No More Tears: Mayawati and Mulayam Singh bury their grudges. The national parties have much to worry about
Despite an extremely bitter and fractious past, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh's rapprochement holds nothing but dread for the Congress and BJP.
It is natural for political parties to try and bend the rules as far as possible. Even a little headstart is a big advantage. EC's role as the 'referee,' therefore, is a very important one.
Mulayam Singh Yadav asked SP workers to show respect to Mayawati. Akhilesh Yadav said the SP will never forget her favours. Mayawati reigned supreme over a political present which includes the dreadful 'Guest House incident' past.
Meet Khush Nath, Voter of 90 Years: "I have voted in every poll since 1947. I prefer ballot paper to EVM. At least I knew who got my vote''
Khush Nath has never missed an opportunity to vote. After 1947, he started by voting for Jawaharlal Nehru 'and whoever would give my village a samosa'. Today, he's using EVM machines.
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The Bhim Army leader’s name has reached all Dalit villages in UP. His proximity with the Congress is only growing.
Both are reaching out to the same group of voters. But there are strong differences in the political language and emotive styles of both these leaders.
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Women in politics are just politicians. They are not saris, jackets, or a particular kind of laughter
Commenting on a female politician's gender, looks or attire reflects the misogynistic mindset of our politicians. This is seen across the political spectrum, from the 'traditional' BJP to 'new-age' neta Rahul Gandhi.
Priyanka Gandhi Arrives: It's time the SP-BSP alliance rethinks its reluctance to accommodate the Congress
Priyanka overtook Mayawati on Twitter on Day 1 itself. But going by the scale of her Lucknow roadshow, Priyanka will give Mayawati much more than a virtual challenge.
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