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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury during a seminar titled 'Public Hearing on Rafale Scam' in New Delhi | PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)

Left emerges as No. 1 among biggest losers this Lok Sabha election

Decimated, the once-thriving Left Front is leading in barely 6 seats, completely losing its grip over Bengal and Tripura, states that were once its strongholds.
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40 yrs ago, the Left mercilessly massacred Dalit Bengalis. Now, it’s back to haunt them

The Marichjhapi massacre is becoming a symbol of all that is wrong with Left politics.

Left gave a call to defeat BJP & TMC in Lok Sabha elections, but no one took it seriously

The Left is hardly seen on the streets participating in public protests against growing unemployment & prevailing lawlessness in Bengal.
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The Left massacre of migrant Hindus in Bengal that was bigger than 2002 & 1984

Not much is known about the Marichjhapi massacre that took place under the Jyoti Basu government on a tiny island in the Sundarbans where Hindu refugees had settled.
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Muslims of West Bengal are no longer Mamata Banerjee fans but they have no real option

Muslims in Bengal are fighting for their right to live peacefully without compromising their religious identity.
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Is vote for Left a waste in Bengal or will it find relevance only in an anti-BJP coalition?

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the state’s traditional Left supporters seem to be shifting towards the BJP.
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Why do Left parties expect Congress to make all the sacrifices to defeat Modi in 2019?

CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has questioned Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat.
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Why Kanhaiya Kumar backing Pappu Yadav is giving Bihar’s Left nightmares

CPI says Kanhaiya Kumar's support for the Bihar strongman was a misunderstanding, says he made a speech on the request of Pappu Yadav's supporters.

Rahul Gandhi needs to get out of grandmother Indira’s era & read Constitution

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For RSS, this Lok Sabha election is more about defeating the radical Left

The RSS is looking at the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as one of the crucial battles which will have an impact on its larger war of ideology with the Left.

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One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
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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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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.