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 CBI has alleged that Lalu as railway minister had handed over the maintenance of two Railways hotels to Sujata Hotel after receiving a bribe in the form of three acres of prime plot of land through a benami company.
The opposition needs to offer a comprehensive socio-economic agenda that is different from the BJP’s and which can form the basis for a successful electoral challenge to Modi and the NDA in 2019.
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While trying to ‘save India from PM Narendra Modi’, the opposition seems to be have picked up a trick or two usually used by the BJP government.
JD (U)’s homecoming has cemented the Bihar chief minister’s position as an ideological partner of the BJP.
By giving up on opposition unity and aligning with the BJP, which he criticised so intensely, Nitish Kumar has destroyed his own and the country’s future.
The Bihar chief minister also said that the opposition had no real agenda and that he had no option but to break his alliance with Lalu because of the corruption charges.
The PILs said that the formation of the new government was “unconstitutional” as chief minister Nitish Kumar had won a mandate as part of a grand alliance against the BJP.
There has always been a strange attraction between the socialists and the Sangh parivaar, and Nitish Kumar is no different.
According to the BJP, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi and their children have acquired Rs 950 crore of benaami property over the last decade. Here’s a look at some of the specifics.
Let’s not harbour illusions about what constitutes corruption. Political corruption includes using the state to organise violence or doing nothing in the face of killings.
The Bihar CM’s resignation, which the RJD could have prevented, brings an end to not just the alliance in the state but also the idea of a grand coalition against Modi and the BJP at the national level.
The searches are connected to a money laundering probe against a group of people alleged to have laundered several crore rupees using shell companies.
As India’s economy continues to grow without the adequate number of jobs in the formal sector, the state of exclusion that the vast majority of the country lives in is unlikely to ease.
A total of nine plots in Phulwari Sharif in Patna, where a mall is reported to have been coming up, has also been attached by the tax department.
The Income Tax officials have asked Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar to appear before the investigating officer in the first week of June.
Officials said the department began raiding the premises of some prominent businessmen and real estate agents in Delhi, Gurgaon and Rewari early today.
In a blow to Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Supreme Court today overruled the Jharkhand high court order which had dropped the conspiracy charges against him.
The likely success of grand alliance in the recent UP polls suggests that the parties the BJP defeated in 2017 will put in a serious effort to get one going at the national level.
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.
India has, over time, cultivated a culture of exerting no effort towards justice for the survivors of communal violence, finds Warisha Farasat and Prita Jha’s book.
Most party leaders think that the focus on digitalisation as a way to improve people’s material realities may be off the mark.
Mamata Banerjee has to fix West Bengal before she can step out and fulfill her national ambitions
Overtaking the car of a politician is a sign of ‘too much democracy’ and can be injurious to health.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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
We need to worry not about the future of cows or beef-eating but the status and fate of Muslims in India.
Is it time for Modi’s ‘parivartan’ or will it be ‘Nitishe’ once more in the 2015 Assembly elections?