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Maharashtra polls BJP's imported candidates will be a pain for the loyals

Oct 01, 2014

Maharashtra polls BJP's imported candidates will be a pain for the loyals

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray may have a point when he asks why, if there is indeed a Narendra Modi wave persisting after the tide of favour the party had secured in the Lok Sabha elections, was he going to go on the stump in as many as 25 locations on a blistering pace, all in about nine days from 4 October? #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Uddhav Thackeray #Shiv Sena #Pramod Mahajan #Gopinath Munde #Maharashtra #NCP #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014
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
Message to Kejriwal Take the political class on at the grassroots

Oct 19, 2012

Message to Kejriwal Take the political class on at the grassroots

The current strategy to tilt at the top of the pyramid serves limited purpose. #PoliticsDecoder #Arvind Kejriwal #Panchayati raj #Jan Lokpal #IAC
Electoral reforms How secret is your ballot?

Sep 13, 2012

Electoral reforms How secret is your ballot?

Has the lack of electoral reforms prevented India from choosing political leaders of its choice? #Elections #India #PoliticsDecoder #Election Commission #Electoral reforms #Right to Reject
Does a disrupted Parliament mean electoral reforms are in the offing?

Sep 07, 2012

Does a disrupted Parliament mean electoral reforms are in the offing?

The Indian political establishment has strenuously opposed all attempts to clean it up but is there hope? #Lokpal #India #PoliticsDecoder #parliament #Electoral reforms
Raj Thackeray is wrong, but Bihar is a worse offender

Sep 04, 2012

Raj Thackeray is wrong, but Bihar is a worse offender

The Bihar police is perhaps responsible for allowing Raj Thackeray to return to his favourite platform of migrant-bashing. #PoliticsDecoder #Raj Thackeray #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #television news channels
India has a long legal history of religious tolerance

Aug 26, 2012

India has a long legal history of religious tolerance

There are not many cases reported of blasphemy in India. In my years as a sessions court reporter in the 1990s, I came across none, and most of the case studies in legal volumes refer to events 50 years or more ago. #DMK #Pakistan #PoliticsDecoder #AIADMK #J Jayalalitha #Blasphemy laws
Is the religion of Marx now in self-destruct mode?

Aug 03, 2012

Is the religion of Marx now in self-destruct mode?

The fallout from the troubles of the CPI (M), including alleged murders in Kerala, and a violent strike in support of the alleged murderer, raises questions #PoliticsDecoder #Maoism #CPI(M) #Leftism #Kerala Communists
Why Indian politics is a badly run family business

Jul 24, 2012

Why Indian politics is a badly run family business

Dynastic politics was always a major part of the nation's politics but is it growing in India and making the second generation political leaders richer? #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Supriya Sule #Dynastic politics #Dimple Yadav
Happy Birthday Zardari You need a good year

Jul 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Zardari You need a good year

Zardari may not have academic skills, or interests, but he is first rate at understanding problems. Like all Indian prime ministers since 1991, he has been in power without a parliamentary majority for his party. #Pakistan #PoliticsDecoder #Imran Khan #Asif Ali Zardari