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  • Blog: The Reasons For Modi Being Stronger Than Ever
    IP Bajpai
    On this day, Narendra Modi coloured the Ganga from source to Varanasi in saffron in an astonishing victory that recalls the sweep of the 2014 general election and clearly allows the BJP to set the political agenda until the next general election in 2019 without much opposition.
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  • Blog: Exit Polls May Prove Wrong - But On Modi, They're Clear
    IP Bajpai
    Whatever else the exit polls may or may not say, they do confirm the big election story - that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has almost single-handedly lifted the BJP in Uttar Pradesh from the depths of despair to one where they are predicted to win outright or at least emerge as the largest single party.
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  • Blog: How BJP Has Recovered From Phase 1 in UP
    IP Bajpai
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi suddenly declared last week in Kannauj that potatoes (along with onions) would be entitled to a guaranteed minimum support price, which means farmers won't be left at the mercy of the mandis.
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  • Blog: AAP May Just Have Won Its Second State - Punjab
    IP Bajpai
    As the sun breaks through late in the afternoon of voting day, does it portend an AAP victory? Of the three scenarios: AAP victory, a hung house, or a Congress win, the first looks more probable, the second possible, and the third, an outside chance. Of course, in 2012, everyone was predicting a Congress victory, but the Badals pulled the rabbit ou...
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  • Blog: Jaitley's Budget Has Some Big Bangs And A Feel-Good Factor
    IP Bajpai
    After the Big Bang of demonetization, everyone was waiting for a Big Bang Budget. Which was delivered selectively for the Small - small farmer, small business, small tax payer, small housing, If you're into infrastructure, there's a Big Bang there too. But if you are the big corporate sector or among the many stressed banks, this is not quite the b...
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  • Blog: Trump's Moves Are Exactly What Middle America Wants
    IP Bajpai
    In just 10 days, Donald Trump has turned the world upside down. And in office, he seems to be the worst imaginable reality of his earlier selves as President-Elect Trump and Candidate Trump. He has left the liberal world shocked and shaken with what it sees as unethical, unconstitutional and undiplomatic policies by the President of the United Stat...
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  • Blog: The Stinging Slap To Indian Cricket
    IP Bajpai
    India's second most important man just got sacked by the Supreme Court. President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Anurag Thakur, has been removed the Court, along with the Secretary, Ajay Shirke, for not following the judges' orders to introduce reforms. Had the Supreme Court not done so, its majesty would have taken a severe be...
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  • Blog: Well, Folks, Black Money Is Back. What Went Wrong.
    IP Bajpai
    Black is back - and with a bang, not a whimper. And whatever else demonetization was meant to do, it has not succeeded in removing black money. In fact, it has alarmingly few successes to show.
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  • Blog: How Modi Has Sold Demonetisation To People
    IP Bajpai
    There never was going to be any roll back on demonetisation. This is not a Prime Minister who is into roll backs; Narendra Modi, having a taken a stand, does not easily move from his position.
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  • Blog: Modi Deserves All Credit For Notes Ban. But <i>Babus</i> Let Him Down
    IP Bajpai
    Yes, it's true that the government was pushed, perhaps the possibility of a leak of the idea, to do this probably a week before it was to happen. The fact that Rs 500 notes are only just arriving is proof of that. So, maybe this wasn't the bureaucrats' fault, but in their planning, this should have been one of the scenarios: that the date could be ...
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  • Blog: It Was Her Election To Lose. And Hillary Did A Fine Job Of That.
    IP Bajpai
    She completely destroyed the ragtag coalition of voters that her husband first cobbled together in 1992. President Obama solidified it. Today, it fell apart. And Donald Trump is President-Elect.
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  • Blog: A Simple Guide To Why Hillary Clinton Should Be Worried
    IP Bajpai
    Is Trump going to pull off a Ronald Reagan by coming from behind in the last weeks of campaigning to march triumphantly to the White House? Yes, he could.
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  • Blog: Supreme Court Has Sided With Delhi's Rich And Their SUVs
    IP Bajpai
    So the rich and powerful win again.
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  • Blog: Delhi's Monsoon Nightmare Seems To Escape Arvind Kejriwal
    IP Bajpai
    Kejriwal is right that he needs more power, but rather than chase the dream of driving the central government out Delhi, why doesn't he try and unite the municipalities under one Delhi Government.
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  • Blog: Jayalalithaa's Record Win: Explaining The Math
    IP Bajpai
    Jayalalithaa did it. She pulled off a coup in these elections. Just when everyone was writing her political obituary, she stopped the yo-yo from saying go-go.
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