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.
Between university elections, Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Berkeley and the BJP’s defensive attitude, it seems as though the grand old party may be re-emerging as a political alternative.
A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
The internal election process in states is due to be completed this month and this will be followed by elections at the AICC level.
Vinod Dua discusses three years of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and how the opposition parties have failed to build a mass movement to keep the ruling party in check.
Unlike the Modi government, coalition cabinets from 1977 to 2014 have been based on a quota system in which no prime minister has had the privilege of choice, perhaps not even within his own party.
The status of cases against the likes of Vijay Mallya, arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and former IPL chief Lalit Modi is the same as theirs – lost in transit.
Five months after cabinet approval, the department of personnel and training has started paving the way for setting up the Rail Development Authority.
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.
The by-election victory has taken the BJP’s tally up by one seat only, to 14 MLAs. With 16 seats, the Congress is still the single largest party in the 40-member House.
The BJP was hoping that using a candidate who defected from AAP would push them over the edge, but that was not to be.
Under the premiership of Narendra Modi, India’s culture of one-party dominance is violating both standard operating procedures and dharma to get the better of its political rivals.
Questions over excessive police firing and the issue of why Panchkula wasn’t cleared of Dera followers before the court order was pronounced remain unanswered.
Eight candidates are in the fray in the election, which is being carried out at 379 polling stations. The counting will take place on August 28.
Pradyot Manikya Burman talks to The Wire about the indigenous people’s demand for separate statehood and the 2018 elections where BJP will attempt to dislodge the CPI(M) government, which has been in power in Tripura since 1998.
O.P. Rawat stressed on the fact that a democracy could thrive only when elections were free, fair and transparent.
A great responsibility falls upon the democratic and secular parties – whatever be their differences on policy matters – to come together and defend the country’s values.
The platform for unity was called the ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ (save our composite culture) meeting and was hosted by JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who appeared to emerge as a rallying point for the Opposition.
Now that he is no longer in parliament, Yechury should devote himself to sort out the deep organisational problems within the party.
Vinod Dua discusses political violence in Kerala in light of the murder of RSS worker Rajesh Edavakode, and the crisis of opposition parties in India.
The Congress persuaded the EC to invalidate the votes of two of its MLAs who switched sides, and also managed the backing of a rebel BJP MLA.
Going on with business as usual would not be enough to defeat the challenges posed by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, the former Union minister said.
“All our MLAs have returned and they have been taken to a resort in Anand,” Congress party chief whip and senior leader Sailesh Parmar told reporters in Anand.
The floating casinos are expected to be relocated to Mopa and will help BJP sell its controversial new airport project.
“We have detained the person who threw stones on the vehicle of Rahul Gandhi,” the police said.
Both the Congress and the BJP had opposed the Election Commission’s decision to introduce the NOTA option, saying it went against the constitution.
The Congress’s backing of the demand is being seen as an attempt to woo Lingayat votes and undercut the BJP’s push for Hindu consolidation.
In a memorandum submitted to the Election Commission, the Congress alleged that the BJP was using money power and threats to get MLAs over to their side before the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat.
Balwantsinh Rajput, Tejashreeben Patel and Prahlad Patel are all considered close to former opposition leader Shankarsinh Vaghela.
Rahul Gandhi would do well to remember that those who have shifted camps multiple times can always do so again.
The opposition will have to go back to the drawing board to review how it must respond to the developing political dynamics as the BJP tightens its vice-like grip.
A nine-judge constitution bench is hearing arguments in the case on whether right to privacy is a fundamental right.
The fault lines of the flag debate lie in the imperfections of Karnataka’s cultural and emotional integration. By dialling back, the Congress is avoiding a self-goal.
The CPI(M)’s central committee, the party’s apex decision-making body, is currently discussing if it should elect Sitaram Yechury for a third Rajya Sabha term.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh raised four questions to Venkaiah Naidu, two about recent events and two about cases from 15 years ago.
Meira Kumar polled 34.35% of valid votes, making her’s the best performance by a losing candidate in the presidential poll in nearly 50 years.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended the Congress MPs for 5 days on grounds of “highly unbecoming conduct” during their protests over lynchings.
The ambitious Modi-Shah duo are keen to break Congress chief minister Madhav Sinh Solanki’s record 149 seats out of 182 in the 1985 elections – a mark they could not cross even when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat.
The complainant has alleged that Rohit Tilak, a National Youth Congress leader, had sex with her after promising marriage and beat her when she tried to make him live up to that promise.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.