Samajwadi Party's internal confusion continues while BJP finds a new catchy topic to contest the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election
These outbursts for a military action in the social media apart, even journalists in the print and audio-visual platforms were busy recalling studiously ‘who had said what’ in similar circumstances during the Congress rule.
Akhilesh-Shivpal rift: Never mind Yadav clan's theatrics and politics, it’s the dawn of a new era in SP
If you look beyond the otherwise confusing optics, theatrics and politics that has been bedevilling the Yadava clan during the past five days, you would get a feeling that it’s, in fact, the dawn of a new era in the Samajwadi Party. Yes, that’s clear.
There is no clarity on the issue despite Mulayam Singh Yadav’s otherwise vague observation that all is fine within the family, the party and the government.
While the patriarch, Mulayam Singh, has taken a neutral position, Ram Gopal Yadav, who happens to be the party’s face in Delhi, is seen to be backing Akhilesh’s cause solidly.
With the floodgates of fresh political possibilities having been thrown open by the ongoing feud within the ruling Samajwadi Party, anything can happen. Anytime.
There is a huge generation gap between the son Akhilesh Yadav and his team and the father Mulayam Singh Yadav, uncles and their confidants on the other.
Despite Prime Minister Modi saying so in as many words time and again, people in UP don’t generally identify the BJP with ‘politics of development’.
For the ensuing assembly elections, Mayawati is working on an altogether different strategy. She is busy giving shape to a Dalit-Muslim consolidation in her favour.
After all, friend Akhilesh Yadav is there to lend a helping hand even in the face of an adverse Supreme Court judgment.
Right from the moment the ‘B’ word was uttered by Modi from the Red Fort on 15 August, the ghost of Balochistan has been travelling far and wide.
The Congress genuinely believes that once the Brahmins get back to the party, Muslims would revisit them as always in the last century.
Uttar Pradesh continues to witness ‘politics of trivialities’ non-stop. Issues, which would otherwise appear as silly, laughable, mundane or even stupid, are being thrown up to score brownie points against political adversaries.
Prime Minister Modi's uncharacteristic hammering of the case against the so-called protectors of mother cow has, in turn, raised two key questions.
The smooth passage of the Constitutional Amendment Bill on GST might have surprised many doubting Thomases.
Sidhu’s entry into the AAP will, at best, work as an added psychological booster in favour of AAP and a further demoralising blow to the BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on the other.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
Swati Singh, Dayashankar’s wife, who has risen like a phoenix from the ashes to save the honour of her family, and even more importantly, her party.
The oldest living litigant in the Babri Masjid case, Hashim Ansari, 96, who died unsung, was a true liberal.
Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is known for dishing out some of the most incisive idioms, told reporters that in a war between right and wrong, you can’t afford to be neutral. Sidhu doesn’t his mince words.