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Political churning

Print edition : March 30, 2018

Tripura BJP president Biplab Kumar Deb and party general secretary Ram Madhav among supporters after winning the elections, in Agartala on March 3. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed Ministers in Tripura on March 9. Photo: PTI

Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu addressing party legislators after the Assembly session, at Velagapudi in Guntur district on March 6. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Rajasthan pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot (centre) with the newly elected MPs from Ajmer and Alwar, Raghu Sharma (left) and Karan Singh, in New Delhi on February 5. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

BSP leader Mayawati, a file picture. The BSP has extended its support to the Samajwadi Party in the two crucial Lok Sabha byelections in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: PTI

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addressing a campaign rally for the Phulpur byelection on March 9. Photo: By Special Arrangement

The Bharatiya Janata Party makes significant gains in the Assembly elections in the north-eastern States, but the battles ahead will be tougher for it if the recent trends across the country are any indication.
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