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May 16, 2018
Kerala by-election: After BJP failed to cross magic mark in Karnataka, it may have to struggle to win in ChengannurWhen Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crossed the half-way mark during in counting of votes in Karnataka in the morning on 15 May, ripples of the looming victory were felt more in Kerala.
Dec 23, 2017
Fodder scam verdict: December a month of setbacks for Lalu Prasad Yadav as CBI readies chargesheet in IRCTC graft caseWhile the CBI verdict on the 1996 fodder scam is awaited, December will continue to be a month of setbacks for Lalu Prasad Yadav as the CBI is expected to chargesheet him in the IRCTC graft case this month
Dec 12, 2017
Gujarat Assembly election 2017: The (d)evolution of BJP-Congress poll rhetoric since Uttar Pradesh pollsFever pitch campaigning ahead of Gujarat polls by both the parties brings back memories of Uttar Pradesh elections which was the last major litmus test for the BJP.
Aug 08, 2017
BJP holds country's top constitutional posts, but must avoid becoming another CongressIn the period that 44 Congress lawmakers were hurried from one resort to another to "save secularism", the BJP became the single largest party in Rajya Sabha and tightened further its grip on India's power structure.
Feb 20, 2017
UP Election 2017: With Modi's demonetisation gamble, SP-Congress' unfamiliar alliance, no clear winner in stateThe outcome of the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls still hangs in a delicate balance. There is no clear winner in sight even at the mid-way mark of this gruelling month-long seven-phase electoral battle across India's by far most populous state.
Jan 23, 2017
UP Election 2017: What is Priyanka Gandhi's 'role' in Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance?In what could be seen as an announcement of her arrival, several senior Congress leaders on Sunday acknowledged the role of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in striking an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh.
Dec 12, 2016
Jayalalithaa shared an uneasy relationship with Rajinikanth and indeed, the Tamil film industryDespite hailing from the film industry, Jayalalithaa had an uneasy relationship with Tamil film industry including superstar Rajinikanth who had gone on air to criticise her splurge on her adopted son's wedding
Nov 30, 2016
Akhilesh Yadav outsmarts Mamata Banerjee, stays away from Lucknow demonetisation rallyIf Mamata Banerjee was smart to choose a busy road in Lucknow for her protest against demonetisation, Akhilesh Yadav outsmarted her by avoiding sharing the stage with the West Bengal chief minister
Oct 05, 2016
'Thanks for wishing us failure in traditional politics': Yogendra Yadav writes to FirstpostOn 3 October, Firstpost wrote a letter to Yogendra Yadav titled, "Dear Yogendra Yadav, Swaraj India's success will be in reviving people’s force in politics". The writer argued that Yadav's last political adventure was misguided and in supporting it, the writer was left disappointed in the end.
Aug 30, 2016
Cash-for-votes scam is back to haunt Chandrababu Naidu, but it’s unlikely to be his waterlooThe enemies of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu are overjoyed by Monday’s directive by a Hyderabad court to investigate his role in last year’s nearly-forgotten cash-for-votes scam. Some are even hoping that he will be arrested, though a big question mark hangs over whether Naidu’s arch rival and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao—known as KCR—will go the whole hog.