The writer is an author, senior political commentator and public affairs analyst
It is ironical that various politicians flout a code of conduct which they themselves contributed to framing
Led by Prime Minister Modi, BJP has made nationalism and national security, apart from development, the fulcrum of its poll narrative.
The percentage of Muslim and Christian population is over 50 per cent, and Congress believes that the demographics provided a safe enough cushion for Rahul Gandhi to emerge victorious .
The decision is in keeping with the party’s strategy of pushing up new faces and preparing them for a longer inning in active politics as parliamentarians.
No politician from Goa had risen to such national prominence as he had — with a pan-India image.
The two parties have given serious indications of contesting the Lok Sabha polls together, at least for the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. The state holds the key to government formation at the Centre…
It must be acknowledged that voters do have issues other than development which bothers them
Loan waivers will leave the economy of the respective states in a mess. It will also impact the banking sector. Worse, the loan waiver will not resolve the fundamental factors which lead to farmer…
Both realise that their long-term prospects depend on the Congress’s performance in the state in the Lok Sabha polls.
In the days to come, both parties will find arguments to either amplify their success or underplay their failure.
With the people of Rajasthan voting for a new Assembly four days from now, the electoral script has been virtually finalised, which can change only if there are last minute dramatic twists.
His comments were designed to anger the vast majority of voters who belong to the Other Backward Classes, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, as well as even upper castes such as the…
If the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP in the State manages to retain power, it would be more on account of disarray in the Congress camp and less due to the BJP’s popularity.
The smaller players can alter outcomes in quite a few constituencies, either leading to gains or losses for the principal contestants. The situation in Rajasthan is that of the latter.
The caste issue has gained further dominance in recent months with the traditionally well-off castes upping the ante and demanding attention as well as benefits.