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Happy birthday and all: Rahul Gandhi turns 46 today but he has more pressing needs

Jun 19, 2016

Happy birthday and all: Rahul Gandhi turns 46 today but he has more pressing needs

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi turned 46 on Sunday, but he doesn't have much reason to celebrate with the party going through one of its worst phases. #Congress #ConnectTheDots #PolitcsDecoder #PM Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi's birthday #Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election #Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi
Kamal Nath quitting as in-charge of Punjab shows bankruptcy of leaders in Congress

Jun 16, 2016

Kamal Nath quitting as in-charge of Punjab shows bankruptcy of leaders in Congress

By resigning as the party general secretary and giving up charge of Punjab and Haryana, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath — and one of the few who managed to save their skin in the 2014 defeat of the party in the general elections — has stirred a hornet's nest. #Congress #Indira Gandhi #Kamal Nath #Parkash Singh Badal #Sanjay Gandhi #PolitcsDecoder #Aam Aadmi Party #1984 Sikh riots #Phoolka #Indira Gandhi assassination
Rahul does the suit-boot routine again in Champaran but fails to impress

Sep 20, 2015

Rahul does the suit-boot routine again in Champaran but fails to impress

Rahul seemed unmindful of the fact that his ally, JD(U) leader and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had been vigorously demanding special status for the state because the consequent tax concessions would lure the corporate honchos to set up business and industry in the state. #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #Nitish Kumar #Lalu Prasad Yadav #RJD #JD(U) #PolitcsDecoder #Bihar Polls #Bihar Assembly Election 2015 #Champaran Rally
Bihar poll schedule announcement deferred till Wednesday: Will aspirational voters think differently?

Sep 08, 2015

Bihar poll schedule announcement deferred till Wednesday: Will aspirational voters think differently?

The Election Commission is all set to announce the poll schedule for Bihar assembly elections on Tuesday. The elections are expected to be held in multiple phases which may begin in mid-October and stretch till November. #BJP #Narendra Modi #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Nitish Kumar #Lalu Prasad Yadav #Report #opinion #PolitcsDecoder #Bihar Polls #Bihar Assembly Election 2015 #RJD-Congress-JD(U) #Grand Alliance in Bihar
Monkey on Modi's back: Why he can't shrug off the Hindutva elements

Dec 16, 2014

Monkey on Modi's back: Why he can't shrug off the Hindutva elements

If Modi emphasizes an inclusivist approach, others pursue an exclusivist agenda based on the ‘we-they’ differentiation in which the minorities are seen as distinct. #Prime Minister #BJP #Narendra Modi #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Ram Naik #PolitcsDecoder #Hindutva groups #Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti #Sakshi Maharaj #conversion row
Meet the five CMs of Uttar Pradesh; not even one of them is Akhilesh

Jul 23, 2014

Meet the five CMs of Uttar Pradesh; not even one of them is Akhilesh

As the slide in Akhilesh's credibility continues, the power centres in UP seem keen to only enjoy with impunity what they can, as 2017 seems to be an already lost election. #Uttar Pradesh #Samajwadi Party #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Democracy #lUCKNOW #Akhilesh Yadav #PolitcsDecoder #police transfers
Modi's 'statue of unity' project gathers rust: 16 states send no iron

Jun 25, 2014

Modi's 'statue of unity' project gathers rust: 16 states send no iron

The last trucks carrying farm implements for the Statue of Unity came in April, said authorities at the Vadodara godown. #Uttar Pradesh #Gujarat #BJP #Iron #LK Advani #Modi #Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel #PolitcsDecoder #Statue of Unity
Mission 272: Modi worried by dip in BJP's projected vote share?

Mar 05, 2014

Mission 272: Modi worried by dip in BJP's projected vote share?

Caste, as Modi's man in Uttar Pradesh Amit Shah knows well, will continue to play a huge role here. #Politics #Narendra Modi #Mulayam Singh Yadav #States #Amit Shah #PolitcsDecoder #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Muslim votes: Will BJP bet on Shahanawaz Hussain in Bihar?

Feb 20, 2014

Muslim votes: Will BJP bet on Shahanawaz Hussain in Bihar?

Political experts say the idea could not have surfaced without the backing of the party’s top leadership. #Politics #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #States #Muslim votes #PolitcsDecoder #Giriraj Singh #Shahanawaz Hussain
Delhi voters in two minds after sting operation on AAP

Nov 22, 2013

Delhi voters in two minds after sting operation on AAP

Even though the party attempted to do some damage control by promising an investigation, Delhi voters are already questioning if AAP's anti-corruption stand was just an attempt to gain some cheap publicity. #Politics #Arvind Kejriwal #States #PolitcsDecoder #Aam Aadmi Party #Delhi Election 2013 #Delhi voters