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Post-poll survey: Modi all the way in 2019

Deep changes are taking place in the arena of competitive politics One might be tempted to dismiss the NDA’s feat of winning two parliamentary elections in a row by pointing out that even the UPA government, without a towering Prime Minister, returned to power. Such an assessment would obviously be a mistake. What the BJP […]

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Mandir, Mandal and Markets: How BJP reversed post-2014 setbacks

The nature of Narendra Modi’s 2019 victory has brought him at par with India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. No PM since Nehru has completed a full-term in office with a single party majority and been re-elected with the same. This is symptomatic of a leader’s ability to successfully secure and regain a mandate. To […]

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Madurai does a Left turn again after a decade

Money power cannot triumph over power of democracy, says CPI(M)’s Su. Venkatesan who maintained lead from start to finish Riding the wave in favour of DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance in the parliamentary elections across the State, Su. Venkatesan of the Communist Party of India -Marxist has won Madurai parliamentary constituency by securing 4,47,075. The party […]

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Equities trade strong as initial trends give BJP the lead

Equity markets opened strong on Thursday as initial trends showed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) heading towards a strong majority – in line with most exit polls. At 9.55 a.m. on Thursday, the benchmark Sensex was trading at 39,833, up 722 points or 1.85%. The broader Nifty gained 214 points or 1.82% to touch 11,952. […]

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In West Bengal, a great race in rallies

In the most acrimonious campaign in West Bengal’s electoral history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Chief Minister and Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee targeted each other with phrases and words that were unheard of. Both sides covered the remote parts of the State, as far as possible, and led some gigantic roadshows, […]

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‘Model’ villages reek of neglect in Patna Sahib

Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad is pitted against sitting MP and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha in the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency. A two-time BJP MP, Mr. Sinha recently joined the Congress. Mr. Prasad is making his Lok Sabha election debut. For the past two weeks, both leaders from the upper-caste Kayastha […]