Badri Narayan

OPEN TO OPINION

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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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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.

POLITICS

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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?

POLITICS

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Assembly polls in 5 states: The three likely outcomes, and why the BJP has much more at stake

If the BJP performs poorly, the aura of ‘invincibility’ is just one of the things it will lose.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Samagra Hindutva: Why Amit Shah’s plan to counter mahagathbandhan politics could go either way

The party wooing SC-ST-OBC communities energetically could annoy its traditional upper caste voters. How will it walk the tightrope?

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi fighting hard to revive Congress in Uttar Pradesh: Will achche din return for the grand old party?

Along with new initiatives to reach out to voters, the party president is interacting more with district and city-level workers.

POLITICS

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Churn in Uttar Pradesh Bahujan politics: Options ahead for Mayawati, Chandrashekhar

The Bhim Army is a threat to the BSP chief. But joining hands with Chandrashekhar has its own pitfalls.

POLITICS

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Both Congress, BJP woo SCs and tribals hard ahead of Madhya Pradesh polls: Whom will the communities favour?

The two communities form the largest social group in the state, but their vote has so far been fragmented.

VARIETY

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Why Dalit is a bitterly contested word today

A government advisory has asked media to stop using the word. While some have welcomed the move, others see a sinister design to make Scheduled Caste an apolitical category.

POLITICS

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How the political mess in Akhilesh Yadav's party may make BJP's ride to power easy in 2019

Shivpal Yadav's announcement of a new party may harm not just Samajwadi Party, but also the prospects of a grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh.