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Devendra Fadnavis, BJP, Sonia Gandhi, Sharadpawar

The learning curve ahead for the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance

The Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition between the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress is a learning experience for a future politics of reconciliation and hope.  

POLITICS

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Sonia Gandhi, Sharadpawar, Shivsena-ncp-congressalliance, Uddhavthackeray

Horses for Maharashtra’s political courses

In many ways, this election also shows the limits of ideology as the nativism of the Shiv Sena clashes with the pan-India glue that Hindutva promises.

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BJP, Shivsena-ncp-congressalliance, Sonia Gandhi, Sharadpawar

Uddhav Thackeray's reign on thin ice

Maharashtra Chief Minister has begun his innings with the challenge of keeping the unlikely allies together and happy.

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Sonia Gandhi, Congress, Haryana assembly elections, Maharashtra Assembly polls

Why Congress looks headed for a poll rout in Maharashtra and Haryana

The BJP-Shiv Sena coalition along with its smaller partners could win as many as 220-240 seats. In Haryana, the BJP alone could get 70-plus seats.

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 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Congress, Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi

Band-aid Politics: Why Sonia Gandhi may not be able to revive the Congress anymore

The party faces cash crunch to generation clash. And Sonia of 2019 is not the Sonia of 2009.

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Cwc, Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi

What makes Sonia Gandhi tick? And with Rahul Gandhi's alternative ideas for Congress, can she do the trick?

When Indira was AICC chief, Nehru said it wasn’t great to face the Congress chief at the breakfast table every morning. Will family be aid or impediment to Sonia reviving the Congress now?

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Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Congress, Bharat Ratna

Breaking Bad: Why the rumoured divorce between the Gandhis and Pranab Mukherjee is now finally done

The relationship had been fraying over the years. But with the Gandhis skipping Pranab Mukherjee's Bharat Ratna ceremony, the break is now final and out in the open.

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Donald Trump, Sonia Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, Rahul Gandhi

Speak softly, tweet less: A few items Rahul Gandhi should borrow from Sonia's survival kit

Sonia sharpened her attacks on the Atal Bihari Vajpayee govt, while learning to choose her words cautiously. Rahul must learn this too, for his and his party's political survival now.

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Dynasty politics, Narendra Modi, Congress president, Priyanka gandhi vadra

The 'D' Delusion: What the collective Congress meltdown says about India’s feudal family politics

The Congress is having a breakdown facing political life without the direct running of the Gandhis. There are very important lessons for other political parties here.

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Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha elections, Congress, Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi tenders his resignation: But will that go any further?

The CWC has rejected the Congress President's resignation. But will he be convinced to stay?