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Congress cannot ignore the crisis brewing in Rajasthan

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Congress cannot ignore the crisis brewing in Rajasthan

The Congress high command needs to act fast in this case to placate Sachin Pilot. Else, it risks repeat of last year’s crisis, even potentially destabilising the Congress government in Rajasthan 

Bihar Politics | Why is Nitish Kumar so angry?

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Bihar Politics | Why is Nitish Kumar so angry?

Unlike his earlier terms as Chief Minister where he was powerful and in command, this time Nitish Kumar is surrounded by NDA ally BJP which is gaining momentum in Bihar

What AAP’s deshbhakti Budget for Delhi tells us about its political ambitions

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What AAP’s deshbhakti Budget for Delhi tells us about its political ambitions

Education and health remain the key expenditure focus. However, the deshbhakti slogan and 75-week celebrations for Independence Day show that AAP is taking a leaf out of the BJP playbook

West Bengal 2021: Right is the new Left

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West Bengal 2021: Right is the new Left

The BJP has appropriated the symbols and images of the Left in its campaign strategy to attract voters who are dissatisfied with the TMC government 

Needed, new measures to strengthen anti-defection laws

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Needed, new measures to strengthen anti-defection laws

Time has come to bring in a suitable legislation to root out the growing trend of horse-trading and corrupt practices by strengthening the Tenth Schedule

Assam elections to be a game of alliances

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Assam elections to be a game of alliances

Along with the national parties, the BJP and the Congress, the regional parties will play a crucial role in both consolidating and even polarising the voters of Assam

Politics over a futuristic Budget

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Politics over a futuristic Budget

Opposition parties in India are failing in their duty and hence not being able to engage in constructive criticism of the government

An intricate link that connects Budgets and politics

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An intricate link that connects Budgets and politics

The process of budgeting in India is intertwined with politics and electioneering. Budgets in India have historically included announcements for target states as well as specific voter groups 

10 factors that will impact West Bengal elections

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10 factors that will impact West Bengal elections

The BJP has painted the TMC with the minority appeasement brush. With the Muslims backing Mamata Banerjee, there is a high probability of the Hindus standing with the BJP

The investor’s guide to Indian politics in 2021

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The investor’s guide to Indian politics in 2021

A win in Assam and West Bengal has high symbolic value as it would establish BJP’s acceptance as a party beyond the north and west of India

Peaceful protest is a democratic right, but vandalism hurts India’s image

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Peaceful protest is a democratic right, but vandalism hurts India’s image

The Punjab vandalism coupled with the hooliganism at the Apple factory at Kolar send a wrong message to global entrepreneurs who wish to be part of India’s growth story. It shows that the Indian state is incapable of safeguarding private property

Farm Reforms | PM Narendra Modi’s reassurance to farmers comes at the right time

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Farm Reforms | PM Narendra Modi’s reassurance to farmers comes at the right time

Intervention from the highest level should assuage the concerns of the protesting farmers. Now, a breakthrough in talks is expected, and the true potential of the farm reforms will be realised

Uttar Pradesh is too big a state for AAP to make a difference in a short time

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Uttar Pradesh is too big a state for AAP to make a difference in a short time

Currently, Uttar Pradesh provides no Delhi-like opening for AAP, no major corruption scandals, opposition parties are still in the reckoning, and no crisis. Moreover, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is a popular leader

Farm laws will usher in much-needed reforms in agriculture

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Farm laws will usher in much-needed reforms in agriculture

The farm laws have the potential to make farming a lucrative endeavour and also open the floodgates to private investment and innovation

In Rajasthan, Congress is losing support at the grassroots

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In Rajasthan, Congress is losing support at the grassroots

The tussle between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot is far from over, and both leaders are still vying for control of the state unit. With the election loss, the blame game could worsen the prospects of the Congress in Rajasthan

Why India is far from being a one-party state

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Why India is far from being a one-party state

Data shows that though the BJP is expanding its footprint across India, the regional parties are still a force to reckon with in Indian politics

KCR faces BJP, AIMIM scare in Hyderabad municipal polls

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KCR faces BJP, AIMIM scare in Hyderabad municipal polls

With Asaduddin Owaisi’s appeal limited to only minority votes, TDP getting nearly wiped out in Telangana and Congress’ fortunes fading in the state following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the BJP is seeing an opening in the southern state to emerge as the main opposition to KCR’s TRS party.

In Ahmed Patel’s demise, Congress loses a chief strategist

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In Ahmed Patel’s demise, Congress loses a chief strategist

The Congress will miss the manoeuvring skills of Ahmed Patel in forging new/out-of-the-box alliances and quelling voices within regional forces that an alliance with the Congress could spoil their chances

In its transition as senior partner, BJP faces challenges in Bihar

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In its transition as senior partner, BJP faces challenges in Bihar

Now despite having more seats than the JD(U), infighting in the BJP, a weak party organisation, a lack of popular state leaders and dependence on Narendra Modi, has meant that the national party will continue to play second fiddle to the regional party

Bihar Results | LJP’s destructive impact and the emergence of Chirag Paswan

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Bihar Results | LJP’s destructive impact and the emergence of Chirag Paswan

Chirag Paswan managed to send a clear message and prove a point to the JD(U), to the RJD and even to the BJP

Bihar Results | How and why the NDA won the Assembly election

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Bihar Results | How and why the NDA won the Assembly election

Bihar is the second state after Maharashtra where the BJP has emerged as the big brother after being a junior for years. This will give it confidence that with right strategy and patience, it can expand its footprint in states where it has relied heavily on allies, such as Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir

Bihar Elections | 28 seats could decide Congress-JD(U) fate

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Bihar Elections | 28 seats could decide Congress-JD(U) fate

These 28 seats account for 12 percent of House strength, and could play a crucial role in a tight election where opinion polls predict a JD(U)-BJP National Democratic Alliance (NDA) win while support for RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav seems to be swelling

Bihar Election 2020 | Turnout, undecided voters and hawa will play a crucial role

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Bihar Election 2020 | Turnout, undecided voters and hawa will play a crucial role

Bihar Election 2020: A lower turnout is good for the incumbent. It shows that people who are unhappy with the government’s performance are not angry enough to go out and vote against the incumbent

Bihar Elections | Tejashwi Yadav must focus on local to have an edge

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Bihar Elections | Tejashwi Yadav must focus on local to have an edge

The RJD’s localised campaign focusing on issues such as unemployment, migrant crisis and inflation is working well with the crowds. Tejashwi Yadav should also refrain from attacking Narendra Modi

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