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  • Opinion: AAP Has Been Defeated Before. We Will Recover For Gujarat
    Ashutosh
    I know analysts will be ruthless in their assessment about AAP. Criticism is most welcome. But I want to say with all the humbleness at my command that AAP is here to stay in Indian politics. Those who think that AAP's future is bleak are going to be proven wrong again.
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  • Opinion: AAP's Victory Will Hurt Rahul Gandhi Much More Than BJP
    Ashutosh
    In UP and Punjab, at stake is the reputation of two leaders, Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal, one the reigning champion and the other the challenger. Separately, Rahul Gandhi has to prove that he is still politically relevant in the changed scenario.
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  • Opinion: Rahul Gandhi, It's Time To Move
    Ashutosh
    "In a war, it is not possible to vacillate or to be weak or to play the role of Hamlet. One has to be really ruthless if the need arises. I am ruthless for what I think. The difficulty is I move. These people remain static...Circumstances, experiences challenge me and change me. I am no longer the same person."
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  • Opinion: AAP Has Learnt From Mistakes. And It Will Go Big In Gujarat.
    Ashutosh
    AAP has the credibility, and now it can showcase its own model of inclusive development in Delhi before the people of Gujarat, Rajasthan and the rest of India. In Arvind Kejriwal, it has a leader which has the credibility, courage and the conviction to fight for the rights of the common man.
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  • Opinion: Opinion Polls Used To Undermine AAP Including In Punjab
    Ashutosh
    Are opinion polls rigged in India, or are they done by those who have no expertise? It is a very uncomfortable question, but the time has come to ask it.
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  • Opinion: There Is No Sidhu Factor. Good Luck To The Congress!
    Ashutosh
    Sidhu's move to the Congress is to Punjab what the Kiran Bedi moment was to Delhi. In 2015, when her name was announced as the BJP's choice for Chief Minister, political pundits considered it a master stroke.
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  • Opinion: How 1000s Of NRIs Are Campaigning For AAP In Punjab
    Ashutosh
    The NRIs who are working with us include young girls and boys as well as middle-aged Indians who are fed up with the state of affairs in India and want the system to change.
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  • Opinion: Kiran Bedi Ruining Her Reputation By Over-Ruling Chief Minister
    Ashutosh
    Kiran Bedi should realise that her present action will tarnish her past glory and reputation. She does not need a position to enhance her iconic status in the eyes of the people. History will not remember her as the LG of Puducherry but as someone who fought with the establishment without any fear and favour.
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  • Opinion: In Speech, Modi Tried To Bribe India Into Forgiving Notes Ban
    Ashutosh
    Prime Minister Modi's speech was just the sound of despair. The whole country was waiting for some relief from demonetisation: what was heard was an election speech. Instead of being apologetic for putting the people of India through insufferable pain and anguish, he sermonised on the non-existent virtues of demonetisation. He was pedantic without ...
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  • Opinion: Najeeb Jung Operated As An Assassin Of Democracy
    Ashutosh
    Every time politicians think they can take people for granted, they are proven wrong. People are far smarter. Mr Jung, my good wishes will always chase you, but with a humble suggestion that dictators always underestimate the patience and the sixth sense of the common man, so never take them for a ride. It will come back to haunt you.
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  • Opinion: Rahul, Waiting For Your Quake, Please Disclose Modi Information
    Ashutosh
    Rahul Gandhi's grandmother, Indira Gandhi, was originally called Goongi Gudiya by her contemporaries, including a few of her own senior party members. But she soon displayed political instinct which dazzled the likes of Richard Nixon. She always fought like a tigress when pushed to the wall, surrounded by hostile enemies.
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  • Opinion: Opposition Unites To Pay Modi In Same Coin
    Ashutosh
    Battle-lines have been drawn. The future is clear. Demonetisation has created a new fault line between the treasury benches and the opposition. There has never been any empathetic moment between the two, but Modi 's gamble has sharpened the divide.
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  • Opinion: No, AAP Has Not Lost Ground In Punjab
    Ashutosh
    Politics is a game of perception. And perception is not created in a vacuum. It needs substance. Sometimes, politicians forget the fundamentals and want to carve a picture out of nothingness. This is what is exactly happening in Punjab, where elections are round the corner.
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  • Opinion: Modi Government Has Taken More Anti-Army Steps Than Any Other
    Ashutosh
    The suicide of Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal has exposed the diabolical mindset of the ideology which is trying to create a monolithic Hindu structure.
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  • Opinion: India Is Missing A Trick - Let's Use Karan Johar Against Pak
    Ashutosh
    The Karan Johar issue has become another test of nationalism. How much one loves India, that is Bharat, is being decided by one's support or opposition to Pakistani artists and whether they should be allowed to act in Indian movies, or if there should be a boycott of the films the Pakistani artists work in.
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