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  • Blog: The Biggest Error That This Budget Made
    IP Bajpai
    Probably no previous Budget has tried to give so much to so many in such a short time. From farmers to drivers, domestics to handloom weavers, from the huge tribe of nomads to 3 crore middle class people, the budget has seemingly something for everyone.
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  • Blog: Why The Exit Polls Should Not Have Congress Crowing
    IP Bajpai
    The votes are in and the exit polls are out. Not that the latter necessarily makes you any the wiser. Yes, Rajasthan continues to trend towards the Congress and KCR seems to be coming back in Telangana. Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh?
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  • Blog: BJP Vs Congress - Why It's A Close Fight In Madhya Pradesh
    IP Bajpai
    In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan is campaigning as if his life depends on it, but his party seems more sanguine - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is only speaking 11 times in the state compared to 21 addresses in the recent election in Karnataka and a desperate 34 in Gujarat.
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  • Blog: In Chhattisgarh, A Jaded BJP, Leaderless Congress And Wildcard Ajit Jogi
    IP Bajpai
    Chhattisgarh elections are always a close fight. The risk of defeat in a small state could damage the Prime Minister's image nationally. Something he would not want in an election year. In Chhattisgarh, a one per cent lead in votes for the BJP has been enough to give it a credible majority in the last three elections.
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  • Blog: US Mid-Term Elections: No One Trusts The Polls
    IP Bajpai
    If polls were correct Hillary Clinton would be President and Donald Trump would have remained a builder. But almost all of them were completely wrong. So Donald Trump is President and Hillary Clinton is still dreaming of being President.
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  • Blog: BJP, Stung And Bitter, Will Try To Exact Revenge In Karnataka
    IP Bajpai
    For the BJP, all is not lost. Those who discount the Modi effect do it at their peril. He remains a very potent campaigner and can lift the party and its votes considerably. The BJP has five months to throw more goodies at the electorate including the universal medical policy before the tournament begins in Central India in November.
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  • Blog: In Karnataka, It Appears To Be Advantage BJP
    IP Bajpai
    Who has won Karnataka? The answer is nobody knows - look at the exit polls which offered totally opposing results. So much so that Times Now decided to get two polls done, just to make sure that they had it right. Of course, both polls gave different results, leaving everyone even more bemused. And then one of those polls - the one that forecast ...
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  • Blog: Karnataka Election Could See Much-Needed Sizzle With Modi Rallies
    IP Bajpai
    Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi cross the language barrier in Karnataka? Can his translated message have the same impact as asking Gujaratis to vote for the son of their land? Congress leaders don't think so and claim that his Hindi message will be lost in this secular and multicultural state
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  • Blog: What Budget 2018 Means On A Day When BJP Lost Rajasthan
    IP Bajpai
    The BJP needs to reach out to rural India fast; the Budget offers the ideas, will they be delivered?
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  • Blog: Why Modi Will Call The General Election For December
    IP Bajpai
    It is clear that this is what the government really wants. And if the BJP wants, it can be done in 11 of the biggest 17 states without resorting to any constitutional amendment.
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  • Blog: <i>"Padmaavat"</i> Undoes The Red Carpet Modi Just Promised The World
    IP Bajpai
    But if any foreign investor were to arrive in India today wouldn't they ask themselves should they be investing in a country where people are rioting, burning buses and forcing businesses to close - all because of a film!
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  • Blog: Why Should Every Anil Kumar Have My Aadhaar Data?
    IP Bajpai
    Information that can be accessed on the net can be broken into. The biggest IT companies in the world have been hacked. So security of personal information is an issue.
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  • Blog: People Of UP Wish They Were Cows
    IP Bajpai
    In Uttar Pradesh, it is increasingly clear that it is better to be a cow than a human being.
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  • Blog: A Detailed Guide To What Helped And Hurt Modi In Gujarat
    IP Bajpai
    Whatever the BJP spin machine may say, falling below 100 seats was an embarrassment they could have done without. And if one looks closely at the numbers, they were only a few 1000s of votes away from losing the election.
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  • Blog: Exit Polls Don't Just Say Modi Wins. Here's Your Complete Guide
    IP Bajpai
    If the Congress was planning this as a comeback, they forgot this is Narendra Modi's Gujarat, and that was never to be.
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