AAP leadership crisis may help BJP and Congress

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Now a strict legal noose for urban Naxalites and Maoists

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Spike in violence poses uncertainty for J&K elections

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Rahul is working on an image makeover

It is very obvious that Rahul Gandhi is taking his appointment as the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha rather seriously. After attacking...

Parliament’s undermining is unacceptable

There are lessons to learn from what transpired in Parliament during the confrontation between the treasury benches and the Opposition during the debate on...

Rahul Gandhi, the road ahead

When Rahul Gandhi was appointed the Leader of Opposition in the 18th Lok Sabha, it became evident that he is now also the shadow...

Sanjay Gandhi’s legacy hits the pause button

It will be exactly 44 years on Sunday since Sanjay Gandhi, Indira Gandhi’s younger son passed away following a tragic plane crash in the...

Vulnerable Opposition and the designated survivor

In pure political terms, Narendra Modi has emerged as the designated survivor despite the BJP falling short of the required numbers, but still way...

Abki Baar NDA Sarkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears all set to assume his office for the third consecutive time on Sunday, with the BJP and its allies...

Exit Polls on Trial

Like always, the exit polls and their findings, disclosed on Saturday evening this time, shall be on trial, with the actual results expected to...

BJP-RSS relations may impact Politics

It appears difficult to believe that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which has always been the ideological mentor and guide of the Bharatiya Janata Party,...

Self-reliant BJP breaks its umbilical cord

In a recent interview to a leading national daily, the BJP president, J.P. Nadda has attempted to redefine his party’s relationship with the Rashtriya...

Kejriwal bail a possible setback for BJP

The Supreme Court’s decision to grant interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is a step to ensure that there is a level...

Legacies of political families at stake

The 2024 Parliamentary elections could be different from many previous elections since it shall determine the future of many political families of this country,...

Modi versus Rahul again

The Bharatiya Janata Party appears to have reviewed its narrative mid-way through the ongoing elections, and instead of dwelling on its claims about development...

Varun vs Priyanka contest unlikely to happen

Speculation in political circles that after being denied party nomination from Pilibhit, the BJP could consider fielding Feroze Varun Gandhi against his cousin, Priyanka...

AAP raises fears of President’s Rule in Delhi

Ever since Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate, the Aam Aadmi Party appears absolutely determined to make the issue...

Rae Bareli, Amethi suspense reflects poorly on Congress

Uncertainty over ticket distribution seems to be haunting the Congress cadres, who seem to be unsure of their high command’s decisions even as the...

Varun Gandhi explores sabbatical option

By denying him the Lok Sabha ticket from Pilibhit, the Bharatiya Janata Party has virtually compelled three-time MP, Firoz Varun Gandhi to explore other...

BJP falters near finish line

Perception-wise and in reality, the Bharatiya Janata Party is far ahead of its adversaries so far as the 2024 Parliamentary elections are concerned. It...

CAA implementation has many facets

By announcing the rules for the Citizenship Amendment Act earlier last week, the Centre has indicated its determination in implementing the law, which many...

Congress gets its priorities wrong

The Congress preparedness for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections appears to be both clumsy and devoid of direction. The first list released by the...

Congressmen thrive while party dwindles

Congress at one time was often described as India’s natural ruling party, till its bad days commenced following successive humiliating defeats in the Parliamentary...

Capital fight awaits Delhi

The decks have been cleared for a very interesting showdown in the national capital where the Bharatiya Janata Party, which had won all the...

Priyanka or Kharge from Rae Bareli

With Sonia Gandhi poised to enter the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, Rae Bareli, her Lok Sabha seat, has fallen vacant, and it is evident...

PM Modi deserves a Bharat Ratna

While it has been raining Bharat Ratnas during the past fortnight, one wonders why the government has not as yet declared that the highest...

Mamata’s decision puts BJP on back foot

There have been multiple media reports that suggest that the decision of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to contest all the 42 seats...

PM Modi emerges as foremost Hindu icon

Regardless of the debate going on about the consequences of the inauguration of an incomplete Ram Temple at Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at...

Curious case of Congress deserters

The Congress is once again facing desertions on the eve of the crucial 2024 Parliamentary polls, and it is evident that some of its...

Shankaracharyas not opposed to Ram temple, but have concerns

There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that the grand inauguration of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya on 22 January shall perhaps be the...

Allies want Congress to give in

Cracks in the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A) have surfaced once again, with the allies declining to give more seats to the Congress,...

Congress must rediscover its ideology

The Congress observed its 139th foundation day in Nagpur by organizing a mega rally, where former president Rahul Gandhi gave a call to the...

Kharge, the unifier, Nitish, the leader

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has emerged as the principal unifier of the Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A) even though strategically, many believe that...

Parliament’s security is sacrosanct

Exactly 22 years after a major breach took place at the Parliament House in the national capital, another sensational infringement occurred on the same...

Rahul’s final chance in 2024

The outcome of the recent Assembly elections has triggered speculation in political circles on whether the 2024 Parliamentary elections would be the final opportunity...

The exit polls are on trial

The people’s verdict on the Assembly elections to the five states shall be out on Sunday and would determine the political narrative for the...

Pannun plot evokes guarded response

Reports suggesting that the Indian State could be involved in a plot to assassinate Khalistani separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on US soil have surprised...

Rohit’s men face litmus test

There are many heroes who have emerged during the ongoing ICC World Cup where India faces its most difficult task when it takes on...

Karnataka BJP’s future course

between us By declaring Vijayendra Yediyurappa as the president of the Karnataka unit in place of Nalin Kateel, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s central leadership has...

Congress replicates Karnataka template

With the dates of the Assembly elections to five states drawing closer, it is evident that the Congress is trying to implement the Karnataka...

Kamal Nath versus Kamal

The contest in Madhya Pradesh, that has been after Gujarat one of the strongest BJP ruled states in the country, is now turning out...

Curious case of Mahua Moitra

Mahua Moitra, the firebrand Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP from Bengal, seems to be fighting with her back to the wall, after being accused...

Palestine back in focus

At the very outset, it is very important to condemn the multiple attacks carried out by Hamas against Israel and its citizens, leading to...

Kharge must rein in Rahul

The time has come for Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge to assert himself and make it abundantly clear to all others, including Rahul Gandhi, that...

Varun Gandhi may reclaim Amethi

Two recent tweets by Feroze Varun Gandhi urging the Uttar Pradesh government to review the decision of suspending the licence of Sanjay Gandhi hospital...

Dev Anand @100

Without doubt Dev Anand was the first superstar of India. An actor whose style and mannerisms influenced not only his contemporaries, but also generations...

Congress must work on Plan B

Uncertainties and extreme regional positions or posturing by some of the constituents of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A.), could compel the Congress...

Bharat that was India

A plaque with “Bharat” written on it in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s seat during the G20 Summit on Saturday has shown the...

I.N.D.I.A. combine loses momentum

The two-day meeting of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A.) held at Mumbai, has left a lot to be desired, and unless senior...

Allies could thwart Congress revival

More than the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress allies would have a greater reason to worry if the grand old party were to revive...

Delhi Assembly increasingly irrelevant

peculation on whether there was any further need to have an Assembly for Delhi has commenced following the passage of the Services Bill, which...

Parliament’s flying kiss to Manipur

The jury is out as to who benefited more from the no confidence motion which was debated in the Lok Sabha earlier this week,...

Rahul gets a lifeline

The Supreme Court ruling staying the conviction of Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case, has not only provided a political lifeline to the former...

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