The shooting of a key police witness in Uttar Pradesh follows an old script, turning the spotlight on a jailed don, while Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath promises to wipe out the politically affiliated mafia
Has the Samajwadi Party’s dependence on Muslim-Yadav support distanced other sections of the electorate?
In a clash of identity politics, law and order gives BJP the advantage in Western Uttar Pradesh
K Chandrashekar Rao is said to have invited and met RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav recently and is also in touch with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav
Every election season, interest groups revive old political tropes that are long past their relevance. With five states holding assembly polls in February and March, this year is no exception. The electorate, however, seems to have moved on