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Gujarat Election 2017

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चाहा था कांग्रेस-मुक्त भारत; मिल गया: कांग्रेस-युक्त गुजरात

भाजपा की दो स्पष्ट विजय, गुजरात और हिमाचल प्रदेश, के बावजूद राजनीति का वह क्षेत्र खुल गया है, जो की 2019 तक सीलबंद लगता था.
Rahul Gandhi at Som

Did the Congress benefit from Rahul Gandhi’s temple tourism? Here’s what the data shows

Rahul visited more than 20 temples of many faiths, including the influential BAPS and Khodaldham, to Dalit icon Megh Mahya's temple.
A file photo of Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani inside the Gujarat assembly is a nightmare to the BJP

If Vikaas is a big balloon, Jignesh Mevani is the pin that can burst it.
Rahul Gandhi kissing Sonia Gandhi

After Gujarat & Himachal losses, the road to power just got steeper for Rahul Gandhi

For many Indians, the idea of being ruled by a single family seems increasingly anachronistic, and even degrading.
Rahul Gandhi at an election campaign rally in Ahmedabad | Getty Images

Gujarat transforms Rahul Gandhi from part-time politician to serious leader

Results of both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections could also work as a reminder for Rahul that the road ahead is full of challenges.
Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi | Illustration by ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi: What the star campaigners got right & wrong in Gujarat

Congress treated Mevani-Patel-Thakor as political fragments, and didn't incorporate their arguments in its electoral agenda for a new political narrative.
Alpesh Thakor. Hardik Patel, and Jignesh Mevani

Alpesh-Jignesh-Hardik provided much-needed ammo to Congress’ Gujarat battle

Hardik Patel has definitely helped Congress made some gains in Saurashtra and Mehsana; in North Gujarat, Congress wins 15 out of 27 seats while BJP bags 11 seats.
Narendra Modi being greeted by BJP President Amit Shah at a felicitation function

Gujarat verdict decoded: Modi saves the day for faltering BJP

On the campaign trail, the Congress capitalised on many of the BJP’s shortcomings, but it had no counter for Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.
File photo of Rahul Gandhi with Mani Shankar Aiyar | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images.

Aiyar and Sibal damaged Congress chances in second phase of Gujarat polls

Aiyar’s ‘neech aadmi’ remark about PM Modi and Sibal’s plea to defer the Ayodhya SC hearing until 2019 damaged the Congress’s hopes.
A Congress party spokesperson waves the party flag during a ceremony

Modi wanted Congress-mukt Bharat, gets Congress-yukt Gujarat

Despite the two clear victories for the BJP, Monday’s results have opened up the political space which had seemed locked and sealed until the summer of 2019.

On Camera

File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.