Articles by FP Politics
Mar 18, 2019
With Lok Sabha polls looming, Congress has its work cut out for it in forming alliances; BJP is far ahead in the gameWith the Lok Sabha election less than a month away, the Congress come up with better negotiation tactics to thwart the BJP's bid for another term.
Mar 15, 2019
Divide deepens between NCP, Congress in Maharashtra as Pawar and Vikhe Patil clans' old feud takes centrestageOld fault lines between the Vikhe Patils of Ahmednagar and Sharad Pawar of Pune district have resurfaced over decades-old animosities; but at stake here is the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra.
Mar 13, 2019
Congress switches poll focus to unemployment, Rafale to prevent BJP from creating patriotism hype over BalakotAfter a few blundering speeches by the likes of Digvijaya Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Grand Old Party has now switched its campaign focus back to economic and social issues such as jobs
Mar 12, 2019
Supriya Sule or Ajit Pawar? Sharad Pawar taking the backseat in Lok Sabha election raises question over NCP heirWith Sharad Pawar not contesting the Lok Sabha election arises the question of who will lead the NCP — his daughter Supriya Sule or nephew Ajit Pawar?
Mar 11, 2019
TMC questions need for seven-phased Lok Sabha election in Bengal; parties rake up issue of three phases falling during RamzanBesides questioning the need to hold the Lok Sabha election in West Bengal in seven phases, political parties are likely to bring up the Ramzan controversy at rallies and make BJP allegedly using the Election Commission poll panel as a puppet one of their key talking points.
Feb 14, 2019
After BSP-SP snub, Congress in dire need of favourable seat-sharing formula with NCP in MaharashtraThe Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have nearly sealed the deal on a seat-sharing formula in Maharashtra for the Lok Sabha elections.
Feb 12, 2019
Chandrababu Naidu got what he wanted with Delhi protest: Opposition support and reaction from Amit ShahAndhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu took his protest for special category status for the state to Delhi on Monay, when he staged a 12-hour dharna at Andhra Bhavan. In these 12 hours, nearly two dozen Opposition leaders flocked to the protest seemingly to show solidarity for Naidu's cause.
Feb 07, 2019
Breather for BJP as RSS eases pressure over Ayodhya issue ahead of polls; by reining in VHP, Sangh prioritises elections over RamUntil the VHP announced its decision, the BJP was under pressure going into the elections — many of its supporters assumed that because the saffron party got an absolute majority, now was the time their dream of a grand temple would be fulfilled.
Feb 04, 2019
Mamata vs Centre updates: Corruption will never stick to Mamata Banerjee's white saree, says Derek O'BrienMamata vs CBI updates: Trinamool Congress Party leader Derek O'Brien said on Monday that the most corrupt people in this country are Amit Shah and Narendra Modi. "Corruption will never stick to the white saree that Mamata Banerjee wears," he said.
Jan 30, 2019
Mutually assured destruction in Karnataka: Not-so-internal rift between JD(S), Congress leaves no winners, only losersCongress win in Karnataka 2018 elections gave the party a new lease of political life but the party also scripted a future (for the state) with an unlikely coalition which is at the epicentre of the current political crisis in the state.