James Manor
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Why the K’taka polls are crucial for BJP, Congress

The BJP is using more aggressive Hindutva. The Congress is hoping for a rare win and creating a coalition last attempted in the 70s

The BJP can take some encouragement from some findings in a recent, reliable pre-poll survey by CSDS-Lokniti. It found that voters were reasonably satisfied with key state government programmes to provide benefits (ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2023 07:12 PM IST

What India's Presidents have brought to the table

While the role is considered ceremonial, Presidents can act independently. As Murmu is set to take charge, two past presidents’ terms – KR Narayanan, R Venkataraman – hold key lessons. 

Murmu was not a rubber stamp governor. That suggests the possibility — however remote — that, as President, she will also not be one. (PTI)
Published on Jul 09, 2022 09:00 PM IST
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