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NDA just lost its 19th ally since 2014, but here’s why Modi-Shah pretend they can’t care less

The only way to look at Modi’s and Shah’s seeming indifference to departing allies has to be in the context of the BJP’s expansion plans and its willingness to shed unwanted, extra baggage.

With Jharkhand, India is telling Modi it wants a ‘majboor sarkaar’, not ‘majboot sarkaar’

Through people’s movements and the judiciary, India has kept majoritarian regimes in check — be it under Indira Gandhi or Rajiv Gandhi. Are state elections a new addition?
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Netanyahu asked to form Israel’s next government, but with few signs he can succeed

President Reuven Rivlin has given Netanyahu first crack at building a coalition in parliament. Experts say it’s ‘all or nothing’ for the Israeli leader.
Central transfers can make up some, not all, of the inequality in India (Representational image) | PTI

Why India would do well with a coalition govt: Pro-poor policies, less inequality

Coalition governments redistribute resources proportionately while countries with majority governments witness rapid rise in inequality.
File photo of Sonia Gandhi with BSP's Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee in Bengaluru | PTI

BJP or Congress? Regional players look all set to decide India’s next ruling party

Many parties that have not aligned either with BJP or Congress will emerge as decisive power brokers after 2019 election results on 23 May.

Modi heading a coalition govt could actually lead to real change

Coalition govts are inclusive, reflect India’s diversity and even the shakiest of them have pushed forward economic reform.
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Why Nitish & Lalu could pay a heavy price for Bihar coalition politics in Lok Sabha polls

Coalition dharma has edged some seasoned politicians out of their strongholds, triggering fury and rebellion around Bihar this election season.
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Hindutva a north Indian narrative, won’t affect polls elsewhere, says author Ruchir Sharma

Investment guru and political observer Ruchir Sharma said free market proponents like him are disappointed with Modi’s 5 years at the helm.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Kamal Singh/PTI

BJP has to learn to befriend the kingmakers of 2019

Regional parties will guard their turf assiduously by not yielding their space to either of the two national parties.
RLSP chief and Union minister of state for human resource development, Upendra Kushwaha during a press conference in New Delhi | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Upendra Kushwaha’s exit could undo BJP’s carefully planned Bihar caste coalition

Upendra Kushwaha, who belongs to the Koeri community, was an important cog in BJP’s Bihar caste alliance of non-Yadav OBCs.

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