Articles by Parth MN
May 10, 2018
Karnataka polls: JD(S) locked in a dangerous caste game with BSP; credibility of both parties on the lineThe fractious Vokkaliga-Dalit relationship in Karnataka is at odds with the tie-up between JD(S) — backed by the former community — and BSP — backed by the latter
May 03, 2018
Karnataka Assembly Election: Fate of JD(S) hangs in balance as MLAs who left for Congress deal blow to partyWhile the JD(S), by and large, retains its Vokkaliga vote share, losing seven MLAs to the Congress is a jolt, especially as it is fighting for relevance.
Dec 14, 2017
Gujarat polls: With Hardik Patel as catalyst, Congress may finally exploit BJP's vulnerability in SaurashtraThe catalyst of BJP's nervousness in Saurashtra has been Hardik Patel, the Patidar leader causing nightmares to a party in power for 22 years in Gujarat.
Dec 13, 2017
Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Porbandar fishermen stuck between govt apathy and polluted watersFishermen in Porbandar say that the Gujarat government has done little to elevate them from the quagmire they find themselves.
Dec 09, 2017
Gujarat polls: Faulty EVMs in Saurashtra worsen credibility crisis for Election CommissionThe Election Commission needs to act, and act fast, not just to save its own credibility, but to restore the wavering faith of the people in the institution of democracy.
Dec 08, 2017
Gujarat Elections: Farmers' distress may give Congress the edge over BJP in Cyclone Ockhi-hit AmreliFarmer's distress and water woes, egged on by Hardik Patel, are deeply entrenched in the large agrarian belt of Amreli
Dec 06, 2017
Water woes in Saurashtra: Gujarat govt's SAUNI scheme would've been roaring success if coupled with check damsSaurashtra is large agrarian constituency which is solely dependent on rainfall, which, unfortunately for the farmers, has been extremely erratic. The region does not have a perennial river, and its strange topography like that of an inverted saucer makes it even more difficult to conserve water.
Nov 28, 2017
Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Parched Saurashtra may cost BJP due to persistent water woesThe water situation in Saurashtra's Surendranagar will hurt BJP's traditional vote base. The BJP had won four out of the five seats here in 2012. But this time around, they have a challenge.
Aug 31, 2017
Marathwada Diary: Farmers risk a dicey second sowing as rainfall failure stunts growth of Kharif cropsFarmers in Marathwada gamble on a second sowing in a desperate need to raise some cash ahead of Rabi season as they expect poor yield due to rainfall failure during first round of Kharif sowing
Jul 21, 2017
Marathwada Diary: Erratic weather, faulty insurance make sowing season a gamble for farmersAfter the widespread destruction caused by a hailstorm in March in Marathwada, farmers who lost lakhs worth of a good crop say erratic weather and faulty insurance have made every sowing season a gamble.