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BJP-PDP Alliance Ends

Indian politics can spring surprises from political bickering, power sharing arrangements to forming unusual alliances. In 2014, after BJP won the General elections with a comprehensive mandate, the party went on to record its highest tally in the J&K State Assembly elections, while Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the single largest party in the valley. However, all sections of the political class and society were left dazed and confused, when BJP extended its support [...]

5 Years of Vasundhara Raje : Report card

The Chief Ministerial seat in the state of Rajasthan has continuously changed hands between Bharatiya Janata Party’s Vasundhara Raje and Congress’ Ashok Gehlot in the last 20 years. The electorates of Rajasthan have not voted the incumbent government to power in nearly last three decades. Vasundhara Raje led a successful campaign against the incumbent Ashok Gehlot during the 2013 State Legislative Assembly elections, where the state recorded its highest voter turnout with 74 per cent [...]

Shivraj Singh Chouhan-Second-longest serving BJP CM

Shivraj Singh Chouhan the incumbent Madhya Pradesh CM, recently became the second longest serving BJP Chief Minister overtaking BJP’s icon Narendra Modi as Gujarat CM, and is currently behind Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh. He has been BJPs marquee face in the state of Madhya Pradesh since becoming the Chief Minister of MP midway through the assembly in 2005. Madhya Pradesh was tagged as Bimaru state, the state’s economy and infrastructure were crippling before Shivraj [...]

Testing times for the ruling BJP?

The Bharatiya Janata Party has been through a roller coaster ride this year, from conquering the North-east states assembly elections to losing out on key Lok Sabha constituencies during the recent bye-elections in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. BJP decimated the Left Front in Tripura and strategised an alliance to overthrow the incumbent Congress government in Meghalaya. However, the recent debacle in the Karnataka Assembly election was the biggest disappointment for the party this year. BJP [...]

Karnataka Elections 2018

  The stage is set for another Congress-BJP face-off, as Election Commission of India announced the dates for upcoming elections in the state of Karnataka. The EC on 27th of March announced that the voting will take place on May 12 across all the constituencies of the state, while counting will take place on 15th May. Political analysts across the country see the Karnataka elections as quarterfinals before the big final in 2019. The present [...]

BJP and it’s allies in Tripura and Nagaland are set to form the government, while Congress looks to form alliance with various regional parties to reinstate their government in Meghalaya under CM Mukul Sangma. Elections were held in all the three states in the month of February, as BJP was looking to make significant gains in the three states where the party almost didn’t exist. The counting of votes took place on 3rd March, as [...]

Justin Trudeau’s visit to India

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India for the first time. The Prime Minister has generally received an overwhelming response wherever he has travelled upon, but contrastingly for the “Liberal” leader, the visit to India turned out to be a lukewarm affair. The Canadian leader has been portrayed as the messiah of liberal politics with the man openly supporting gay rights’ while having a Cabinet with 50 percent seats held by women. Justin Trudeau [...]

February 26, 2018
The Battle of North-East

The Election Commission of India officially declared the dates for the State elections in three states namely Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland in the North-East region of our country on 18th January as Model Code of Conducted was implemented following the announcement. All the three states have incumbent governments with Manik Sarkar of CPI(M) from Tripura being the longest one after being elected to office in 1998 for the first time and winning five state election [...]

UP Investors’ summit 2018

Ever since BJP won the State Elections of Uttar Pradesh with a landslide margin, CM Yogi Adityanath has been adamant to change the face of the state and convert it into an investment hub for investors from different sectors. Ever since CM Yogi took over the reins of the state with the largest population in the country, he has ushered in a renewed hope amongst the population of UP especially the youth of the state and has taken definitive [...]

  Kamal Haasan, the veteran actor who enthralled millions of his followers for over 4 decades with his charming personality and jaw dropping performances on the silver screen, has finally stepped into the political foray of Tamil Nadu with the launch of his newly formed political party ‘Makkal Needhi Maiam’ which stands for ‘People, Justice and Center’ in a public gathering in Madurai the political and cultural capital of Tamil Nadu. To launch his party, [...]

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