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Purushottam Jha

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Jharkhand: Beyond Raghubar Das

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Purushottam Jha The inevitable has happened. No expert opinion or exit poll was needed to predict the Jharkhand results. It was writing on the wall – bold and clear!  As usual, in the media, so many analyses are available about the reasons and the effects of t... More »

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Of politics and dissent

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Purushottam Jha Groucho Max once observed, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies”. . . and thereby remaining in controversies keeping people engaged in unnecessary things t... More »

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Maharashtra: The Devendra dilemma

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Purushottam Jha Now it is evidently clear – there are many layers of mystery distinction of being only the second Chief Minister of the state having completed a full term. Removing a layer of mystery, he has just said there has been too much what happened behi... More »

Maharashtra: The Devendra dilemma

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Purushottam Jha Now it is evidently clear – there are many layers of mystery distinction of being only the second Chief Minister of the state having completed a full term. Removing a layer of mystery, he has just said there has been too much what happened behi... More »

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Time to look ahead now

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Purushottam Jha The brief assembly session of Maharashtra went on too nicely, transacting its scheduled business prudently. Speaker was elected unanimously, keeping the tradition intact, leader of the opposition declared swiftly and the discussions and speeche... More »

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Maha Vikas Agadi : The Why of It

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Purushottam Jha Maha Vikas Aghadi continues to be in labour room giving birth to its cabinet – symbolic one has come out with Uddhav ji, going in history as the beginner from Matoshree at the helm of affairs of state of Maharashtra and Matoshree having the ver... More »

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Maharashtra : Aspirations unfulfilled

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Purushottam Jha The curtain is down for now but the show is to continue. The worst of the fears of BJP has come true – like the worst of nightmares coming live. Entire media, as usual, is abuzz with speculations about the new dispensation – who will be what an... More »

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Maharashtra: Where everyone lost

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Purushottam Jha Hundreds of hours of airtime have been spent and hundreds of pages written since the Maharashtra election results came out and a new drama unfolded each day – and currently each hour perhaps. There is, as usual, apparent competition to grab the... More »