Had Mukherjee been elevated as prime minister rather than president, his political adroitness would have prevented the virtual walkover that Narendra Modi secured in 2014.
With the Congress banking on anti-incumbency and the BJP seeing dwindled support among the dominant communities, the ruling party is unlikely to have an easy ride in Gujarat.
The ‘extended’ national executive meet showcased what will likely be the BJP’s strategy as the 2019 general poll nears.
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.
Young Indians need jobs and the Modi government’s record of creating them is worse than ours, said the Congress vice president.
Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Berkeley has given the Congress a reason to cheer, but there’s much to be done if it wants to capitalise on the growing dissatisfaction with the BJP.
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.
The internal election process in states is due to be completed this month and this will be followed by elections at the AICC level.
The Gandhi scion will first have to find complete acceptability within his party before he takes over from his mother.
Vinod Dua discusses Rahul Gandhi’s US visit and distribution of loan waiver certificates to farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
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 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.
Satpathy says he does not buy that there is no alternative to Modi in the next general elections and is confident of the re-emergence of the regional parties.
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.
“We have detained the person who threw stones on the vehicle of Rahul Gandhi,” the police said.
The biggest casualty in the whole fiasco has been the sanctity of the voters’ mandate.
In less than 24 hours, Nitish has returned as Bihar’s chief minister, rekindling an old alliance with the BJP.
In a tweet to Rahul Gandhi, Madhur Bhandarkar asked the leader whether he approved of the ‘hooliganism’ demonstrated by Congress supporters.
The Congress has repeatedly been an obstacle to opposition unity, and it is time it comes to terms with the fact that it is no longer a national party, and thus no longer has the right to demand a pre-eminent position in a coalition of parties.
Like Jeremy Corbyn, the party and its leader must stick by their principles no matter what the situation, only then will it eventually pay off.
Rahul Gandhi blamed both Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Chouhan for the deaths of five farmers in Mandsaur on Tuesday.
Faced with BJP’s aggression and a dwindling support base, and bereft of its plank of moral politics and good governance, AAP’s political fortunes look bleak.
The chief minister is today the undisputed leader of the desert state and there is currently no one to match her political stature.
New Delhi: Though the Indian government on Friday rejected a resolution passed by the legislative assembly of Canada’s Ontario province describing the 1984 massacre of Sikhs as ‘genocide,’ the motion’s supporters liberally used quotes of Indian Home minister Rajnath Singh to justify the resolution’s use of the sensitive term. On April 6, a […]
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.
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.
Several in the Congress believe Rahul Gandhi made poor choices in UP, for which he needs to take responsibility.
The opposition’s tirade against surgical strikes and demonetisation, along with Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati’s loss of credibility added to Modi’s appeal.
Till the third phase of the UP assembly elections, the BJP had a relatively quiet campaign, but it seems to have changed its tactic mid-way through the fourth phase, making excessive use of the prime minister.
The VC, who acknowledges his sympathies for the RSS, vehemently denies being present at the prime minister’s rally.
Much is at stake for every political party: the survival of the BSP and of Mayawati as a Dalit leader, the credibility and standing of two young leaders Rahul and Akhilesh and the future of the BJP as a dominant Hindu nationalist party.
Even as the election fever in Uttar Pradesh continues to mount, the Sultanpur MP has gone missing from the BJP’s list of star campaigners.
A whole lot of issues that differ from region to region will dictate the electoral outcome in Uttar Pradesh, not leadership in political parties.
What bearing will a loss in the assembly elections have on the BJP ? Narendra Modi’s position remains unassailable, but will Amit Shah be safe?
The ten-point commitment will include loan waivers for farmers and reductions of power tariff for them – a long-time demand of the Congress party’s.
The unequal distribution of government welfare schemes, and caste and sub-caste factors are going to play a key role in the assembly polls.
The opposition has submitted 651 amendments to the president’s address to the joint session of parliament – many of them contesting demonetisation.
Most party leaders think that the focus on digitalisation as a way to improve people’s material realities may be off the mark.
The father may be trying to win favour with SP leaders unhappy with the Congress alliance but his latest dig could end up strengthening Akhilesh Yadav’s clean and accommodative image in the eyes of the public.
Unless leaders from both parties come out in full support of the alliance, they may not be able to convert popular support into votes.