Ruchir Sharma, who tours India before elections, speaks on why 2019 polls are the closest yet, at Firstpost Salon
Ruchir Sharma knows that while phrases like ‘global investor’ are likely to go over people's heads in a discussion, a story on how a village in Uttar Pradesh came to chant the phrase UP ki chaabi, Dimple bhaabi will have exactly the opposite effect. The first is what he does for a living, and the second is an example of the experiences he seeks out in India’s villages just before every election.
Narendra Modi 'threat' to democracy, should be ousted, say Opposition leaders in New Delhi in a show of unity
Opposition leaders mounted a blistering attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, saying the two should be "ousted" in the coming elections as they are a "threat" to democracy and constitutional values
Arvind Kejriwal replicates Mamata Banerjee's Kolkata Unity Rally in Delhi; AAP invites Rahul Gandhi for mega Opposition show
Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh told PTI that the Congress president is one of the invitees of the 'Tanashahi Hatao Loktantra Bachao' rally to be held on 13 February
"Right now the coalition that we are seeing is just about winning the election," says Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on Opposition's attempt to form a grand alliance against Modi government in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election
In his nearly 100-minute speech in the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi named the achievements of his government, offered clarity on Rafale deal and mounted a strong counter-attack on Congress, and other Opposition parties, laced with aggressive political rhetoric, humour and sarcasm
Amit Shah calls Chandrababu Naidu a 'U-turn chief minister', claims NDA's doors are shut forever to him
In a blistering attack on Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday termed the TDP supremo as a "u-turn chief minister" and declared he will not be allowed to enter the NDA alliance again.
Narendra Modi says coalitions are 'unstable', but does a majority government ensure better governance?
With the Lok Sabha polls upon the Narendra Modi government and the anxiety of a mahagathbandhan on the horizon, the PM has said coalition governments are unstable, prompting the question if a majority government is indeed more stable than a coalition one.
Siddaramaiah's bruised ego fomenting trouble in Karnataka, but Rahul fails to see through ex-CM's persona
When a frustrated Kumaraswamy began to sidestep Siddaramaiah and established his own direct channel of communication with Rahul and central leaders of Congress, things took a turn for the worse. This made Siddaramaiah feel he was dispensable, and he did the only thing he could do from his point of view: he began to prove he was indispensable by stoking dissidence
Amit Shah slams Naveen Patnaik in Cuttack, says Odisha has 'remained backward' due to BJD govt's inaction
Addressing BJP workers at Kulia in Cuttack district, party president Amit Shah said the BJP will retain power at the Centre because the Narendra Modi government has sincerely worked unlike the BJD government of Naveen Patnaik in Odisha.
Mahesh Sharma slams Rahul Gandhi for Goa vacation, claims Narendra Modi didn't take even a single day off
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not taken a day's leave during his tenure so far, Union Culture minister Mahesh Sharma claimed as he took a swipe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for their vacation in Goa.
Modi and BJP may face problems if mahagathbandhan materialises, but alliance remains political mirage
Unless a last-minute cosmic intervention takes place, the grand alliance will remain a non-starter.
Chandrababu Naidu echoes Mamata Banerjee, says Opposition alliance will announce prime ministerial candidate only after elections
N Chandrababu Naidu also made a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and dubbed him as a "publicity-seeking prime minister, who only raises slogans and never performs"
Congress dumps Mahagathbandhan plans in in Andhra Pradesh, says it will contest Assembly, Lok Sabha elections alone
After its pre-poll alliance with the TDP in neighbouring Telangana came a cropper, the Congress Wednesday asserted it would contest on its own the upcoming elections in Andhra Pradesh, both to the state Assembly and the Lok Sabha
Akhilesh Yadav says Congress kept out of UP alliance to correct poll arithmetic, remains non-committal on his pick for PM
Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav has said that despite his "immense respect" for Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the grand old party was kept out of the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh to correct "poll arithmetic" in order to defeat the BJP.
Union minister Ramadas Athawale said Opposition's attempts to defeat Narendra Modi would end in failure as people have strong faith in 'good captain' and his team
Arun Jaitley says except Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, 2019 will be a repeat of 2014; negativism will be dismissed in Lok Sabha elections
Will 2019 be a replica of 1971? It is Modi vs. an unviable and an unworkable short-lived combination. OR is it Modi vs. Chaos, writes Arun Jaitley
#10YearChallenge for Congress in UP: Mayawati and caste math barriers for party to repeat 2009 show in 2019
In 2009, the political parties destabilised social plates of UP through certain decisions. One of them was when Mayawati took to social engineering, pulled in a significant number of upper caste, particularly Brahmin, votes and went on to win the Uttar Pradesh elections that year.
Mamata Banerjee's rally in Kolkata did little more than to feed into BJP narrative, boost Narendra Modi's chances
Saturday's mega rally in Kolkata, organised by Mamata Banerjee — yet another prime ministerial hopeful — to showcase her strength as also that of Opposition unity may inadvertently have helped Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the object of their collective ire
In Mahagathbandhan, is Congress cumbersome baggage or secret driving force ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls?
The Congress Party will, in 2019, fight its 17th Lok Sabha elections, ahead of which it is faced with the natural political onus that comes with being the largest party in opposition to the BJP government: to helm the anti-BJP mahagathbandhan.