articles by Raghav Pandey

Politics

Karnataka Assembly Election 2018: First-time voters key for BJP as Narendra Modi vs Siddaramaiah contest heats up

In Karnataka, apart from the anti-incumbency factor against Congress, what may really work in BJP's favour is the 14 percent debutant voters among whom Prime Minister Modi is very popular

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Rising crime rate against Dalits indicates underprivileged reporting offences in larger numbers, justice system getting stronger

An unbiased reading of the data shows that the rise in crime rate against Dalits (SC/STs) is an indicator of strengthening of criminal justice institutions.

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Siddaramaiah's claim of south Indian states subsidising northern counterparts nothing but economic fallacy

The contribution of the north and east Indian states has been immense in terms of the food security of our country, which is an enormous one considering the pressure of our large population.

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Ram Madhav interview: 'Political parties not here for charity, BJP will chase victory by all democratic means'

Firstpost spoke with Ram Madhav as he discussed a myriad of issues, from BJP's loss in the recent UP and Bihar bypolls to its steady growth in the North East.

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Tripura Assembly polls: BJP exploits lack of clear Opposition, emerges as voters' choice

The BJP was able to win Tripura due to a well-crafted election campaign, an effective strategy against the Left, and the charisma of its national leadership.

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Tripura polls: 'Political violence to silence opponents stems from Left ideology,' Himanta Biswa Sarma tells Firstpost

Firstpost spoke to Himanta Biswa Sarma, who firmly believes that the BJP will not just win Tripura, but will also be part of the ruling coalitions in Meghalaya and Nagaland

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Karti Chidambaram arrested: Claiming vendetta isn't enough; it's time to substantiate charges with evidence

If one gets into details of the charges against Karti Chidambaram, his arrest will hardly come as a surprise. Instead, it would only look delayed.

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BJP has good chances in Christian-majority Meghalaya, provided party maintains development as poll agenda

Thanks to Congress, BJP and other opposition parties, have no dearth of development issues to contest the elections in Meghalaya

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BJP committed to pluralism and bringing early end to Naga peace talks, Ram Madhav on upcoming North East polls

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav speaks about party's electoral strategy in Tripura, the impact of Naga Peace Accord and Centre's policies on the elections.

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Tripura BJP strategy: Party banking on anti-incumbency among youth, effective booth management to oust CPM

BJP's Tripura strategy is twofold. To fight the narrative & ideology war at the macro level, and to engage in effective booth management at the micro level.

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Tripura BJP strategy: Party likely to use equitable development of tribals, Bengalis as poll plank

Tribals and other indigenous communities have never been given any significant electoral weightage, even though they make up 30 percent of Tripura's population

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Kerala political killings: NCRB data shows the state machinery is deliberately ignoring political murders

The recent furore over political killings in Kerala makes it incumbent that one looks at the issue at a macro level.

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Kerala political killings are symptomatic of communist regimes' propensity to use violence as tool of state machinery

It should be a matter of concern for all the citizens of the country as to why violence such as that seen in Kerala happens only under communist regimes.

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Chief Justice Misra vs 'rebel' SC judges: Did the Supreme Court justices skirt 'values of judicial life' by going public?

The Supreme Court’s constitutional duty is to protect the Constitution, from the actions of the Legislature and the Executive.

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SC judges' rift with CJI Misra: Imbroglio sets wrong precedent, could have long-term effect on judicial discipline

Irrespective of the side one is supporting, it is clear that the prestige of Indian Judiciary has taken a hit due to the SC judges' rift with CJI Misra.

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SC should put in place mechanism for corrective measures, not initiate contempt proceedings against judges

The Supreme Court (SC), as is the case with any higher court, has a power to reprimand anyone who it finds is in its contempt. This power is known as contempt of court.

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Supreme Court judges vs CJI: Judges speaking out at press conference low point in constitutional history

We may not realise it, but the press conference held by the four Supreme Court judges will go down as a low point in our constitutional history.

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Babri Masjid demolition: Rajiv Gandhi, Congress are also partially responsible for the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute

Rajiv Gandhi, ill-advised or otherwise, in 1986, persuaded the then Uttar Pradesh chief minister Bir Bahadur Singh to open the locks of Babri Masjid.

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The Last Battle of Saraighat: How the BJP rose to power in North-east India

The Last Battle of Saraighat offers a compelling and well-researched account of the BJP’s rise in the North-east