In the 2014 general elections, the BJP and its allies were able to form the largest majority government since 1984. The NDA’s combined vote share was at 38.5%.
The recent cabinet reshuffle has exposed the fault lines within the ruling alliance. With the BJP now calling all the shots and its allies increasingly sidelined, does this sound the death knell for the NDA?
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
If we assume no major changes in the state elections held in 2018 and 2019 (a strong but unavoidable assumption since we can’t predict the future), the NDA approaches a Rajya Sabha majority only in 2020.
K. Chandrasekhar Rao likely feels that an English newspaper will be able to project his party’s programmes in a positive light and its news items will resonant with national audience.
Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu reached out to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad ahead of the monsoon session, which starts on Monday.
Senior ministry officials who had earlier recommended the fine now say the blame for environmental damage cannot be put on Adani.
The citizen’s collective Wada Na Todo Abhiyan has painstakingly documented the systematic budgetary cuts in social welfare programmes over the last two years and has called out the government’s pro-corporate policies that have marginalised the poor further.
Elections are not merely about victories and defeats; they’re also about the growth and decay of political parties.
Most of the surveys suggest pure arithmetic has worked in favour of Nitish, who unmistakably had a pan-Bihar appeal as a development icon.
The battle for power in Bihar assumes significance in the context of Modi leading the NDA charge after BJP’s debacle in the Delhi assembly polls early this year.
For the Union government to convince and help states move to a more rational tariff regime perhaps is the leap that could help NDA reach its 2019 deadline of power for all
Barely a year after the election of the Narendra Modi government, farmers are seething with anger in North, Central and Western parts of India where the BJP had got over 90% of the Lok Sabha seats. The NDA’s mishandling of the farm economy and its over enthusiasm about […]