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.
While there are some striking similarities, the Netherlands’ participatory representative democracy highlights what’s missing in India, especially when the space for debate and discussion is increasingly under siege.
Although it is his role as a freedom fighter which is often discussed, Vidyarthi’s concern for communal harmony, an issue he repeatedly took up in his newspaper, must also be remembered.
For the first time, the Nehruvian order is facing an existential challenge. It can be met – as it must be – but only by a morally superior politics.
Modi wants to conquer India by hook or by crook. His governors are his co-conspirators. He has put the constitution on a slippery slope.
Across the country, the BJP has fought elections by giving tickets to rebel Congress leaders rather than its own party cadre.
Had the movement been launched, it would have strengthened the wider unity of the party and the revolutionaries, and inspired thousands of people to join the freedom struggle.
The Bill was passed without amending the contentious clause that puts no legal obligation on the state if a patient is denied treatment.
Alleging that Mridula Sinha’s consultation with Arun Jaitley constituted a breach of constitutional norms, the opposition forced Rajya Sabha to adjourn.
The opposition must build an alternative model that addresses the issues of governance and corruption along with the promise of a more prosperous future.
The party’s campaign was run by enthusiastic volunteers but in the end was no match for the experienced and familiar Amarinder Singh.
Several in the Congress believe Rahul Gandhi made poor choices in UP, for which he needs to take responsibility.
The court was responding to a plea filed by the Congress, which argued that governor Mridula Sinha’s invitation to the BJP to form government was “illegal”.
The opposition’s tirade against surgical strikes and demonetisation, along with Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati’s loss of credibility added to Modi’s appeal.
Meanwhile, the BJP’s incumbent chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and five of its ministers lost their seats.
The results point to the success of BJP’s election “war room” – the first of its kind in the state – led by Harvard-educated public policy expert Rajat Sethi.
In Punjab’s first triangular contest, AAP ate into the traditional Akali vote, while the Congress was given a new lease of life.
With no chief minister candidate announced before the election, it now remains to be seen who will lead the BJP government in Uttarakhand.
The Republican Bill would replace Obamacare’s income-based subsidies with a system of fixed tax credits to help people buy private insurance on the open market.
Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh won for the fourth time, while his contender, Irom Chanu Sharmila, and other members of her recently launched party, faced tough losses.
Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the election results and said parties should move beyond criticising Modi and actually offer voters an alternative agenda.
Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar is trailing Congress’s Dayanand Sopte in Mandrem constituency.
Ahead of the assembly election results, here’s a brief look at the electoral politics of UP, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa.
Punjab is the only state in which a BJP loss has been unanimously predicted.
This was a closely fought triangular contest in UP, but it looks like the BJP and BSP are now the main contenders.
With the second phase of the Manipur assembly elections set to begin on March 8, The Wire takes you through the candidates contesting from 22 constituencies.
In the Uttar Pradesh elections, the simple question of people wanting to create their own history shall remain buried along with democracy.
Dev Ashish Bhattacharya says there are four major flaws in the deal, including lack of approval by the mandatory board and non-issuance of notice despite an inordinate delay in construction.
As the first phase of assembly elections in Manipur begins, The Wire takes you through the history of elections and power shifts in the northeastern state.
Rajnath Singh’s comments came on the day before Manipur goes to the polls. But he did not mention his government’s stand on the people’s demand for a “separate administration”.
The killing of the nine locals in protests in 2015 and the events that followed will almost certainly dictate the election outcome in Churachandpur.
19% of the winners of the recent BMC polls face criminal charges, as per an analysis of affidavits done by the Association for Democratic Reforms and Maharashtra Election Watch.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have raised the communal temperature in the state from the fourth phase onwards, but it remains to be seen whether the party will be able to get its critical mass of Hindu votes cutting across various castes.
The BSP and Congress-SP alliance are focusing on minority votes, the BJP is hoping that Muslim votes are split between the other parties.
Modi called Ibobi “Mr 10%” at an Imphal rally, but hurried through an issue that weighs heavily against the BJP – the “secret” framework agreement between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M).
The election results show that Mumbai is changing – its demographics have altered and this has played a big role in the final numbers of both parties. The Sena’s Marathi manoos card is now as potent as it used to be.
“Women bow down to men because they are uneducated. Lack of education deprives them of their political right.”
The Congress nominee talks about being a young politician in Uttar Pradesh, her father’s legacy and more.
As the BSP and SP lock horns in the fourth phase of UP’s assembly elections, the BJP hopes to accrue the benefits of this competition.
On the second death anniversary of the CPI leader, a protest march and a public meeting were held to remember him and demand justice for his murder.