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Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh and other leaders protest against the Rafale deal | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Harbour no animus against Congress leaders: Yogendra Yadav after saying party ‘must die’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
A child sleeps by its mother at the post delivery ward in a health center in Jindh |Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

New Harvard data mapping health in India’s constituencies is now powering ThePrint’s My543

The data, which is now available on ThePrint’s My543 project, will help Indians vote better by showing them how their MPs have fared.
Members of the media | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why media ground reports, opinion & exit polls don’t agree with each other on elections

News reports are vital to understand political strategy & local issues, but these factors do not affect the seats tally in a big way.
Women pray at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi | Representational image | Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News

Are Muslims nationalists? What is their problem with Modi? 12 FAQs about Muslims answered

Political Islam scholar Hilal Ahmed in his new book 'Siyasi Muslims' answers frequently asked questions about Muslim and politics in India.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Least political parties can do is treat Election Commission with same respect as judiciary

Between two elections, both winners and losers in the election arena do precious little to strengthen the constitutional body that places them in high pedestals.
Parliament House

After Lok Sabha polls, new govt must be wary of big-bang ideas that lead to bad outcomes

From bank nationalisation to demonetisation, the Indian state often rushed into things it was not able to handle well.
The North Block of the Central Secretariat buildings| Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

State regulation in India – the art of rolling over rather than rolling back

Regulatory bodies were created to de-politicise decision making. But in India, something different has happened.
Shehla Rashid, Kanhaiya kumar and Jignesh Mevani at yuva hunkar rally

Whether or not Modi remains PM in 2019, a new political generation will slowly eclipse the old

The month of May will decide who is removed from the political stage, and which Gen Next leaders take their place.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing the National Fishermen Parliament

Rahul Gandhi is as polarising as Modi but Indian liberals won’t use that word for him

As Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi battle it out for the 2019 elections, Indian liberals’ hold over language will also be severely tested.
File photo of Narendra Modi at a rally in Churu, Rajasthan | PTI

Updating election Model Code of Conduct is only way to keep national security out of rallies

While we protect our borders and soldiers, we must also safeguard our voters and their autonomy.

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.

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.


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.