Venkatesh Kesari

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Three ‘troubled’ states for BJP to handle

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are emerging as “troubled” states for the ruling BJP at a time when it is gearing up for a decisive electoral battle in Bihar in the coming months.

Lalitgate may help Congress in four states

“Lalitgate” could help a Congress revival in at least four states, irrespective of whether or not Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and Union minister Sushma Swaraj resign, because if “Lalitgat

Lalitgate: Regional parties keep distance

Regional parties are distancing themselves from the Congress and the BJP on the Lalit Modi issue, barring the Left and the Janata Dal(U), after realising that it could be politically counter-productiv

Sack Raje, Irani, Sushma: Congress

“Achchhe din” have come for the Opposition in general and the Congress in particular, with high-profile BJP leaders, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Union ministers Smriti Irani and Sushma S

Bihar: OBC vs OBC and OBC vs MBC

Social justice will not be the main plank in the coming Bihar battle, which is witnessing a keen fight for power among OBCs and between OBCs and MBCs.

Cong’s UP campaign to focus on PM, BJP

Who is the Congress’ main rival in Uttar Pradesh? It is neither the ruling Samjawadi Party nor the Mayawati-led BSP, but the BJP.

Monsoon Session set to be stormy

The Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning next month, expectedly on July 20, is going to be literally stormy, with the main Opposition Congress in no mood to cooperate with the government even on th

Opposition split helped BJP control Sushma row?

Division in the Opposition parties has given the government managers sufficient time to manage the crisis which has erupted on the issue of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj’s assistance to scam

Bihar: Upper castes ‘irrelevant’?

Upper castes have become “untouchable” in Bihar politically as no major party is willing to fight the coming Assembly battle under an upper caste leader.

Bihar seat-sharing a ticklish task

Seat-sharing in the Nitish Kumar-led alliance in the coming Bihar Assembly polls could be a ticklish task as the four parties had either contested in different alliances or gone solo in the last Assem

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.

The declaration of a state of Emergency in India forty years ago is a matter of debate even now.