Articles by Ajay Singh
Dec 15, 2017
Gujarat exit polls: The tired old 'why Narendra Modi can’t win this time' narrative is set to bomb againAs a journalist, I have covered the Gujarat elections since 2002, when polling took place amid unusually high polarisation in the aftermath of the Godhra train burning tragedy and the ensuing communal riots
Dec 12, 2017
Gujarat polls: Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh represent 'Bobby moment' of politics and Congress' silliest experimentThere is no doubt that Gujarat has been passing through a bizarre phase of electoral politics where one of two principal poles — the Congress — has set much store by the perceived charm of Hardik, Alpesh and Jignesh rather than on its own intrinsic strength
Dec 10, 2017
Gujarat polls: Narendra Modi is taking the game beyond politics and into social reformationIf Modi's stature has grown phenomenally in spite of the "perceived anger" over demonetisation and GST, the reason is not far to seek. He is seen more as a social reformer than a conventional politician.
Dec 08, 2017
Trust in Narendra Modi sways Gujarat voters towards BJP, makes Congress' campaign mere sound and furyAfter nearly two decades, Gujarat is feeling the absence of a leader who is arguably the most powerful leader the state has ever produced after Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.
Dec 07, 2017
Gujarat polls: Mani Shankar Aiyar 'neech' comment on Narendra Modi puts BJP on firm footingThere's no doubt that Aiyar’s remarks against the prime minister had strongly helped the BJP to consolidate its position.
Dec 07, 2017
Gujarat polls: Cyclone Ockhi reminds people of how swift relief work post 2001 earthquake resulted in rise of Narendra ModiThere is no doubt that in the process of party-building in his unique style, Narendra Modi emerged as a cult figure in the state.
Dec 05, 2017
Ayodhya dispute: 25 years on, shift in political ground reality; resolution does not look far awayThere are indications that Ayodhya imbroglio is headed towards a different course, probably a resolution, with effective political, judicial interventions.
Nov 30, 2017
Gujarat Polls: In Narendra Modi bastion, Rahul Gandhi is being termed as champion merely for showing upRahul Gandhi's aura in Gujarat is being amplified by the national media, that is eager to prop up an alternative to Modi, as a one-on-one Rahul versus Modi fight, with the challenger being drummed up as champion merely for showing up for the bout.
Nov 27, 2017
That the Nehru-Gandhi family produced three PMs, one super-PM and one PM-in-waiting is an ode to India, not the familyEven admirers of Jawaharlal Nehru found it quite baffling when Indira Gandhi ascended as the Congress president in 1959. And a corollary of her ascension was the sacking of a democratically elected Communist government in Kerala.
Nov 14, 2017
Dineshwar Sharma unlikely to achieve much in Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan keeps terror machine oiled; radicalisation risesDineshwar Sharma's position is already questioned by mainstream political parties and their leaders since he is a retired police officer.