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Valay Singh

Valay Singh

Valay Singh is a Delhi-based writer and photographer

Is it going to be Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi in 2019?

In the last few days, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has scored a few crucial political points over its main rival the BJP.

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Assembly elections 2018: No matter who triumphs, demand for Ram temple unlikely to die down

Assembly elections have been billed as the ‘semifinal’ to the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

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Bulandshahr violence and UP politics ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019

This incident of violence over alleged cow slaughter has vitiated Hindu-Muslim harmony once again.

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Assembly elections 2018: It's all up in the air

Congress and the other opposition parties are desperate to score victories in the five states of Mizoram, Telangana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh ahead of the 2019 general elections…

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What Opposition unity could mean for BJP

Only an opposition with a broadly shared understanding, region-wise local leaders and strategic vote-pooling can take on an opponent like Prime Minister Modi and the BJP. 

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Assembly elections 2018: Mizoram’s tryst with destiny

With 7.68 lakh voters, nearly 70 per cent of the state’s population is registered in electoral rolls making it the only state with such a high percentage of voters.

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Karnataka bypolls: United opposition is the way forward

If the opposition is indeed serious about taking on the BJP in 2019, it first needs to set its own house in order, that is the biggest takeaway of Karnataka bypolls. 
 

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The court is right - no politics in Ram’s name, please

Religion has always been an important factor in Indian elections, but it has now taken centre stage over the last four years as evidenced by the increasing polarisation among people belonging to…

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Do we really care about river Ganga?

Saving the Ganga is not government’s responsibility alone, people too need to come forward and demand corrective steps that are destroying the river and its aquatic life every single day. 

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Congress is on shaky ground in Madhya Pradesh

Almost every seat in the state has different factions with allegiance to one of the aforementioned leaders and to get them all united towards the common aim of defeating the BJP is proving to be a…

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Economic and social inequality not a priority for political parties 

Economic inequality coupled with entrenched social inequality is one of the root causes of poverty, therefore, when politicians make claims about eradicating poverty, providing free housing and…

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Madhya Pradesh turns into a political battleground

The general perception is that the Congress is not strong enough to take on the BJP and this perhaps explains the rise of smaller outfits seeking to make the most of BJP’s 15 year-long anti-…

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India must sign S-400 deal with Russia

The threat of sanctions looms on India because of its all-weather relationship with Russia, specifically because of the recent decision by the government to purchase S-400 Triumf air defence…

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Opinion: Politicking begins in full earnest ahead of elections

As elections draw nearer in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Congress and BJP are gearing up and fine-tuning election campaign strategies.

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Opinion: Here's why Rajiv Gandhi's assassins should be freed

If the Gandhi family can forgive the convicts, there is no reason the Congress party should have opposed it.

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