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Sajith Kumar suggests that the alliance of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party for the coming Lok Sabha elections could pose danger to the Bharatiya Janata Party which swept the state last time, and cannot be dismissed lightly by Narendra Modi.
Cartoonist Mahamud sees the new SP-BSP alliance as a potential obstacle in the path of a BJP win in the coming elections, and feels the elephant (the logo of Mayawati’s BSP, which has tied up with Akhilesh Yadav’s SP) could come in the way of the Modi-Shah-Yogi Adityanath trio.
In The Times of India, Sandeep Adhwaryu suggests that the alliance between the SP and the BSP is like the elephant in the room for the BJP, and has cast a shadow over the party’s confident claims of increasing its tally in UP.
In light of the recent exits by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta’s Asom Gana Parishad and Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party from the National Democratic Alliance, Mika Aziz looks at the Modi government struggling to keep its allies intact ahead of the 2019 elections.
Mid-Day’s Manjul thinks that it might be safer these days to speak outside a tea stall than it would be on Koffee with Karan, after the controversy kicked up by cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul on the show.
Sunil Agarwal and Ajit Ninan weigh in on the popularity of crypto-currency in light of the falling Bitcoin and Ethereum prices.
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