articles by Chandrakant Naidu

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Madhya Pradesh: Scindia-Singh Congress factions fail to unite

State Congress chief Kantilal Bhuria had already put in his papers owning up the responsibility for the debacle.

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Chouhan won for lack of alternative, Madhya Pradesh BJP now rattled by AAP

Even with no more than a fledgling organisational structure, AAP's Madhya Pradesh unit is flooded with membership applications.

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Madhya Pradesh: After poll debacle, what next for Congress?

It's no longer so much about the eroding political base but the declining social acceptability that the Congress should be worried about.

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Madhya Pradesh: Chouhan awaits RSS nod to form new ministry

The chief minister is now tasked with building a new ministerial team from a larger legislature party that includes four MPs who have made it to the assembly.

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MP polls: Was Digvijaya the reason behind Congress' defeat?

Satyavrat Chaturvedi was once the spokesperson for the all India Congress Committee. Now he speaks mostly for himself or for union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. He lost no time in declaring AICC general secretary Digvijaya the biggest conspirator responsible for the party’s defeat.

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Madhya Pradesh: BJP pays small price for graft charges, pips Congress

The final tally in a House of 230 is 165-58 for the BJP and the Congress while the others share seven seats.

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Chouhan equals Modi in BJP's hat-trick club, well almost

The Congress lost power in 2003 after a decade-long rule of Digvijaya Singh did not inspire the voters to reinstate it.

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Poll eve: Will Madhya Pradesh turn out to be a very close race?

The BJP leaders exude confidence but refrain to talk about the surveys projecting a comprehensive win for the party.

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Madhya Pradesh: Do shrinking crowds point to Modi fatigue?

Modi, who drew a crowd of several lakh people in an unprecedented show of the party at the Jamboree ground just six weeks ago, was forced to address a much smaller crowd at a much smaller ground on Monday.

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BJP engineers defections in MP Congress, has the upper hand

Corruption and nepotism in ticket distribution and an unprepared Congress leadership has led to chaos in the party in the run-up to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls.

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MP polls: Cong drops bomb, targets BJP's star campaigner

The charge-sheet had accused the ruling party of swindling a whopping sum of Rs 1.46 lakh crore through various scams during its tenure.

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MP 2013: Is BJP's Shivraj Chouhan on the back foot?

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s surprise decision to contest both Budhni and Vidisha seats in the upcoming assembly elections has set tongues wagging.

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Congress on suicide path in MP amid factional battles

The party has so far finalised its list of nominees for only 115 of the 230 seats even as nominations for the November 25 poll entered the fourth day.

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Don't be fooled by polls, MP could be closer than you think

Several legislators and ministers have represented their constituencies for multiple terms and have outlived their popularity.

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Lessons ignored: MP temple stampede is doubly inexcusable

The government can’t escape the blame for negligence, as the very same site had witnessed a disaster seven years ago, when 57 people died on the ninth day of the same festival.

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Why Sangh Parivar, not Congress may cost Chouhan the MP poll

Chouhan's adversaries in the saffron fold are posing a bigger challenge than the resurgent Congress in Bhopal.