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File photo of PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi. | PTI

8 factors that could decide BJP’s electoral fortunes, even if it’s advantage NDA now

National Election Study suggests that while Modi backers are enthusiastic about voting, those who are unhappy with Modi regime are less likely to turn out to vote.
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200 civil society groups to come together to give opposition unity a fresh push

Meeting is set for 6 April in New Delhi that is expected to be attended by Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah & Tejashwi Yadav among others.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi at Madison Square Gardens in 2014 | @PIB_India/Twitter

Opposition parties will have to copy Modi’s permanent campaign trick, sooner or later

The opposition begins campaigning before elections whereas Modi is always campaigning.
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Not only votes, but dividing the opposition helps political parties win elections in India

In their book The Verdict, authors Prannoy Roy and Dorab R. Sopariwala write how the ‘divide and rule’ strategy has been paying electoral dividends in India.
Election officials collect their Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) from a distribution centre ahead of the Assembly elections in Jabalpur

Over 20 opposition parties move SC seeking vote verification for Lok Sabha polls

The matter has been listed for Friday before a CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led bench. In its plea, opposition raises same issues it listed before EC in February.
PM Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu CM K. Palaniswami and PMK founder Ramadoss join hands during a public rally | PTI

With Mission 272 Minus, Modi wants to become Vajpayee

Modi and Shah are quietly changing their image of being giant slayers out to devour all political space.
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Mahagathbandhan is in self-destruct mode because opposition parties want Congress-mukt Bharat

Almost all the opposition parties have stridently followed “anti-Congressism”, no matter what they think of BJP.

Opposition justified in seeking Balakot evidence or shouldn’t politicise national security?

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa Monday said the Indian Air Force “can’t count how many people died”, referring to the Balakot airstrike.
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History has lessons for a BJP banking on Pulwama and Balakot to win Lok Sabha elections

Parallels can be drawn between 2019 and 1999 polls when Vajpayee failed to get a clear majority despite humiliating Pakistan in Kargil a month ago.

Kashmir CRPF attack calls for revisiting procedures of forces

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On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.