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Karnataka | Who will be Congress' CM face? Party likely to repeat 2018 poll strategy

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Karnataka | Who will be Congress' CM face? Party likely to repeat 2018 poll strategy

It’s DK Shivakumar versus Siddaramaiah versus SR Patil in Karnataka. The Congress hopes the combined efforts of its top leaders will help it win back the state from the BJP

With Ashok Gehlot on back foot, BJP eyes a comeback in Rajasthan

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With Ashok Gehlot on back foot, BJP eyes a comeback in Rajasthan

The divided Congress in Rajasthan is drawing solace from the fact that the BJP’s state unit is also in disorder. Factionalism plagues it, with the cadre and leaders divided into various camps. All these leaders eye to be named the party’s CM candidate for 2023 

Maharashtra | For Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, it’s a bumpy road ahead

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Maharashtra | For Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, it’s a bumpy road ahead

Eknath Shinde might have won the trust vote in the assembly, but the real battle is winning the hearts and minds of the Shiv Sainiks who share an emotional bond with the Thackerays

Bypoll Results | BJP’s juggernaut continues. Warning bells for Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, AAP

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Bypoll Results | BJP’s juggernaut continues. Warning bells for Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, AAP

By winning five of the 10 seats that went to the bypolls, the BJP will be more confident of the upcoming polls

Maharashtra Political Crisis | Can Uddhav Thackeray save his government, and Shiv Sena?

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Maharashtra Political Crisis | Can Uddhav Thackeray save his government, and Shiv Sena?

The MVA government is battling for life with the state heading for a constitutional crisis 

Bypolls | Losing Azamgarh and Rampur will be a setback for Samajwadi Party, winning it will not make a difference

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Bypolls | Losing Azamgarh and Rampur will be a setback for Samajwadi Party, winning it will not make a difference

The fact is that the bypoll results will hardly affect the Union government’s position in Parliament. This is one of the reasons why the contest is likely to turn highly localised 

Rajya Sabha Polls | Results a shot in the arm for BJP, Rajasthan win bittersweet for Congress

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Rajya Sabha Polls | Results a shot in the arm for BJP, Rajasthan win bittersweet for Congress

The BJP gets its extra candidate elected in four states except one sending shockwaves in the Opposition camp 

Rajya Sabha election results will influence political events till 2024

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Rajya Sabha election results will influence political events till 2024

The BJP might lose a bit, though it will not have a telling impact on its overall Rajya Sabha tally. It will continue to have a working majority and implement its promises with the support of like-minded parties 

3 Years of Modi 2.0 | BJP on course to fulfil manifesto promises despite pandemic

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3 Years of Modi 2.0 | BJP on course to fulfil manifesto promises despite pandemic

While the BJP-led NDA government has fulfilled some of its key promises, COVID-19 has impacted delivery in the last two years, with government focus on rehabilitation 

Prashant Kishor’s Jan Suraj attempt to become Kejriwal of Bihar fraught with challenges

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Prashant Kishor’s Jan Suraj attempt to become Kejriwal of Bihar fraught with challenges

Gujarat 2022 | BJP is comfortably placed, while Congress is in disarray

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Gujarat 2022 | BJP is comfortably placed, while Congress is in disarray

The BJP and AAP have launched their campaigns in Gujarat, while the Congress is still grappling with factionalism and confusion

Demanding allies and an existential crisis — it’s a tough road ahead for Congress

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Demanding allies and an existential crisis — it’s a tough road ahead for Congress

The dismal performance in five state elections, rebellion brewing in the party, question mark over Congress occupying pole opposition role, and AAP’s victory in Punjab portends tough times ahead for the grand old party

Yogi Adityanath Cabinet | BJP keeps traditional vote bloc happy, focuses on key segments for 2024 elections

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Yogi Adityanath Cabinet | BJP keeps traditional vote bloc happy, focuses on key segments for 2024 elections

The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh continues with the Thakur Chief Minister and a Brahmin and an OBC as Deputy Chief Ministers. Higher representation given to SCs with an eye on Mayawati’s Dalit vote bank 

In UP, did Samajwadi Party give BJP a run for its money? Data says no

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In UP, did Samajwadi Party give BJP a run for its money? Data says no

While 111 seats might look impressive, especially given that the Samajwadi Party won just 47 seats in 2012, this is less than its average over the past four elections

BSP is on the verge of extinction in Uttar Pradesh

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BSP is on the verge of extinction in Uttar Pradesh

The BSP has recorded a humiliating performance in UP once considered its bastion. Unless Mayawati initiates immediate reforms, the party will fade into oblivion 

Uttar Pradesh Results 2022 | How BJP checkmated SP through its deft campaign strategy

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Uttar Pradesh Results 2022 | How BJP checkmated SP through its deft campaign strategy

The victory despite concerns around unemployment, price rise, and agricultural distress is testimony to Yogi Adityanath’s governance track record and popularity 

UP Elections Phase 7 | High-stakes battle in Purvanchal as SP gives BJP a tough fight

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UP Elections Phase 7 | High-stakes battle in Purvanchal as SP gives BJP a tough fight

The BJP faces a tough battle in Phase 7 as the Samajwadi Party has crafted deft alliances with smaller parties eyeing the non-Yadav OBC vote bank; the BSP and Congress could act as spoilers 

Congress | Succession in politics needs to be timed properly. Ask Rahul Gandhi

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Congress | Succession in politics needs to be timed properly. Ask Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is currently fiercely attacked and trolled by opposition parties and political rivals. This would not have happened had he become Prime Minister in 2013 

UP Elections 2022 Phase V | SP seeks to regain past glory, BJP to retain dominance

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UP Elections 2022 Phase V | SP seeks to regain past glory, BJP to retain dominance

The 61 seats in phase five is in a traditional stronghold of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party. That said, the BJP won 50 of these seats in 2017

Punjab Elections | A multi-cornered contest makes it a cliff-hanger

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Punjab Elections | A multi-cornered contest makes it a cliff-hanger

The complex nature and presence of many strong political parties makes the elections in Punjab interesting, even more than that of Uttar Pradesh 

UP Elections | It’s the economy, stupid. Really?

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UP Elections | It’s the economy, stupid. Really?

The economic performance of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is undeniably a headwind for the BJP. However, UP voters could be forgiving 

Elections 2022 | The winds are in favour of party hoppers

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Elections 2022 | The winds are in favour of party hoppers

The infamous ‘aaya ram, gaya ram’ politics might have a negative connotation, but statistics show that 52 percent of defectors get re-elected 

Yogi Adityanath’s choice of Gorakhpur is a safe yet smart strategy

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Yogi Adityanath’s choice of Gorakhpur is a safe yet smart strategy

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest from Gorakhpur, ending speculation about his candidature from Ayodhya. While the Opposition has labelled it as playing safe, it could douse dissatisfaction and propel the BJP’s chances in eastern UP 

Can BJP survive this exodus of its MLAs in Uttar Pradesh?

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Can BJP survive this exodus of its MLAs in Uttar Pradesh?

The OBC ministers and MLAs have been ditching the BJP in UP citing the party's disrespect for Dalits and backwards. Close to the elections, it is bad optics for the BJP 

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