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

POLITICS

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A Formidable Challenge: The Mahagathbandhan is proving to be the BJP's nemesis in UP

The SP-BSP-RLD Mahagathbandhan in UP is giving the BJP a tough battle on each Lok Sabha seat. The cooperation between all three is also seamless. None of this is music to BJP's ears.

POLITICS

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Whose surgical strike anyway: The armed forces are caught in a messy tug-of-war between the BJP and the Congress

The politicisation of the armed forces and attacks on Pakistan continues unabated in the final leg of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

POLITICS

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The Battle for Bhopal, and India: It's Sadhvi Pragya vs Digvijay Singh and regression vs progress

Sadhvi Pragya and Digvijay Singh are all set for battle. This is probably the first time ever that a terror accused has been given a Parliamentary ticket by a mainstream party. That itself speaks volumes.

POLITICS

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Making Hate So Normal: The BJP fielding Pragya Thakur is an attempt to mainstream terror accused persons. Our silence is criminal

Why does the switching of a spokesperson from Congress to Shiv Sena get more attention than the implications of the BJP fielding Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal? The answer to this should disturb us all.

POLITICS

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Strangely weak EC? Why does the Election Commission need a rap on its knuckles from the SC to do its job?

It's been facing charges of acting slowly against some offenders, and not acting against others at all. The EC must assert itself strongly now, to provide a level field to all candidates and regain the trust of voters.

POLITICS

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A bold new Congress: From alliances to AFSPA, how the grand old party is newly asserting itself

The Congress leadership seems boosted by a new confidence, reflecting in its manifesto and key political moves. Criticism from friends and foes isn't shaking the party so far.

POLITICS

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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?