articles by Chandrakant Naidu

Politics

Ratlam-Jhabua bypoll: Congress ends losing streak, Shivraj Chouhan loses face

The Congress ended a 19-month victory drought in Madhya Pradesh by handing the BJP a humiliating defeat on Tuesday to wrest back the Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha seat

India

Vyapam scam probe better under CBI: Many accused were let off the hook as STF overlooked irregularities

The CBI has got off to a brisk start in the Vyapam probe and the difference in investigation between the state police’s Special Task Force and that of the central agency is visible already.

Politics

Rahul Gandhi to take battle over Ambedkar legacy to Mhow in MP

As the battle between the Congress and the BJP over B Ambedkar’s legacy shifts to Madhya Pradesh, the bigger question among Congress workers has surfaced again.

Politics

Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh: Was it a trap the Congress walked into?

The dramatic turn of events in the Professional Examination Board (PEB) aka Vyapam scam has left the Congress stunned.

India

Sand mafia replaces dacoits as agent of terror in Chambal ravines

Often accused of being in cahoots with the mafia, the government usually goes through motions, ordering enquiries and granting ex-gratia cash support to the relatives of the victim.

Politics

MPPEB scam: Centre asks MP Governor Yadav to resign over FIR, but state govt may not want it

An appointee of the previous UPA government at the Centre, 88-year-old Yadav, was expected to continue in office till September 2015.

Politics

Not just a budget session gimmick: We should appreciate the new inclusive Modi

The first aftertaste of defeat has had a salutary effect on PM Narendra Modi. He has been reaching out to both national and international adversaries.

Politics

PEB scam: Congress expose set to make MP assembly session a stormy one

The Congress is constantly raising doubts about the STF investigations since the confidential reports of the investigation officers are written by the government.

Politics

What Delhi exit polls tell us: BJP has grossly underestimated the Indian voter

AAP should get credit for awakening the voter. High turnouts in the assembly elections for over a year now can be attributed to the AAP phenomenon. Its goodwill remains intact among those who are tired of communal and caste politics and look up to the party as an agent of political transformation.

Business

Madhya Pradesh pegs hope on liquor sector to protect state from GST shocks

Just a year after he rolled back his own cabinet's decision to allow Indian Made Foreign Liquor sale at country liquor outlets Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan looks certain to press the undo key.

Politics

Reining in the Hindutva hawks: Why PM Modi's intervention theory falls flat

RSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya took just a day to show who rules the roost. He said there was no clash between Modi's development agenda and the RSS.

India

The biggest problem with ghar wapsi: There's no escape from caste

The Sangh Parivar might be very pleased with its ghar vapsi exercise at the moment, but the real test for it lies in accommodating and locating the converts in the inflexible caste matrix.

Politics

Drugs menace: Modi’s intention is fine but he must back words with action

Will the prime minister keep his feelings on drugs limited only to talk or will walk that extra mile to curb the menace?

Politics

Nobel confusion: MP leaders celebrate BJP 'colleague' Kailash's achievement

Who is Kailash Satyarthi? If you go by the BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh, Satyarthi’s home state, he is a senior party leader who has been awarded the coveted Nobel prize for social work.

Politics

From Maoists to Uber, why Home Minister Rajnath Singh fails to impress

From his silence on the activities of Hindutva fringe groups to flip-flop on Maoists, Union home minister Rajnath Singh appears listless.

Politics

Condemning Niranjan Jyoti: PM Modi's RS speech signals end of hardline Hindutva?

PM Narendra Modi not be able to discard the Hindutva band on his sleeve to wear a secular badge but he can certainly give Hindutva a more acceptable face.

Politics

The AMU irony: BJP used a secular icon to play communal politics

Everything is fair in love and war, including usurping and diminishing icons to serve narrow political agenda - this seems to be the guiding motto of the BJP.

India

PM in Nepal: Modi delivers VHP a subtle snub, sidesteps Ram Barat

Modi draws his political strength from the Sangh muscles. But, his priority is to scale new heights on international leadership chart.

India

Bhopal tragedy: PM Modi was in US but wasn't informed of Warren Anderson's death

Warren Anderson, the villain number one of the Bhopal gas disaster, was dying when Narendra Modi was on his much-hyped US visit in September. In fact, he died two days before Modi left the US shores.