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Raj Thackeray's MNS turns saffron, fuelling speculation that party seeks to reclaim Hindutva ideology from now 'secular' Shiv Sena
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Raj Thackeray's MNS turns saffron, fuelling speculation that party seeks to reclaim Hindutva ideology from now 'secular' Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena, the party of Bal Thackeray — who was fondly called the 'Hindu Hruday Samrat' by his followers — had to reiterate its commitment to saffron, while MNS, a splinter group headed by his nephew Raj, rebranded itself to close in on the space perceivably abandoned by Sena after it joined a 'secular' alliance

UP Election 2017: How Narendra Modi and Amit Shah re-engineered BJP grassroots setup and why it's hurting SP, BSP
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UP Election 2017: How Narendra Modi and Amit Shah re-engineered BJP grassroots setup and why it's hurting SP, BSP

Since 2014 Lok Sabha polls which saw an overwhelming victory for his party, Amit Shah has undertaken a massive restructuring of the BJP's Uttar Pradesh organisation.

Samajwadi Party feud: Brief profiles of Shivpal Yadav, others sacked by Akhilesh from UP govt
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Samajwadi Party feud: Brief profiles of Shivpal Yadav, others sacked by Akhilesh from UP govt

Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party appeared headed for a split after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav and three other ministers from the cabinet.

Swaraj India: Another political party takes shape out of 2011 anti-corruption movement
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Swaraj India: Another political party takes shape out of 2011 anti-corruption movement

Swaraj Abhiyan’s new party Swaraj India was launched in New Delhi on 2 October. It has been almost four years since the birth of the Aam Aadmi Party on 26 November 2012 from the larger, pan-Indian – ‘India Against Corruption’ movement.

Public dissidence by AAP and PDP members isn't wrong; parties acquire transparency that way
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Public dissidence by AAP and PDP members isn't wrong; parties acquire transparency that way

There is no doubt that the AAP unit in Punjab is now embroiled in a serious factional feud which is being played out in the public domain through leaks

Of Trump, Clinton, speeches and delegates: A guide to the US political party conventions
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Of Trump, Clinton, speeches and delegates: A guide to the US political party conventions

The Republican and Democratic conventions will be held 18 to 21 July in Cleveland and 25 to 28 July in Philadelphia respectively.

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016: Its strange vote-share makes Vijayakanth's DMDK attractive to opposition parties
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Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016: Its strange vote-share makes Vijayakanth's DMDK attractive to opposition parties

M Karunanidhi, BJP and other parties want Captain Vijayakanth on their side for the Tamil Nadu Assembly Election

LK Advani's 'Emergency' gift to Opposition: Kejriwal, Nitish make hay of senior BJP leader's remarks
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LK Advani's 'Emergency' gift to Opposition: Kejriwal, Nitish make hay of senior BJP leader's remarks

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's battle with the Narendra Modi government got a much needed boost with BJP veteran LK Advani's comments on the lack of commitment to civil liberties and his fear that not much has been done to prevent the imposition of another Emergency.

Sonia Gandhi's new-found aggression may not do much for Congress: Here's why
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Sonia Gandhi's new-found aggression may not do much for Congress: Here's why

Sonia Gandhi's return to lead the Congress from the front is giving her short-term momentum, but the tide of history is moving against her. And she is not helped by the long absences of her son, who seems to be on another planet.

Was BJP-NC deal possible in J&K? Nah, it was even less workable than PDP-BJP
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Was BJP-NC deal possible in J&K? Nah, it was even less workable than PDP-BJP

In theory, the PDP-BJP alliance was the least unmanageable coalition in J&K. The other possibilities would simply have been more unstable and more unworkable.

What the defeat in Rajya Sabha means: Modi, Amit Shah are losing control of the agenda
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What the defeat in Rajya Sabha means: Modi, Amit Shah are losing control of the agenda

The government's defeat in the Rajya Sabha over the motion of thanks to the President's Speech shows that Modi and Shah are losing control of the political and eneonmic agenda. Time they reassessed strategies

J&K, Jharkhand Elections 2014: Fight alone strategy helps the BJP - and some others too
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J&K, Jharkhand Elections 2014: Fight alone strategy helps the BJP - and some others too

The BJP and many other parties are increasingly trying to fight it alone in elections in order to rediscover their standalone strengths, or to win on your own. How long with this trend last?

Mulayam-Lalu-Nitish in La-La-land as Janata Parivar flexes tired muscles
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Mulayam-Lalu-Nitish in La-La-land as Janata Parivar flexes tired muscles

The Janata parivar gathered in Delhi to send the message of unity against Narendra Modi. But in doing so, they appeared to have their own agendas in banding together.

Janata Parivar: Lalu-Mulayam-Nitish tie-up may just be a complete flop
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Janata Parivar: Lalu-Mulayam-Nitish tie-up may just be a complete flop

The move to create another grand alliance of OBC parties - SP, RJD, INLD and JD(U) is based purely on caste arithmetic and opposition to Modi. India has moved past the stage where elections are won purely on caste arithmetic

UP, Bihar, WB: Rising Muslim vote share will sideline 'secular' parties
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UP, Bihar, WB: Rising Muslim vote share will sideline 'secular' parties

The rising share of Muslims in the population and the failure of the "secular" parties to offer them anything beyond protection of life and limb has set the stage for the rise of Muslim parties. MIM and AIUDF are the parties to watch

Shiv Sena-BJP 'love marriage' heads towards talaq: Both parties messed up royally
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Shiv Sena-BJP 'love marriage' heads towards talaq: Both parties messed up royally

The Sena-BJP relationship is reaching a point of no return. Both parties have played their hands badly and it difficult to see the alliance surviving.

What PM Modi can learn from Barack Obama's loss: Don't forget the faithful
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What PM Modi can learn from Barack Obama's loss: Don't forget the faithful

Obama has been reduced to a lameduck after the Republicans swept the recent elections. He was wounded most by his own ardent former supporters. Modi needs to learn from his failure.

Here is why Modi-Shah duo have to bend a bit to Uddhav's will
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Here is why Modi-Shah duo have to bend a bit to Uddhav's will

The BJP may win the trust vote, but it will lose the trust of present and future allies by trying to drive too hard a bargain with the Shiv Sena

Real lesson from by-polls: India will keep the Modi govt on its toes
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Real lesson from by-polls: India will keep the Modi govt on its toes

As usual, a lot will be read into the by-poll results where the BJP will be seen as having lost a lot of ground since the spectacular Lok Sabha victory in May. While the party would be foolish to dismiss the results as just one of those things, jumping to the opposite conclusion is equally hazardous.

The 99:1 media strategy: Modi is speaking to the right audience
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The 99:1 media strategy: Modi is speaking to the right audience

It is clear that the punches aimed at Modi are not landing in the right place for the Prime Minister has said only the right things, or maintained a silence. Now silence is what is being criticised. Is there a strategy to Modi's silences?