As per the Election Commision’s data, out of 52 seats won by Congress, nine seats were won with margins of less than 26,000 votes.
The recent upsurge provides opportunities to exit troubled companies facing balance sheet issues and/or business uncertainties. Another important rejig in portfolios would be to reduce exposure to consumer discretionary space towards sectors that are high on the priority list of the new government.
In his first term, Modi had succeeded in articulating a global role for India as a leading player in the international system, one which shapes global rules and is not merely a rule-taker. In his second term, he should be focusing more on how to operationalise this idea into concrete policy outcomes.
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.
One just cannot overlook a more self-assertive India now. It can afford to dictate the agenda, restricting talks to ending terror and Pakistani demonstration of sincerity.
Unemployment rose to 7.6% in April 2019, the highest since October 2016, and up from 6.71% in March.
For now, there is no challenge to Modi from Bihar except if Nitish Kumar picks up the cudgels to press for the state’s demands.
The rupee ended at 70.01 against the dollar, as compared to close of 69.66 in previous close, marking the biggest single session fall since May 13. It touched a high of 69.37 against the greenback in intraday trade.
The party’s impressive show in West Bengal and Odisha is a wake-up call for the respective chief ministers. Its next pit stop is the state Assembly.
The southern state saw the DMK wave rising like a Tsunami that swept aside the political fortunes of state BJP bigwigs.
With the BJP virtually mauling the Congress-JDS combine in the parliamentary polls, and riven by internal dissensions and poor track record, the state government fears a real danger of defections that could send it packing.
The big issue that the results will highlight is the voting pattern of former Left supporters. They seem to have crossed over in large numbers to the BJP fold enabling it to register such a decisive victory.
That the 2019 victory is better than 2014 shows that the BJP juggernaut is not slowing down. It is a powerful machine that’s flattening its political rivals as it moves from state to state.
The saffron party seems to have turned caste-based arithmetic on its head.
We now have another shot at a structural transformation of the Indian economy
Trust God’s Own Country to say it in its own style. Even for the die-hard Congress fan, the party’s superlative show in the state has come as a big surprise.
From a mere two-seat win in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014, BJP is leading in 16 seats in West Bengal .
Moneycontrol Deputy Executive Editor Gaurav Chowdhury gets in conversation with author and senior journalist Rasheed Kidwai to discuss these key trends.
Trends suggest that the BJP is leading across Karnataka and West Bengal as of 9.30 am, while Shashi Tharoor is trailing in Thiruvananthapuram.
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The volatility index, India VIX has already hit 4-year high of 30.18 in the intraday trade on May 22
Apart from elections, Jhunjhunwala said a big uncertainty for the market is friction between Iran and the US
Most of the exit polls indicate over 300 seats for the BJP-led NDA. The optimism of a stable government is reflected in Nifty already, CLSA said in a note
Atishi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Delhi East constituency