Articles by Srinivasa Prasad
Nov 17, 2018
Sabarimala row throws CPM into a political conundrum in Kerala as BJP, Congress scramble for Hindu votesThe CPM’s quandary in the Sabarimala row is clear. If it doesn’t comply with the Supreme Court verdict, the Left government can be accused of committing contempt of court as well as pandering to sentiments of religion. And by implementing the judgment, they face music from angry Hindus.
Nov 14, 2018
Rudderless on Hindutva and baffled on how to fight BJP, Congress sends mixed signals on Sabarimala, Tipu JayantiThe Congress sure it must rig up an answer to BJP’s Hindutva but is baffled over how to do it.
Nov 12, 2018
Ananth Kumar was everybody’s favourite; his death comes at a time when BJP in Karnataka needed him mostThe loss of Ananth Kumar leaves a vacuum that isn’t easy for BJP to fill. His death came as a blow just when the party needed him most.
Nov 10, 2018
Telangana Assembly election: KCR's dreams of cakewalk fade as TDP-Congress alliance gets its act togetherTwo months after KCR dissolved the Telangana Assembly and about a month before polling, much of his cheeky confidence seems to have evaporated.
Nov 08, 2018
Double whammy for BJP in Karnataka: Bypoll defeat, missing Janardhana Reddy give Congress ample ammoThe new case against Reddy has come as a timely stick for Congress to beat the BJP with in the 2019 Lok Sabha election run-up. Congress will try to hit BJP where it will hurt most. Congress will punch holes in BJP’s proclamations on being a scam-free outfit and an epitome of lily-white innocence.
Nov 06, 2018
Karnataka bypoll disaster should force BJP rethink, but Amit Shah unlikely to change status quo ahead of 2019The only thing that Shah may do, as the 2019 polls near, is once again become the de facto state president
Nov 05, 2018
Andhra Pradesh poll: Chandrababu Naidu joins hands with Congress to 'save India' but may find it hard to 'protect self'With or without Congress on his side, Chandrababu Naidu's electoral fate would be probably hanging by a thin margin.
Oct 30, 2018
Siddaramaiah holds fire against HD Kumaraswamy as Karnataka bypolls pose litmus test for anti-BJP alliancesThis newfound love between sworn enemies is a result of the high stakes the elections present for Congress-JD(S) combine, higher than for BJP.
Oct 27, 2018
18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs pin hopes on technicalities and legal loopholes as they move SC to overturn verdictIn the Tamil Nadu case, the 18 MLAs whose disqualification from the Assembly was upheld by the Madras High Court hadn’t actually resigned from AIADMK.
Oct 20, 2018
#MeToo in India: Turning allegations against MJ Akbar, Vinod Dua into Left-vs-Right battle must be stoppedTwitter India is now a veritable warzone. Thank #MeToo for it, of course. We are not just talking about women who are taking to the keyboard.