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West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016 – Need to Unify Choice for a Better Deal

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Muslim voters could turn out in substantial numbers, they can greatly influence the outcome in these constituencies and facilitate the victory of candidates put up by secular parties. By Syed Zafar Mahmood Assembly elections will be held in West Bengal in 2016. The State Assembly has 294 constituencies, of which 68 are reserved for […]

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Bihar Verdict – Powerful Rebuff for Communal Forces

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sangh Parivar had tried to stoke communal embers during the last six months but people were deaf to their polarizing campaign. By Anish Ankur More than anything else, the Bihar verdict should be seen as a firm rejection of RSS brand of polarising politics. Perhaps no comment about the outcome was more befitting than the […]

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Bihar Elections – Five Fronts in the Fray

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ideology has taken a backseat and alliances have been contrived on the basis of personal equations among leaders. By Anish Ankur A five-phase election schedule has been announced for Bihar Assembly. What was earlier thought to be a bipolar contest in the State with Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi leading the two prominent fronts has […]

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Muslims were Misled by Rhetoric

Muslims were Misled by Rhetoric

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maharashtra Assembly Poll Little chance that Congress would mend its ways. By M. Burhanuddin M. Qasmi Mumbai: A clear sign emerging from the elections in Maharashtra and Haryana is that the Bhartiya Janata Party is going to stay in power much longer than the Vajpayee era. By all measures, the party’s tally in Maharashtra i.e., […]

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Dice is Loaded against Congress

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

KARNATAKA By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj A third avatar of the BJP Government has taken over the reins in Karnataka under the leadership of Jagadeesh Shettar. The latest transition was though not without hiccups, it is at least certain that the former chief minister Mr. Yeddyurappa still calls the shots in the party and the BJP […]

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68 Muslims Elected for UP Assembly

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Muslim en masse favoured parties representing underprivileged classes. Muslim representation in Uttar  Pradesh Assembly hasrisen to the all time high figure of 68 in the elections held during January-March 2012. The last Assembly had 56 Muslim MLAs. The representation this time has reached 17 per cent, very close to being proportional to the Muslim population in the state i.e., 18 per cent. Of these, 42 […]

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| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Every Third Muslim in Urban India is Poor

Every Third Muslim in Urban India is Poor

| April 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Planning Commission of India, in its latest poverty estimates, has claimed that the number of poor Indians – both in urban and rural areas – has declined substantially between the periods of 2004-05 to 2009-10, but it has admitted that Muslims still are the leading religious community in urban poverty at the national level, […]

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No Happy Augury

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The outcome of elections in the five states—Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarkhand, Manipur, and Goa—have amply demonstrated that United Progressive Alliance’s second tenure may not qualify it to win a fresh mandate in the Lok Sabha, two years hence. The Manmohan Singh-led Government is virtually being rendered a lame-duck government for the remaining two years in […]

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