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BJP & Congress manifestos offer a security policy high on emotions, low on substance

The Congress manifesto, while marred by flaws, is more positive, specific and action-oriented on national security than the BJP's.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | Kamal Singh

Research shows it makes sense for Narendra Modi & BJP to focus on national security in 2019

Congress in the post-Indira Gandhi years gave away its position to BJP on the national security question.
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These are the winners & losers of the BJP and Congress election manifestos

Infrastructure, manufacturers, farmers & the poor stand to gain irrespective of who wins. Loan defaulters will be biggest losers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Paul Miller/Bloomberg

From Modi’s Eleven in 2014 to only NaMo in 2019, the Modi-fication of BJP is now complete

As BJP goes into 2019 polls, one man leads the army. Everyone else is a lieutenant, far diminished in stature in comparison to PM Modi.
PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah at the release of the manifesto in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | theprint

BJP’s last-minute release of manifesto betrays its contempt for voters

Election Commission will do well to mandate that all parties release their manifestos on the same day & much before elections.

RJD promises reservation, caste-based census in its manifesto

The Rashtriya Janata Dal released its manifesto 'Pratibadhta Patra', promising reservation for SCs, STs, EBC and OBCs in private sector and higher judiciary.

Is BJP manifesto strong enough to make voters bring back Narendra Modi in May 2019?

The BJP’s manifesto, Sankalp Patra, for 2019 Lok Sabha election puts terrorism and national security as PM Narendra Modi’s topmost priority in a re-election bid.
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What matters more to Indian voters in elections: campaign slogans or party manifestos?

As slogans like ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ and ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ occupy voters' mindspace, the Congress' Tuesday released its ambitious manifesto, which PM Modi called a 'deception document'.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi (L) shares a word with former PM Manmohan Singh (M) as former finance minister P. Chidambaram listens | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Politics in photos: Congress leaders launch manifesto with focus on jobs, farmers & NYAY

Top Congress leaders participated in the release of the party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls.
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi

Election Commission bars parties from releasing manifestos 48 hours before polling

In 2014, the BJP had released its Lok Sabha manifesto on the day of voting in the first phase.

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Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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.