Election

Election Verdict 2018: Revision of Strategies

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Spread the love           It’s important to revise electoral strategies, reasons Navodita, our Associate Editor. Here’s an exclusive report for Different Truths. The recent legislative assembly elections across five states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram sounded the trend for months to come in 2019 and the parliamentary elections.  The people’s verdict was clear – […]


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Is Mayawati Playing Politics of Opportunism?

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Spread the love           Mayawati has refused to be part of the greater alliance (mahagathbandhan ) unless she is given a major chunk of seats to contest. She may be right in her assertion. But politically she is wrong. The main problem with Mayawati, however, is that she does not comprehend the new idiom of Dalit assertion. […]


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Election Commission should not Allow Simultaneous Polls

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Spread the love           The controversy over holding  Lok Sabha and assembly elections simultaneously as was the practice in fifties was revived following the BJP President Amit Shah’s letter to the Law Commission that the party wants 11 state polls with 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP denied that Shah has made any such statement. A report […]


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Vajpayee Was Diametrically Opposite to Modi: Gujarat Riot in 2002 was a Dividing Line

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Spread the love           Behind the current proximity between the party and its mentor is the attitudinal difference between Vajpayee and Modi. Unlike Vajpayee, Modi has always belonged to his party’s more hawkish sections, a reputation which was highlighted by the Gujarat riots when Vajpayee had counselled the then chief minister of the state to adhere to […]


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Opening the Door to Gay Room

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Spread the love           Gay activist Harish Iyer, in a counter to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who says homosexuality is “deviant”, insisted that homosexuality was a “variant” and that psychiatrists have said that. It was as if Iyer was announcing the discovery of a new species. An analysis, for Different Truths. The thief who has no opportunity […]


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What Makes Jaitley Go Berserk: His Hitler or the Historical Hitler of the Yore?

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Spread the love           The Hitlerian mindset is in full force. This time it might be an expensive gaffe by the great nonperformer, Arun Jaitley. That millions died, killed by barbaric methods under Hitler did not happen during the Emergency. Only a hapless Jaitley was taken away for short while from his air-conditioned comfort to the jail. […]


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When Solutions are worse than Problems: Analysing Amendments in POCSO and Rape Laws

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Spread the love           The death penalty of convicts, definitely, does not hold an answer to the burning question of a rise in rape and related crimes. Even Justice Verma Committee has said, “…death penalty would be a regressive step in the field of sentencing and reformation.” Earlier, in the case of Nirbhaya, in December 2012, a […]


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2019 Election Launch Pad of BJP is Out

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Spread the love           Arun Shourie, like one BJP spokesperson says, is cursed with “too many grey cells for his own good” – he loses himself in the labyrinth. What to make of Shourie, Hamlet or Othello? Or just plain lost in the woods! A tongue-in-cheek take on politics, for Different Truths. “What the hell’s going on?” […]


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Yogi in Deep Trouble after Humiliating Defeats

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Spread the love           Both Yogi and state BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey have been summoned to Delhi by party president Amit Shah to seek a firsthand report on the defeat. Both Yogi and his government have been facing sharp criticism from some senior cabinet ministers, party MPs, and MLAs. Here’s a report, for Different Truths.  Chief […]


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Humbled Modi-Shah Duo on Survival Strategy

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Spread the love           The emergence of the new Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka after BJP’s failed manoeuvre to form a government without the numbers, depending on the Governor’s patronage, has given an impetus for both Congress and regional and state-level parties to forge stronger bonds to defeat Modi in 2019. Here’s a report, for Different Truths. The […]


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