Sharat Pradhan

OPEN TO OPINION

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

POLITICS

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Independents - not BJP - won Uttar Pradesh civic polls

Dwindling vote share reveals, it may not be all that simple for UP CM Adityanath to even maintain the 2014 Lok Sabha tally.

POLITICS

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Why Akhilesh Yadav is to blame for 'helping' Yogi Adityanath's BJP sweep UP civic polls

What clearly benefitted the saffron party was the virtual surrender by the main Opposition, Samajwadi Party.

POLITICS

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Ayodhya dispute: Why BJP is angling for an out-of-court settlement

Politics of polarisation continues to remain high on the saffron party's agenda.

POLITICS

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Abrupt end to Lucknow lit fest proves Yogi's UP has no room for freedom of expression

The presence of Kanhaiya Kumar, Asaduddin Owaisi and Shatrughan Sinha created a controversy.

POLITICS

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Adityanath doesn't care about children dying in UP. Winning elections, cows and Hindutva matter more

The CM's priorities seem to have shifted from his constituency to being a rabble-rouser in poll-bound states.

POLITICS

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When all else fails, Yogi Adityanath pushes the Hindutva button

The forthcoming civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh are seen as some kind of a semi-final to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

POLITICS

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Why Yogi Adityanath's foray into Gujarat and Kerala will not help boost BJP's poll prospects

Amit Shah's strategically crafted move has only raised the UP CM's stock in the party.

POLITICS

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VARIETY

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Why Yogi Adityanath wants to paint Uttar Pradesh saffron

The ochre has become a defining feature in anything and everything.

POLITICS

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BJP is attacking Rahul Gandhi in Amethi for taking on Modi in Gujarat

The traditional political bastion of the Gandhi family has been the saffron party's biggest eyesore.