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POLITICS

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NDA, India today magazine, Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi

Saffron Crown: How BJP has emerged as a major force in Bihar

India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie examines the results of the recent Bihar elections and looks at the road ahead for the government in Patna, in the November 23, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.