Arindam De
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The writer is journalist working with India Today.

POLITICS

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Party Hopping Season in Bengal: Councillors in Bengal are switching sides faster than the speed of light, leading to political unrest

First, the party hopping, then the ‘cut money’ debacle — Bengal has never witnessed a state of lawlessness quite like this one, since the naxal period.

POLITICS

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Kar’nataka’: Where the government is doing everything but governance

The trouble is not new for the Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka. It has been brewing since day one for the alliance and should have been foreseen.

POLITICS

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The Jumlas of Pakistan: Pak says Hafiz Saeed will be arrested. Yet again.

Pakistan faces world disapproval and the drying of funds over its support to terrorists like Hafiz Saeed. But its moves to 'take action' are impressing no-one.

POLITICS

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Is Mamata losing the plot? From doctors' strike to ‘cut money’ debacle, Didi is plunging into crisis

The TMC supremo seems absolutely unable to handle either provocations from the BJP or pressures within her own party. Will Mamata Banerjee push the TMC to breaking point?

POLITICS

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A Very Deep Cut: Why Mamata Banerjee asking TMC party men to stop taking 'cut money' is just too little, too late

As reports emerge of Didi apparently telling party workers to return money taken from hapless people, will anyone listen? This only opens a Pandora's Box, one the Opposition will exploit.

POLITICS

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Book the culprits - Don't badmouth the doctors

As the doctors continue to protest, West Bengal remains the worst-hit state with at least 13 big government hospitals affected.

POLITICS

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Is Mamata Banerjee inspired by the Modi wave to sign up Prashant Kishor?

The move by the West Bengal Chief Minister and the TMC to curb the saffron tide is indicative of a few things — the result was unexpected, one cannot bank on personal popularity alone and time-tested strategies may not be effective anymore.

POLITICS

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Get A Grip: Mamata Banerjee's appeasement politics, high-handedness and alienating the majority are now hurting her

Didi read the signals all wrong. She also failed to sense the inroads the BJP was steadily making in Bengal.

ELECTION

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Losing the Plot: From Rafale to Nyay, here's everything that went against the Congress in 2019

Today, regional parties are much more in touch with the aspirations of their voters than the Congress party. The grand old party now faces a 'do or die' moment.

POLITICS

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Poribortan Full Circle: Mamata Banerjee once called for 'change' in West Bengal. Is that rebounding on her today?

Mamata must pause and ponder over what brought down the 34-year rule of the Left in Bengal. She shouldn't repeat the same mistakes.