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Article 370 revoked: Janardan Dwivedi represents Congress of today — a party of turncoats without ideological commitment
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Article 370 revoked: Janardan Dwivedi represents Congress of today — a party of turncoats without ideological commitment

Wary of the dangers of continuing in a party headed for annihilation, Congress leaders like Bhubaneshwar Kalita and Janardan Dwivedi are making ideological somersaults on Article 370 with the hope of wrangling a timely deal from the BJP

LS poll results prove BJP original mascot of political Hindutva; Rahul's wishy-washy attempts won't work
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LS poll results prove BJP original mascot of political Hindutva; Rahul's wishy-washy attempts won't work

Congress' complete whitewash in Rajasthan and Gujarat — besides Madhya Pradesh where the party has been reduced to a single seat — undercuts the carefully crafted narrative of the electorate's acceptance of Rahul as a Hindu leader and raises doubts over the sagacity of the party apparatchiks to take on Modi-Shah in their own turf

Rahul Gandhi must go, but what Congress needs is an ideological overhaul; kicking out 'brokers of power' can be a start
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Rahul Gandhi must go, but what Congress needs is an ideological overhaul; kicking out 'brokers of power' can be a start

Three months after Rahul Gandhi became Congress president, he waxed eloquent on what ailed India and the Congress at the 84th plenary in Delhi, but like his father Rajiv, Rahul effected no more than superficial changes, replacing in some cases, old 'self-perpetuating cliques' with new ones

Congress' indecision may make BJP's return 'possible' as national security replaces cow, Hindutva as key poll issue
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Congress' indecision may make BJP's return 'possible' as national security replaces cow, Hindutva as key poll issue

The Congress, the only party that could have actually stopped the BJP, is playing dead, except for occasional outbursts on Rafale

Breather for BJP as RSS eases pressure over Ayodhya issue ahead of polls; by reining in VHP, Sangh prioritises elections over Ram
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Breather for BJP as RSS eases pressure over Ayodhya issue ahead of polls; by reining in VHP, Sangh prioritises elections over Ram

Until the VHP announced its decision, the BJP was under pressure going into the elections — many of its supporters assumed that because the saffron party got an absolute majority, now was the time their dream of a grand temple would be fulfilled.

BJP has ensured cow protection becomes universal brand of politics; Congress-led govt invoking NSA in MP a typical example
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BJP has ensured cow protection becomes universal brand of politics; Congress-led govt invoking NSA in MP a typical example

The cow has turned into a potent political totem, much like the seasonal iftar photo-ops, ever since BJP graduated from Ram mandir politics to gau mata politics.

Narendra Modi government's plea on undisputed land in Ayodhya threatens to stump Congress again
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Narendra Modi government's plea on undisputed land in Ayodhya threatens to stump Congress again

Mere months before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP seems to have unleashed their oldest lethal weapon in the form of a writ petition in the Supreme Court requesting it to release the "excess vacant land" around the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site, something that puts the Congress on the backfoot.

Exit poll results: Madhya Pradesh remains bellwether, likely to give Congress anxious moments on 11 Dec
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Exit poll results: Madhya Pradesh remains bellwether, likely to give Congress anxious moments on 11 Dec

Though exit polls predict Congress win in Rajasthan, the party will be waiting anxiously for the Madhya Pradesh election results as a victory in the state will give the party some indication of the trends in 2019, and whether or not soft Hindutva will work next year

TM Krishna concert and why it failed to arouse Delhi to create its own 'hum dekhenge' moment of mass defiance
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TM Krishna concert and why it failed to arouse Delhi to create its own 'hum dekhenge' moment of mass defiance

On Saturday, when TM Krishna performed at the Garden of Five Senses, Delhi had its tryst with what could have been India’s Hum Dekhenge moment

Madhya Pradesh polls 2018: Congress' cynical manifesto for state threatens to push India's polity farther Right
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Madhya Pradesh polls 2018: Congress' cynical manifesto for state threatens to push India's polity farther Right

The promises in the Congress manifesto for Madhya Pradesh should belie the expectations of all those who had hoped that it would provide an alternative frame to the BJP's idea of Hinduism

RS Surjewala has negated Congress' age-old 'secular' claim by saying party has 'Brahmin DNA in its blood'
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RS Surjewala has negated Congress' age-old 'secular' claim by saying party has 'Brahmin DNA in its blood'

RS Surjewala said Congress had Brahmin DNA in its blood and made "gods and demons" comparisons between Rahul Gandhi and BJP leaders.

Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal: TMC move to hijack BJP event shows changing definition of 'secularism'
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Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal: TMC move to hijack BJP event shows changing definition of 'secularism'

If we look at the political discourse leading up to the 2016 Assembly elections, the focus was on unabashed minorityism and the TMC chief was quite explicit in wooing the 'votebank'.

Karnataka Assembly polls: Despite risks, allying with Asaduddin Owaisi would serve HD Deve Gowda well, raise his prospects as kingmaker
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Karnataka Assembly polls: Despite risks, allying with Asaduddin Owaisi would serve HD Deve Gowda well, raise his prospects as kingmaker

Asaduddin Owaisi could provide the Deve Gowda-led Third Front in Karnataka a strong Muslim face and prevent the 13 percent Muslim votes from falling in Congress' kitty

Karnataka polls 2018: Congress has a local mascot in Siddaramaiah, but caste alone may not be sufficient to win the state
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Karnataka polls 2018: Congress has a local mascot in Siddaramaiah, but caste alone may not be sufficient to win the state

Siddaramaiah is not a mass leader, but his paroxysms of rage against BJP and Hindutva have made him a household name in Karnataka

Soft Hindutva hypocrisy catches on in Congress: Not just Rahul Gandhi, Siddaramaiah too harps on being a Hindu
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Soft Hindutva hypocrisy catches on in Congress: Not just Rahul Gandhi, Siddaramaiah too harps on being a Hindu

For a Congress leader, at least for now, soft Hindutva means hopping from temple to temple with the speed of Mark Twain’s Notorious Jumping Frog of the Calaveras County and shouting he is a Hindu with a tilak on his forehead

Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Rahul Gandhi's 'soft Hindutva' holds little appeal for people of Dwarka
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Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Rahul Gandhi's 'soft Hindutva' holds little appeal for people of Dwarka

The BJP's attack on Rahul Gandhi is a thought-out strategy using which it wants to end the Congress's soft Hindutva strategy.

Gujarat polls: Rahul Gandhi 's temple visits not 'soft Hindutva', only a continuation of old family practice
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Gujarat polls: Rahul Gandhi 's temple visits not 'soft Hindutva', only a continuation of old family practice

Rahul Gandhi's temple visits would not yield any electoral dividends in Gujarat elections, this is basically to send the message that the Congress vice-president understands the local dynamics

Ease of doing business: By dismissing World Bank ranks, Rahul crediting Narendra Modi for India's good show
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Ease of doing business: By dismissing World Bank ranks, Rahul crediting Narendra Modi for India's good show

Rahul Gandhi has posted yet another sarcastic remark on Twitter, suggesting that India's 30-spot jump does not represent reality, while senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has started tweeting about Vyapam scam and hunger index.