Ranjit Bhushan

Ranjit Bhushan

The author is Senior Editor, DNA

Opinions/Stories

Congress culture: Dynasty glue that won’t let go

One of the main reasons for the Congress to have reached this stage is its inability to introspect.

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Swachh Bharat campaign had a major role to play in BJP’s spectacular poll success

An important part of Narendra Modi persona has been government’s flagship programmes like Swachh Bharat, Jan Dhan Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Ayushman Bharat.

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Lok Sabha election result 2019: Gandhi family’s hold takes Congress down the drain

Had there been anyone else in Rahul Gandhi's place, minus a Congress lineage as distinguished as his, he would have long been shown the door and pushed into political oblivion. 

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India only has a few politicians who can be called mass leaders

In fact, it became a liability to be a mass leader and an asset to be a political lightweight, as it opened the doors of political office.  

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It's no way just BJP vs Congress as regional satraps dominate India’s political landscape

There are powerful regional satraps, who dominate India’s political landscape in their own bailiwick, campaigning ceaselessly, against both Modi and occasionally, the Congress

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2019 Lok Sabha elections: The challenge of job creation

In the forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the big challenge for the ruling party is to keep the young and the aspirational voters on its side. 

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Grand alliance comes to haunt

As things stand now, the whole idea of a grand alliance against the BJP is largely restricted to UP. In Bihar, mahagathbandhan ’ already stands dashed with one of the original authors of the idea…

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