Javed M Ansari
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The writer is a senior journalist and political analyst.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019: The Opposition looks a divided house, and its weakness could help the Modi govt return for a second term

The Opposition appears disorganised and disparate, struggling to sew up its alliances. In contrast, the NDA has its act together and this could be its biggest strength.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019: Is Priyanka Gandhi the Brahmastra the Congress has waited for all these years?

While she captured many hearts with her maiden speech as a politician, Priyanka Gandhi has the onerous task of resurrecting the party at both the regional and national levels.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: BJP's strategy to push regional alliances is far ahead of the Congress' game-plan

Will the opposition parties' lack of proper strategising prove to be their undoing in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls?

POLITICS

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Surgical Strikes 2.0: How air strikes have titled the balance of 2019 polls in Modi's favour

By sheer coincidence of circumstances, the IAF strike could not have come at a more opportune moment for the beleaguered government.

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.