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As it forms the Afghan government, the Taliban relies on old guard, Pashtuns Besides having many faces from the old guard of the Taliban movement, all but three of the new 33-member setup are Pashtuns, while 15 are drawn from Kandahar, the traditional stronghold of the group that has provided most of the leadership in the past

The AAP and the Congress are not the only ones competing with BJP in wooing what can broadly be called the “Hindu vote”. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in UP too have tweaked their outreach to appear less-pro minoritiesPromising a spiritual city in one poll-bound state and carrying out a

Tiranga Yatra in another, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s political pitch shows an unmistakable overture towards the Hindu votebank as it gears for the upcoming elections in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (UP).

The Congress, which is also hopeful of reviving