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Ahmed Patel

After 40 years in the Congress, Ahmed Patel says the party needs young blood

Senior leader bats for opposition unity ahead of 2019 general elections, questions BJP’s unlimited resources and election ‘management’.
An illustration of women standing in line to vote

In Indian politics the only age that matters is retirement age

Studies conducted by the CSDS indicate, for 65% of Indian voter’s, party affiliation of the candidate is the most important consideration for voting.

Modi’s going to have a much tougher 2018 than anyone’s expecting

The triumph in the polls should not distract attention from the intriguing subtext that the ruling party is vulnerable.
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.
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.
Congress party supporters celebrate in Ahmedabad

Six seats in Gujarat decided by less than 1,000 votes

The Gujarat polls turned out to be a closer battle than many expected, and these eight seats epitomised that with the smallest of margins.

The Congress heavyweights who lost in Gujarat today

Shaktisinh Gohil, Indranil Rajyaguru, Siddharth Patel, and Arjun Modhwadia lost to their BJP rivals in Gujarat elections, 2017.
Celebrations at the BJP head quarters

Confidence, nervousness, jubilation– how the mood in the BJP HQ swung as Gujarat counted votes

Leaders say until about 10.30 am, no one was able to utter a peep because of the close fight the Congress was putting up. But thereafter, normal service resumed.
Congress supporters and workers during an election campaign rally by Rahul Gandhi

In numbers: The rise and fall and rise in Congress vote share in Gujarat

In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress had a 32.9 per cent vote share while in the 2012 Gujarat assembly election, it was 38.9 per cent.
File photo Narendra Modi in Gujarat

BJP to keep Gujarat—but only just

BJP has suffered significant losses in Saurashtra region, but has kept its hold over central, north and south Gujarat; Congress leading in over 69 seats

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
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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.

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Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
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.