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Rajesh Singh

Rajesh Singh

Journalist

The writer is an author, senior political commentator and public affairs analyst

Campaign ban on Mayawati, Maneka, Azam, Yogi: Election Commission needs more teeth to tackle poll code violations


It is ironical that various politicians flout a code of conduct which they themselves contributed to framing

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National security BJP's 'sankalp' as party manifesto vows to repeal Articles 370 & 35A, end left-wing extremism

Led by Prime Minister Modi, BJP has made nationalism and national security, apart from development, the fulcrum of its poll narrative.

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Rahul Gandhi chose to contest from Wayanad because Amethi may no longer be a 'safe' seat for him

The percentage of Muslim and Christian population is over 50 per cent, and Congress believes that the demographics provided a safe enough cushion for Rahul Gandhi to emerge victorious .

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L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi's exit from electoral fray: The old has to make way for the new

The decision is in keeping with the party’s strategy of pushing up new faces and preparing them for a longer inning in active politics as parliamentarians.

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Blog: Manohar Parrikar never shied away from confrontations and inspired others to do the same

No politician from Goa had risen to such national prominence as he had — with a pan-India image.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: The curious case of political switchovers

There are broadly three categories of political migrants during the election season.

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In victory or defeat, BJP responds to electoral outcomes more maturely

Recent developments have revived its prospects of a return in the coming general election. Congress needs to do better.

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Crossing the Rubicon: Many Pakistani nationals have paid a heavy price for exposing army and jihadi connect

Many Pakistani journalists and politicians have dared to explore the complex links between religiously fanatic elements within the Pakistan army and outside

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Alliance arithmetic: BJP to beat opposition at its own game?

The Bharatiya Janata Party is finally getting its act together on the alliance front.

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With setbacks from Supreme Court and Congress, the road ahead is tough for Aam Aadmi Party

AAP fears a washout in Delhi, similar to the one in 2014 — the best-case scenario could be a seat or two.

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Is Congress trying to keep Jyotiraditya Scindia away from MP?

Congress felt it is prudent to avoid situations of direct conflict between Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath, and thus, shifted the young leader out. 

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Budget 2019: The moment belonged to Narendra Modi government and middle-class taxpayers

The one announcement which most energised NDA rank and millions that fall in middle-class category was the 100 per cent tax rebate for individual tax-payers whose annual income does not cross Rs 5…

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Scarcity of diplomats at Centre affects India's global outreach

Efforts have been made in recent years to bolster this pathetic number of diplomats at the Centre, but the new recruits will take time to gain expertise. 

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A strong show of unity, but chances of grand alliance still bleak

Raising hands in unity on public platforms is one thing; contesting elections on the ground in an equally united fashion with a leader at the helm, is another. 
 

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BSP-SP alliance returns after 25 years; will the coalition deliver in 2019?

Will the coalition deliver in 2019? Will it last in case of failure? Will it sustain even after the victory or become victim to ego battles, as had happened in 1995?  

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