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‘It’ll be difficult to run this Parliament... I see elections sooner rather than later’

Sunday 11 March '12

Trinamool leader and Railways minister Dinesh Trivedi analyses the recent assembly election results, the rise of regional parties and his plan for the Railways.
Reading the verdict from the states

Tuesday 6 March '12

Following are the answers of the questions asked by readers on Assembly election results:
The Bard’s Unread Poems

Sunday 11 March '12

As the election campaign raged in Uttar Pradesh, in one fraying home off a narrow lane in Badaun, a small town in the western part of the state, time appeared to stand still.
Elections, 2012: Verdict for Rahul today

Tuesday 6 March '12

In case of debacle, Congress defence clear -- party and candidate (not Rahul) behind results.
Has anybody heard from Amar Singh?

Sunday 4 March '12

Claiming he feels ‘liberated, not lonely’, Singh has marched ‘1,080 km by foot’, held ‘270 rallies’, put up ‘379 candidates’.
Has anybody heard from Amar Singh?

Sunday 4 March '12

Singh claimed he has marched ‘1,080 km by foot’, held ‘270 rallies’, put up ‘379 candidates’.
It’s BSP vs bijli, sadak, paani

Friday 2 March '12

Reports on the undercurrents from the villager’s home and how that is reflected on the campaigner’s stage
Rather than one good man visiting, it’s good men standing who’ll count

Wednesday 29 February '12

Close your eyes at a Rahul Gandhi rally in Shahbad, Rampur, and the resemblance is striking.
'Reformed' party vs the one & only

Tuesday 28 February '12

SP tries to convince voters goonda raj is behind it; BSP need not convince Dalits only one name matters.
In BSP’s campaign for Noida’s ‘two electorates’, vikas is common refrain

Saturday 25 February '12

Far away from the UP heartland, in Noida the traffic ignores all red lights as it unseeingly races past parks and malls, half-built highrises loom like skeletons in states of undress — and the politic...
In BSP’s campaign for Noida’s ‘two electorates’, vikas is common refrain

Saturday 25 February '12

What connects the two is that in both, political parties speak the language of aspiration.
Anti-dhakka shahi

Monday 6 February '12

Message from Punjab may echo in other states: can’t subvert state for the party
Where voters fret about addiction and brute force

Monday 30 January '12

In the Punjabi kolaveri, the angsty male voice sings about “ik kudi, Pinky Moge-wali”
Tarn Taran buries old ghosts: progress, not panth, is the poll plank

Friday 27 January '12

First time, a Hindu candidate in Tarn Taran but voters couldn’t care less
Tarn Taran buries old ghosts: progress, not panth, is the poll mantra

Thursday 26 January '12

First time, a Hindu candidate in Tarn Taran, but voters couldn't care.
Mud flies in Malwa

Wednesday 25 January '12

Akalis have fought hard and fought dirty to win back the old bastion
A new debate develops in Punjab

Tuesday 24 January '12

Development and schemes replace panth-in-danger as keywords as parties seek to outdo each other with promises
Want to join Nitish’s party? Turn a new leaf, literally

Sunday 8 January '12

The Harit Bihar Abhiyan also requires them to send in photographic proof of the act.
Day after, Mohan Singh feels regret

Saturday 7 January '12

The Rajya Sabha MP, who is also party general secretary and a member of the SP’s parliamentary board, has been associated with “Netaji” (Mulayam Singh Yadav) since 1967.
RLD’s Muslim face to join SP

Thursday 29 December '11

He is poised to go back to the Samajwadi Party, which he left in 2008.

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