Saif Ullah Khan
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The writer is a journalist.

POLITICS

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How Priyanka Gandhi joining the party could change the Congress' fortunes in 2019 Lok Sabha Polls

Long been relegated to the margins in UP, the Congress has been missing a strong face in the state. With Priyanka, the party hopes to finally fill that gap.

POLITICS

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Rise of the Third Front: Is Mayawati on the way to becoming PM in 2019?

Personal feuds — and in some cases, rival ambitions — seemingly no longer matter in the game of political survival. But can Behenji make it in this high-stakes battle?

POLITICS

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Operation Lotus redux: Why BJP is so desperate to regain Karnataka

The BJP knows quite well the embarrassment of a failed attempt is a small price to pay for a major shot at 2019.

POLITICS

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When Tejashwi met Akhilesh and Mayawati. How the opposition is using Modi's strategies to defeat the BJP in 2019

Taking a leaf from the PM's game plan of strategic alliances, the opposition may spring a major surprise in 2019.

POLITICS

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Why the delay in the Ayodhya hearing could dent the BJP's 2019 prospects

Already reeling under job crisis, agrarian distress, allegations of graft and causing institutional damage, banking on Lord Ram could be the BJP's ticket back to the centre.

POLITICS

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10% reservation for the EWS is Modi government's desperate bid to stay relevant in 2019

The BJP knows it is facing an uphill task in 2019 and desperately needs a new carrot to dangle in front of its supporters.

POLITICS

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Ayodhya, Rafale, Mahagathbandhan: Five takeaways from PM Modi's interview

In all, credit should go to the PM for finally turning his 56-inch chest to face tough questions and answering them patiently and with grace.

POLITICS

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The significance of former Modi critic Gordhan Zadaphia becoming BJP's UP poll in-charge

With barely a few months left for the do-or-die battle over the 2019 Lok Sabha, both the BJP and RSS won't leave anything to chance.

POLITICS

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Forget 'achhe din', Supreme Court's Ayodhya case verdict could pave the way for Modi's return in 2019

With the Supreme Court paving the way for an early verdict, the politics around Ram Mandir is already getting a jumpstart.

POLITICS

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SC's ruling on SC/ST job promotions could prove to be a game changer for the BJP in 2019

With its Hindutva votebank in place, BJP's pitch for SC/ST votes could still provide it a fighting change to beat a not so united Opposition in 2019.