Why is Mamata Banerjee suddenly trying to distance herself from Congress and Left Front on CAA-NRC issue?
Mamata's move in trying to publicly put some distance between the TMC and CPM-Congress alliance is a clever attempt at reinvigorating the struggling political forces so that the anti-TMC vote gets split instead of consolidating in favour of the BJP.
Collapse of SP-BSP alliance signals end of Mandal politics; Opposition must reimagine its approach to counter BJP
In numerous interviews before the Lok Sabha elections, Amit Shah had pointed out that BJP’s fortunes in Uttar Pradesh won’t take a dip despite the ‘caste-and-community-based’ SP-BSP alliance because voters have become more empowered and have developed an agency on their own. And he wasn't wrong.
Cracks in cult of Mayawati: Return to Kanshi Ram’s alliance formula shows BSP chief’s larger-than-life image has begun to crumble
Bahujan Samaj Party had hoped to fashion a single, national leadership for Dalits across India. Win or lose in Uttar Pradesh, that dream is dead. Ultimately, Behenji has discovered cult followings can be fickle
In Lok Sabha election 2019, some shades of 1977, but sorry position of Congress, abstract promises by Modi symbolic of wider malaise
These are deeply searching questions to ask of an electorate, but if the general election of 1977 teach us anything, it is to ask even when it is most difficult to.
Philip Kotler's marketing mantra, Mayawati and Akhilesh's alliance, Gillette's controversial ad; today's must-read stories
It's worth looking at what happened on Twitter barely 24 hours after Kotler tweeted his congratulations to Modi
'Don't trust Mayawati': Shivpal Yadav cautions Akhilesh after SP and BSP join hands in Uttar Pradesh
Addressing a rally in the Samajwadi stronghold Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh, Shivpal – the younger brother of Mulayam Singh – said Mayawati had then accused him of sexual harassment
Mayawati, Akhilesh's alliance eclipsed by bitter past, but SP-BSP combine threatened more by intrinsic differences
Mayawati, when she announced the alliance, brought up the infamous guest house incident obliquely hinting that the embers of the past still remain but she is consciously choosing to bury the hatchet
Alliance will work as long as Akhilesh Yadav agrees to everything Mayawati says, bows down before her, says SP MLA Hariom Yadav
SP MLA Hariom Yadav said SP-BSP alliance will not work in Firozabad. "This gathbandhan will run only till our president (Akhilesh) agrees with Behenji (Mayawati)," he said
KCR's dream of a third front far-fetched proposition; lack of common agenda keeps regional satraps divided
Political pundits are vary of reading too much in KCR's efforts to form a 'national party'-less alliance. And there are two reasons behind it, one lies in the past, and one in the present
There cannot be an alliance of opposition parties without the Congress, which would be the fulcrum of any such front to take on the BJP in the 2019 general election, senior party leader Prithviraj Chavan has said.
Expressing solidarity with jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav said on Sunday that the "BJP did injustice" to him.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday cautioned his supporters against "fake Samajwadis", signalling fresh strain in the party's top ranks.
Akhilesh Yadav says govt cheated farmers through loan waivers; BJP's Keshav Maurya says ex-CM is 'depressed'
Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday alleged that UP farmers had been cheated in the name of loan waivers, and said the Adityanath government needed to answer questions
The Samajwadi Party leader accused the new government of targeting officials of a certain caste.
UP Assembly Election 2017: BJP’s stunning win, SP-BSP rout point to the death of caste-based politics in India
There are many ways of looking at BJP’s stunning win in Uttar Pradesh. One important aspect of it was highlighted by party president Amit Shah. While tackling a question on Saturday on the caste-cocktail of candidates that BJP had apparently served to voters, Shah said, “politics of performance has won. This is a defeat for dynastic and caste-based politics”.
UP and Uttarakhand Assembly Election results are a repeat of 1994 Andhra Pradesh election: Here's why
The BJP’s four-fifths majority in both the Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand assembly elections brings to mind the similar landslide which the Telugu Desam Party, then led by the late NT Rama Rao, had won in 1994 in the then united Andhra Pradesh.
Leading up to the penultimate phase of polling in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) election, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, Mayawati’s speeches have turned more confident, scathing and at times condescending towards her opponents.
UP Election 2017: In Sonia Gandhi's adopted Udwa village, millennials are impressed with Modi's 'audaciousness'
Prior to that, he spent four years in Assam pursuing B Tech. He hails from the remote village of Udwa in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli district, which would be going to polls on 23 February.
The fate of 680 candidates will be decided by 1.84 crore voters including 84 lakh women and 1,032 of third gender in UP.
Anecdotal is a funny word, at least is has assumed a funny connotation after demonetisation.