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BJP workers celebrate at the party's headquarters in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

2019 Lok Sabha polls couldn’t have been fairer as far as Election Commission is concerned

While the EC continued to operate by old rules, BJP made 2019 elections more presidential, media-centric and money-fuelled.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Kamal Singh/PTI

Why Modi has reasons to be anxious as he prepares for a second term in office

Modi’s second term will test his administrative & political acumen more than ever as he will need to fulfil all his big promises now.
income tax

Modi has failed to end India’s tax terror

Foreign investors want India's tax system to be less capricious and retrospective tax given a formal burial.
A salesman displays masks of PM Modi, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal at a shop, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls | PTI

Balakot, low blows & an EC under fire — 7 issues that defined the 7-phase Lok Sabha polls

A nasty campaign, 'biased' Election Commission, a sharp national security pitch and fierce social media wars were all hallmarks of these polls.
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Modi’s Balakot ‘cloud cover’ theory fails our accuracy test 100%

Radar, particularly of the kind used by the military and air traffic controllers, is designed to penetrate clouds and detect solid objects.

EC under ‘tremendous pressure’ from Modi, Congress doesn’t expect fairness: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi speaks to ThePrint in an exclusive interview about 'Modi imprint' on Supreme Court and other institutions, and an undercurrent of anger against the PM.

The inside story of what CRPF jawans go through to keep our marathon elections free & fair

An untold story of these polls is the harrowing journeys paramilitary jawans make for the election process. ThePrint travelled with a CRPF contingent from Kannur to Muzaffarpur.

Rajiv Gandhi’s family vacation in 1988 can’t be an election issue in 2019

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Indian Army soldier captured by Pakistan sees himself as much a hero as IAF’s Abhinandan

Sepoy Chandu Chavan spent nearly 4 months in Pakistani captivity in 2016 but laments it wasn’t considered an act of courage & patriotism like Abhinandan’s.
Swara Bhaskar and Jignesh Mewani

When Swara Bhasker and Jignesh Mevani lit up Delhi’s IIC

Pre-Truth – snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

On Camera

PM Modi in Lok Sabha

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.
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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

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.