A Saye Sekhar
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Saye Sekhar is a political analyst and an independent journalist.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Fear Factor: The different kinds of dread that are pushing the main Telugu parties to rally with the BJP

There is very little in common between Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chandrababu Naidu and KCR. Except for their sudden warmth to the BJP on key political issues. What explains this camaraderie?

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Why Chandrababu Naidu, not Jagan Mohan Reddy, should be blamed for World Bank 'dropping' $300 million loan for Amaravati

Does the truncated and cash-strapped state of Andhra Pradesh need the world's best capital city or just a functional capital to begin with?

POLITICS

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From Raja to Commoner Rank: Once AP CM, Chandrababu Naidu is today facing a huge reversal of fortune

Used to regal treatment, Naidu now undergoes frisking, downgrading of privileges, even the breaking of structures he built. His party alleges it's vendetta. Yet, it's all within the rules.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

Checkmate for Chandrababu Naidu? As TDP MPs join BJP, Naidu may meet his nemesis in his own proteges

Is BJP going to wipe out TDP from Andhra? Or is the TDP MPs' move to the saffron party actually a clever ploy by Naidu?

POLITICS

 |   10-minute read

Why BJP loses out in the south: Why Narendra Modi's saffron party is unable to cross the Vindhyas in victory

Powerful local players. Rooted regional sensitivities. A host of political miscalculations. And an inability to catch the pulse of the South. All this has limited the Modi Wave to the north of India.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Hard Times, Dizzying Heights: How Narendra Modi and Jagan Mohan Reddy compare as political leaders

Both have had very different lives, yet full of struggle, both found powerful critics pitted against them, and yet, both fought like there was no tomorrow.

POLITICS

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Andhra Pradesh Results 2019: With a thumping mandate, Jagan Reddy walks his way to the CM's chair

Despite facing attacks from the Congress and other opponents, Jagan constantly played the credibility card, reminding the electorate of his legendary late father. It was a storm Chandrababu Naidu couldn’t weather.

POLITICS

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Meet Vijay Sai Reddy: Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's main man in Andhra Pradesh and strategist for Delhi

The YSRCP’s first representative in the Rajya Sabha, an affable politician with a cool demeanour, Vijay Sai Reddy gets candid in an informal conversation ahead of the election results.

POLITICS

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The Great Andhra Battle: Will Jaganmohan indeed emerge as darling of the masses and AP's new CM?

Having witnessed high-voltage campaigns and vivid drama, and after casting their vote through a violent polling day, the Telugu states will be in some political lull for the next 42 days.

POLITICS

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'Lakshmi’s NTR' may not swing an election, but it will alter opinions ahead of Andhra polls

Ramgopal Verma's biopic of N T Rama Rao, from the perspective of his second wife and Chandrababu Naidu's rival, Lakshmi Parvathy, is politically explosive. It awaits release in Andhra, perhaps due to its volatile depictions.