Hereon elections are going to be a closely contested affair and, thus, can hardly turn out to be a cakewalk for either the BJP or the Congress. This has to be more so with regard to the next Lok Sabha polls in 2019. Congress has made a stunning comeback through[Read More…]
Author: Abid Shah
The sheer timing of the raids indicates that the Centre’s ruling party, or the BJP, waited to make this move till the last day and last hours of the polls.
What has actually been lost in 26 years when an old mosque was pulled down at Ayodhya is not only a concrete structure built in medieval times but also quite a bit more vis-à-vis the present times. So much so that the ghosts of the demolished mosque still hover over[Read More…]
Through past five months, or after pulling out its support to Mehbooba Mufti-led State Government the BJP did try to find an alternative to Mehbooba.
To harass, bully, intimidate, maul and even kill weak and vulnerable sections like minorities, women and Dalits are somehow, though whether rightly or wrongly, thought to be the new normal as society in general has been getting more and more brutalised through past few years. Yet, occupational susceptibilities and easy[Read More…]
The muck that goes with power back home has starkly been laid bare by former French President Francoise Hollande. The disclosures made by him on September 21 about the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft by India have set off a bitter political battle, putting the Opposition virtually at the[Read More…]
Strangely, neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor his BJP point-man Amit Shah were to be seen at the three-day discourse of the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that concluded on Wednesday, September 19, in New Delhi. The Sangh patriarch preferred a distance with the two greatest founts of power and influence[Read More…]
The former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar appears to be on way to bring new blood and verve to the politics of not only his home State, or Bihar, but also to that of the rest of the country. The reason for this is that he for[Read More…]
The main question vis-à-vis electoral politics in Uttar Pradesh is whether the signs of recent cracks in the top family of Samajwadi Party or that of Mulayam Singh Yadav, will affect his son Akhilesh Yadav’s alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party or not. Together the SP and BSP have planned[Read More…]
At long last Jammu and Kashmir has a new Governor. And the State under Centre’s direct rule has now a political hand at the helm of the troubled region at the border. The choice of Satya Pal Malik as Governor has, indeed, come as a surprise. The reason for this[Read More…]