Articles by Srinivasa Prasad
Sep 04, 2019
DK Shivakumar arrested in money laundering case: Congress must disown tainted leaders before accusing BJP of witch-huntDK Shivakumar's wealth totalled a whopping Rs 840 crore, which makes him one of India’s richest politicians.
Aug 20, 2019
BS Yediyurappa half cabinet leaves deep discontent in Karnataka BJP, but Amit Shah shows who's boss; deft manoeuvring not CM's forteYediyurappa returned to BJP in 2014, led the party to victory in the 2018 Assembly elections and has risen like a phoenix once again to become the chief minister. But Shah does not want a repeat of what happened in his earlier term. The current government's slender majority calls for deft manoeuvring, not a forte of Yediyurappa.
Aug 17, 2019
Having called Pakistan's bluff, India must now make its own 'nuclear doctrine' more intimidating and relevantIndia must also do everything to convince Pakistan that it also has a second-strike nuclear capability that would make the neighbour's first-strike far too risky to even contemplate.
Jul 27, 2019
BJP picks BS Yediyurappa as Karnataka CM again: Saffron party has taken calculated risk with a slender majorityThe party's state unit, led by BS Yediyurappa, had been working as if there was no tomorrow to destabilise the notoriously fickle and wobbly government of the coalition of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular). But after the government finally collapsed on 23 July, Shah waited some 60 hours before nodding his wise head and letting BS Yediyurappa take oath as the chief minister.
Jul 24, 2019
Collapse of Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka: State may slip from one phase of uncertainty to anotherEverything was wrong with the Karnataka government it ever since it was formed by two disparate parties united by nothing but a desire to keep the BJP out of power
Jul 16, 2019
HD Kumaraswamy fights losing battle to save Congress-JD(S) govt in Karnataka; all eyes on upcoming SC orderOf the 18 rebels, 16 have submitted resignations from the Assembly, reducing the government to a minority, while the two Independents have quit as ministers and announced support for the BJP.
Jul 10, 2019
Karnataka political crisis: Fresh Assembly election is the best option for all parties... and the peopleIt's in the longer-term interests of the Congress and JD(S) to let go of their government and blame BJP for its collapse, in which case they stand at least a small chance of gaining sympathy from voters in a future election
Jul 07, 2019
Karnataka political crisis: Squabbling Congress-JD(S) alliance may fall prey to ‘Operation Lotus-3’ as BJP sees best chance to form govtThe dissidents and the BJP, working in close coordination, are adopting the time-tested ‘R and R’ or ‘resign and reduce’ technique to topple the government without falling foul of the anti-defection law.
Jun 29, 2019
Reservations for Marathas: Devendra Fadnavis is fooling nobody when he mouths platitudes of social justiceWith the Bombay High Court upholding reservations for Marathas, the madness over caste reservations in India has just got madder.
Jun 26, 2019
Jagan Mohan Reddy demolishes Chandrababu Naidu's office: Is this cleaning up Andhra Pradesh or petty politics?Jagan Mohan Reddy had announced that the 'illegal' government annexe next to Chandrababu Naidu's private home would be demolished.