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Will Nehru-Gandhi dynasty reboot or fade out?
Narendra Modi is not far off the mark when he says that the May 16 results will be the Congress's worst.Drawing room and tea-stall chatter nowadays centres on whether the 128-year-old no longer a Grand Old Party will be able to reach the 100-seat mark in the 545-member Lok Sabha in which two MPs are nominated.It must be mortifying for the Congress that this figure has become something of a psychological marker. There will be a faint sigh of relief in its portals if the party can cross it, and a precipitous plunge into despair if it cannot.Yet, ...

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 - You can't cross our bridge, Bihar villagers tell politicians
 - Age doesn't make Modi more mature than Rahul: Biman Bose
 - 'Unreal Elections' : An unnaturally incisive view of the 2014 polls
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#  Where are the transgender voters in Delhi?
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#  Will film on 1983 World Cup feature Kapil, Gavaskar?
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#  Will BJP benefit from divided Muslim votes in Moradabad?
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Age doesn't make Modi more mature than Rahul: Biman Bose
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'Unreal Elections' : An unnaturally incisive view of the 2014 polls
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