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POLITICS

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NDA, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections, 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Narendra Modi’s chances of getting a second term: Here’s what the numbers say

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity has rebounded in states where the BJP lost to the Congress less than half a year ago.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
NDA, Congress, BJP, Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha 2019: The Opposition looks a divided house, and its weakness could help the Modi govt return for a second term

The Opposition appears disorganised and disparate, struggling to sew up its alliances. In contrast, the NDA has its act together and this could be its biggest strength.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  8-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, BJP, NDA, Narendra Modi

Why things look bad for Narendra Modi ahead of 2019's Lok Sabha polls

Facing anti-incumbency and time lags on key development projects, a unified Opposition is only adding to the leader's troubles. Their strategy is two-pronged: Consolidate all anti-BJP votes. And destroy Modi's own credibility.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
NDA, BJP, Lok Sabha Polls, Narendra Modi

Why 2019 Lok Sabha polls is time for Modi 2.0

Modi must reappear in a new avatar as the dream-merchant par excellence if the BJP is to win again.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Congress, NDA, BJP, Narendra Modi

Why 10 per cent quota for the upper castes' 'economically weak' is a bad idea

Surely our country can do much better than going down the quota route time and again.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  7-minute read
NDA, Travel bills, Foreign policy, Narendra Modi

Modi’s foreign policy: Look beyond ‘travel bills’, the PM did some excellent work

The world has changed, and so has India. Modi, who started his international outings almost as a pariah, has both understood and strategically underlined these truths.

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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Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Bihar 2019: The caste advantage lies with the NDA in this state

Contrary to their critics' views, the BJP is comfortable in Bihar, given its core caste votaries and strategic partners. A few lost allies won't change that reality.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, NDA, 2019 general elections, Apna Dal

2019 general elections: As the shaping alliance gives BJP sleepless nights, NDA allies also demand their pound of flesh

Its recent drubbing in three Hindi heartland states and the possibility of a grand alliance appealing across castes, are adding to the BJP’s woes.

POLITICS

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NDA, Narendra Modi, Health insurance, Modicare

Why Modicare is not another jumla: Busting myths about Ayushman Bharat

Building healthcare centres across India for 50 crore patients — and not budgetary allocations — is the real challenge.