Badri Narayan
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Author is director, GB Pant Social Science Institute, a constituent institute of Central University of Allahabad

POLITICS

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Can Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad dent Mayawati’s Dalit vote bank?

Both are reaching out to the same group of voters. But there are strong differences in the political language and emotive styles of both these leaders.

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Anger and grief unite Uttar Pradesh as the state bears 12 losses in the Pulwama terror attack

The SP, BSP and Congress are rallying behind the government. The BJP is organising marches. The people want punishment for Pakistan. For now, UP speaks in one voice.

POLITICS

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Sangam of faith and ideology: Why the Kumbh Mela is so different this time

From being a facilitator, this time, the state administration is visibly 'hosting' the Kumbh. The RSS and Yogi Adityanath have their imprint firmly on the event, while Congress et al are missing from the scene.

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Too little time: Four big challenges Priyanka Gandhi faces now

The Congress should not become complacent thinking UP is in safe hands now. The challenges ahead are just too hard to be dismissed.

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10% quota for upper castes: Political googly by BJP can have major social implications

Could this forever alter the way quotas are granted? And while this will help the BJP get upper caste votes, how will it impact Dalit feelings?

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What exactly is Rahul Gandhi’s politics? 2018 provided us sharp answers

The Congress president has shown he has effective strategies and strengths. But there are political pitfalls he needs to watch out for.

POLITICS

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New political equations in Bihar: How the caste-community math adds up, and how much the Nitish factor matters

During my recent stay in the state, I noticed a distinct rise in Tejashwi Yadav's popularity.

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Challenges for Congress, lessons for BJP: How the state polls’ verdict will impact 2019 elections

Voters believed the Congress’ promises. It has little money, and lesser time, to fulfill them.

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Yogi Adityanath is not the first: How Hindutva politics has always used Ramayana to woo the marginalised

The UP CM’s statement has led to Dalits ‘staking claim’ over Hanuman temples. What lies ahead?