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Presidential Election 2017: Nitish Kumar has made a historical mistake, says Lalu Prasad Yadav
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Presidential Election 2017: Nitish Kumar has made a historical mistake, says Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav termed Nitish Kumar's decision to support NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind as a historical mistake stating that people of Bihar will never forget the Janata Dal (United) leader's decision

Presidential Election 2017: How NDA pick Ram Nath Kovind stacks up against former LS Speaker Meira Kumar
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Presidential Election 2017: How NDA pick Ram Nath Kovind stacks up against former LS Speaker Meira Kumar

While Kovind is a veteran BJP man, who has shared amicable relationship with the Sangh, Meira Kumar has entered electoral politics in 1985, when she joined Congress.

Kerala civic body elections: This time, it does feel different with BJP in the box with Congress & LDF
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Kerala civic body elections: This time, it does feel different with BJP in the box with Congress & LDF

Local body elections in Kerala are due on 2 November, and as I write this, campaigning is in full swing. Even though we have had a damp month or two – normally, after Onam, there is bright sunshine, but this year September and October have been rainy – there is a lot of energy on the streets.

Shame! Perumal Murugan tragedy exposes AIADMK and DMK's empty politics
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Shame! Perumal Murugan tragedy exposes AIADMK and DMK's empty politics

When Tamil writer Perumal Murugan, declared that the writer in him is dead, what also goes down are the hollow rationalist promises of Dravidian politics.

Just a humble OBC: Why Narendra Modi played the caste card in Amethi
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Just a humble OBC: Why Narendra Modi played the caste card in Amethi

From being the serial ranter, he has morphed into the challenger, the underdog, the outsider and the victim at the same time. He chose to rebuild the idea of him as the quintessential 'other' in the context of traditional Indian social paradigms.