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1. Modi’s Ideology-Driven Power Grab Has Redefined Indian Democracy

India's image of having a centrist and moderate ideology of politics has witnessed a change under Modi's government since 2014.

The Quint's editor-in-chief Raghav Bahl highlights three recent political events that show the shift of ideology from Centre to Right.

Dissolving of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, implementation of Section 7 of RBI Act and the CBI row, all three events question centrist approach and democracy.

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2. Mumbaikars Notice Hike in Electricity Bills After Adani Electricity’s Take Over

A double and triple hike in the electricity bill has been noticed by Mumbai residents right after Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML) took over the power distribution from Reliance Infrastructure in September this year.

However, Adani's AEML has said that there is no correlation between the hike and the company's takeover.

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3. One Year After Cyclone Ockhi, the Memories Still Haunt Locals

It has been a year since cyclone Ockhi destroyed multiple lives in Kerala. The locals recall the horror they went through.

Although the Kerala government tried to support people with funds of Rs 120 crore, the locals are still unable to come to terms with their loss.

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4. BJP Received 95% of Electoral Bonds in March 2018

The BJP annual audit report for the Financial Year 2017-18 has revealed that the party received 95 percent of the total electoral bond political donations made in the month of March 2018.

According to the figures, electoral bonds worth Rs 228 crore were sold in March, of which Rs 210 crore were donated to the BJP.

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5. Rajasthan's Satta Bazaar Predicts Political Future of the State

In Rajasthan's Phalodi, satta players place bets over the performance of parties in the upcoming state Assembly elections.

According to the bets, the Congress is expected to win 123 to 125 seats in the 200-member Assembly, whereas the BJP might only score 57 to 59 seats.

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