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POLITICS

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Bharatiya Janata Party, Upa government, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha Elections: Why Narendra Modi in 2019 needs a bigger wave than 2014

Is anti-incumbency the basic nature of Indian electoral mandates? Do people vote on performance or promises?

POLITICS

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BJP, Narendra Modi, National security, Rahul Gandhi

Borrowing a BJP Move: Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress makes the army fount of national security

Rahul Gandhi has made Lt Gen DS Hooda, the army leader who oversaw the surgical strikes and crucial ops in Kashmir, head of the Congress' 'Task Force on National Security'.

POLITICS

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Uttar Pradesh, Lok Sabha 2019, Narendra Modi, BJP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and the perils of dynasty

Dynasty can only take you so far in politics. It is a lesson that Priyanka will learn the hard way in the fullness of time.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019, Aap mlas, Press, Arvind Kejriwal

Toll exemption for journalists: How Arvind Kejriwal and AAP's 'gift' lacks standard!

We're not toll-erating this AAP-easement!

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019, AIUDF, Muslims, Secularism

Why BJP could win Assam in 2019's Lok Sabha polls

The BJP's victory could depend on the Congress party’s ability to polarise the Muslim vote by invoking its favourite weapon, 'secularism’.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019, Attack, ISIS, Militancy

Why New Delhi should be concerned about Srinagar's fight with urban militancy

The fresh grenade explosions in Srinagar are a grim reminder of the first blasts in 1988.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019, Congress, NDA, Rahul Gandhi

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Rahul Gandhi is not a changed man

The real problem with Rahul’s makeover is that it isn’t one. Flashes of the old, bumbling Rahul emerge every now and then.

POLITICS

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Uttar Pradesh, Hindutva, Yogi Adityanath, Lok Sabha 2019

Ahead of Lok Sabha 2019 polls, BJP must rethink Yogi Adityanath's brand of Hindutva politics

During the Assembly polls in 2018, the BJP banked heavily on the polarisation of the Hindu vote. That hasn't worked. Can it afford to do so in the upcoming contest too?

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019, Congress, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi

Assembly polls 2018: Rahul Gandhi truly deserves all the credit for Congress' comeback

Rahul inherited a much tougher landscape than other Congress Presidents. With the Congress winning now, he's proved his leadership. But tougher challenges lie ahead.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019, BJP, Congress, Narendra Modi

Assembly Election 2018: Breaking down the results and looking ahead at 2019

What bearing will the Assembly results have on the Indian political landscape