Jun 08, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat will see a second round of the Amit Shah vs Ahmed Patel bout. BJP has the upper hand in MP, in Rajasthan it is the Congress
- Mar 12, 2020 12:55 PM IST
If Jyotiraditya Scindia felt suffocated enough in the party to switch over to the BJP, the Congress durbaris and the ‘old guard’ too need to share the blame. Rahul Gandhi also needs to share the blame.
- Mar 11, 2020 03:12 PM IST
Shouldn’t have Sonia Gandhi intervened to prevent Jyotiraditya Scindia from quitting the party? Should not have Rahul Gandhi stepped in to settle the crisis brewing in Madhya Pradesh?
- Mar 06, 2020 08:14 AM IST
The Centre, should it choose to end the crisis, can agree to the 2010 NPR form and put out a list of NRC documents. That in itself will go a long way towards ending the protests. It will still be seen to be firm on the CAA and can claim that as a victory.
- Feb 26, 2020 01:25 PM IST
On the face of it, the riots could be attributed to the total collapse of proper policing, lack of intelligence on local ferment and even reckless and irresponsible posturing by some politicians.
- Feb 13, 2020 01:39 PM IST
In retrospect, the BJP suffered for a host of reasons which it knew all along, but has done little to redress since its defeat in Delhi in 1998.
- Feb 05, 2020 10:30 AM IST
While the peace accord has brought cheer to thousands of Bodos, an uneasy silence is observed among the non-Bodos, who constitute the majority of the region.
- Jan 17, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Following Nitish Kumar’s remarks against the NRC and the CAA, the BJP has started its efforts to rein in the JDU to avert a Shiv Sena-type disaster in Bihar.
- Dec 16, 2019 05:04 PM IST
The Citizenship Amendment Bill being passed in Parliament, especially in the Rajya Sabha, is a good case study to understand how deftly Amit Shah and the BJP won over the support of not just its allies but also regional parties opposing it.
- Dec 13, 2019 03:41 PM IST
The citizenship Act, in its application, is not about opening doors to new migrants who wish to come to India but more about legalising those already in India and do not figure currently in any official rolls.
- Dec 13, 2019 01:01 PM IST
Telling a friendly neighbour that you have persecuted your minorities is both bad diplomacy and cocking a snook at those who stood by you in protecting your national security interests — the CAB conveys that to Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
- Nov 28, 2019 01:28 PM IST
The BJP is now seen as an opportunist party, which has compromised on its anti-corruption plank. The Shiv Sena has emerged as the David to the BJP's Goliath. Sharad Pawar and his NCP are back in power, and for the Congress, this has been an unexpected bonus.
- Oct 25, 2019 11:56 AM IST
The assembly election results in Haryana and Maharashtra might have given the Congress a shot in the arm — but, it is yet to change its laidback attitude.
- Oct 24, 2019 04:51 PM IST
A big takeaway is how the voters are discerning enough to distinguish between Assembly and Lok Sabha elections
- Oct 10, 2019 10:38 AM IST
From the RSS chief’s speech it is more than evident that he is satisfied with the performance of the Narendra Modi government — but the cautionary signals are also clear.
- Sep 20, 2019 09:36 AM IST
While it is possible to concede that diversity is a given in India, as a democratic republic it is imperative to work towards pluralism. Our goal has to be to proceed towards sincere pluralism.
- Aug 05, 2019 04:25 PM IST
Those who agree with the government’s decision feel that it will usher in development, but those who are opposing this feel that the Modi government has opened a tinderbox.
- Jul 18, 2019 11:54 AM IST
Its political opponents don’t realise the potential of the CAB in polarising the electorate and how it could propel the BJP to a spectacular victory in the West Bengal assembly election in 2021.
- Jun 14, 2019 01:04 PM IST
In the upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls, Sharad Pawar is expected to outmanoeuvre Devendra Fadnavis and he could even match the Modi-Shah duo. As for the Congress, it is looking at a deep, dark abyss.
- Jun 12, 2019 02:57 PM IST
If the Centre dismisses the Trinamool Congress government it would help in giving the opposition parties a cause to unite against the BJP.
- Jun 07, 2019 01:29 PM IST
While many would see the current rumblings between the BJP and the JD(U) as an indication of snap elections, the realistic political picture is that the BJP won’t be giving Bihar to the Opposition on a platter.
- Jun 03, 2019 02:42 PM IST
Narendra Modi’s selection of 24 Cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state with independent charge and 24 ministers of state has a lot to do with implementing 75 milestones before 2022, which are crucial for the BJP’s continued electoral success.
- May 31, 2019 01:13 PM IST
If a map of India is taken and the Modi’s 57 ministers are geo-tagged to the constituency they represent, it would spread across the nation. This is a reflection of the BJP’s presence across India.
- May 27, 2019 08:56 AM IST
Amit Shah’s role in turning around the fortunes of the BJP in the recent past is substantial. In the past five years, he has been working on a war footing treating every election as a won to win.
- May 24, 2019 02:12 PM IST
Amit Shah pulled all the warring factions of the BJP and the allies together, and the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana seems to have blunted the edge of the farmers’ anger to give the NDA an edge.