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POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Quota, Backward class, Reservation

Not a poll sop: Why politicians must understand the legal aspects before announcing reservations

Yogi Adityanath declared 17 OBC communities to be treated as Scheduled Castes. Didn't he know that only Parliament has this power?

POLITICS

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Kanhaiya, Uppu 2019, Uttar pradesh private universities ordinance, Uttar pradesh election result 2019

That fuzzy 'anti-national': Yogi Adityanath’s diktat to private universities in UP is confounding many, and scaring some

UP CM’s recent ordinance, banning ‘anti-national’ activities on campuses, has left many wondering just why such an order was needed when there are already sufficient laws on this?

POLITICS

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JNU, Kanhaiya Kumar, Anti-national, Yogi Adityanath

Pledge no 'anti-national' activity: Why Yogi Adityanath's campus ordinance should scare us all

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were booked for sedition. Charges could never be proved and yet they suffered. This ordinance could only worsen that scenario.

POLITICS

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Freedom of Speech, Mamata banerjee bengal, Yogi Adityanath, Prashant kanojia

Because The Emergency ended. Didn't it? Prashant Kanojia and Priyanka Sharma cases have us wondering

From Jawaharlal Nehru to Rajiv Gandhi, powerful assaults on our freedom of speech have been made by famed netas. Narendra Modi criticised this. But how does he explain the Prashant Kanojia event?

POLITICS

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Modi 2.0, Up journalist beaten up, Prashant kanojia, Yogi Adityanath

Journalists under attack in Yogi's UP: Is this how Adityanath is redefining Modi 2.0?

The BJP stormed to power in UP promising to end 'jungle raj'. But the same reign of lawlessness seems to have only increased, this time, with journalists at the receiving end of police power.

VOICES

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Marriage, Supreme Court, Yogi Adityanath, Prashant kanojia

Yogi Adityanath vs Prashant Kanojia: This is what could have really hurt Yogi ji

Prashant Kanojia is neither Yogi’s uncle, nor his aunt. Nor his neighbour, not his colleague, nor his beautician, nor his gym trainer. Then how could he pose that particular question?

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Prashant kanojia, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech

Mogambo Khush Hua? What the arrest of Prashant Kanojia says about the rest of us

But, for the few who still care about dissent and the right to decide for their own selves, I challenge this.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath, Ravi kishen, Lok Sabha elections 2019

A Hindutva Tadka: How Yogi Adityanath added a dash of heated Hindutva to PM Modi's campaign

If religion rode over caste in Uttar Pradesh, it was Yogi’s doing. His success has only strengthened his personal political bastion now.

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Mahagathbandhan

UP The Enigma – Uttar Pradesh’s effect on Lok Sabha Polls 2019

One day before results, UP’s Modi vs Gathbandhan challenge boils down to chemistry vs arithmetic. But this simple equation has a complicated backdrop.

POLITICS

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Balakot, Yogi Adityanath, Varanasi, Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi in Benaras: Why it is likely that for a change, the Prime Minister will include and name his regional allies in his Varanasi show

The BJP will need to overcome the sheer arithmetical superiority of the grand alliance in more seats in Uttar Pradesh. And it will have to assuage allies who feel the party is a one-man show.