articles by Amitabh Tiwari

Politics

Fodder scam or not, leaders like Lalu Prasad Yadav will continue to thrive: Corruption isn't a big issue for Indians

Lalu, the wily fox, who appears as a comedian politician, is very smart. He has already ensured his two sons join politics.

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AAP in crisis: Arvind Kejriwal's party's meteoric rise and how things went so terribly wrong

The recent allegations that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took a bribe from Satyendra Jain has put the spotlight back on AAP. If nothing else, you have to give it to the party for being in the news all the time.

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Kapil Mishra alleges Arvind Kejriwal took Rs 2 crore from Satyendra Jain: Can AAP survive another crisis?

Kapil Mishra has dropped a bomb on AAP. He has alleged massive financial irregularities in the party.

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AAP thrives on the politics of confrontation; BJP's witchhunt is only going to help Arvind Kejriwal

BJP should realise that AAP thrives on politics of confrontation and if notices have been issued without any base, it will only help AAP mobilise/get back its support base and gain sympathy. This witch hunt won’t help.

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Shivpal Yadav starts Samajwadi storm again: How SP is struggling to counter BJP juggernaut

Shivpal Singh Yadav, Mulayam’s brother and Akhilesh’s chacha, has finally announced the formation of a new party ‘Samajwadi Secular Morcha’.

Business

Why the new banking ordinance may not be able to solve the NPA rot

The policy is also in sharp contradiction of the Rajan doctrine - identify bad accounts, take a hit, record losses, move ahead with a clean slate

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Presidential election 2017: BJP seems well-placed, but must also cajole dissenter Shiv Sena and neutrals

The tight contest between BJP and the opposition camp in the Presidential Election 2017 has made the role of three neutral parties — AIADMK, BJD and TRS — very significant along with dissenter Shiv Sena in the NDA camp

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Kumar Vishwas decides to stay with AAP: Here's why Arvind Kejriwal was quick to address his concerns

Kumar Vishwas has decided to stay with the AAP for the time being. This after hectic parleys over the past few days and question mark on whether he is going to quit the party and join BJP.

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Presidential Election 2017: Pranab Mukherjee retires in July, this is how India elects its president

As Pranab Mukherjee retires in July, in the first part of a three-part series, Firstpost looks at how India's complex method of electing a president ensures equal representation to states as well as the Union, irrespective of who has majority in which house

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MCD Election 2017: Don't write AAP's obituary until the 2020 Assembly polls

Comparing the party's Vidhan Sabha performance with the MCD results is like comparing apples and oranges; they have different dynamics

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Lessons from MCD Election 2017: Congress’ only hope in Delhi is an alliance with AAP

The results of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi election are out and Congress supporters see the party’s performance as a revival of sorts

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MCD Elections 2017 Results: Massive victory highlights BJP’s new strategy to tackle anti-incumbency

By employing its new innovative strategy to curb anti-incumbency wave, the BJP has managed to secure a string of recent electoral successes.

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MCD Election 2017 Results: Big win for BJP proves party is reaching stature enjoyed by Congress in 1950s

Early trends suggest (Bharatiya Janata Party) BJP is romping home and is set to record a third successive victory in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections

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MCD Election 2017: Irrespective of results, introspection is need of the hour for AAP

AAP is liked by people because it’s different. If it tries to become like any other political party, it will be doomed.

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MCD Election 2017: Exit polls portend bad omen for AAP; is the aam aadmi dream dead?

MCD election exit polls portray a bad picture for AAP. Can AAP survive this onslaught from BJP in Delhi or is the aam aadmi dream dead?

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MCD Election 2017: Complex interplay of caste and class will determine the winner

With campaigning for MCD elections ending Friday, all eyes are now on 23 April for turnout and 25 April for the results.

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MCD Election 2017: AAP has lost ground since 2015, but BJP's weak local leadership may hurt party

Will Delhi forgive AAP's mistakes and give them another chance for the MCD election, like they did in 2015? Or will they prefer a national party whose local leadership isn't strong but has a popular central leadership?

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2019 Lok Sabha election: BJP's strategy must focus on retaining states, expanding base

BJP's strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and six Assembly polls in the interim is built on five tangible parameters: Retain, maintain, wrest, expand, communicate

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By-election results 2017: From Congress' solid show to AAP's rout, here are five key themes from bypolls

The results of the 10 Assembly seats where bypolls were held on 9 April have been declared – BJP has won five seats, Congress three, TMC one and JMM one.