Articles by Ananya Srivastava
May 17, 2019
Nathuram Godse row: Gandhi's assassin is problem for BJP; his links with Savarkar, RSS may test partyFrom disowning Godse's ideological association with the RSS to strongly denying the fact that he had links with Sangh ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the BJP has been rather embarrassed about Godse and Gandhi's assassination
May 07, 2019
Mamata-Modi bickering in aftermath of Cyclone Fani shows how political parties encash disaster for accoladesWhen a natural disaster hits a geographical region, it shows no regard for separate jurisdictional boundaries or the political sensibilities (and/ or compulsions) of those governing those areas. And by this very nature calamities challenge us to coordinate disaster response on a regional scale, irrespective of the fact that the two political establishments at the centre and the state may be antipodal.
Apr 29, 2019
UP Farm Report: Triangular contest in Unnao with voters wary of trusting Congress despite its strong candidateIt looks like a tough choice for Unnao residents this year as they haplessly recite that voting this election is a majburi (compulsion)
Apr 25, 2019
UP Farm Report: Abandoned by Delhi-manufactured govt schemes, farmers in potato belt remain a distressed lotProcurement could never become a reality, which is evident from the fact that farmers dumped their produce in front of the chief minister’s residence.
Apr 24, 2019
Projecting Narendra Modi as hawkish PM is BJP's 2019 poll plank: Militaristic imagery and rhetoric has replaced talk of vikasOn Monday, canvassing for his Hindu-nationalist party in Maharashtra's Dindori, Modi invoked the Sri Lanka Easter day blast within 24 hours of the tragedy to make his poll pitch
Apr 18, 2019
UP Farm Report: After sugarcane farmers, potato cultivators mistrustful of last-minute doles, quick fixes by BJP govtIf the mood of farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Agra is anything to go by, potato could be the next sugarcane for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections, due Thursday. Like the anger of cane growers cost the BJP dearly in recent by-elections, fuming potato farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Agra-Hathras belt is giving the party jitters ahead of the second phase of Lok Sabha election.
Apr 03, 2019
Days after talk of unity, fissures in Sena-BJP bonhomie: Mistrust among cadres makes vote transfer difficultWhen after four years of discords, Shiv Sena and BJP announced that their alliance will live through another Lok Sabha elections, leaders of both parties perhaps hoped that the memories of bitter spats will melt away.
Mar 22, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019: After BJD and TMC set the tone, BJP's first list disappoints on women's representationThis is despite tall claims from BJP Mahila Morcha president Vijaya Rahatkar, who said that of the 12 crore members of the BJP till last year, three crore were women.
Mar 19, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi kicked-off campaign in style, but Congress' failure to forge alliances means crowd may not convert to votesPriyanka's forays in Uttar Pradesh, her attempts to get some smaller parties on board by extending the olive branch indicate a desperate bid to find a foothold in the state.
Mar 14, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad: A few theories about why this has Mayawati worriedMayawati may sound dismissive of Azad’s rise, but he does signify a new phase of aggressive Dalit politics that is fast spreading from western UP to Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan