While urban voters are leaning towards the BJP, agricultural crisis and growing unemployment have alienated rural Patidars from the party.
In an interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor talks about the ‘Padmavati’ controversy and Congress’s view on freedom of expression.
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 foreign enemy has already been overdone. We need to invent new enemies. History or a certain version of it is to be flaunted to graze up our sore spot.
Speaking to The Wire, the former chief justice of the Delhi high court feels it is ‘absolutely necessary’ to order an enquiry as the allegations can ‘stigmatise’ the judiciary.
With a likely erosion of BJP votes due to anti-incumbency effect and a fraction of Patel vote going to the Congress, both parties appear to be neck and neck at the current stage.
While the BJP has rarely talked about the community in a positive light, the Congress too is ignoring Muslims this time as it tries to build a soft Hindutva image in the state.
In conversation with political analyst Achyut Yagnik on what to expect from the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections, the rise of the BJP and more.
Though the meme was removed soon after it was put out, BJP leaders lost no time in demanding to know if the move had the party’s leadership’s support.
Family of Deceased Judge Claims He Was Offered Rs 100 Crore for ‘Favourable Order’ in Amit Shah Case
The late judge’s sister says in an interview to Caravan magazine that the then chief justice of the Bombay high court also offered her brother a house in Mumbai.
The saffron party received Rs 80.45 crore as donations in the state between 2011-12 and 2015-16.
Members of BJP’s youth wing set ablaze copies of ‘Poknapham’ newspaper for publishing ‘disparaging’ content against the prime minister.
Nitish Kumar’s political flip-flops and rash policy implementation have dragged the state back to pre-2005 days.
“On the basis of law, we have decided that Kairana-like incidents won’t happen again,” the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said in Lucknow.
The delay comes after the CBFC sent the film back because the forms were ‘incomplete’ and the makers and actors of the film faced numerous threats of violence.
The Registrar General of India has sought permission from the Supreme Court to push the deadline for updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam to July 31 2018.
Breaking down the details of the defence contract and key political debates around it.
“If you vote for us, you will be better off. If you don’t vote for us, the difficulties will become obvious to you.”
The state government’s letter also says that the censor board should take into account “people’s views” while making a decision on the film.
Will the ‘Hindu’ rulers use their newfound status to display a spirit of generosity or to demand total submission?
The Supreme Court’s interim order asking the Centre to respond with a scheme to set up special courts to try politicians involved in criminal cases may not offer a lasting solution to the problem.
Slowly but surely, the Congress is shuffling back into the game and Rahul, the man who everyone, including his own party, gave up on, is chiefly responsible for that.
‘In the last three years, we have been witness to an unfortunate vilification campaign around you and your ideas about freedom, secularism and socialism.’
The chief minister also said that “distorting history” is akin to sedition and that “Pakistan” is used as an abuse in Europe, as is “Paki”.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
While many say that GST and demonetisation have dealt a severe blow to their livelihoods, some still remain hopeful that the Modi government will take steps to address the fast deteriorating conditions.
The decision taken by the GST Council will have a revenue implication of Rs 20,000 crore annually.
Vinod Dua discusses how the BJP has started resembling Congress and solutions for the Delhi smog.
We must have an exhaustive investigation of every minute aspect of this whole disastrous experience. This includes a government-led comprehensive one, resulting in a white paper or report tabled in Parliament.
One year later, the stated objectives of Modi’s shuddhi yagna stand unmet, while India’s poor and most vulnerable continue to bleed. “Demonetisation is not the end but the beginning of a ‘long, deep and constant’ battle against black money and corruption and will benefit the poor and the common […]
The former RBI governor, hesitant about appearing politically partisan, has apparently agreed to consider the Delhi chief minister’s offer.
Party leaders in Rajasthan are joining the chorus against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film and threatening to stall its release.
Urmilesh discusses BJP’s promise of a paradise in 2022 with senior journalist Rahul Dev and historian Mridula Mukherjee.
The ruling party’s embrace of Vallabhbhai Patel, who openly opposed the RSS’s subversive activities, indicates the lengths to which it will go to win back the support of Gujarat’s Patel community.
In Gujarat, there is a general apathy of the ruling party towards Muslims, matched only by the apathy of the common Muslim towards the electoral process.
An article in The Wire had pointed out the conflict of interest involved in the think-tank run by NSA Ajit Doval’s son and BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav Varanasi.
Thirty-two civilians, including political workers, have been killed in South Kashmir allegedly by militants this year, the police have said.
Former MP Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki is the prime accused in the 2010 murder of Amit Jethwa, whose family is still fighting for justice.
While the BJP is trying to keep the anger alive and blame the state government for the incident, the Congress is attempting to shift the focus to development.
The National Security Act will allow the Uttar Pradesh police to keep Chandrashekhar, who was granted bail on November 2, under further detention.