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In crediting Narendra Modi with disempowering India's elites, TIME cover story ignores regional parties' achievements
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In crediting Narendra Modi with disempowering India's elites, TIME cover story ignores regional parties' achievements

Time Magazine’s cover story on Narendra Modi declaims him as India’s ‘Divider in Chief’ but its lead essay, written by journalist Aatish Taseer, seems to credit the BJP with disempowering the elite, a feat actually achieved by the many regional parties of India.

Bundelkhand reels under water crisis even as politicians offer few solutions during 2019 general elections
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Bundelkhand reels under water crisis even as politicians offer few solutions during 2019 general elections

In most Bundelkhand villages, women fetch water four to five times a day from hand pumps installed at least one to two kilometres away from their homes. Voters say politicians meanwhile prefer to play the caste card to come to power.

The majority is already with Modi; when the Muslim and Dalit quit eating beef and fall in love with him, Hindu Rashtra will be realised
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The majority is already with Modi; when the Muslim and Dalit quit eating beef and fall in love with him, Hindu Rashtra will be realised

The lack of empathy on the part of the non-tax paying Hindu majority for the minorities, tribal Christians and the downtrodden is entrenched. It has been so even before Modi and the BJP worked it to their advantage. The hardware, the phone, was already on the table, all the BJP had to do was change the SIM card.

Carrying skulls to Delhi, entering sea, dressing like sadhus to take on Modi in Varanasi: Tamil Nadu farmers attempt to highlight their demands
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Carrying skulls to Delhi, entering sea, dressing like sadhus to take on Modi in Varanasi: Tamil Nadu farmers attempt to highlight their demands

Over 100 Tamil Nadu ryots will dress up like Aghori sadhus and seek alms in Uttar Pradesh to pay for filing their nomination to the Varanasi constituency from where Narendra Modi is contesting

Over 2,500 foreigners expected to meet poll candidates, attend rallies as part of ‘Election Tourism’ in Gujarat
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Over 2,500 foreigners expected to meet poll candidates, attend rallies as part of ‘Election Tourism’ in Gujarat

Tour operators in Gujarat have come up with special packages for foreign tourists wishing to experience various Lok Sabha polls related events in the state during the campaign period

Congress in good shape for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, but grand old party needs to do more to take on Modi factor
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Congress in good shape for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, but grand old party needs to do more to take on Modi factor

If Team Narendra Modi is set to make full use of the prime minister’s personal ratings, big projects and reliance on emotive issues like Ram Temple, the Congress and its potential allies are prepared to take the battle to the states.

Congress leader Sachin Pilot claims BJP facing 'infighting and groupism' as Amit Shah, Vasundhara Raje campaign in Rajasthan
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Congress leader Sachin Pilot claims BJP facing 'infighting and groupism' as Amit Shah, Vasundhara Raje campaign in Rajasthan

Sachin Pilot's remarks came following Amit Shah's swipe at the Congress that it should decide whether it will be Pilot or Ashok Gehlot who will be the party's chief ministerial candidate

Rahul Gandhi in London: Congress president says party will build 'formidable alliance' to fight BJP in 2019 polls
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Rahul Gandhi in London: Congress president says party will build 'formidable alliance' to fight BJP in 2019 polls

Rahul Gandhi said Congress will win the 2019 general elections by building a "formidable alliance" to fight the ruling BJP

Narendra Modi to address residents of newly-electrified villages via NaMo App today: PM again couples technology and governance with politics
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Narendra Modi to address residents of newly-electrified villages via NaMo App today: PM again couples technology and governance with politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tryst with technology and its use during electoral campaigns has intensified during the last four years of his rule at the Centre.

Cracks emerge in West Bengal Left Front as CPM advocates adjustment with Congress; allies ask party to regain lost ground
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Cracks emerge in West Bengal Left Front as CPM advocates adjustment with Congress; allies ask party to regain lost ground

Miffed over the CPM's growing affinity with the Congress, once its arch-rival, allies such as the AIFB, RSP and CPI have expressed reservations over understanding with the grand old party.

BJP in damage control mode to keep 'estranged' allies in good mood as Amit Shah set to meet Uddhav, Badal
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BJP in damage control mode to keep 'estranged' allies in good mood as Amit Shah set to meet Uddhav, Badal

Shah would give an impression that the BJP leadership was trying to be accommodative. Despite all that bitterness and needless outbursts from Sena against the party, Modi and the Centre, the BJP was still willing to walk along with its old ideological ally.

NDA will win all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar during 2019 polls under leadership of Narendra Modi, says BJP
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NDA will win all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar during 2019 polls under leadership of Narendra Modi, says BJP

BJP leaders asserted that the party under the leadership of Narendra Modi would remain unstoppable in the general elections next year and the NDA would bag all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.

Milind Deora Column: For real electoral reform, Election Commission should focus on financial transparency, its own independence
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Milind Deora Column: For real electoral reform, Election Commission should focus on financial transparency, its own independence

The need of the hour is for the Election Commission to implement reforms and measures to streamline its processes on an urgent basis, particularly in light of the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

Jyotiraditya Scindia thinks there are 'very strong signs' of Congress resurgence in Hindi heartland
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Jyotiraditya Scindia thinks there are 'very strong signs' of Congress resurgence in Hindi heartland

The Congress may have suffered a crushing defeat in the North East, but senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia feels that there are "very strong signs" of the party's resurgence in the Hindi heartland which would be crucial in the 2019 general election.

Congress asks CPM to reconsider 'no alliance' for 2019 election, says differences can be sorted out
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Congress asks CPM to reconsider 'no alliance' for 2019 election, says differences can be sorted out

Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan has appealed to CPM leader Prakash Karat to reconsider his resolution of "no alliance" with party

Narayan Rane's Maharashtra Swabhimaan Paksh to contest 2019 general elections, state polls from Sindhudurg
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Narayan Rane's Maharashtra Swabhimaan Paksh to contest 2019 general elections, state polls from Sindhudurg

Narayan Rane, who quit the Congress to form the Maharashtra Swabhimaan Paksh, on Friday said that his party will contest polls in Sindhudurg district

Election Commission to get 40 lakh VVPAT machines and EVMs by September 2018 for 2019 General Election
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Election Commission to get 40 lakh VVPAT machines and EVMs by September 2018 for 2019 General Election

EC will get 40 lakh VVPAT machines and EVMs by September 2018 for use in the 2019 general elections, CEC AK Joti said on Wednesday

Amit Shah eyes 350-plus in 2019 General Elections: BJP chief in Bhopal to take stock of state unit's preparedness
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Amit Shah eyes 350-plus in 2019 General Elections: BJP chief in Bhopal to take stock of state unit's preparedness

With a target of 350-plus seats for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Amit Shah's immediate task is to evaluate the performance of Madhya Pradesh BJP.

BJP claims leaders from Congress, Left will join saffron party to evade fallback from Mamata's vote bank politics
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BJP claims leaders from Congress, Left will join saffron party to evade fallback from Mamata's vote bank politics

Eyeing the main opposition role in West Bengal, the BJP on Monday claimed that "nationalist" leaders from the Congress and the Left in the state will join the saffron party as they are feeling insecure with the "appeasement politics" of TMC chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.