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No contest elections? Maharashtra and Haryana poll campaigns show why Congress needs to reinvent itself

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Maharashtra and Haryana will be voting in ten days. At this point in the poll cycle the air is usually thick with political speculation, gossip and delicious imponderables that define an Indian election. Yet, in both these two states, which until 2014 were Congress citadels, the most striking thing about the current political discourse is […..]

NRC’s political googly: Assam’s NRC mess of unintended consequences changes politics as usual in the north-east

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Imagine if you and your family have lived in your town for decades and you possess a legitimate Indian passport, Aadhaar card or ration card. Yet, if you can’t demonstrate that your parents or grandparents or other family members had a legitimate citizenship document that was valid before March 24, 1971, you would still be […..]

New Nehru for the Right? Modi’s and Nehru’s politics are inverted mirror images of each other

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The one political leader Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often been compared to is Indira Gandhi. Like Modi, after all, she was the last Indian prime minister to win a renewed absolute parliamentary majority for her party after a full term. And like the prime minister’s thumping 2019 triumph in the face of what the […..]

Bhakt goggles? Why jobs became secondary in this poll campaign

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As we wait for the end of this long election season, one of the big questions that has flummoxed all liberals and those fighting the BJP is why Brand Modi still seems relatively impervious to the problem of falling job-creation and several declining economic indicators, which would have brought any other government low. Irrespective of […..]

People on ground are voting for Modi

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#May23WithTimesNow | People on ground are voting for Modi: @nalinmehta, Executive Editor, Times of India. pic.twitter.com/wnMK14Wx0X — TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) April 11, 2019

Did PM Modi get his facts wrong in Kerala

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Modi, Moody’s and the changing mood

Is Moody’s also ‘sickular’? A research arm of one the world’s leading global ratings agencies has now said what many in India have long been warning the government about. In its report titled, ‘India Outlook: Searching for Potential’, Moody’s Analytics has rung three alarm bells. First, it says, there are “indications that investors have been […..]