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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Vijay Verma/PTI

Can Ayodhya Ram Mandir work for BJP in states when PM Modi didn’t?

When Modi factor is absent in states, Amit Shah's election machinery also fails. 'Masterstrokes' like installing CMs from non-dominant groups come to a naught.
Amarinder Singh with Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi shouldn’t stand in the way of Congress’ regional leaders like Amarinder Singh

Gandhi family’s hold over the Congress has acted as a glass ceiling for local leaders. Haryana polls show it's time Congress high command changes.
Khattar and Chautala oath-taking ceremony

BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM for a second term

JJP leader Dushyant Chautala takes oath as the deputy chief minister of Haryana.
Haryana Lokhit Party leader Gopal Kanda during a roadshow after his victory in Assembly elections, in Sirsa district

Suicide abetment, fraud, forgery — cases against Gopal Kanda who BJP’s desperately wooing

MLA Gopal Goyal Kanda has emerged 'king-maker' after BJP, with 40 seats, fell short of the majority mark in the Haryana assembly.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Did Rahul Gandhi’s near-absence from campaign help Congress in Haryana, Maharashtra?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressed only six campaign rallies while Sonia and Priyanka Gandhi did not attend any in the Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections.
Rahul Gandhi | @INCIndia | Twitter

No word from Rahul Gandhi as Congress celebrates Haryana, Maharashtra poll performance

Rahul Gandhi is yet to comment on the Congress' performance in the Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections. He has not posted anything on Twitter also.
Former Congress MLA Nitesh Rane, fielded by the BJP in Maharashtra, won his seat | ThePrint

Not a good election for turncoats — 60% candidates lose in Maharashtra, Haryana

Haryana voters more unforgiving to turncoats as 9 out of 14 candidates fielded by BJP lost. Maharashtra defectors had a better strike rate.
BJP chief minister in Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar (L) and the party CM in Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis.

‘BJP juggernaut’ not inevitable – Pratap B Mehta, Cong shares credit for BJP win—Sanjay Kumar

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

How Deepender Hooda got it right, Smita Prakash wrong and Barkha Dutt’s political sermon

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.