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Congress, Bjp in goa, Manohar parikkar, Goa politics

How Pramod Sawant managed to win over Congress MLAs for Goa's development

As Congress fails to provide any leadership to its MLAs, it is natural that those aiming for development of their constituencies will collectively join a party that can. Like the BJP.


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Rahul Gandhi, Caste based reservation, Shudras, Congress

Why Congress needs to reach out to Shudra leaders to wrest power from the BJP

The BJP managed to win over the support of the marginalised communities by projecting Modi as an OBC leader. Here's what the grand old party can do to reverse it.


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Congress, Amethi, Rahul Gandhi, Dk shivakumar

Rahul Gandhi, opposition is no picnic: How DK Shivakumar proves Rahul Gandhi's Amethi message should be ignored

The political space, govt or opposition, is forever up for grabs. The Congress can afford to miss this truth at its own peril. Rahul Gandhi certainly has not understood it.


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BJP, Cwc, Congress working committee, Congress

Congress' Zero Sum Game: Rahul Gandhi's Russian roulette is a dangerous play for the Congress

Rahul Gandhi's resignation at this point is inexplicable. He should have waited till the storm blew over and then handed over to a deputy.


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Delhi elections 2020, Congress, BJP, Sapna choudhary

Smart Girl, Sapna Choudhary: The dancer-turned-BJP neta is already a seasoned politician as these three moves show

The dust of the Lok Sabha Elections has settled. The singer tested the waters and officially joined politics, keeping the Delhi elections in mind.


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Narendra Modi, Nationalism, Congress, Indira Gandhi

How Indira Gandhi's Congress Declined: Ironically, it's not the INC but Narendra Modi who's following her footsteps

Indira Gandhi built the Congress on toughness, empathy and pride in roots, culture and national security. Today's Congress leaders seem determined to dissipate her legacy.


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Congress president, Congress, Ahmed Patel, Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi quits: But the Congress still has a future with hope in it. It's up to the party to unearth that

With Rahul Gandhi quitting, and Sonia and Priyanka Gandhi apparently choosing to take a back seat for now, the Congress stands at a crossroads in political time.


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Congress, BJP, Narendra Modi, Modi 2.0

The dying political parties of India: These six parties face total extinction. Or can they ride out the saffron tide?

There's still one way to continue to be relevant. But can these parties make the transition?


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1977 lok sabha elections, Sterilisation program, Congress, Sanjay Gandhi

The trains ran on time, the press crawled: An Emergency lesson was that Indians are not obsessed with political freedom

We romanticised the 1977 election ending Mrs Gandhi's rule. Sterilisation and the Opposition's imprisonment showed the Gandhis to be amateurs. Anyone could learn from their mistakes today.


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Congress, Sanjay Gandhi, Jai prakash narayan, Indira Gandhi

When Indira Gandhi declared Emergency: 44 years ago, the build-up to the suspension of our liberties

In June 1975, the political climate around Indira Gandhi was growing stormier by the second. On the 25 of June, Emergency was declared. But the build-up was full of strange stories and characters.