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Stop dishing out false promises; Delhi voter is intelligent

What does the big turnout in the election rallies reflect? For parties it may be show of support. But for voters it is certainly not.

Delhi polls: 67 per cent voter turnout recorded

Delhi took to voting booths very early on Saturday along with VIPs like president Pranab Mukherjee, vice president Hamid Ansari, and ministers. About 67 per cent of the capital voted

Delhi: AAP registers landslide win, wipes out BJP

The national capital is going the AAP way. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has taken a mammoth lead as trends poured in from the counting centre on Tuesday. The AAP made historic victory by getting 67 se

AAP success: courtesy BJP?

As the dust settles over the Delhi assembly elections and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) returns with an astounding victory within a year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strategists would be left wonderin

BJP bets on Kerala, wants to chart Kashmir to Kanyakumari win

After coming to power in India’s only Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir a year ago by becoming a partner of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] mandarins are n

The pawn is gone: Najeeb Jung quits

Najeeb Jung, a key player in the battle between the Narendra Modi government at the centre and Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal government, sprung a surprise and quit as lieutenant governor on Thursda

Nirbhaya of Naliya and a Beti Bachao campaign in Gujarat

The gang-rape and forcing into prostitution of a 19-year-old woman from Naliya, in western Kutch, by people with links to the ruling BJP (in the state as well as the centre) has once again

BJP celebrates UP, Uttarakhand victory

Supporters celebrate the landslide victory of BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections outside the BJP office at Ashoka Road, New Delhi.  

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

Excess of saffron isn’t good

Anxiety and headache are just two of the side effects of saffron. Some people are also allergic to it. Pray what were you thinking – That this is about BJP’s victory and Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is the right choice. Here’s why

Did the choice of Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister surprise you? He faces numerous criminal cases for his alleged role in communal violence, but he says these are political c

The secret of Modi’s success

Here is a proposition: Narendra Modi is the top  thinker, the top intellectual of our times. Is that an exaggerated claim? Not altogether. Here’s why. After Brexit and aft

Hope Adityanath adjusts his public rhetoric to befit his new office: Expert

  Indian parties do not choose their politicians with a view to what the world might conclude, but there is no denying the signal Yogi Adityanath’s pick sends: with a huge

The magic of Moditva

The well-turned-out officials had reached the sachivalaya in Gandhinagar on time, believing it would be another routine meeting with the chief minister. As soon as they had settled in, the

Advani: a saga of missed chances to be PM

  Lal Krishna Advani, who twice missed becoming the prime minister, will now have to face the conspiracy charge in the Babri Masjid demolition case following the supreme court or

Modi, Advani and mysterious symbolism of public gestures

(Editor`s note: This article, written in September 2013, soon after the BJP announced Narendra Modi as the party`s PM candidate, reflects on the "fragility of the Indian e

BJP wins Delhi MCD elections

After ruling the MCD for the last ten years, the Bharatiya Janata Party has retained all three municipal corporations in Delhi for the next five years. The great win resulted in the party to put up

A Yogi in Politics

It’s a Saturday morning at the Gorakhnath temple, and there’s a hustle-bustle in the compound: the chief minister’s in absentia durbar is on. Callers phone in their complaints, an

‘In 100 days we achieved what Akhileshji did not in five years’

Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya speaks to Governance now on how the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has fared so far:   You have come up with

‘Not just Muslims, everyone is in fear and awe of Yogi Adityanath’

At 70, Dr Aziz Ahmad, a well-known homeopath and politician now with Congress, still has a busy practice in Abu Bazaar, in old Gorakhpur. During working hours, the lane in which he has a clinic

BJP gets to rule four states without having the numbers

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power in at least four states after striking alliances that may largely look untenable.   Jammu and Kashmir: PDP emerged as the

Mohan Bhagwat’s views on Hinduism not new: that’s old RSS position

In a candid conversation with diplomats from 50-odd countries recently, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is learnt to have drawn a distinction between Hinduism and Hindu-ness. Bhagwat`s considered view, acc

Democracy inside

When prime minister Narendra Modi laid emphasis on internal democracy within political parties during a Diwali Milan interaction with the media in Delhi, he was merely echoing the sentiments of Sya

Painting RSS as anti-dalit is prejudiced –and contrary to facts

Disparate attacks on dalits over the last three years read with the supreme court’s recent ruling switching off the automatic arrest of an accused in an Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Atroci

Modi, banking on anti-incumbency, keeps win record intact

BJP is leading in Karnataka elections. This once again proves that prime minister Narendra Modi’s popularity is intact, despite many signals and arguments to the contrary. Karnataka is one of

Crunch Time: Modi has to make the most of Bache Din

When it comes to Narendra Modi and, by extension, his four years at the helm so far, people tend to react sharply, putting objectivity aside. Yet, one objective statement that can be made as his go

Coming full circle: The ‘strong leader’ vs the gang-up

When numbers forced prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to demit office on the thirteenth day, he delivered a memorable speech in the Lok Sabha, ending on a trademark wave of his hand and saying th

India mourns leader with exterior of a lotus but inner strength of Vajra

"Acche Vajpayee ka kya karoge (what will you do with a good Vajpayee)?" Atal Bihari Vajpayee once responded to the Opposition`s barb that he was "a good man in the wrong party"

Mahanayak: Vajpayee, the leader and his legacy

Defining moments of history often leave images that linger on in collective memory for generations. Among them, one category is the image of a leader walking in the street with a sense of sheer tri

The final journey

It was the hot afternoon of a humid day, between one spell of rains and another. That did not deter thousands of people from coming out to pay their final respects to a dear departed leader. Vajpay



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