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POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, General Elections 2019, Exit polls 2019, Rahul Gandhi

Exit Polls 2019: Are Rahul Gandhi and the Congress trying a 'dismantling strategy'? This could hurt Indian democracy

Instead of raising doubts over EVMs, exit polls and even the EC, Rahul Gandhi and the Congress must reinvent their own party. Fear-mongering about India's democracy may end up harming only them.

POLITICS

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General Elections 2019, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi, Exit polls 2019

Lok Sabha Exit Polls 2019: Why India has voted for Modinomics

Modinomics underpinned how India needs a strong leader who can deliver stability and economic development, local in its roots, global in its vision, and going the last mile, to empower the most marginalised.

POLITICS

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OP Rawat, Political funding, 2019 general elections, General Elections 2019

Part II. General Elections 2019: Who is funding the electioneering of our political parties?

Recent amendments in various statutes bringing in electoral bonds and allowing funding from foreign sources jeopardise transparency and expose our political parties to undesirable influences and unaccounted money.

POLITICS

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Priyanka Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh, 2019 general elections, General Elections 2019

Lok Sabha 2019: The politics that's underway in UP

As crucial poll dates are announced, the buzz in UP includes Priyanka Gandhi reviving her campaign, Amit Shah scouting for fresh faces and the Yadavs' fight within the family.

POLITICS

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Election dates, Election Commission, General Elections 2019, 2019 general elections

Lok Sabha elections dates announced: From Pakistan to Kashmir and jobs, 5 issues that will dominate the electoral discourse

A look at the top, most biting issues and how these will impact both the BJP and its challengers.

POLITICS

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Opposition unity, Congress, Karnataka by-polls, General Elections 2019

Math of alliance politics – What Karnataka by-polls tell us about advantage Congress

The wins have shown that Congress in a tie-up with strong regional parties can be a force to reckon with.

POLITICS

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OP Rawat, BJP, General Elections 2019, Election Commission of India

The Election Commission of India must safeguard its own vote for democracy

The ECI has a great record of transparency and impartiality. But under political pressure, that’s showing signs of strain.

POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, General Elections 2019, Voters, Jammu and Kashmir

Voter turnout in Lok Sabha elections is abysmal in the Valley: Why is no political party eager to fix the problem?

It goes without saying that Kashmir’s political candidates do not bear primary responsibility for this electoral legitimacy crisis.

VOICES

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General Elections 2019, Maghar, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath

Hindutva is rock-solid - Adityanath's recent antics, demand for Lucknow to become 'Lakshmanpuri' show the same

The UP CM is sticking to his roots ahead of general elections 2019.

VOICES

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General Elections 2019, Hindutva, Secularism, Modi government

What Narendra Modi's Hindutva overdose did to India

Faced with a polarised electorate, 'secularism' will remain a no-go zone for the political establishment - even for the Congress, which has been using 'soft Hindutva'.