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AIMIM's Maharashtra debut shows Muslims turning away from secular parties

Oct 21, 2014

AIMIM's Maharashtra debut shows Muslims turning away from secular parties

The two victories of the AIMIM in Maharashtra shows yet again that Muslims are looking for alternatives beyond the traditional "secular" parties who, they feel, have let them down by treating them only as vote banks #PoliticsDecoder #AUDF #IUML #Minority votes #Muslim Vote Bank #Secular Parties #Maharashtra Assembly polls #AIMIM
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

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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