Javed M Ansari

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a senior journalist and political analyst.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Key questions Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad must answer

A man who could have possibly been PM has chosen to limit himself to being a CM.

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Ram Nath Kovind as India's President is a defining moment for Hindutva politics

For a party that was considered 'politically untouchable' after the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 till 1996, the wheel has indeed turned full circle.

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Gopalkrishna Gandhi for vice-president is at least a great choice by Opposition

Even though his candidature is unlikely to affect the outcome of the elections on August 5.