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Oct 22, 2014

BJP conquers critical states: Here is what will change in ‘Congress mukt Bharat’

The BJP's ascendance signals the beginning of a time of churn, flux, realignment and re-thinking in Indian politics. Here's a look at how things stand now and how they are expected to shape up in coming days. #BJP #change #Congress system #India #Opposition #PoliticsDecoder #Post Congress India #Regional parties #States

Oct 19, 2014

Alienating middle class, blind-siding youth: Congress failed on all counts

Congress may not be officially dead yet, but it’s a matter of time. It’s going to linger a bit like the Indian Left before the curtain comes down. #BJP #Congress #Haryana Assembly Election 2014 #InMyOpinion #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi

Sep 1, 2014

Hindi, Hindu whatever: Please give us respite from this frivolous debate

The name of the country is not an unsettled existential question for the country. #BJP #Hindi #Hindu #NDA #PoliticsDecoder #RSS

Aug 14, 2014

Mulayam’s offer: Why Mayawati’s refusal is a calculated move

It does not surprise that Mayawati would refuse Mulayam Singh’s offer of a political alliance to take on the BJP. However, her decision is not just emotion; it is based on pragmatic assessment of the ground realities too. #BSP #Mayawati #Mulayam #Mulayam's offer for alliance #PoliticsDecoder #Samajwadi Party #Uttar Pradesh

Jul 11, 2014

What we learned from Jaitley’s budget: Pre poll promises are hard to keep

The expectation was largely irrational to begin with. Many wanted whatever he and his party promised during its long election campaign to be reflected in the budget. #Arun Jaitley #Budget 2014 #Economy #election promises #India #Inflation #Politics #Union budget 2014 #UPA

Jul 8, 2014

Fatwa ruling: Why the uniform civil code debate is nonsensical

If the rulings of the shariats have no legal sanction, this applies to the rulings of khap panchayats too. For that matter, it applies to community judicial bodies of all religions in the country. #Fatwa ruling #Khap panchayats #shariats #Supreme Court #Uniforms civil code

Jul 5, 2014

Budget and reforms: Why Modi must keep economists at arm’s length

While setting the tone for the budget to be presented by his finance minister, Modi would be better off remembering that the shock treatment does not work when the existing structures and mindsets are not mature enough to withstand such treatment. #BJP #Budget #Budget 2014 #Economists #Economy #InMyOpinion #Modi #Narendra Modi #Reforms #UPA

Jun 30, 2014

Congress and the minorities: Why Antony gets the diagnosis wrong

Trust the Congress to misdiagnose its problems and settle for wrong remedies. The party has been in a state of intellectual confusion and the remark by AK Antony that its secular image has taken a beating as the party is perceived to be battling for minorities only is symptomatic of that. #AK Antony #Antony #Congress #minorities #Muslims #PoliticsDecoder #secular #Secularism

Jun 6, 2014

Aiyar taking on Shashi Tharoor shows his desperation to stay relevant

The Congress by allowing mindless criticism of Modi at this point can only make itself more unpopular. Worse, it provides proof that the leadership does not have the authority to restrain the loose canons from going off every now and then. #Congress #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Mani Shankar Aiyar #PoliticalPlay #Shashi Tharoor #Sonia Gandhi #UPA

Jun 5, 2014

Don’t blame Akhilesh, Rahul; they are the victims of legacy

Both - Rahul and Akhilesh - carry the burden of legacy. Both are saddled with the unwelcome baggage of the past and are not strong enough to shake it off. #Akhilesh Yadav #Congress #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Narendra Modi #Politics #Rahul Gandhi #Uttar Pradesh