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Shikha Mukerjee

Shikha Mukerjee | Crossing the line: Mamata transforms national role?

By pilfering the BJP’s polished spiel rationalising defections as a necessary political move, the TMC is certainly being provocative

26 Nov 2021 2:30 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Clash of political cultures lies ahead as 2024 looms

Each election between now and 2024 will challenge the old federal design of authority, power, responsibility and accountability

11 Nov 2021 3:48 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | In democratic parties, why dissent equals disloyalty?

Respecting the right of party functionaries to speak out, without incurring punishment ought to be the norm rather than the exception

28 Oct 2021 1:01 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | As Cong crumbles, India’s politics shifting to centre

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections was high noon for the BJP

08 Oct 2021 2:55 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Centre vs states: Key to anti-BJP unity of Opp.

There is more to winning in UP, Uttarakhand or Goa than merely putting a BJP man in the CM’s chair

08 Sep 2021 2:44 AM

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Shikha Mukerjee | Caste census and quotas: It’s a political minefield

The Congress agreed to a caste census and then ended up by substituting it with the Socio-Economic and Caste Census in 2011

27 Aug 2021 1:20 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Mamata ‘antidote’ to Modi? Khela Hobe strikes a chord

It is not entirely incidental that she has taken possession of the empty slot of Opposition leader

11 Aug 2021 1:21 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Managing expectations after Modi’s big shuffle

The cabinet rejig focused on health, labour employment, education and petrol prices

14 Jul 2021 12:20 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Mamata’s priorities as TMC sets a new course

The changes that Mamata has made in filling leadership positions in the frontal organisations is her way of strengthening the voter base

07 Jun 2021 12:19 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Asymmetry of power & politics of revenge

The BJP’s wizards have created a bigger problem for themselves out of the West Bengal defeat

27 May 2021 12:00 AM

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Shikha Mukerjee | After Bengal win, Didi to target BJP across India

The timetable for when and how Mamata Banerjee launches the counter-offensive is unclear, but it will happen

02 May 2021 11:04 PM

Shikha Mukerjee | Revisiting the legend @100: Ray’s iconic role to endure

Ray did not start out as a filmmaker with an agenda. He was a storyteller. But he responded to the shifts and changes in the world at large

02 May 2021 12:20 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Mishandling elections in the time of a pandemic

Through super-spreader events and shoddy observance of Covid protocols, Citizens are paying twice over for the EC’s failures

26 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Despite Modi’s push, BJP yet to reach tipping point

The need for a saturation campaign by Modi is one way of acknowledging that Mamata is a far stronger opponent than the BJP anticipated

12 Apr 2021 12:35 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Bengal to trigger domino effect in Indian politics?

It will not be an easy election for any of the three blocs that are competing for the voters’ hearts and minds

26 Mar 2021 4:30 AM

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Shikha Mukerjee | Mamata’s long game: Women’s status in Bengal is transformed

If Narendra Modi and his 56-inch chest is the epitome of male power, the barely 60-inch frame of Ms Banerjee is the epitome of woman power

07 Mar 2021 11:55 PM

Shikha Mukerjee | More than a state battle: BJP strategy on test too

For the BJP, the current round of elections is crucial, and every seat won or lost in West Bengal will affect its future

03 Mar 2021 7:41 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Battle for Bengal: BJP to face hidden pitfalls

Steering between the simplistic and the messy complexities of identity politics in West Bengal, the BJP is travelling over a minefield

26 Jan 2021 12:05 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Bhoomi putra for Bengal: Has BJP made a mistake?

Every chief minister of West Bengal has been a national leader first and a local leader as well and most were at loggerheads with the Centre

23 Dec 2020 6:52 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | BJP in Bengal: Bruised, battered… still upbeat?

The BJP in West Bengal needs to create a playbook that is in sync with the political culture of the state

15 Dec 2020 7:32 AM

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