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HUMOUR

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Rajiv gandhi legacy, Indira Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Nyay

Happy Birthday, Rahul Gandhi! Let's reflect on the year that was

Do some hard thinking. Maybe you do not have the mettle, and the nastiness, required to be a politician in South Asia. Maybe you didn’t want it in the first place.

POLITICS

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Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Nyay, Lok Sabha elections 2019

No Takers for Congress NYAY: Here’s why Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 Nyay bait impressed almost no one

'Ab hoga Nyay' sounded like nyay was denied during the nearly 70 years of Congress rule. Why would the slogan be trusted now?

POLITICS

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Nyay, Narendra Modi, Exit Polls, Exit polls 2019

Exit Polls 2019: 5 strong takeaways on the BJP and PM Modi from the results

The voters had the tempting option of lapping up Rahul Gandhi’s NYAY. They, however, gave it a thumbs down. Why?

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, Abhijit banerjee, Nyay

Abhijit Banerjee: 'NYAY disrupted obsession with Pulwama. Its funding's debated. But we're undertaxed compared to China'

Economist Abhijit Banerjee is closely associated with the Congress’ NYAY scheme. He spoke with Rohit E David about why NYAY could work and why the Congress' anti-poverty aim should be trusted.

POLITICS

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Nyay, Rahul Gandhi, Congress manifesto, Lok Sabha election 2019

What’s wrong with NYAY?

Rahul Gandhi’s ambitious Nyuntam Aay Yojana or NYAY would have been a great plan in utopian India. In the real world, it is just anyaay.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Chowkidar chor hai, Nyay, Rahul Gandhi

SC raps Rahul: Why the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibe shows Rahul Gandhi's fatigue and the Congress' fear of loss

With NYAY failing to gather steam, the Rafale accusations not denting Modi’s image and the ire of the apex court now, Rahul Gandhi’s desperation is clear.

POLITICS

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Economic Survey for 2018-19, Kisan samman nidhi yojana, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Why India has to bite the Universal Basic Income bullet

A direct cash transfer to the poor is a powerful idea, and whichever political party comes to power at the Centre will feel compelled to move towards it in order to repair India's broken fiscal engine.

POLITICS

 |  Breaking Views  |  7.7 minutes watch-minute read
Nyay, Balakot, 2019 Lok Sabha elections, SP-BSP alliance

Why the Narendra Modi government is in pole position to get re-elected

Here are the five X factors which will decide who gets to enjoy power in Delhi.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Pm-kisan, Nyay

Part II. NYAY complements PM-KISAN in fighting poverty and inequality

Global thinking has changed with increasing acceptance of income transfer initiatives like NYAY and PM-KISAN to fight poverty and inequality. This part of the series focuses on the UN and India’s fight against hunger and inequality.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Nyay

NYAY: Why the math doesn’t add up

Congress leaders, including loquacious P Chidamabarm, have been careful to be as vague about the details of NYAY as possible in the party’s manifesto.