Javed M Ansari

OPEN TO OPINION

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The writer is a senior journalist and political analyst.

POLITICS

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Kolkata rally: A statement of intent. But also, a picture of faultlines

With Mayawati's political moves and Mamata's rally, it's clear they're both contenders for the PM's seat. But what about the Congress' Rahul Gandhi?

POLITICS

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Assembly polls 2018: Rahul Gandhi truly deserves all the credit for Congress' comeback

Rahul inherited a much tougher landscape than other Congress Presidents. With the Congress winning now, he's proved his leadership. But tougher challenges lie ahead.

POLITICS

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Wild, wild Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath's govt has prioritised cow protection. How about protecting human beings too?

Rape, murder, and lynch mob attacks have become the new normal ever since the Yogi Adityanath-led government came to power in UP.

POLITICS

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As the political rhetoric on all sides worsens, one can only ask, 'Ye andaz-e-guftagu kya hai?'

Polls now are seeing terrible language used for political rivals, and even their families, by all sides. There was, however, a gentler time in politics when politicians behaved like gentlemen

POLITICS

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The BJP’s renaming of Muslim heritage places is just hollow politics

By making Faizabad Ayodhya, the Sangh wants to emphasise ‘Hindu glory’ and ‘Muslim otherness’. But it will ignore broken roads, crowded hospitals and lack of schools.

POLITICS

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Karnataka bypolls show BJP can be defeated, but opposition unity is the key

To pull off a win in 2019, the opposition must stop fighting over who their leader will be.

POLITICS

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Why the Supreme Court – and only the SC – must decide on Ayodhya

While fuelling politics, the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid dispute has claimed multiple lives. Even as netas now make threats over it, in a civilised country, only the law should prevail.

POLITICS

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Gujarat polls: Shifting focus from development to Rahul Gandhi's religion is a sign of BJP's desperation

The saffron party is back to basics - religious polarisation - even as the Congress is feeding the religious narrative.

POLITICS

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Why Modi and Amit Shah can no longer take BJP victory in Gujarat for granted

If the party manages to hold on to the state, it will tout that as an endorsement of its decisions like the GST.

POLITICS

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