articles by Chandrakant Naidu

India

MP’s farm output record: A miracle in the fields or a big hoax?

It has to be either a major miracle or a massive hoax. Whatever it is, Madhya Pradesh’s agricultural mathematics could confound the best of brains.

India

Shankaracharya wages war on Sai Baba, backed by Naga sadhus

Naga sadhus accepting the call of the Shankaracharya of Dwarka and Jyotir Math, Swami Swaroopanand to launch a crusade to save the Hindu faith.

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How Modi's secular image makeover ends up as Muslim appeasement

State Minority Welfare Minister Antar Singh Arya claims the BJP has won the confidence of the minority community and now they would stay away from Congress.

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MP: Why a former minister is making BJP, RSS leaders uneasy

Many senior BJP and RSS functionaries in the country find their heartbeats linked to the fate of former MP minister Laxmikant Sharma.

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Badaun gangrape: Why other states are no better than UP

Strangely, Madhya Pradesh, with a poorer track record on crime against women, has escaped similar media scrutiny. With an average of 12-rapes a day, Madhya Pradesh has been topping the national charts for crime against women for the past three years.

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Shivraj provides Modi six-pack political power

The BJP can ensure another Rajya Sabha seat from the state with its hefty majority in the assembly.

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No remote controls: Why RSS will give Narendra Modi a free run

The RSS and the BJP, through years in power at the Centre and in some states, have realised the need to draw some lines after the Sangh representatives into the party turned into power centres and developed vested interests.

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Lip service on corruption? Lokayukta exposes duplicity of Shivraj govt in MP

The Lokayukta in Madhya Pradesh has been helpless to carry out its efforts to a logical end as the government, mandated to sanction prosecution in three months, has sat over cases for nearly a year.

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A first in Madhya Pradesh: Congress forms shadow ministry

The Leader of the Opposition, Satyadev Katare, who has incidentally been the home minister of the state, has finally implemented the plan one of his predecessors late Arjun Singh had proposed, but could not put into effect.

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Modi-Shivraj magic swamps Cong in Madhya Pradesh

The BJP just failed to accomplish a clean sweep in Madhya Pradesh, ending up with 27 of the 29 Lok Sabha seats to record it best tally. The Congress which had 12 seats in the outgoing House was down ten, just managing to hang on to Chhindwara and Guna.

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AAP's dilemma: Did its efforts benefit BJP in the Lok Sabha elections?

AAP has to plan for the future: Leaders have been too busy on the field to deal with matters pertaining to survival and growth. Crucial matters such as sharp divisions within, structural weaknesses have to be tackled.

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Despite sabotage fears, rise in votes gives BJP hope in MP

The leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj is defending her seat against a reinforced Congress which is also banking on the voter’s renewed enthusiasm.

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Madhya Pradesh: Both BJP, Cong claim advantage from brisk polling

Most pollsters are keenly watching the Vidisha constituency where Sushma Swaraj, the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha is locked in stiff contest against Congress’ Laxman Singh.

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Vidisha: On Sushma turf, Digvijaya puts prestige on line

There are 12 candidates in fray but the main contest is between Swaraj and Laxman Singh.

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MP: It's BJP's sense of purpose vs Cong's lack of it

Though the Congress holds a 6-4 advantage in the Malwa-Nimar belt it remains an underdog as the BJP displays extra sense of purpose in the fight.

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Election 2014: As Congress, BJP spar, issues get lost in MP

Issues like corruption, unemployment, price spiral and social disparity have been buried under the charges and counter charges by both the parties.

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Election 2014: Can BJP prevail despite infighting in MP?

Four sitting MPs, two former MPs and 11 new faces are among 142 candidates in fray for this phase.

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Gwalior: Campaign exposes BJP’s double standards on royalty

The BJP uses two different glasses to look at the royalty in Gwalior. While it finds nothing feudal about the royal family members that form its democratic circus, it refuses to see anything egalitarian about the members from the same family in the Congress camp.

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Can Kamal Nath win back Chhindwara or is he in for a surprise?

Question remains whether Chouhan's leadership will help BJP wrest the Congress stronghold from Nath or will Modi's lack of attention lose them a potential win

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How Narendra Modi is Congressising the BJP

Most Generals have finally decided to be led by the foot-soldier. But, now there is an intra-party war over the battle plan.