Articles by Sandipan Sharma
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.
May 18, 2018
Karnataka results show Opposition must unite to fight Narendra Modi in 2019 or risk being obliteratedSeveral months later, with the benefit of hindsight, Opposition parties in India will be thanking their stars that the nataka in Karnataka happened much before the general elections. They should be happy because the unfolding drama has alerted them to the script that could unfold after elections to Parliament and given them time to come up with their own game plan.
May 15, 2018
Karnataka results show Rahul Gandhi's inability to win elections, time for Congress president to retire PM ambitionsKarnataka has once again underlined Rahul Gandhi's inability to win elections. He should accept his failures and rule himself out of the race for PM's job.
May 14, 2018
Karnataka poll results to have bigger ramifications ahead of 2019; BJP win might tempt party to push for simultaneous electionsIf the Congress loses Karnataka Assembly poll, it would be a perfect opportunity for the BJP to achieve its target of a Congress-mukt (free) India.
May 08, 2018
CJI Dipak Misra impeachment case: Kapil Sibal's lack of political and legal acumen is costing Congress dearWith a lawyer like Kapil Sibal in its ranks, why does the Congress need enemies? Sibal is single-handedly capable of putting his foot in mouth, then stomping the same foot on an axe.
May 02, 2018
WHO report on pollution: Politicos playing petty politics while people choke, citizens need to demand moreGovernments in Delhi and state capitals need to bury their differences — especially in Delhi where people are suffering because of petty politics—to ensure pollution levels are brought down through policy interventions, strict enforcement of environmental laws and awareness campaigns.