Politics What Does CBI Chief Alok Verma’s Reinstatement Mean for the Government?
Since October, the CBI has been embroiled in an intra-agency squabble between its two top officers, Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana, over the Bureau's independence. The SC verdict reinstating Verma is a huge setback to the government, which had sent him on forced leave.Add to list
Politics State Assembly Elections: Long Before the BJP, the Congress Had Perfected the Art of Communal Politics
It is easy to consider the BJP a communal force, but public memory is short. It would serve us well to remember that a series of communal riots – in Hasanpura, in Muzaffarnagar, and in Delhi in 1984 – took place even under the Congress regime. In fact, Rajiv Gandhi had a key role in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.Add to list
Politics Now That the State Assembly Elections are Over, What’s the Grand Alliance’s Grand Plan for 2019?
As the euphoria of the Modi wave was tempered by the results of the state assembly elections, the BJP has lost its invincible aura. We’ve had signs of an Opposition-led Mahagathbandhan – but can all the parties finally get their act together before the Lok Sabha elections of 2019?Add to list
Politics Assembly Elections 2018: Why BJP’s Loss is Not Congress’s Gain
Rather than expressing faith in Congress as an alternative, most voters have voted against BJP; this election was marked by anti-incumbency and the ruling party’s failure to create jobs.Add to list
Politics Assembly Elections 2018: It’s King Cong for Today, But 2019 is Another Beast
The assembly election results in MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram mark a significant dent in the BJP’s fortunes ahead of 2019. At a time when perceptions matter more than reality, the perception that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no longer the vote catcher he once was, seems to be concrete.Add to list