Javed M Ansari

OPEN TO OPINION

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The writer is a senior journalist and political analyst.

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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POLITICS

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Significance of Rahul Gandhi's 'elevation' as Congress president

The Gandhi scion is likely to take over as AICC chief by end of this month.

POLITICS

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Dynasty politics is here to stay - Mayawati just proved Rahul Gandhi right

The induction of her nephew into BSP comes barely six months after her brother Anand Kumar was made the party vice-president.

POLITICS

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Mood of the Nation poll says Rahul Gandhi is the best alternative to PM Modi

Prime Minister might just be tempted, given the economic uncertainties that lie ahead, to hold elections earlier than scheduled.

POLITICS

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Why it's important for Ahmed Patel to weather the Amit Shah storm in Gujarat

BJP's 'operation' to unseat the senior Congress leader from Rajya Sabha has been in the works for several months.