Ever since the Congress dealt a fast one on BJP by extending support to HD Kumaraswamy with his 38 JD (S) MLAs to form the government, the BJP could never stomach it.
Author: KV Lakshmana
If the exit poll results of five assembly elections hold, they indicate a Congress revival in the Hindi belt ahead of the crucial 2019 general elections. Now, this revival can work in two ways – can energise the Congress and it can become more aggressive when it takes on Prime[Read More…]
It is now increasingly becoming clear Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had miscalculated his chances in advancing elections by eight months. Apparently, it was to deny the opposition time to regroup, but ironically the decision only acted as a catalyst that accelerated the formation of a grand alliance against[Read More…]
One may not read much into bye-elections but this here Karnataka ones are a trifle different – from the state as well as national perspective. The ruling Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) combine won four out of the five bye-elections to three Lok Sabha and two assembly seats. In itself, these seats[Read More…]
The Madras High Court order upholding disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs paves the way for immediate by-elections to fill the vacancies, along with two other seats that fell vacant due to death of incumbents. The disqualified MLAs on a Wednesday declared they will face bye-elections rather than move the Supreme[Read More…]
Away from the heat and dust of assembly elections to three BJP ruled states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan dubbed as the semi-final before the 2019 Lok Sabha general elections, an interesting battle is ensuing in the newest state of Telangana in South India for the December 7 polls. Here the[Read More…]