Articles by Aakar Patel
Apr 10, 2016
The Aakar Patel column: It’s a bogus argument that prohibition produces a better and more moral societyProhibition will, of course, ultimately fail in Bihar as it has failed in Gujarat. It may remain as a law, but drinkers will find a way around that law, the police will become criminalised and the state will miss out on revenue.
May 25, 2014
Four things Gandhis should do after Modi takes charge as PMThe Gandhis have chosen to hide behind their ministers and chamchas, which was fine when they were in power. Now, stripped of it and of much of their aura, they must show they can do politics in the way it needs to be done in India.
May 17, 2014
Why no opposition will be strong enough for Modi in Lok SabhaMore interestingly, the 55 or so seats that the allies bring to the National Democratic Alliance give Modi leverage inside the BJP. He can afford to alienate or push away those elements inimical to him or his policies.
May 11, 2014
Why Kejriwal's decision to take on Modi in Varanasi is wrongThe Aam Admi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal was brilliant tactically in going after Narendra Modi in Varanasi. But here's why he should have picked another seat to contest from.
May 04, 2014
Tyrant or team-player? BJP numbers will define Modi as PMIf the BJP wins only 180-odd seats, Modi faces a challenge like never before. The man who has only ever worked with a two-thirds majority will have to reinvent himself as a person and leader.
Apr 27, 2014
Hatred and Hindutva: Togadia is, as Modi said, merely an irritantModi's tweet addresses how Togadia's words are a hindrance to the campaign but avoid discussing the hardliner stance created under his governance
Apr 21, 2014
For Modi, Vadodara seat is safety net for Varanasi gambleVaranasi is a very fragmented constituency and its voting patterns are not predictable.
Apr 14, 2014
BJP should think again before revising India's nuclear programmeIts manifesto says the “BJP believes that the strategic gains acquired by India during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime on the nuclear programme have been frittered away by the Congress.”
Apr 06, 2014
Cong can no longer deny it: It's drowning under the Modi waveIs there a Modi wave and is this an election different from others? Or is the imminent thrashing of the ruling party the result of an anti-Congress vote?
Mar 30, 2014
RSS view of Muslims as traitors, enemies is behind Modi's Pak agent commentModi cannot resist making this comment though he does not need to go the communal route in this election. The Congress is on the ropes beccause of its record on corruption, legislation and governance.