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Dalit votes, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Lok Sabha, Mamata Banerjee

Who is ahead in the electoral race after the second phase of voting?

Here are the eight trends that reveal the story about who has an advantage in the 2019 Lok Sabha battle.


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Mamata Banerjee, Taslima Nasreen, India, Bangladesh

Taslima Nasreen: 'If you're truly secular, encourage Muslim women not to wear burqa and introduce a universal civil code. Discard personal laws based on religion'

Taslima Nasreen, noted Bangladeshi author living in exile in India, spoke with Rohit E David on freedom of speech, the Muslim community, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Asaduddin Owaisi and who's challenging radical jihadis.


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Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, Maharashtra, Khichdi, Tamil Nadu

Political Khichdi: Why the regional mix-rice dish is the hot favourite this election season!

Like politics, khichdi varies from region to region. Here is a peek into the regional platter that is going to be offered to the Indian public this poll season.


 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Mamata Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Modi's Hard-Hitting Appeal: What happened at Balakot, Pakistan will decisively impact India's polls

Yes, the IAF is to be credited for the strike. But people believe it wouldn't have been possible without Narendra Modi.


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Political alliances, Extremists, Babri Masjid demolition, Mamata Banerjee

Frenemies of the political world: 'Extremists' of yesterday, lauded by the 'moderates' of today

As LK Advani is lauded by Mamata Banerjee now, I can't help but wonder at her condemnation of his communal rath yatra politics years ago. Perhaps some day, Narendra Modi will also be called a liberal by those who attack him today.


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N Chandrababu Naidu, Mayawati, Nyay, NREGA

Didi’s ‘national designs’ clear in TMC manifesto

Upcoming Lok Sabha Polls is an opportunity for Mamata to project herself as a credible face among the regional aspirants who are nursing ambitions beyond their regional contours.


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Moon moon sen, Babul supriyo, Mimi chakraborty, Nusrat jahan

Lok Sabha 2019: Why the glitzy side of Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool could turn into a dangerous liaison

Two young female actors are nominated by the Trinamool Congress in heavy-duty seats in Bengal. What is the significance of the party's switch from fielding intellectuals to film stars?


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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Mamata Banerjee, Election Commission of India, Narendra Modi

Why the Election Commission should act on political films releasing near Lok Sabha Elections 2019

At the very least, can EC put a cap on films about political figures contesting in this election?


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Trinamool Congress, Misuse of power, Political clout, Dynasty politics

Bad Heir Day: The strange tale of Mamata's kin's standoff with customs officials in Kolkata

Kolkata customs officials and Mamata Banerjee's nephew's wife's reported altercation proves how nothing is beyond political power in India.


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Nusrat jahan, Mimi chakraborty, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Mamata Banerjee

Mimi Chakrabarty and Nusrat Jahan: Didi's new trick or a flawed political strategy?

While political analysts may write off these two inexperienced Tollywood imports, they may actually do wonders.