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The wrong ways

So the talk is about how many fewer than 272 seats the BJP will win in 2019. The worst-case scenario is a loss of 130-odd seats

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T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan
This has not been a good week for the government. It has been embarrassed by the Rafale and Aadhaar issues.
These two matters have hurt the government as much as persistent street violence has hurt the party. Thus, bravado notwithstanding, both are on the backfoot.
These setbacks — one to the image and the other to policy — should also be seen in the context of the forthcoming 2019 general election. Suddenly too many things have begun to go wrong because that very precious thing, credibility in regard to probity, has taken a severe knock.
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First Published: Sep 29 2018 | 1:03 AM IST

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