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Shekhar Gupta: The missing foreign bogey

Pakistan, Bangladeshis and terrorism are missing from BJP campaign. It seems to have understood the risks of mixing of domestic political motivations with strategic national interests

Narendra modi, politics, elections, propaganda
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Shekhar Gupta New Delhi
Campaigning is at its peak for five assembly elections. Are we missing something this time? In fact, it is three significant things.

We give you a few moments to guess. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all key members of his cabinet, especially Amit Shah, are campaigning full-time, as if the fate of their government in Delhi depended on it.

This is one thing we know about their approach to politics: No prize is too small, not even little Puducherry. And every election must be fought as if it was the last battle. Nothing is ever left to chance.

But then
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First Published: Mar 27 2021 | 8:45 AM IST

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