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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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BSP-SP alliance may prove to be a stumbling block for BJP

The two parties have given serious indications of contesting the Lok Sabha polls together, at least for the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. The state holds the key to government formation at the Centre…

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It will take more than just 'politics of development' as parties prepare for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

It must be acknowledged that voters do have issues other than development which bothers them

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The economics and politics of loan waivers

Loan waivers will leave the economy of the respective states in a mess. It will also impact the banking sector. Worse, the loan waiver will not resolve the fundamental factors which lead to farmer…

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Rajasthan government will have two power centres

Both realise that their long-term prospects depend on the Congress’s performance in the state in the Lok Sabha polls.

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Assembly election results 2018: In Rajasthan, incoming Congress regime has a lesson to learn from BJP

In the days to come, both parties will find arguments to either amplify their success or underplay their failure.

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Rajasthan Assembly elections 2018: Whose script will triumph?

With the people of Rajasthan voting for a new Assembly four days from now, the electoral script has been virtually finalised, which can change only if there are last minute dramatic twists.

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Rajasthan Assembly elections: With his 'Brahmin' remark, has CP Joshi cut the nose to spite the face?

His comments were designed to anger the vast majority of voters who belong to the Other Backward Classes, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, as well as even upper castes such as the…

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Battle in Rajasthan isn’t merely about personalities; it’s deeply personal too 

If the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP in the State manages to retain power, it would be more on account of disarray in the Congress camp and less due to the BJP’s popularity. 

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Assembly elections: Will regional parties be a spoiler in Rajasthan contest?

The smaller players can alter outcomes in quite a few constituencies, either leading to gains or losses for the principal contestants. The situation in Rajasthan is that of the latter. 

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Caste politics rules the roost in Rajasthan assembly elections 2018

The caste issue has gained further dominance in recent months with the traditionally well-off castes upping the ante and demanding attention as well as benefits.

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