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Politics of opportunism in ‘post-ideology phase’

In the mid-1990s when BSP chief Kanshi Ram was not diffident about making “opportunism” his political ideology, it was frowned upon by media and mainstream politicians. However, two dec

Opacity of politics

Political parties have a predictable attitude when it comes to transparency: that it is a very good thing and it must apply to everybody – other than us. It was of course a political party th

Unknown persons run Indian political parties

While the country is observing a decade of information revolution under right to information act (RTI), the political parties continue to hide behind certain rules when it comes to disclosing party

Dramatic increase in income of five national parties: ADR

BJP, BSP, NCP, CPM and CPI have declared a total income of Rs 1,275.79 crore, collected from all over the country, during 2014-15. This is an increase of Rs 355.34 crore (or 39 percent) from the pr

We will be in the majority [in UP]: Pankaj Singh

The political career of home minister Rajnath Singh’s elder son, Pankaj Singh, has not been free of controversies. It is alleged that his father’s influence has helped him rise thro

BJP stashed money abroad before declaring financial emergency: Mayawati

 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Thursday criticised the Narendra Modi government for demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupee currency notes. She alleged that the move, which amounte

Mayawati defends Rs 104 crore deposit, says every rupee is accounted for

Rejecting the allegation of more than Rs 104 crore deposits in the bank account of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) post demonetisation, BSP supremo Mayawati launched a seething attack at the centre a

Will Modi go UP or down? Here’s why all eyes are on Uttar Pradesh polls

The dangal is on. The election commission has announced dates to the assembly elections to five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur.  Chief election c

Elections 2017: Key faces to watch out for Uttar Pradesh polls

Here are the few candidates who can make or break the the political fortunes of the BJP in the upcoming UP elections.  Akhilesh Yadav There is feud in the fami

Moneybags: 322 newly elected UP MLAs are crorepatis

  A staggering 80 percent of the newly elected MLAs in Uttar Pradesh are crorepatis, shows an analysis carried out by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) which also said tha

Trust deficit of EVMs? Blame it on BJP

The elections are over, votes are counted, victors are being sworn in – ok, in a couple of places the runners-up are being sworn in. And losers are blaming it on electronic voting mac

‘What does a saint have to do with politics?’

Vinay Shankar Tiwari, one among handful of Brahmin MLAs from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the only non-BJP MLA in the nine constituencies of Gorakhpur, shared with Governance Now his idea

Mayawati led BSP increases its income by 266.32%

While the BJP and the Congress are yet to send their audit reports to the Election Commission of India, Mayawati`s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has emerged out having highest income of Rs 173.58 core

Akhilesh-Mayawati`s social coalition might not take wing

Political seismology is an inexact science. Underneath the social sea, tectonic shifts happen as silently and stealthily as you can get. Any effort to predict it often brings grief to Mr Know-All o

When two plus two need not be four

The recent victory of the opposition in the Uttar Pradesh by-elections after their complete decimation in the 2014 general elections and the 2017 assembly elections has been interpreted differently



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