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Politics live: Govt. to hold spectrum auctions this year: Prasad

Here is a look at political developments of the day.   Govt. to hold spectrum auctions this year: Prasad The government plans to hold auctions for spectrum, including for 5G services, in the current calendar year, Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday. Mr. Prasad, who took over from Manoj Sinha, added that […]

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Congress Party says it won’t participate in television news debates for a month

"Congress has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month. All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows," Surjewala said. Following the Congress Party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, party media chief Randeep Surjewala announced Thursday that no spokesperson will participate in television debates for […]

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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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An election of trust

And a hope it inspires: Of a government that has won the people’s trust trusting them back. Written by Abhishek Lodha The 2019 election results have been sought to be explained by experts in many ways — TINA, hope, fear etc. My analysis is that if 2014 was the election of hope (“Acche Din Aayenge”), […]

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Vote split behind AIADMK-BJP alliance loss in Tamil Nadu

Minorities rallying behind Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-Congress alliance and votes split in certain seats by the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), a faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, ensured the rout of the AIADMK-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, analysis reveals. The DMK, led by former […]

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An Expert Explains: In biggest bout, knockout

Data from Uttar Pradesh suggest the BJP pursued in 2019 the same strategy that helped it sweep the state in 2017: cater to all the groups that are not affiliated traditionally with either the SP or the BSP. One of the most surprising facts of the 2019 elections was the ability of the BJP to […]

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Prakash Ambedkar should look beyond personal political gain, says Raju Shetti

The Swabhimani Paksha chief says election diverted focus from farmers’ issues; he says his immediate objective is to ameliorate the plight of farmers and their families in the drought-afflicted hinterland. Attributing his startling defeat in the Hatkanangale Lok Sabha constituency to Prakash Ambedkar’s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), Swabhimani Paksha chief Raju Shetti on Monday said […]