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Apr 1, 2014

Ground report: In Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has still got it

To leave a chowkidar's job is hard, says Arvind Kejriwal. But to leave a chief minister's job takes kaleja. Despite his brave words, Kejriwal has to persuade supporters he is not a runaway from responsibility. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Ashutosh #FromTheGround #Gujarat #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #New Delhi #Politics #Varanasi

Mar 31, 2014

Is Jayalalithaa the canniest politician in the country?

Never underestimate Jayalalithaa. It seems like pretty much every post May 16th configuration includes her which is not something one can say about all the other regional players. #AIADMK #J Jayalaithaa #J. Jayalalithaa #Jayalalithaa #Mamata Banerjee #Narendra Modi #Tamil Nadu #Trinamool Comgress

Mar 29, 2014

The lessons from Imran Masood, Sabir Ali’s fall from grace

When candidates switch parties their past slate is not wiped clean. So the Congress cannot escape the fallout from Imran Masood's statements just because he was with the Samajwadi Party when he allegedly made them. #Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) #Congress #Imran Masood #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Rajnath Singh #Samajwadi Party

Mar 28, 2014

His silence is golden: Everyone wants a piece of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The silence of Vajpayee is golden. Everyone, irrespective of party colours, can use his name to their own advantage, secure in the knowledge he will not contradict them. #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #BJP #Dr Manmohan Singh #India #LK Advani #Narendra Modi #NDA #PoliticalPlay #Politics #Rajnath Singh #UPA

Mar 27, 2014

All in the family: Storm clouds brewing in Lalu homestead?

Lalu's daughter Misa has launched herself into the electoral fray from Pataliputra. But her brothers will be watching from the sidelines and not just with brotherly pride. #Congress #Lalu Prasad #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Misa Bharti #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Varun Gandhi

Mar 26, 2014

Photos: Guess who’s the new Rahul-hater on the block? Norwesters

Rahul Gandhi visited Kolkata for a meeting with his supporters. Though the venue, Shahid Minar grounds in Kolkata, was done up the way it would be if a YRF set designer was designing it, the rains played spoilsport, leaving both Rahul and his fans scurrying for cover. Here are a few images from the washed out event. #ImagesOfTheDay #Indian Politics #Kalboisakhi #Kolkata #Mamata Banerjee and Rahul Gandhi #Norwesters #Rahul Gandhi #Rahul Gandhi in Kolkata #West Bengal

Mar 26, 2014

When even the gods were against Rahul in Kolkata

The Pradesh Congress had planned an All Hail the Chief for Rahul Gandhi in Kolkata. They got a hailstorm instead. #Congress #Kolkata #Mamata Banerjee #Rahul #Rahul Gandhi #Rahul rally in Kolkata #VeryCloseUp

Mar 25, 2014

‘SINCERE SORRY’, says Dev about rape gaffe in Bengal

Filmstar Dev had been making news for trying to do a different kind of campaign - visiting his opponent for tea for instance. Now he's scrambling to recover from his rape analogy blunder. #Dev #Dev's rape comment #Dev's rape gaffe #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool

Mar 24, 2014

Jaswant, Sushma, Advani’s new superpower: The Incredible Sulk

The BJP's old guard is pretty much the Incredible Sulk these days. But unlike the Incredible Hulk does it have any superpowers? #Arun Jaitley #BJP #HowThisWorks #L.K. Advani #Narendra Modi #sushma swaraj