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Muslim women supporters of BJP with masks of Narendra Modi | Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Muslim votes matter: Here’s how they voted for BJP after 2014

Muslim voters have refused to be recognised as the main opponent of the BJP’s Hindutva politics.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Getty Images

This election, a lot of people are rooting for a weak Modi

In 2014, India wanted a strong leader. He turned out to be a bit too strong.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Rajasthan | PTI

Defeating Modi at any cost may suit Modi-baiters, but it can’t arrest Congress slide

Congress is aware of ground realities and has made effort to shift narrative from just national security to jobs, farmers and corruption.
BJP

It’s a myth that 2014 election was exceptional in the vote share of winning candidates

At the constituency level, the 2009 election was the most competitive election India witnessed in the last five decades.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

Pollsters hate to be wrong, but they will be about BJP in 2019

Election forecast for 2019 will be a replica of 2004 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee lost despite his popularity ratings being way above everybody else.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

Five reasons why Modi-Shah’s ‘politics of fear’ is not a good strategy for 2019

The politics of fear may alienate voters who flocked to the BJP in 2014, on its promise of fulfilling aspirations.
PM Narendra Modi in front of the Statue of Unity | @PMOIndia/ Twitter

The inside story of how ‘Statue of Unity’ helped make Narendra Modi Prime Minister in 2014

It was more crucial than Chai Pe Charcha or 3D hologram rallies.

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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Mandal-Mandir era is over, make way for Modi

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.