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AAP LEADERS ARRESTED, BJP MEMBERS LET OFF FOR SIMILAR OFFENCES IS LOPSIDED JUSTICE

The article originally appeared on DailyO. Some Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs are in jail. Some are out on bail. Some are in the imminent threat of being put behind bars. If the law is catching up with them, it means they would have committed some criminal activities. Lady Justice has often been depicted wearing a blindfold. So the law ...

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BEHIND RAHUL GANDHI’S COMING OF AGE STORY LIES THE HUMBLE POTATO

The article originally appeared on DailyO. Today, while speaking on price rise in Parliament, Rahul Gandhi again revisited his favourite metaphor – potato – and thankfully his background team had supplied him with a logical and well-researched dataset this time. While taking on the Narendra Modi government left, right and centre, and saying that the prices of the essential commodities ...

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MODI GOVT @ 2: A DAY OF STATISTICAL TALES

Today was basically a field days for spokespersons. They tried to cover as much length and breadth of this country as possible and they tried to speak as louder as they could so as to become audible (and visible) to media and social media eyes and ears and so on. What was put in action some days ago saw its ...

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QUESTIONS BJP NEED TO ASK BEFORE COMMENCING ON ITS STRATEGY FOR UP ASSEMBLY POLLS

THE QUESTIONS Is the Assam verdict assuring enough to get complacent over BJP’s chances and challenges in Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state in India with maximum Lok Sabha and assembly seats and therefore with the maximum count of Rajya Sabha claims? Has BJP not committed blunder by appointing Keshav Prasad Maurya, a Lok Sabha MP from Phulpur constituency in Allahabad ...

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FIRST FORTUNE, NOW TIME: NARENDRA MODI’S ADVERSARIES GET SOME FODDER!

Two globally accepted power-lists, published by Time and Fortune, two highly influential magazines – ‘Time 100: The 100 Most Influential People’ and ‘Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders’ – both from the stable of same media house –– have one thing in common this year – and it will lead to many headlines and analyses, not only in India – but even ...

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POLLS BEGINNING TODAY WILL WRITE SCRIPT FOR 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS (II) – UNDERDOGS

If the Left Front led by CPI(M) has the potential to emerge as the underdogs in West Bengal, the state they ruled for 35 years till 2011, it is because AITC has come to be known as a party that is becoming just like the Left Front of the erstwhile years – a party synonymous with political goondaism. West Bengal ...

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POLLS BEGINNING TOMORROW WILL WRITE SCRIPT FOR 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS (I)

Tomorrow, the Indian electorate is going to unveil the next chapter – the anti-penultimate round of the upcoming big finale – the chapter that will write and rewrite the political script for the next general elections (parliamentary elections) in 2019. Anti-penultimate because the way wind blows now – in these five state elections – in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, ...

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INDIAN DEMOCRACY: A DILEMMA..

REFLECTIONS “Indian democracy.. ..is a dilemma.. ..between being.. ..politically correct v politically relevant.. ..between being.. ..politically apolitical v apolitically political!” INDIAN DEMOCRACY: A DILEMMA.. ©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey

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WHY TWO STATE GOVERNMENTS HAVE BEEN DISMISSED? WHY MORE IS UPCOMING?

Simply, because it has been the political culture in India. Congress was always notorious for dismissing/sacking elected governments in states and the party has exercised/exploited this option innumerable times during its long reign in India – some 55 years of India’s 68 independent years. And like the Congress party is complaining now – is crying now – all those parties ...

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EXISTING VS NEW BREED IN INDIAN POLITICS

Rapidly changing developments in Indian politics – coming in with a new, brazen attitude to follow your stuff and stick to your logics (even if the logics fall very well in the realm of senseless arguments or arguments that can never be proved)! Welcome to the changed realpolitik of Indian politics with its new breed (or the latest addition) that ...

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