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Tejashwi Yadav, forever middle-order batsman, is forced to open for RJD in Lalu’s absence

With RJD facing an existential crisis, 29-year-old Tejashwi Yadav battles BJP, uncle Nitish Kumar and his own family members.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah during the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament House

Nayantara Sahgal says ‘storytelling’ has overrun reality, S.Y. Quraishi on simultaneous elections

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
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Should Rahul Gandhi get rid of Leftist aides or is it still not enough to revive Congress?

Congress party media head, Rachit Seth, blamed Rahul Gandhi's "Left-leaning lieutenants" for costing the party the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Not just Modi’s personality, this key factor was behind BJP’s massive win in 2019 elections

Perceptions around BJP’s performance were hardly enough to put it on driving seat. And yet it got 50% votes in more than 200 constituencies.

Harsh criticism of Rahul Gandhi unjustified because Congress slide began in 1996

What happened in 2019 was a natural progression of Congress’ decreasing inability to translate assembly success into Lok Sabha victories.
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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".
PM Modi with BJP president Amit Shah at the party headquarters, New Delhi

Pratap Bhanu Mehta says this election result boils down to two words “Narendra Modi”

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

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.
PM Modi at the Badrinath Temple

Narendra Modi’s 2019 victory is Hindutva 2.0 — and Dalits & OBCs form its backbone

The “threat to Constitution” brigade, which created a fake fear around quota, will hopefully take some lessons from this outcome.
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On TV, Arnab Goswami, Rajdeep Sardesai & Navika Kumar looked like they had won 2019 polls

Arnab Goswami on Republic TV, in his delirious moment of triumph, mistook Sunny Deol for Sunny Leone.

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Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra paying a price in Covid because Uddhav Thackeray and Rahul Gandhi stole mandate

Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP stole a mandate by swapping partners in 2019. That misadventure drove Maharashtra into the tragic mess it finds itself in today.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".


Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.