipators' of upper-caste Bengalis. The result? So far, no good.

POLITICS

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CBI, Extradition, London, Vijay Mallya

Such Good Times: How Vijay Mallya left India, and can he ever be brought back?

Mallya’s desperation to stay in the UK is matched by the Indian government’s zeal to get him back. Who will win?

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Sharda scam, West Bengal, CBI, Mamata Banerjee

Narendra Modi's 'surgical strike' goes astray, but Mamata Banerjee is no moral victor either

Bengal will be a major battlefield in 2019 and the Modi vs Didi clash so far shows the gloves are off and the fight will only get nastier. Alongside, the rhetoric will grow more pious.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  5-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Chit fund scam, CBI, Mamata vs cbi

CBI Vs Didi: Why this is a textbook case of 'too much, too late'

But now, there's no going back for Modi. It has to be a fight to finish. Fasten your 'kursi ki peti' ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

VARIETY

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Caged Parrot, Narendra Modi, CBI, Mamata Banerjee

Why the Centre-led CBI action against Mamata Banerjee has turned public sympathy on her side

The 'caged parrot' has sung in favour and against politicians over several years now. But, as it seems to target Mamata Banerjee, Didi has turned the tables and is using this to her advantage.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  5-minute read
BJP, CBI, Mamata banerjee dharna, Bengal

BJP in Bengal: From an ‘insignificant’ party to challenger no.1

The very fact that Mamata is back to dharna politics shows how much of a threat the BJP is to the TMC now.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Rajeev kumar, CBI, Mamata Banerjee

Didi vs Modi: Mamata Banerjee is taking the CBI and Narendra Modi head-on. It's bad optics, but good politics

Challenging Modi directly, the West Bengal chief minister has made national leaders such as Rahul Gandhi and his political debutant sister Priyanka Gandhi a sideshow.

POLITICS

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Chit fund scam, CBI, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee

CBI 'blocked', Mamata on dharna: What this Kolkata chaos tells us about Lok Sabha Elections 2019

That Indian federalism has received a body blow is not new. Don't miss the gender angle as well.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Corruption, Videocon, Icici, Chanda Kochhar

Chanda Kochhar case: Why Arun Jaitley taking a swipe at the CBI is concerning

The latest case indicates virtual anarchy – CBI officials doing what suits them while the government has been “over-governing” the agency.