articles by Shantanu Gupta

Politics

How Modi era has marked the end of ‘achhe din’ for dynasts in new India

Under the Narendra Modi dispensation, performance and merit are fast replacing sycophancy and surname politics

Politics

How Yogi Adityanath changed ‘UP Wala Bhaiya’ abuse into a badge of honour

Apart from nepotism, corruption got deep-rooted in Uttar Pradesh in previous regimes. Yogi Adityanath has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against corruption

India

Yogi’s infra and power push has propelled Uttar Pradesh into higher orbit, but will it be enough for electoral success?

In five years, the state has doubled the per capita income of its citizens — from Rs 43,000 per year in 2015-16 to Rs 95,000 a year in 2021

Politics

How Akhilesh Yadav is tying himself in knots about the Purvanchal Expressway

In December 2016, just two months before the 2017 Assembly elections, then Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a pre-election announcement spree declared more than 300 new development projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore.

Politics

Why Priyanka Gandhi’s poll promise to give 40% tickets to women in Uttar Pradesh is a gimmick

Had the Congress been serious about women empowerment, it would have made such statements in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa where it is in serious contest for power in the 2022 elections

Politics

Farm protests have never been about farmers, Lakhimpur Kheri vindicates that again

By opposing the farm reform bills, in Punjab every political party started a contest to appear as a bigger messiah of the middlemen lobby and rich farmers

India

Overt amplification of mob-lynching cases is bid by Opposition to revert to Muslim-appeasement politics

While discussing the lynching petition in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra asked senior lawyer Indira Jaisingh not to link lynching to any religion or caste because just about anybody can be a victim of mob justice.