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Sanjay Kumar

Citizenship Bill: Will BJP stand to gain electorally?

After being passed by both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, it remains a mere formality for the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to finally become a law.

13 Dec 2019 1:56 AM

Jharkhand: The going won’t be easy for BJP

The BJP-AJSU alliance won 12 of 14 Lok Sabha seats and polled 55.3 per cent votes, while the UPA won only two seats and polled 34.6 per cent votes.

27 Nov 2019 1:10 AM

Humiliation for Cong writ large in this ballot

The Delhi and Bihar Assembly elections of 2015 and Odisha in 2019 were among the few exceptions.

21 Oct 2019 2:04 AM

No real contest likely in Maharashtra, Haryana

The question is will there be any contest even between the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and the Congress-NCP alliance?

01 Oct 2019 2:30 AM

Attitudes on inter-faith marriage must change

It is true that there are more inter-caste and inter-faith marriages today than in the distant past.

18 Sep 2019 1:43 AM

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Can AAP pull off another Delhi victory in 2020?

The BJP polled a record 56.5 per cent of the votes in these elections.

31 Jul 2019 1:43 AM

Congress resignations point to crisis of trust

The spate of resignations has only added to the current state of confusion and despair in the Congress.

13 Jul 2019 4:57 AM

Joint polls have appeal, but hard to implement

One should keep in mind that India is not just one nation, it is a nation with 29 states.

27 Jun 2019 12:21 AM

A clear vote for ‘nationalism’, and signalling an end to caste politics?

The BJP won 303 seats and polled 36 per cent votes, improved upon its performance of 2014.

25 May 2019 6:57 AM

Is this election over after just 6 phases?

The campaign shifted to Maa Beta bail par hai, Rajiv Gandhi, corrupt number one and other issues related to the Gandhi family.

16 May 2019 2:28 AM

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Bengal violence signal of shift in its politics?

West Bengal has a significant Muslim population (27 per cent) and there are a large number of constituencies where they are in sizeable numbers.

04 May 2019 12:49 AM

Is it disadvantage BJP post first phase polling?

In the remaining six Lok Sabha seats, that have a sizeable proportion of Muslim voters, the turnout dropped compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

13 Apr 2019 1:31 AM

At this point, it seems like Advantage BJP!

With the Opposition failing to form alliances, it seems extremely difficult to defeat Modi in 2019.

06 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

New upper caste quota: BJP gains to be limited

The upper castes do play an important role in the politics of the northern Indian states, but this impact is limited to some extent.

14 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

2019: Game wide open, but BJP has advantage

The BJP’s defeat in these Assembly elections, popularly referred to as the “semi-final” before 2019, has certainly made the “final” more interesting.

07 Jan 2019 1:00 AM

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A clear sign that the mood is changing

The Congress managed to snatch Rajasthan from the BJP in a tighter contest than was expected.

12 Dec 2018 1:53 AM

Polls and the missing voters’ voices

The question is, if these are the real issues of voters how do political parties manage to put these issues aside and win elections with big fanfare?

08 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Can Assembly verdict change 2019 narrative?

It is likely to shape/change the narrative of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

28 Nov 2018 12:43 AM

Rafale not Bofors, little impact likely in 2019

The Rafale issue can’t put the Modi government in deep trouble, though it has the potential of giving some anxious moments for the government.

10 Nov 2018 6:46 AM

Why 2019 can’t be compared with 2004

The parallels and analysis being done and the conclusions being drawn are too simplistic and require a careful study.

29 Oct 2018 12:00 AM

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