The senior leader heading a faction of the JD(U) talks about how the Gujarat elections are likely to set the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Nitish Kumar’s demand for quota for backward classes in the private sector and more.
It still remains to be seen whether the Gandhi scion can emerge as a formidable opponent to the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Modi.
The two BJP-ruled states working together will give it greater lobbying power and comes at a time when the industry is looking to end volatile, bi-annual supply and demand crises.
Political families exist across the country and in many parties. And until Indian democracy matures, the people will have to put up with such dynasties.
The recent cabinet reshuffle has exposed the fault lines within the ruling alliance. With the BJP now calling all the shots and its allies increasingly sidelined, does this sound the death knell for the NDA?
In conversation with Congress leader and former tribal affairs minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo about the Modi government’s track record, the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and more.
Satpathy says he does not buy that there is no alternative to Modi in the next general elections and is confident of the re-emergence of the regional parties.
In conversation with the former Union minister on Narendra Modi’s rule, the future of the BJP and a possible alternative alliance.
With the ‘money Bill’ controversy rising to the fore again, parliamentarians and jurists differ on whether the Supreme Court can question the speaker’s decisions.
With his elevation to the Congress top post imminent, many feel Rahul Gandhi will fail as successive debacles have shown he is not fit for the job.
Several in the Congress believe Rahul Gandhi made poor choices in UP, for which he needs to take responsibility.
In conversation with Digvijaya Singh on the Vyapam scam and the Congress’s plans for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections next year.
Uddhav Thackeray appears to be biding his time before pulling the plug on the Shiv Sena’s alliance with the BJP.
The opposition has submitted 651 amendments to the president’s address to the joint session of parliament – many of them contesting demonetisation.
Shiv Sena is fighting for survival, while the BJP to wants to take control of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Asia’s richest civic body.
Unless leaders from both parties come out in full support of the alliance, they may not be able to convert popular support into votes.