Articles by Sandipan Sharma
Aug 16, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Ex-PM rose above hardline politics, was last Indian politician to be universally reveredAtal Bihari Vajpayee was the last Indian politician who was universally loved, respected and perhaps even revered.
Aug 14, 2018
C-Voter Survey brings cheer to Congress: Easy win likely only in Rajasthan; BJP won't let MP, Chhattisgarh slip awayThe only consolation the Congress can derive from the ABP-C Voter survey that predicts a clear win for the party in three states is that for the first time in five years it is touted as the front runner.
Aug 13, 2018
Ahead of MP polls, Jyodiraditya Scindia relies on chillies-lemon for protection from evil: But what will save Congress from itself?Madhya Pradesh Congress leader and its presumptive chief ministerial candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia reportedly moves around the state wearing garlands made of lemons and chillies
Aug 10, 2018
In Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan may benefit from Congress' lacklustre campaign, failure to tap into anti-incumbencyA personality-centric election always hurts the Congress. This is because BJP has towering leaders with proven credentials, while Congress either has no face to project or still relies on leaders who were discredited years ago
Jul 20, 2018
Rahul Gandhi's 'hugplomacy' approach to countering BJP will neither win votes nor opponents' heartsRahul Gandhi needs to convince voters that his party has the ability to dislodge the BJP. He needs to show a killer’s instinct and go for the BJP’s jugular.
Jun 14, 2018
Congress' refusal to support AAP in tussle with L-G effectively makes it BJP's B-team in DelhiThe stance of the Congress on the tussle between the AAP government and the Centre underlines its philosophy of supporting the BJP when it suits its objectives.
Jun 08, 2018
In Nagpur, Pranab Mukherjee shows Congress how to challenge RSS' Hindu rashtravad with graceThe Congress should be proud of Pranab Mukherjee. Even its criticism and distrust of Mukherjee could not take the Congress out of the former president in his speech at the RSS training programme in Nagpur
Jun 04, 2018
2019 election: Will Nitish Kumar deal with BJP or break away? Bihar CM to signal which way winds are blowingIf you want to know the direction of the political contest in the country, keep an eye on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
May 28, 2018
Kairana Lok Sabha by-election 2018: Bypolls to test Opposition unity, appeal of Hindutva vs secularismThe ongoing by-elections in Kairana could be the most important political battle for the BJP before the 2019 elections. It will put to test two theories that could be crucial in the 2019 General Election: One, index of opposition unity, and two, ability of the Hindutva appeal to influence an election when pitted against the counter war cry of secularism.
May 25, 2018
ABP-CSDS survey confirms that Congress' reversal of fortunes is only route to dislodging NDA in 2019 electionsThe BJP can’t be dislodged unless the Congress regains lost ground. The regional parties just don’t have the required ballast.