Rajasthan By-Poll Results suggest 2019 not a cake walk for BJP

Vasundhara Raje has received a huge jolt going into an election year. The Congress party has snatched all the 3 seats from BJP where by-elections were held last month – Ajmer, Alwar and Mandalgarh. In the 2 Lok Sabha seats of Alwar and Ajmer, Congress was leading by huge margins

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#Karnataka2018: In AHINDA vs LIBRA contest, Vokkaligas hold the keys to government formation

The election season of big states in 2018 starts with a fascinating triangular contest in Karnataka. These elections are crucial for both BJP and Congress. For Congress because this is the only big state, which sends more than 15 MPs to Parliament, where the party is in power. A loss

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Jay Panda’s suspension gives a fillip to BJP; however significant challenges remain in its Odisha Mission 120+

Image Credit: www.odishatv.in Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has suspended Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) with immediate effect as per media reports on charges of misconduct with BJD workers, misappropriation of MPLAD funds and anti-party activities. Trouble had been brewing in BJD’s state unit for

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#AAPOfficeOfProfit – Selective Targeting of AAP will only make it stronger 

Image Credit: www.rediff.com The Election Commission has finally recommended disqualification of the 20 MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party. BJP and Congress have demanded that Kejriwal should resign. Ajay Maken tweeted the same claiming Kejriwal has no right to continue. He forgot that he didn’t ask for resignation of his party’s

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#AAP20MLAs Disqualification: Actually A Big Shot in Arm for AAP

Image Credit: www.hindustantimes.com As per news reports, Election Commission has recommended President to disqualify 20 MLAs belonging to AAP in ‘office of profit’ case. Opposition is demanding Kejriwal’s resignation. It appears that all this has come at a wrong time after rift in the party due to Kapil Mishra’s exit

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Time has come for rationalization & simplification of tax code for individuals

Arun Jaitley will be presenting his 5th budget under Narendra Modi on 1st of February 2018. While it is essential to streamline procedures to attract investments, cleaning up and simplification of the tax code is necessary as well. Even the BJP manifesto of 2014 listed “rationalization and simplification of the

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#GujaratVerdict: Congress punt on Hardik didn’t work out as expected

Image Credit: http://www.theweek.in The results for the much awaited Gujarat elections are out. BJP has managed to hold onto its citadel by winning 99 (-16) seats while Congress led alliance improved its tally by bagging 80 seats (+16). This is a significant improvement considering there was mass exodus of Congress MLAs,

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The Tamasha of Exit Polls Continues: Axis & Chanakya slog it out

Exit polls on Gujarat and Himachal are out and the trend is clear, BJP is all set to win both these elections. Not a single poll predicts a Congress victory in either state. This is in line with the pre-polls, which, despite predicting a close contest, claimed BJP would win

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Swing seats hold the key to BJP & Congress fortunes in Gujarat

Campaigning for the second and last phase of keenly contested Gujarat elections ended today. Both star campaigners Modi and Rahul held rallies and tried their best to muster in the extra votes which would help them cross the halfway mark. Voting for Phase 1 was held on Saturday for 89

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BJP wins UP Municipal Polls as opposition fails to stitch a Mahagathbandhan

BJP has maintained its winning streak in Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath. It bagged 14 out of 16 mayoral positions, scoring a hattrick after sweeping 71 out of 80 seats in Lok Sabha polls in 2014 and 312 out of 403 assembly seats earlier this year. BSP

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