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After Karnataka, Kharge still has two more challenges to tackle
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After Karnataka, Kharge still has two more challenges to tackle

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, like Manmohan Singh of 2004-14 era, has to cater to the likes, reward loyalties and present a somewhat youthful and professional face of the grand old party

Who will be the next Karnataka CM? The possibilities explained
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Who will be the next Karnataka CM? The possibilities explained

After a thumping victory over the BJP in Karnataka, Congress faces its first challenge: Who will be the chief minister? The party high command is meeting in Delhi as both state chief DK Shivakumar and veteran leader Siddaramaiah are eyeing the top job

DK Shivakumar: In striking distance of becoming next Karnataka CM, Congress leader faces a party over self litmus test
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DK Shivakumar: In striking distance of becoming next Karnataka CM, Congress leader faces a party over self litmus test

Often credited as a key Congress troubleshooter, DK Shivakumar has political pundits on tenterhooks as they wonder whether he will be a part of the next Karnataka government should Siddaramaiah return as chief minister

Karnataka Elections 2023 will prove if ‘gaali politics’ work as a game changer in polls
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Karnataka Elections 2023 will prove if ‘gaali politics’ work as a game changer in polls

Karnataka Elections 2023: Do distasteful and repugnant remarks work as a contributory factor rather than serving as ‘game changer’? The Karnataka election outcome on 13 May will have a verdict on this aspect too

Karnataka Elections 2023: Why the towering Modi factor is undeniable
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Karnataka Elections 2023: Why the towering Modi factor is undeniable

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023: While the Karnataka election is being made into a Lingayat versus Vokkaliga battle, the reality is quite different

Explained: Karnataka 'sovereignty row' and Sonia Gandhi’s remarks
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Explained: Karnataka 'sovereignty row' and Sonia Gandhi’s remarks

The Congress, referring to Sonia Gandhi’s poll speech, on Saturday tweeted that the party would not allow anyone to ‘pose a threat to Karnataka's reputation, sovereignty or integrity’. The BJP is alleging that this amounts to the Congress calling for the state to secede

Karnataka Elections 2023: BJP moves EC against Sonia Gandhi's 'sovereignty' remark, demands strict action
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Karnataka Elections 2023: BJP moves EC against Sonia Gandhi's 'sovereignty' remark, demands strict action

Taking the matter to the Election Commission, BJP said that the former Congress Chief's comments are 'divisive' in nature

Why Nitish Kumar leading the charge against Narendra Modi exposes political bankruptcy of Opposition camp
Opinion

Why Nitish Kumar leading the charge against Narendra Modi exposes political bankruptcy of Opposition camp

In the 1990s and the early 2000s, Nitish Kumar took refuge in Delhi when his going got difficult in Patna. He hopes to do the same in the mid-2020s. History, after all, repeats itself. But then, to his hard luck, Indian politics has moved on

Why Rahul Gandhi needs to get out of Lutyens Delhi for a while
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Why Rahul Gandhi needs to get out of Lutyens Delhi for a while

If Rahul Gandhi really wants to make the most of ‘losing’ his Lutyens Delhi perch, he should desist from settling back into another Lutyens Delhi perch—his mother’s

As Narendra Modi readies for 2024 Lok Sabha election, Opposition's disunity lays bare
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As Narendra Modi readies for 2024 Lok Sabha election, Opposition's disunity lays bare

Throughout 2019 to 2022, Mamata Banerjee and Pawar tried becoming UPA convenors but these moves were stonewalled by Sonia Gandhi who is UPA chairperson even if in purely figurative terms

An open letter to Sonia Gandhi: Does decrease in MNREGA outlays equal 'a silent strike on India’s poor'?
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An open letter to Sonia Gandhi: Does decrease in MNREGA outlays equal 'a silent strike on India’s poor'?

Contrary to Sonia Gandhi's unfounded allegation, the decrease in demand for MNREGA is actually a reflection of sustained growth in real GDP and the growth of remunerative jobs, leading to an increase in per capita incomes

Why Nirmala Sitharaman’s handloom endorsement is 'neces-saree'
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Why Nirmala Sitharaman’s handloom endorsement is 'neces-saree'

On Budget Day this year, the pre-speech ‘Nari Shakti’ photo-op the two ladies provided must have made handloom lovers smile, for the president wore classic Gopalpur tussar silk from Odisha

As Bharat Jodo Yatra comes to an end, Rahul Gandhi needs to rethink his media plan
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As Bharat Jodo Yatra comes to an end, Rahul Gandhi needs to rethink his media plan

Barring a handful of TV news channels and anchors, Rahul Gandhi’s assumption that ‘the mainstream media has become an instrument that serves only the interests and destructive ideology of those in power’, is inaccurate and exaggerated

Why it's time liberals saw through Rahul Gandhi
Opinion

Why it's time liberals saw through Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi talks tirelessly about the need for social and political change but has no strategy to achieve it and only fluffy half-baked theories

Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka, Kamal Haasan: The biggies who joined Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Delhi
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Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka, Kamal Haasan: The biggies who joined Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Delhi

Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra entered its Delhi leg today with the Gandhi family marching along with the Wayanad MP. Rahul Gandhi kicked off the yatra in the morning saying its purpose is to showcase the ‘real Hindustan’

Right Word | The politics of Covid-19: Congress’ knee-jerk reaction over Rahul’s Yatra will backfire
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Right Word | The politics of Covid-19: Congress’ knee-jerk reaction over Rahul’s Yatra will backfire

Rahul Gandhi might have travelled a lot during his Bharat Jodo Yatra, but his actions and political strategy remain absolutely disconnected with the priorities of this country

Congress leader’s sexist ‘latka-jhakta’ remark on Smriti Irani snowballs into controversy: Who said what
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Congress leader’s sexist ‘latka-jhakta’ remark on Smriti Irani snowballs into controversy: Who said what

In a sexist shocker, Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Ajay Rai said that Smriti Irani, who represents Amethi in Lok Sabha, comes to the constituency only to show ‘latkas’ and ‘jhatkas’. The BJP leader hit back at the party and Rahul Gandhi, calling them ‘mysoginistic goons’

Exclusive | Congress has blundered in getting Sonia Gandhi to lead the party: Subramanian Swamy
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Exclusive | Congress has blundered in getting Sonia Gandhi to lead the party: Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy talks about poll results in Gujarat, Himachal and Delhi, why he thinks Indian economy can do much better, how the Gandhis are decimating the Congress, and why Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination should be probed again

Himachal boost: Priyanka’s rise as an effective campaigner, Rahul can focus on yatra
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Himachal boost: Priyanka’s rise as an effective campaigner, Rahul can focus on yatra

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s rise as an effective campaigner and political manager is also likely to have a bearing on Rahul Gandhi’s own inclination to disengage from electoral politics

Kharge makes strong pitch for fixing accountability in Congress organisation at key meet
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Kharge makes strong pitch for fixing accountability in Congress organisation at key meet

Kharge asked state in-charges to submit a roadmap for movement on people's issues in the next 30 to 90 days