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

POLITICS

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Yes, Minister: Arun Jaitley, the man who powered Force Modi

Arun Jaitley has been a key political support for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Although poor health made him step out of govt formation, speculation is rife over the informal role he could play.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi tenders his resignation: But will that go any further?

The CWC has rejected the Congress President's resignation. But will he be convinced to stay?

POLITICS

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How Brand Modi Won: BJP's strategic planning and a united leadership proved to be the opposition's undoing

If the 2014 polls was a verdict against Congress, verdict 2019 is all for Modi. The opposition realised this gap much too late.

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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