Sharat Pradhan

OPEN TO OPINION

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

POLITICS

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‘Bua’ Mayawati snubs Chandrashekhar: A new battle for Dalit votes in Uttar Pradesh

The Bhim Army chief is out of jail because the BJP did not wish to appear ‘anti-Dalit’. What will his release mean for the party, and for the Mahagathbandhan’?

POLITICS

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Shivpal Yadav’s revolt against Akhilesh and Samajwadi Party is first jolt to formation of ‘mahagathbandhan’

A weakened SP on account of the visible cracks, may not really be able to give the BJP a run for its money.

POLITICS

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Why the Yogi Adityanath government is in an overdrive to claim Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy

It seems the party somewhere realises that all is not as hunky dory in Uttar Pradesh as it was in 2014.

POLITICS

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How Gwalior-born Vajpayee became Lucknow's favourite boy

Irrespective of who was in power, Vajpayee’s recommendations for his constituency would never be ignored.

POLITICS

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Chilling details of Deoria shelter home case highlight the police-political-criminal network

Whether CM Yogi Adityanath actually means business, and will succeed in bringing an end to such crimes, is something only time will tell.

POLITICS

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What Uttar Pradesh's cash-for-encounter raj says about Yogi Adityanath

The government only wants to create a perception that it is serious about tackling law and order.

POLITICS

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How Narendra Modi drew political mileage out of huge industrial investments made in UP

The Prime Minister claimed that investments already in the pipeline would generate as many as two lakh jobs in the state.

VARIETY

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Why Yogi Adityanath government is busy denying rapes in the face of all evidence

In two recent cases of gang-rape, the police went all out to prove they never took place.

VOICES

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POLITICS

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