Sharat Pradhan

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a senior journalist and political analyst based in Lucknow.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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UP by-poll results is a slap in the face of BJP's Hindutva politics

The Opposition's victory also throws a major challenge for all parties, which need to now ensure its continuance in 2019.

POLITICS

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UP by-polls: Why Yogi Adityanath’s future hinges on Kairana

If the BJP loses Monday's by-polls, UP's firebrand CM could face the heat, having to justify his position as star campaigner and Hindutva icon.

POLITICS

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When Mulayam met Adityanath with 'secret' plan to save his official bungalow

Yogi agreed to ‘consider’ the SP leader’s request because he was trying to make similar arrangements for his own party’s former CMs.

VARIETY

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SC order on vacating bungalows: How Mulayam and Akhilesh Yadav stand to be the biggest losers

The former UP CM did not hesitate in allegedly spending about Rs 62 crore to redo the chief secretary's bungalow and occupy it.

POLITICS

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Why UP police is more concerned about its image than stopping rapes

The ironic image-building exercise is intended to ensure negative stories about the men in khakhi do not find prominence in media.

POLITICS

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What's being cooked for Yogi Adityanath in Dalit homes?

The sudden bonhomie between the two otherwise warring outfits - SP and BSP - has rattled the BJP leadership.

POLITICS

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Why BJP has made it a mission to eradicate Gandhis from their Uttar Pradesh bastions

Party insiders believe there is no way that they could get anywhere close to record tally of 2014.

POLITICS

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Disturbing questions that high court asked Adityanath government in Unnao rape case

Allahabad HC indicated that the one-year-old UP government left no stone unturned to protect rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

POLITICS

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Blame shoddy administration for CBSE paper leak

Some common sense could have saved the situation from taking such a disastrous turn.