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Bhim Rao Ambedkar with female delegates of the Scheduled Castes Federation at the Nagpur Conference in 1942 | Commons

17th Lok Sabha looks set to confirm Ambedkar’s fears: no vocal Dalits in Parliament

India has a dichotomous situation — vocal Dalits in college campuses and on the streets, and silent Dalits in Parliament.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

Janata Dal asks poll body to cancel RJD nominations signed by Lalu Prasad Yadav

The JD(U) has written to the EC asking if Lalu Prasad had signed his party candidates' nominations after seeking a court's permission.
Latest news on Nitish Kumar | ThePrint.in

Why Nitish & Lalu could pay a heavy price for Bihar coalition politics in Lok Sabha polls

Coalition dharma has edged some seasoned politicians out of their strongholds, triggering fury and rebellion around Bihar this election season.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar

NDA allots only 3 Lok Sabha tickets to women in Bihar

From the ruling coalition in Bihar, only 3 women candidates have been allotted Lok Sabha tickets- one each by alliance partners the BJP, JD(U) and the LJP.
File photo of BJP MP RK Sinha | @RKSinhaBJP/Twitter

BJP’s RK Sinha may get Patna Saheb in Bihar, but other party MPs feel ‘gloomy’

BJP has given up five of its Lok Sabha seats to retain the alliance while Nitish Kumar has managed to 'settle' scores with some MPs in Bihar.
Prashant Kishor

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor is having a rough ride as JD-U vice-president

The political strategist made his mark in helping Nitish to the CM chair in Bihar but is finding his stint as a JD(U) politician far from rosy. 
JD(U) vice-president Prashant Kishor meets Shiv Sena chief Udhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray | @PrashantKishor/Twitter

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor could guide Shiv Sena strategy in Lok Sabha polls

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets Prashant Kishor even as party keeps all options open, particularly with regard to its alliance with the BJP. 
Nitish Kumar in a catch-22 situation after pulling out of Congress-RJD-JD(U) allliance | PTI

JD(U) MLA Rishi Mishra quits party to join Congress

Rishi Mishra said it had become difficult for him to remain in an alliance which included the BJP.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

BJP minister in Bihar under fire after saying Priyanka Gandhi has no quality except good looks

The Congress-RJD combine in Bihar has demanded BJP minister Vinod Narain's removal from party for his attitude towards women.   
Mayawati

Media feasts on tasteless remark on Mayawati

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What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
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.