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How Muslim votes kept Mamata Banerjee afloat in Bengal

May 20, 2014

How Muslim votes kept Mamata Banerjee afloat in Bengal

The BJP made inroads in West Bengal winning two seats, but Narendra Modi's dream run was halted by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee who benefited from the 28 per cent vote share of Muslims which contributed to the TMC sweep in the state. #Mamata Banerjee #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Muslim votes
Despite Modi wave in UP, all is not lost for Cong, say party leaders

May 13, 2014

Despite Modi wave in UP, all is not lost for Cong, say party leaders

All exit polls have come up with gloomy predictions for the Congress. The BJP, it appears, has left it far behind in battleground states Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. #Uttar Pradesh #India #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Hindutva #Modi #Muslim votes
Azamgarh: Why Mulayam cannot take Yadav votes for granted

May 11, 2014

Azamgarh: Why Mulayam cannot take Yadav votes for granted

It is the sense of loyalty among the Yadavs he is banking on heavily. However, the presence of Ramakant Yadav as rival, his confidence has become a bit shaky. #Politics #S&P #Uttar Pradesh #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Mulayam Singh Yadav #BSP #Azamgarh #Muslim votes #AAP #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Yadavs #Mainpuri #Ramakant Yadav
Mamata's double speak? TMC Varanasi candidate supports Ram temple

May 09, 2014

Mamata's double speak? TMC Varanasi candidate supports Ram temple

Despite the public hurling of invective at each other, Mamata's choice of TMC candidate in Varanasi could be indication of a willingness to do business with the NDA at a later stage. #Mamata Banerjee #UPA #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #Rahul Gandhi #West Bengal #TMC #NDA #Varanasi #Muslim votes #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #secular
Will Nitish Kumar pay the price of ensuring progress in Bihar?

May 07, 2014

Will Nitish Kumar pay the price of ensuring progress in Bihar?

Until recently seen as PM aspirant in a 'Federal Front' coalition, Nitish Kumar is suddenly the object of derision in Bihar even as the JD (U) faces the prospect of major losses in the Lok Sabha Election. Here are his miscalculations decoded. #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #Sharad Yadav #NDA #RJD #Lalu Prasad #JD-U #Muslim Vote #Lok Sabha elections 2014

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Nitish competing with Modi is like Ganguly competing with Tendulkar

Nov 26, 2013

Nitish competing with Modi is like Ganguly competing with Tendulkar

Nitish Kumar competing with Narendra Modi for the prime ministerial candidature, as explained in this Firstpost article, is like Saurav Ganguly competing with Sachin Tendulkar, and attempting to copy him. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Nitish Kumar #Sharad Yadav #JD(U) #Muslim Vote

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Nitish competing with Modi is like Ganguly competing with Tendulkar

Jul 18, 2014

Barkey: Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia can't be free

Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a... #Saddam Hussein #Iraq #United Kingdom #Mosul #Alex Salmond #Kirkuk #Massoud Barzani #Nouri al-Maliki
Nitish competing with Modi is like Ganguly competing with Tendulkar

Jul 23, 2014

Iraq president vote after bombing

Iraq's parliament has convened to vote for a new president as the extremist Islamic State group claimed a suicide bombing in Baghdad last night that killed 31 people, mainly civilians. The bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a checkpoint nea... #Iraq #Baghdad #Jalal Talabani #Mosul #Kirkuk #Nouri al-Maliki
Nitish competing with Modi is like Ganguly competing with Tendulkar

Jul 22, 2014

Ex-general withdraws from election

Former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto has rejected the presidential election process as "unfair" and has withdrawn from the contest as nearly complete results showed his opponent leading with 52% of the vote. The announcement came as the Electio... #Indonesia #Jakarta #Suharto #Prabowo Subianto