Monday, Oct 14, 2019 | Last Update : 11:57 PM IST

Sanjay Kumar

No real contest likely in Maharashtra, Haryana

The question is will there be any contest even between the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and the Congress-NCP alliance?

01 Oct 2019 2:30 AM

Attitudes on inter-faith marriage must change

It is true that there are more inter-caste and inter-faith marriages today than in the distant past.

18 Sep 2019 1:43 AM

Can AAP pull off another Delhi victory in 2020?

The BJP polled a record 56.5 per cent of the votes in these elections.

31 Jul 2019 1:43 AM

Congress resignations point to crisis of trust

The spate of resignations has only added to the current state of confusion and despair in the Congress.

13 Jul 2019 4:57 AM

Joint polls have appeal, but hard to implement

One should keep in mind that India is not just one nation, it is a nation with 29 states.

27 Jun 2019 12:21 AM

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A clear vote for ‘nationalism’, and signalling an end to caste politics?

The BJP won 303 seats and polled 36 per cent votes, improved upon its performance of 2014.

25 May 2019 6:57 AM

Is this election over after just 6 phases?

The campaign shifted to Maa Beta bail par hai, Rajiv Gandhi, corrupt number one and other issues related to the Gandhi family.

16 May 2019 2:28 AM

Bengal violence signal of shift in its politics?

West Bengal has a significant Muslim population (27 per cent) and there are a large number of constituencies where they are in sizeable numbers.

04 May 2019 12:49 AM

Is it disadvantage BJP post first phase polling?

In the remaining six Lok Sabha seats, that have a sizeable proportion of Muslim voters, the turnout dropped compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

13 Apr 2019 1:31 AM

At this point, it seems like Advantage BJP!

With the Opposition failing to form alliances, it seems extremely difficult to defeat Modi in 2019.

06 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

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New upper caste quota: BJP gains to be limited

The upper castes do play an important role in the politics of the northern Indian states, but this impact is limited to some extent.

14 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

2019: Game wide open, but BJP has advantage

The BJP’s defeat in these Assembly elections, popularly referred to as the “semi-final” before 2019, has certainly made the “final” more interesting.

07 Jan 2019 1:00 AM

A clear sign that the mood is changing

The Congress managed to snatch Rajasthan from the BJP in a tighter contest than was expected.

12 Dec 2018 1:53 AM

Polls and the missing voters’ voices

The question is, if these are the real issues of voters how do political parties manage to put these issues aside and win elections with big fanfare?

08 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Can Assembly verdict change 2019 narrative?

It is likely to shape/change the narrative of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

28 Nov 2018 12:43 AM

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Rafale not Bofors, little impact likely in 2019

The Rafale issue can’t put the Modi government in deep trouble, though it has the potential of giving some anxious moments for the government.

10 Nov 2018 6:46 AM

Why 2019 can’t be compared with 2004

The parallels and analysis being done and the conclusions being drawn are too simplistic and require a careful study.

29 Oct 2018 12:00 AM

Stakes bigger for Cong than BJP in state polls

A possible defeat of the BJP in a few states may worry party leaders, but it will not signal a defeat for it in 2019.

11 Oct 2018 12:44 AM

For Congress, road to 2019 is very difficult

The party had called for a nationwide bandh over the issue of rising fuel prices, that was supported by 21 other parties.

19 Sep 2018 1:22 AM

Caste-based mobilisation a reality in Indian polls

The caste-based mobilisation is one of the most important tools of voter mobilisation of all political parties in present-day politics in India.

03 Sep 2018 12:01 AM

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