The middle class fears the return of the bad old days, forgetting its own contribution to the making of the state’s political culture of the 1990s.
The recent executive decisions announced on the economy did not need legislative support and Modi has only himself to blame for the delay in taking them.
In the 1962 elections, Jan Sangh supporters spread rumours that Nehru used to go to the Ashoka hotel to eat beef and posters were put up in Delhi showing him with a sword in his hand leading cows to slaughter. The result of the assembly election of Bihar […]
India needs a clear set of priorities that are driven by people’s ‘rightful share’ of national wealth. However, the set of domestic policies and programmes pursued by its government will produce neither inclusive, nor sustainable development.
The share-to-seat multiplier of the Bharatiya Janata Party dropped to 2 for the first time in 15 years in the Bihar assembly.
The Prime Minister will be under tremendous pressure to create a broader climate for faster economic growth. So far, his ego has come in the way of personally reaching out to opposition leaders like Sonia Gandhi.
The Gang of Four may be upset about having to kow-tow to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah but they are all silent about the polarised campaign that the two party leaders ran in Bihar.
Away from the clamour of the Grand Alliance’s victory and the BJP’s defeat, a communist candidate wins in Seemanchal by a massive margin with almost no publicity and campaign funds Barsoi, Bihar: For 25 Dalit Bahujan families in this quiet corner of Bihar, the recent assembly election was a fight for a rusty […]
While it has now become a cliché to condemn Lalu Prasad Yadav for presiding over Bihar’s alleged descent into ‘casteist’ lawlessness from 1990 to 2005, his achievements cannot be overlooked.
The prolonged Bihar spectacle has defrocked this self-promoted messiah of techno-nationalism, a man who can effortlessly woo the CEOs and other technocrats in the Silicon Valley and still practise pre-Partition politics.
Eight takeaways from Bihar’s stunning election result
Elections cannot be won either by any corporate or jingoistic fraudulence. The writing on the wall shall now have the last laugh.
Most of the surveys suggest pure arithmetic has worked in favour of Nitish, who unmistakably had a pan-Bihar appeal as a development icon.
Angry that its earlier orders about inflammatory advertisements had been ignored, the Election Commission says only pre-certified ads can be published on polling day.
If in the first four phases, the two alliances only had to contend with each other (barring the rare independent factor here and there), they now need to contest against smaller but influential players like NCP, MIM and Pappu Yadav.
‘We are all students of Ram Manohar Lohia, who advocated a constant campaign against the establishment. Today, the BJP and RSS are the establishment,’says Nitish Kumar
Bhajanpuri’s residents are still upset over the police firing that took four lives in 2011 but say they will do what it takes to defeat the BJP
It is almost certain that he and Amit Shah will not be able to run the party with the same level of centralised control as they do now if the NDA fails to do as well as expected in Bihar.
“Nobody will be allowed to take away your reservation and give it to any other community in pursuit of their vote bank politics,” the Prime Minister told OBCs and Dalits at an election rally on Monday.
Is it time for Modi’s ‘parivartan’ or will it be ‘Nitishe’ once more in the 2015 Assembly elections?
First the legs of a cow were thrown in a Hindu area and then a dead piglet was left inside a mosque. Despite these deliberate attempts to provoke violence, the efforts of concerned citizens and a dedicated police chief ensured peace prevailed.
Some 703 religious conflicts were reported in Uttar Pradesh during the past five years, leading to 176 deaths and 2007 injuries, the highest in India.