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Why did Chandrababu Naidu revolt against Narendra Modi

Chandrababu Naidu's sudden revolt on the centre is a clever strategy to frustrate the plans of ambitious BJP. As part of its 'Mission-7 states', the BJP was determined to increase its tally atleast in the parliamentary seats. The Saffron party was restless with TDP as Naidu is unyielding. Thus sailing with TDP, the BJP has always maintained undeclared cordiality with opposition YSR Congress and latter reciprocated. Upset with this bonhomie between his alliance partner BJP with YCP, Naidu engineered a coup of sorts by declaring a sentimental war on BJP-led centre. With this, he seeks to accomplish multiple objectives with one shot - making BJP a political untouchable in state politics, thwart any possible alliance between YSR Congress and BJP, divert the people's attention from YS Jagan's padayatra, ensure multi-cornered contest in the state to split anti-establishment vote benefiting TDP and tide over the possible anti-incumbency by diverting the people's anger at the centre.

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Can Kiran Kumar Reddy revive Congress?

The Ghar Vapsi of former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and the protagonist of united state has certainly enthused the leaders and cadres of beleaguered Congress. The party vanquished by the what is believed to be the arbitrary bifurcation of..

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Andhra Pradesh Learning From Singapore

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu dreams of transforming the state especially its capital Amaravati into Singapore. But , Andhra Pradesh and Singapore have striking differences which makes emulating the model a difficult task. However the state can learn a lot from Singapore. But, there seems to be more talk than action in this regard.

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What did Centre do for Telangana?

Amidst high emotions and ongoing political struggle against Modi government for denial of special status to Andhra Pradesh, one may perhaps be of an opinion that centre has done injustice to the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh and helped..

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Singapore Summit: A Landmark Event

THE Singapore meeting between the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-un and the president of the Untied States Donald Trump on June 12 was a landmark event. The joint statement issued after the summit committed the United States to provide security..

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Simultaneous Elections:For and Against

Addressing the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog, Prime Minister Narendra Modi again flagged the issue of simultaneous elections for parliament and state assemblies, calling for a widespread debate on the issue. ..

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BJP: Political Failure in J&K

The decision of the BJP to withdraw from the coalition government with the PDP in Jammu & Kashmir at this particular moment has the potential of creating greater political instability in the state. It signifies the total political failure of..

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Is KCR unwilling to take on Modi

Despite claims of non-congress, non-BJP front, TRS chief is clearly unwilling to be part of any united opposition when it is in direct confrontation with Narendra Modi. Even when the four non congress, non BJP chief ministers went to express..

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Politics of Treating BJP As Untouchable

The congress in Telangana in a frantic bid to counter KCR gave a new slogan:Vote for TRS is Vote for BJP. This is a clear strategy to woo minority vote in a state where Muslims constitute 12 percent of population and decisive in about 25 to 30..

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Jammu & Kashmir: Steps Needed to Begin Dialogue

Once again, there is some talk about talks to be held on Jammu & Kashmir.  On May 26, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a media interview said that the government is ready to hold talks with Hurriyat, if the Hurriyat leadership is..

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What is Doctor Copper?

Copper is a base metal that has versatile applications across utilities, heavy industry, transport and communication. Therefore, the price of copper, which is determined by demand-supply dynamics for the metal, is considered to be an excellent..

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Karnataka, Kairana undermine BJP's mission Sout India

The Karnataka and Kairana developments seriously undermine BJP's efforts to penetrate into south India either on its own or with the support of allies. The  swift move by congress  in Karnataka deprived BJP of prospective ally like JD(S) ...

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BJP loses as opposition unites in the By-poll

The by-election results indicate that opposition can only challenge Narendra Modi if it can arrive at state level consolidation of anti-BJP vote. BJP in Palghar and NCP in Bhandara-Gondia in Maharastra and RLD in Kairana indicate this trend...