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BJP-Sena seat-sharing woes Will Modi magic cover up leadership vacuum?

Sep 15, 2014

BJP-Sena seat-sharing woes Will Modi magic cover up leadership vacuum?

Seat sharing talks between the BJP and Shiv Sena, the oldest and longest serving alliance partners in contemporary Indian political history, should have been a comfortable affair. Even though ground situations have been altered a bit and the terms of a 25-year-old agreement were to be accordingly revised, the negotiations should have been discreet and settled in time. #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Shiv Sena #Haryana #Maharashtra #Assembly Elections #Modi Magic #Uddhav Thackerya
Maharashtra polls Why Shiv Sena and BJP are better off without each other

Sep 15, 2014

Maharashtra polls Why Shiv Sena and BJP are better off without each other

Are Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena contesting against each other for the voters favour in the Maharashtra Assembly elections due in a few weeks from now? #Congress #BJP #Sharad Pawar #PoliticsDecoder #Uddhav Thackeray #Shiv Sena #NCP #Maharashtra Assembly polls #Maharashtra Assembly Elections
From coup fears to infighting Is Naveen Patnaik's BJD falling apart?

Sep 14, 2014

From coup fears to infighting Is Naveen Patnaik's BJD falling apart?

Naveen Patnaik today presents a picture of a man besieged. With scam after scam, his own integrity has come under serious question #India #NewsTracker #PoliticsDecoder #PoliticalPlay #Naveen Patnaik #Odisha #Biju Janata Dal #BJD #2014 Lok Sabha Elections #coup fears #factionalism
Maha, Haryana polls Cong sleeps as a confident BJP banks on Modi magic

Sep 13, 2014

Maha, Haryana polls Cong sleeps as a confident BJP banks on Modi magic

These are the first major elections, though only at the state level, since the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections where the BJP-led NDA was voted to power with a thumping majority. Much credit for this historic win was given to the 'Modi wave' that had swept out the Congress from many states. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Shiv Sena #Haryana #Maharashtra #NCP #Assembly Elections
PM Modi plays mean girl Denies L K Advani ICCR head

Sep 12, 2014

PM Modi plays mean girl Denies L K Advani ICCR head

After shunting him from the highest decision bodies of the party BJP parliamentary board and central election committee and then stripping him of the post of NDA chairman, the party seems likely to deny LK Advani the post of president of Indian Council of Cultural Relations' (ICCR) post. #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #ConnectTheDots #PoliticalPlay #L.K. Advani #senior BJP leader #Murali Manohar Joshi #Atal Bihar Vajpayee #BJP infighting #old guards of BJP #senior leaders being shunted #brave BJP

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Cong can no longer deny it: It's drowning under the Modi wave

Apr 06, 2014

Cong can no longer deny it: It's drowning under the Modi wave

Is 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? #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Modi #Bhartiya Janata Party #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha 2014
Achtung Baby: Thugs headed for Himachal Assembly!

Oct 30, 2012

Achtung Baby: Thugs headed for Himachal Assembly!

In stark contrast to the cacophonous white-noise on meaningless lip-serviced stuff like good governance, cleaning up the polity and putting up cleaner candidates, almost ALL political parties have reflexively regressed to the tried and tested practice of putting some garbage into the electoral funnel once again. #Politics #India #Elections #SMS #Political Decoder

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Achtung Baby: Thugs headed for Himachal Assembly!

Sep 10, 2014

Decoding American Political Speech

Why do so many politicians these days refer to people as "folks?" What does it mean for a candidate to get "Cantored?" And what exactly is a "Washington Handshake?" In his new book, journalist David Mark answers those questions and shares today's mos... #Washington, D.C. #David Mark