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Aakar Patel

Aakar Patel is a writer and columnist. He is a former newspaper editor, having worked with the Bhaskar Group and Mid Day Multimedia Ltd.

May 26, 2016

#ModiNext3Years: What the PM must do to secure another term in 2019

What should Narendra Modi do over the next three years? The answer to that question depends on what he has done so far, or is thought to have done. ##ModiNext3Years #2019 General Elections #BJP #Congress #Foreign policy #GDP #NDA #PM Modi two years

May 22, 2016

Why Congress’ ‘Brahmin strategy’ in UP won’t work: The Aakar Patel column

The Congress brand is severely tarnished, and associated with corruption, incompetence and dynasty. No voting block, no caste and no group sees the party as attractive. There is no chance that the Brahmin strategy will succeed. #Brahmins #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Lok Sabha #Narendra Modi #Nitish Kumar #Prashant Kishore #Priyanka #Rahul Gandhi #Uttar Pradesh

May 20, 2016

What has gone wrong with Congress and how Hindutva is ready to take over

Like BJP rigorously stands for its Hindutva and development agenda, what does the Congress stands for? Also, behind the cacophony of election results, we can perceive the drum beat of Hindutva. #2016 Assam Assembly Elections #2016 West Bengal Assembly Elections #AIADMK #Assam Assembly Elections 2016 #BJP #Congress #Hindutva #InMyOpinion #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Rahul Gandhi #TMC #West Bengal Assembly elections 2016

May 15, 2016

The Aakar Patel column: Don’t blame the Indian state for “black” economy, blame yourself

We will continue to have a large 'black' economy, as long as other Indians don't pay tax. Our behaviour has to change if we are to make our country great. #Black economy #BRICS countries #Direct Taxes #GDP #Income tax #Indian Tax Payers #InMyOpinion #MIddle Class #OECD nations

May 1, 2016

The Aakar Patel column: Remake quality of education before you Make in India

The first aspect of poor education Pritchett is India's primary schooling. The second aspect is the quality of higher education, particularly in specialised fields #Education #Employment #Gujarat University #InMyOpinion #Make In India #MS University #Narendra Modi

Apr 25, 2016

The Aakar Patel column: Not so much if we’ll have Congress-free India, but when

In the general election campaign of 2014, we first heard the BJP call for a Congress-mukt Bharat. How far has the BJP delivered on its promise? #Assam #Assembly Elections #BJP #Congress #Congress Mukt Bharat #InMyOpinion #Karnataka #Kerala #Politics #polls #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi #Uttarakhand #West Bengal

Apr 17, 2016

The Aakar Patel column: Gurgaon turns to Gurugram, but a new name doesn’t make a city better

The BJP has changed another name, turning Gurgaon into Gurugram. The RSS has been using the name Gurugram for a long time and the government has followed its lead #Aakar Patel #Bangalore #Bengaluru #BJP #Bombay Mumbai #Calcutta #Chennai #Gurgaon #Gurugram #InMyOpinion #Kolkata #Madras #renaming cities #Shiv Sena

Apr 10, 2016

The Aakar Patel column: It’s a bogus argument that prohibition produces a better and more moral society

Prohibition will, of course, ultimately fail in Bihar as it has failed in Gujarat. It may remain as a law, but drinkers will find a way around that law, the police will become criminalised and the state will miss out on revenue. #Alcohol #alcohol prohibition #bIhar #Bihar Alcohol Ban #Brahmanism #Brahmin #InMyOpinion #MK Gandhi #MN Srinivasan #Nitish Kumar #Sanskritic

Apr 3, 2016

The Aakar Patel column: Why I’ll be very surprised if Kulbhushan Jadhav turns out to be a RAW agent

Kulbhushan Jadhav was carrying his Indian passport; RAW agents, just like CIA, Mossad and ISI agents, are posted in embassies, with diplomatic passports. #CIA #Dushanbe #InMyOpinion #Intelligence Bureau #ISI #Kulbhushan Jadhav #Mossad #NSA Ajit Doval #RAW