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Does Lalu still hold sway over Yadav votes — that’s the big question in Bihar this time

Since 1990, Muslims and Yadavs have constituted the core support base of the RJD barring 2014, when a section of the Yadavs backed the BJP.
Nitish Kumar in a catch-22 situation after pulling out of Congress-RJD-JD(U) allliance | PTI

Once Bihar’s rising star, Nitish Kumar is a shadow of himself & losing support on the ground

Nitish Kumar, the Bihar CM, was once seen as a potential PM but his recent public meetings have been far from impressive and he is missing on the ground.
Tejashwi Yadav and Chirag Paswan

From Lalu & Paswan to Tejashwi & Chirag, 2019 marks a generational shift in Bihar politics

Tejashwi Yadav & Chirag Paswan are getting more responsibility in these polls in Bihar, and are joined by other youngsters like Kanhaiya Kumar & Mukesh Sahani.
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.

RJD & Congress yearn for Lalu Prasad as son Tejashwi ‘disappears’ from campaign trail

Tejashwi Yadav has so far skipped 4 days of campaigning, angering allies and his own partymen. The RJD leader is also under fire for failing to stamp out dissent.

India’s had 45 railways ministers in 72 yrs — why Rail Bhavan can’t hold on to its bosses

The railways ministry, which oversees a lifeline millions of Indians rely on daily, has changed hands at a dizzying pace since 1947.
Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor is a victim of failed efforts for a Nitish Kumar-Lalu Yadav pact last year

Lalu Yadav, wife Rabri said Prashant Kishor came to them with a merger proposal. Kishore denied it and dared Lalu to reveal what transpired in those meetings.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

CBI opposes Lalu Yadav’s bail plea, says he could indulge in political activities

The CBI cited Lalu Prasad Yadav’s hospital stint in hospital, saying he virtually conducting his political activities from there.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

RSS infested with people of Godse’s mindset but Nitish let it prosper: Lalu Prasad

In his autobiography Gopalganj to Raisina, RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav writes about Nitish Kumar’s many political flip-flops.
Tej Pratap Yadav

Being Tej Pratap — Lalu’s problem child, RJD rebel and Tejashwi’s family baggage

Tej Pratap, Lalu's oldest son, has repeatedly embarrassed the family but his new political outfit puts the RJD on the back foot ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.