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The Campaign Lens: Varun Gandhi

The Campaign Lens: Varun Gandhifeatured

“Your village is so small, I normally would not have visited this place,” said Varun Gandhi. The BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Sultanpur and sitting MP from Pilibhit, UP, was speaking to a gathering of about 100 people while campaigning in a village in Sultanpur. “I am going to win whether or not you vote Read more

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The Campaign Lens: Narendra Modi

The Campaign Lens: Narendra Modifeatured

T hroughout my travels, I had been looking closely for signs of the ‘Modi wave’. I finally saw it on the day that Narendra Modi filed his nomination as the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Varanasi. I had never witnessed a sea of humanity such as the one I saw standing at Mint House that Read more

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The Campaign Lens: Arun Jaitley

The Campaign Lens: Arun Jaitleyfeatured

I travelled to Amritsar in the first week of April to observe Arun Jaitley’s maiden Lok Sabha election campaign. It was the early days of his campaign, but Amritsar had already become one of the most keenly watched contests of these elections. Jaitley has been pitted against the colorful former Punjab chief minister, Captain Amarinder Read more

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Parlia-mental: Narendra Modi’s Great Balancing Act

Parlia-mental: Narendra Modi’s Great Balancing Actfeatured

Political satire is a serious thing, and as political scientist Dr. Paul Parker once remarked, “The political cartoonist is not necessarily bound by the same ethical standards as journalists.” In the run-up to the elections, The 545 will bring to you a weekly comic from Nishant Jain, giving us his irreverent take on our politicians Read more

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BJP “Needs To” Allow FDI In Retail | Q&A with Jagdish Bhagwati

BJP “Needs To” Allow FDI In Retail | Q&A with Jagdish Bhagwatifeatured

Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor of Economics, Law, and International Affairs at Columbia University and among India’s most eminent economists. In recent years, the Mumbai-born, Cambridge-educated academic has been broadly supportive of fellow Gujarati prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The 545 recently interviewed him to ask how he sees India’s economic model changing in the Read more

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Parlia-mental: The Business of Being Narendra Modi

Parlia-mental: The Business of Being Narendra Modifeatured

Political satire is a serious thing, and as political scientist Dr. Paul Parker once remarked, “The political cartoonist is not necessarily bound by the same ethical standards as journalists.” In the run-up to the elections, The 545 will bring to you a weekly comic from Nishant Jain, giving us his irreverent take on our politicians Read more

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