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BJP-AGP allies again: Poll opportunism or was Citizenship Bill clash just political optics?

The Asom Gana Parishad has formed a pre-poll alliance with the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Experts weigh in.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

Not Opposition unity, but BJP’s critical mini-gathbandhans stole the thunder

The BJP moved swiftly and deftly to secure its allies this week while the rival camp looked unsure.
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National People’s Party will snap ties with NDA if Citizenship Bill returns: Meghalaya minister

Meghalaya home minister James Sangma said this a day after Amit Shah promised to bring back Citizenship Bill if BJP was voted to power.
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Citizenship Bill: Will BJP lose hard-won support in northeast or consolidate Hindu votes?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted with black flags and protests over the contentious Citizenship Bill, which will be discussed in Rajya Sabha today.
People wait to check their names on the final draft of the Assam's National Register of Citizens

2 BJP CMs in northeast oppose citizenship bill, urge Rajnath to ensure it doesn’t pass

During a 30-minute meeting, the two BJP CMs apprised the home minister about the prevailing situation in the Northeast.
AASU memebrs display black ballons on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in Dibrugarh |PTI

Citizenship bill will cause no harm to people of North-East, says PM Modi in Assam

PM Modi, who faced black flag protests in Guwahati, said that the citizenship will be granted only after due investigation and recommendation of state governments.
AASU activists wave black flags at PM Narendra Modi's convoy in Guwahati | PTI

PM Modi greeted with black flags in Assam over Citizenship Bill

Modi was shown black flags in at least four locations after he landed in Guwahati on Friday, and again today as people protest the contentious Citizen (Amendment) Bill

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BJP supporters hold up a placard of PM Narendra Modi in in Agartala| PTI

BJP is worried about Assam protests during Modi visit, so carefully chalks out PM’s trip

BJP feels the optics of widespread, impassioned protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill during Modi's visit will be damaging.
File photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during TMC mega rally in Kolkata | PTI

BJD says opposition to CBI action in Kolkata not a sign of shift towards grand alliance

BJD, formerly perceived as being close to the Modi government, has of late been criticising it on issues such a triple talaq & Citizenship Amendment Bill.

On Camera

Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

Mi-25 gunships | YouTube

Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?