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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 […..]

South side up: Why southern states could hold the balance of power in the general election

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Ever since Australian Stuart McArthur published his universal upside-down “universal corrective” map of the world in 1979, depicting the southern countries of the world on top and the north below them, it has served as a useful reminder of how geographic representations subliminally also shape our political perceptions. The northern Hindi heartland dominates the national […..]

Glad NDA learnt democracy not about arrogance but about dialogue: Jyotiraditya Scindia

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A thaw between government and opposition enabled 13 bills, including the constitutional amendment on GST, to be passed in Parliament’s monsoon session, the most productive since 2014. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha, spoke to Nalin Mehta and Sanjeev Singh about changing government-opposition equations and concerns over the government’s handling of Kashmir and […..]

Sharad Pawar for alliance with Congress

Four years after breaking away from the Congress over Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origins, the Nationalist Congress Party’s Sharad Pawar has now gone further than ever before on forging an alliance with the Congress. “We are ready for an alliance outside Maharashtra and the leadership issue can be decided after the elections,” said Pawar. Pawar’s remarks […..]