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Utpal Pathak

  • How Nitish Kumar stole the show in Bihar

    You can call it the BJP’s good luck in winning the 25 seats in Bihar, or the ‘Modi wave’, which, along with the political decline of the Congress and other secular and non-NDA fronts, helped Narendra Modi and the BJP achieve victory in the Lok Sabha elections and walk the corridors of power once...

    Friday, 23 May 2014 - 5:18pm
  • After Narendra Modi 'wave' hits Uttar Pradesh, difficult journey ahead for Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav

    "Politicians, journalists and experts will analyse this election for many days to come. Leaders will continue to argue and disagree with issues and ideologies. A lot will be lost in these debates. But What should never be forgotten is the people's verdict. I respect and accept the people's mandate...

    Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 8:57pm
  • How BJP is changing the caste arithmetic in Uttar Pradesh

    The debate between casting the vote and voting for caste has always been a heated one when it comes to elections in the Hindi heartland, and more so in Uttar Pradesh, which is not only bigger than many countries of the world, but is also a key player in deciding the national vote with its 80 Lok...

    Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 3:30pm
  • Narendra Modi’s Proposer Politics – The curious case of the missing Chai-wala

    The search for the proposer in BJP prime ministerial Narendra Modi’s nomination form started right from the moment his candidature from Varanasi was announced. As the day of filing his nomination neared, this search became more and more ardent. The BJP started preparing a list of the people who...

    Friday, 25 April 2014 - 10:27pm
  • Why did Narendra Modi choose an inauspicious day to file his nomination in Varanasi?

    Despite the speculations, rumours – and condemnation by non-believers – over using astrology as part of the election nomination process, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is poised to be his party’s political saviour. Over the past three weeks, there have been several discussions over...

    Friday, 25 April 2014 - 10:03pm
  • Decoding Varanasi: Politics, religion and astrology

    The temple town of Varanasi, which has now became one of the most keenly watched seats in the Lok Sabha elections, witnessed the triumphant mid-election vows from Thursday morning when the process of filing nomination papers began in Varanasi. A total of four nominations were filed along with the...

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 4:57pm