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BJP to chalk out plans for outreach program on achievements of Modi govt in upcoming meeting in Jaipur
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BJP to chalk out plans for outreach program on achievements of Modi govt in upcoming meeting in Jaipur

The two-day long meeting will be chaired by the BJP national president JP Nadda with party leaders to discuss the prospects for upcoming Assembly elections and organizational growth

The curse of fourth generation: Why history may not be kind to Nehru-Gandhi dynasts
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The curse of fourth generation: Why history may not be kind to Nehru-Gandhi dynasts

A study of ruling dynasties from all over the world reveals that most of them declined by the time they reached the fourth generation. Rahul Gandhi belongs to the fourth generation of the dynasty that mostly ruled India since Independence

How anti-incumbency is a common phenomenon in Indian politics, but BJP is able to buck it
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How anti-incumbency is a common phenomenon in Indian politics, but BJP is able to buck it

If we analyse the election results in the recent past, we can see that the BJP-ruled states are more likely to buck this trend of anti-incumbency

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022: Akhilesh Yadav, Azam Khan resign from Lok Sabha after being elected as MLAs
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022: Akhilesh Yadav, Azam Khan resign from Lok Sabha after being elected as MLAs

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister is likely to become the Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly. The move signals Yadav's plan to take on the BJP in the 2027 UP polls, as well as the 2024 general elections

BJP’s strong showing in Uttar Pradesh makes southern regional parties a trifle nervous
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BJP’s strong showing in Uttar Pradesh makes southern regional parties a trifle nervous

The BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh boosts its cadre to take on regional chieftains, but it still is a long road ahead in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It’s, however, a different tale in Karnataka

Day after G-23 meet, Rahul Gandhi meets 'rebel' leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda
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Day after G-23 meet, Rahul Gandhi meets 'rebel' leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda

This is the first time a G-23 leader met with one of the Gandhis after Wednesday's meeting in which the group called for 'collective, inclusive leadership'

Explained: Inauspicious period of ‘Holashtak’, the reason behind BJP delaying its swearing-in ceremonies in four states
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Explained: Inauspicious period of ‘Holashtak’, the reason behind BJP delaying its swearing-in ceremonies in four states

Holashtak is observed for eight days before Holi every year and is considered to be a period of penance and an inauspicious time

'Will work together for Punjab's growth': PM Modi congratulates new chief minister Bhagwant Mann
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'Will work together for Punjab's growth': PM Modi congratulates new chief minister Bhagwant Mann

The AAP leader took oath as the chief minister of Punjab in Bhagat Singh's ancestral village Khatkar Kalan

Assembly poll results and after: Why Muslims and the BJP need to talk, and talk fast
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Assembly poll results and after: Why Muslims and the BJP need to talk, and talk fast

The effort should be to try and strike a balance between minority rights and the majority community’s sensitivities, which it believes have been ignored in the name of secularism

Congress can revive and take on BJP only if Gandhis pull back and shed their sense of entitlement
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Congress can revive and take on BJP only if Gandhis pull back and shed their sense of entitlement

Radical measures are needed and quickly as critical Assembly elections loom. Or else, the grand old party may actually crumble into dust

How AAP’s Bhagwant Mann is following in the footsteps of Congress and BJP by co-opting Bhagat Singh
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How AAP’s Bhagwant Mann is following in the footsteps of Congress and BJP by co-opting Bhagat Singh

Punjab chief minister-designate Bhagwant Mann has urged people to wear basanti turbans and dupattas to his oath-taking ceremony at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of Bhagat Singh

Goa Assembly election results: Why BJP continues to stay mum on chief minister's choice in coastal state
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Goa Assembly election results: Why BJP continues to stay mum on chief minister's choice in coastal state

The suspense whether the BJP will choose Pramod Sawant or go with Vishwajit Rane continues even as MLAs take their oath today

A tale of two parties: How BJP’s win saw peace and amity, but Mamata’s victory led to violence and anarchy
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A tale of two parties: How BJP’s win saw peace and amity, but Mamata’s victory led to violence and anarchy

The attitude and behaviour of the BJP’s cadre and the rank and file, post victory, clearly show that the saffron party is essentially and fundamentally the only democratic political structure and movement in India today

GhoseSpot | How Narendra Modi is at an inflexion point to put his career on a higher plane
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GhoseSpot | How Narendra Modi is at an inflexion point to put his career on a higher plane

The prime minister is well poised to take a more magnanimous approach towards his adversaries and play the role of an elder statesman with his colleagues

Assembly poll results 2022: How Kejriwal’s party got ‘AAPsolute’ majority in Punjab
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Assembly poll results 2022: How Kejriwal’s party got ‘AAPsolute’ majority in Punjab

The Aam Aadmi Party, which has won 92 seats in the 117-seat Punjab Assembly, capitalised on the long-held desire for ‘change’ in this border state

BJP top brass to deliberate on next Uttarakhand CM in the coming week
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BJP top brass to deliberate on next Uttarakhand CM in the coming week

While the saffron party retained power in the state, sitting chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami lost from the Khatima constituency

Right Word | Assembly poll results 2022: BJP has mastered the art of winning elections and retaining states
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Right Word | Assembly poll results 2022: BJP has mastered the art of winning elections and retaining states

First as BJS and then as BJP, the party has worked hard on its ‘cadre’ base and continues to do so. This is what has helped the party to make a major comeback even after being out of power from Centre and in many states during 2004 to 2014

Gujarat: Development must be top priority of elected members in democracy, says PM Modi at Panchayat Mahasammelan
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Gujarat: Development must be top priority of elected members in democracy, says PM Modi at Panchayat Mahasammelan

The mega conclave was attended by sarpanches and other elected representatives of gram panchayats, taluka panchayats and district panchayats of the state

Assembly election results 2022: Time for new politics, not just new leaders
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Assembly election results 2022: Time for new politics, not just new leaders

Narendra Modi has changed the paradigm of Indian politics and initiated a new politics based on economic well-being and last-mile targeted delivery that has dismantled old politics of feudalism, favouritism, casteism and rhetorics

Assembly poll results 2022: BJP wins a famous victory, but AAP’s rise is alarming
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Assembly poll results 2022: BJP wins a famous victory, but AAP’s rise is alarming

The fact that AAP has now won the restive border state of Punjab is disturbing. An AAP-run Punjab will be, I fear, a prime target for subnational diplomacy as promised by Joe Biden’s ambassador-designate to India, Eric Garcetti