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Jun 17, 2013
With JD(U) exit, BJP is past the point of no returnAny further dithering in naming Narendra Modi as the BJP's candidate will only mean that its loss of JD(U) as an alliance partner - and the likely loss of its foothold in Bihar - will have been in vain.
Jun 16, 2013
How Nitish Kumar's principled position could turn outPolitics is a numbers game. And if the BJP manages to get within striking distance of forming a government, the JD(U) could once again be back in the NDA fold.
Jun 15, 2013
Pointless political posturing behind BJP-JD(U) riftThat a politically astute politician like Nitish Kumar should risk near-certain political defeat in Bihar by walking out of an alliance with the BJP unless it rules out Modi as its candidate is astonishing. But posturing is a habit that's hard to break.
Jun 11, 2013
BJP must see Advani's dissent as a blessing in disguiseit's a good thing that Advani has revealed his now. If a showdown was inevitable within the party, it is better to get it over with, rather than have it drag on until the election season is near at hand.
Jun 09, 2013
In Goa today, BJP faces a moment of reckoningGiven the heavy-duty build-up by the pr-Modi faction in the party, leaving Goa without clarity on his nomination would be an anti-climax, and could end up signalling that the party is hostage to its past
Jun 05, 2013
How far will Advani go to scuttle Modi's bid for the top job?For the BJP, which is in the throes of a divisive leadership tussle, the next week could prove an eternity.
May 14, 2013
From here on, Sonia-Manmohan dyarchy is a slow train wreckThe "two heads" power arrangement between Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is coming apart at the seams.
Apr 27, 2013
What Modi's 'guest appearance' in Karnataka says of himIn putting up a mere token appearance in Karnataka, Modi comes across as a play-safe politician who doesn't want to risk anything that might impede him in his 'Chalo Dilli' yatra.
Mar 26, 2013
BRICS Bank is just a castle in the airFor all the catchiness of the BRICS acronym, there is little that truly binds the countries, either politically or economically. In such a context, the BRICS Development Bank, a poorly conceived proposition, won't accomplish much.
Mar 05, 2013
Why the 'high table' of power remains out of India's reachRather than bang away on the doors of an ineffectual Power Club, Indian diplomatic and strategic interests would arguably be better served by investing resources on enhancing our economic and strategic clout