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Narendra Modi, Varanasi, Grand Alliance, Shalini yadav

Woman versus PM: Shalini Yadav is challenger to PM Modi in Varanasi, fighting him where Congress faltered

In the crucial Benaras election, locals are mystified about the Congress' choice of Ajay Rai. Meanwhile, the rooted Shalini Yadav takes on PM Modi as the gathbandhan's candidate.


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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, BJP, BSP

Why the Opposition's 'Grand Alliance' can be good news for the BJP

The politics of alliances is not only undesirable but also frequently, ill-fated. Then why do parties get into these?


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Assembly elections 2018, CPI, Telangana jana samithi, TDP

Telangana election results: Is Mahakutami a strong enough opposition to TRS in the Telangana Assembly Elections?

Two unlikely first time allies, a new party led by KCR's erstwhile mentor, an incidental Left, and infighting amongst the three: The weak Opposition seems overambitious to dethrone the Telangana Rashtra Samithi


 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  3-minute read
Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Grand Alliance, Farmers' protest

How Opposition leaders managed to edge out farmers' issues from the Delhi farmers' rally

Agriculture in India is in dire straits. But apart from blaming the Modi government, the prospective 'grand alliance' is offering no solution.


 |  6-minute read
Third front-bjp, Grand Alliance, Pdp-nc-congress, Jk assembly

Why Rahul Gandhi and Mehbooba Mufti should thank Governor Satya Pal Malik for dissolving J&K Assembly

A mahagathbandhan government could actually prove to be worse for opponents of the BJP and Sajad Lone.


 |  Sunny Side Down  |  4-minute read
Grand Alliance, TRS, KCR, Congress

Telangana Assembly polls: Can the Congress-led grand alliance defeat KCR's TRS?

Congress steered praja kutami (people’s alliance) is determined to dislodge the TRS in the first-ever assembly election in the state.


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Congress, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Grand Alliance

SP, BSP not to fight with Congress in three state elections: How much will this influence poll results?

How effective would a mahagathbandhan have been be in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh anyway?


 |  Sunny Side Down  |  3-minute read
Grand Alliance, TRS, Rahul Gandhi, Telangana

Can a united Opposition dethrone KCR government in Telangana?

The TRS is banking on the regional development narrative to win seats in the upcoming Assembly elections.


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Grand Alliance, JD(U), Nitish Kumar, Bihar

BJP-Nitish Kumar finalising seat-sharing in Bihar gives the NDA a head start over the grand alliance

Running high on the Modi wave in 2014, the BJP was able to score more than half the seats in the state, this time though, it faces anti-incumbency and a resurgent opposition.


 |  5-minute read
2019 Lok Sabha elections, Bihar, Grand Alliance, Tejashwi Yadav

The politics of bromance: Why Tejashwi, Rahul are singing Ye Dosti

The bonhomie between the two leaders is in marked contrast from earlier times.