Saif Ullah Khan

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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.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah calls illegal Bangladeshis termites. Given the neighbourhood, turning Bangladesh off is not a good idea

With Opposition alleging crony capitalism, PM's chief strategist has chosen to risk India's relationship with Dhaka for another shot at the centre in 2019.

POLITICS

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Disqualification of legislators: With SC refusing to intervene, onus is on political parties to come clean

It is for the Parliamentarians to put national interest before vote bank politics and desist from giving tickets to candidates with criminal cases.

POLITICS

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Will Shivraj Singh Chouhan's call to dilute SC/ST Act in MP damage the BJP's pitch for SC votes

The BJP is also facing a challenge in the form of the Congress' soft Hindutva push.

POLITICS

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Will Mohan Bhagwat's statement on Muslims change the RSS attitude towards the community? Highly unlikely

With the Congress increasingly wooing Hindus, the Sangh wants to help the BJP tap into the minority vote bank.

POLITICS

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Will Prashant Kishor joining JD(U) deliver 2019 Lok Sabha Polls to the NDA?

With no political base of his own, Kishor will have to up his strategist game.

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POLITICS

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'Urban Naxal supporters' to 'Modi roko abhiyaan': BJP has zeroed in on its 2019 poll pitch

The BJP seems to have picked up on the most emotive issues to connect with voters. Whether the voters buy it the second time round is still to be seen.

POLITICS

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SC wants Parliament to enact anti-lynching law. But will that be enough?

In today's political climate, laws alone might not be able to protect minorities.