Rasheed Kidwai

OPEN TO OPINION

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Journalist-author Rasheed Kidwai is a visiting fellow of ORF]

POLITICS

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2018 Assembly Elections victory puts Rahul Gandhi in pole position to lead emerging Mahagathbandan

The non-NDA opposition now has a reason to be confident about reducing prime minister Modi’s strength in the 17th Lok Sabha polls.

POLITICS

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Why Rahul Gandhi and Congress need a unified Ayodhya policy

In electoral terms, remarks ranging from a Ram Rajya promise to protecting Babri Masjid have not fetched the Congress any votes.

POLITICS

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How Raj Babbar has always been a motormouth and Congress has taken it in its stride

The actor-turned-politician had one time been highly critical of Rajiv Gandhi too. But the Congress has overlooked this too.

POLITICS

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Madhya Pradesh polls: Why neither Congress nor BJP is talking about the real issues

The two principal political parties are silent on the plight of the ordinary citizens.

POLITICS

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How Congress failed to adopt 'Gujarat model' in Madhya Pradesh

Despite verbal assurances to whistleblowers like Paras Saklecha and Dr Anand Rai, the Congress didn't give them party tickets.

POLITICS

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Kamla Jaan to Kankar Munjare: Oddballs whose political legacy matters in Madhya Pradesh

Although these personalities are not contesting the November 2018 Assembly polls, they are still pretty much in the 'race'.

POLITICS

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MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh polls are battle of survival for Congress. What works for Rahul Gandhi, what doesn’t

In some areas, Rahul has been more successful than even mother Sonia Gandhi. However, there is much he could trip over.

POLITICS

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Why Rahul Gandhi-led Congress needs to put Nehru-Patel records straight

An authorised account from the Congress is required to put the Nehru-Patel, Nehru-Bose ties in perspective, even if it means admitting some mistakes.

POLITICS

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Why Congress should never forget that Mayawati is a 'miracle of democracy'

A weak Congress is ideal for the BSP chief's bid for the prime ministership in 2019.