Monthly Archives: April 2019

From the Editor : Anil Tyagi

The parliamentary election of 2019 isn’t about who will become the prime minister, or which political party will come to power. It isn’t about the economy, growth, development, or jobs. It isn’t about the future of the poor, farmers and … Continue reading

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CORRUPTION : From Raj to Rafale 8 – Conspiracy of complicity

In the eighth part of the series on corruption in modern India, Alam Srinivas looks at how corruption percolated down to the level of the chief ministers. Like the PMs, the CMs looted the nation, brazenly and openly, and some … Continue reading

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ELECTION 2019 : DEMOGRAPHY & DEMOCRACY : The Numbers that count

As its bonhomie with markets ended, as it failed to get enough jobs, and as the State refused to dole out sops to it, the middle class’ backlash influenced politics from the outside. The younger generation, though fragmented in many … Continue reading

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ELECTION 2019 : Advantage Congress

The ousted BJP in the assembly election barely four months ago and has good reason to believe that people’s political honeymoon with the party will last till at least the Lok Sabha polls. Also, tribals and scheduled castes have indicated … Continue reading

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ELECTION 2019 : Endgame?

IF the stupendous victory of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was attributed to the wave of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at least in Maharashtra appears to be a test for his blue-eyed boy, Chief … Continue reading

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ELECTION 2019 : Treading cautiously

IN the run up to the Lok Sabha polls 2019, for the main political parties, Congress, BJP and INLD, it is six degrees of desperation. It is probably a now or never-know-when situation for these political outfits. The breakaway of … Continue reading

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ELECTION 2019: BJP chips at Mamata’s fortress

A polarisation of opposition votes seems to be on the cards. That is how the BJP has forced a direct contest with the TMC in two-thirds of Bengal’s Lok Sabha seats. The polarisation of anti-TMC votes in BJP’s favour has … Continue reading

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ELECTION 2019: It’s BJP all the way

IT looks like the home state of Narendra Modi-Amit Shah will stay with the duo in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has virtually surmounted all the likely challenges. It looks like the electioneering in … Continue reading

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ELECTION 2019: Evenly matched contest

HIMACHAL Pradesh in the national context, especially with Lok Sabha polls around the corner, gets relegated to insignificance. With just four seats at stake, it is like an etcetera state. The national parties have seldom considered it an important state. … Continue reading

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ELECTIONS 2019 : A fighting chance

AS the 2019 Lok Sabha polls approach, the land of five rivers, Punjab, which brought about the Green Revolution in the 1960s and fed the entire nation, is battling a complex battle of socio-economic evils like farmers’ suicides, unemployment, drug … Continue reading

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