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Nyay, Rahul Gandhi, Congress manifesto, Lok Sabha election 2019

What’s wrong with NYAY?

Rahul Gandhi’s ambitious Nyuntam Aay Yojana or NYAY would have been a great plan in utopian India. In the real world, it is just anyaay.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Congress manifesto, BJP manifesto, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: How politics is in a populist trap

Both Congress and BJP wish to be seen rather similarly - as populist, welfare-statist, inclusive and nationalist.

POLITICS

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Defence Budget, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress manifesto, BJP manifesto

Between the Lines: How the BJP and Congress manifestos hold up on national security

The BJP scores over the Congress due to a clear stand on issues of nationalism and internal security. But both parties flounder on other crucial issues.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, BJP, Congress manifesto, BJP manifesto

BJP Manifesto Decoded: How the document mirrors Narendra Modi is calm about his achievements, sincere about his commitments

The BJP manifesto maps out a confident route for the future. It doesn't fall for the Congress manifesto's welfare populism. But it does up the ante on nationalism and security.

POLITICS

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Jammu and Kashmir, Congress manifesto, AFSPA, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Repealing AFSPA: Political expediency will harm military operations and help militants

The Congress Party’s election manifesto suggests reviewing AFSPA. However, playing politics over this essential security act is only playing into the hands of insurgents who wish to harm India.

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, BJP, Congress manifesto, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: 'Muslims will vote for BJP in huge numbers this time. Muslims know under Narendra Modi, their empowerment is safe'

Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi spoke with Rohit E David about the Congress' manifesto, the NYAY scheme, AFSPA and why he thinks Muslims are happy with the saffron party.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, AFSPA, 2019 general elections, Congress manifesto

A bold new Congress: From alliances to AFSPA, how the grand old party is newly asserting itself

The Congress leadership seems boosted by a new confidence, reflecting in its manifesto and key political moves. Criticism from friends and foes isn't shaking the party so far.

POLITICS

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Militancy, Kashmir politics, 2019 general elections, Congress manifesto

Because promises are made to be broken? Congress manifesto on Kashmir promises a great deal

But how much can it deliver? And how will it explain its non-delivery in the past?

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Rahul Gandhi, Terrorism in kashmir, Congress manifesto

AFSPA or political chutzpah? How the Congress' promise of reexamining AFSPA has sparked reactions in the Kashmir Valley

The Congress in its manifesto has claimed that it will reexamine the AFSPA provision in Kashmir, which human rights activists have called 'draconian' for many years. However, Kashmiris are taking such promises with a fistful of salt.

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Congress manifesto

Why the Congress manifesto could be taken with a pinch of salt!

While promising to reach out to India's poor and farmers, Rahul Gandhi should also explain why past policies by his party failed to help exactly those segments.