Articles by Parth MN
Nov 18, 2018
Tribal sugarcane farmers in Chhattisgarh's Surguja banking on Congress to end human-elephant conflict in districtOne of the unique traits of the ongoing Chhattisgarh elections is that the issues that drive voters to the booth are local in nature, and speeches on "Urban Naxals" and the Ram Mandir don't resonate on the ground.
Nov 15, 2018
Chhattisgarh polls: Ajit Jogi's hold on Satnamis poses equal threat for BJP, Congress as ex-CM gears up for final showdownExperts believe that because of Ajit Jogi, the BJP will suffer loss in nine out of 10 Scheduled Caste-reserved constituencies that the party pocketed in 2013, especially since the ex-CM must win these seats to remain in politics
Nov 11, 2018
BJP faces tough fight in Chhattisgarh's Dongargarh; high anti-incumbency due to lack of jobs gives Congress edgeIn the Chhattisgarh polls, one of the reasons why it will be difficult for the BJP to save Dongargarh is that the local issues here trump the "national" ones.
Aug 04, 2018
Minimum balance: SBI rakes it big with an extra Rs 2,433 cr in 2017-18Major private and public sector banks have collected more than Rs 11,500 crores from their customers in the past four years.
Jul 28, 2018
Bhima-Koregaon violence: Committee report saying attack was planned raises questions on arrest of five activistsOn 8 June 2018, the Pune police recovered a letter that spoke of a “Rajiv Gandhi type incident” from one of the activists arrested for their alleged “Maoist links”.
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.