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Delusions of Power?

In 2014, Arun Jaitley lost the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, trailing behind then former chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh by more than a hundred thousand votes. Three years later, Gurjeet Singh Aujla, a relatively junior […]

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Asset or Liability?

The Congress was actively considering inviting Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray to campaign in Madhya Pradesh, especially in seats where the Maharashtrian population is on the higher sideIndore, Bhopal, Betul and Balaghat. He was […]

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Tough going for the BJP

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his election campaign in Jharkhand, he started with a roadshow in Ranchi on April 23. Though a grand spectacle, attended by some 200,000 people, many thought it unusual for […]

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The Jodhpur stakes

Many think the Congress fielded a novice from the wrong seat when CM Ashok Gehlot’s son, Vaibhav, 39, stood against Narendra Modi-Amit Shah favourite Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, 51, in Jodhpur, which finished polling on April […]

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Battle for Bengal

Last March, as the BJP wrested Tripura from the Left, its leaders and workers rejoiced over the march of the party in 21 of India’s 29 states, but party president Amit Shah cautioned against complacency. […]