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Bleak record on economy – the reason Modi’s BJP has returned to communal politics

Voters have to ask themselves why & what this angry, polarising, ugly campaign foretells for the nation if the BJP wins again.
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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NYAY is product of same Meena Kumari politics that brought Congress to 44 in 2014 from 206

Gone are the days when politicians could win votes by inspiring self-pity in voters. This new generation is aspirational, it doesn't buy the 'kasam tumhari main ro padungi' attitude.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Prime Minster Narendra Modi at tea time during the At Home reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Maximum schemes, minimum welfare: How the Modi govt fell into the same trap as UPA

‘Gareebon ka Neta’ Modi is going to go to the polls with exactly the same record that he accused the Congress-led UPA of: a polity of promises, and not performance.
Screengrab from PM Narendra Modi's live telecast| PM Narendra Modi / Twitter

Modi govt pushes through A-SAT missile test that UPA had not permitted

India had developed the anti-satellite missile capability during Manmohan Singh govt's rule, but DRDO wasn't given the go-ahead to carry out the test.
Ahmed Patel

Congress congratulates ISRO & Modi govt for A-SAT launch but credits Nehru & Indira

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said the UPA government had initiated the A-SAT program which has reached fruition today.
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Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat not for common man but for insurance firms, says Congress

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh alleged the claims of Modicare's success in providing every household an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh was "false and fake".
Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman | ThePrint.in

Nirmala Sitharaman hits back at Congress, says previous govts tolerated Masood Azhar

The defence minister said had the UPA been more proactive and taken adequate steps after Mumbai 26/11 attacks, terrorism would've been deterred.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Modi govt has done better than UPA on infrastructure but delays, cost overruns persist

One-fourth of central infrastructure projects are delayed under Narendra Modi’s NDA govt, while the number was one-third for Manmohan Singh’s UPA.
Pilatus PC 7 MkII trainers

CAG report pokes holes in UPA-era deal for Pilatus trainer aircraft for IAF

The controversial Rs 2,895.63 crore deal for 75 Pilatus basic trainer aircraft is already under the scanner of the CBI.

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Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.