Fodder scam or not, leaders like Lalu Prasad Yadav will continue to thrive: Corruption isn’t a big issue for Indians

Image Courtesy: PTI The Supreme Court has quashed Jharkhand High Court order dropping criminal conspiracy charges against former chief minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in four fodder scam cases. This has been lapped up by a section of media as a big blow to Lalu's political career, some suggesting

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Kapil Mishra alleges Arvind Kejriwal took Rs 2 crore from Satyendra Jain: Can AAP survive another crisis?

Image Courtesy: PTI Kapil Mishra has dropped a bomb on AAP. He has alleged massive financial irregularities in the party. His key allegations are: Kejriwal shielded Shiela despite him providing substantive evidence in water tanker scam. Kejriwal allegedly took 2 crores bribe in cash in front of him from Satyendra

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AAP thrives on the politics of confrontation; BJP’s witchhunt is only going to help Arvind Kejriwal

Image Courtesy: Union Home Ministry has sent a notice to AAP to furnish information about overseas/foreign funding it has allegedly received. The notice is not a show-cause notice and a regular correspondence which is sent to parties as per official quoted in news reports. The reports also state that

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Why the new banking ordinance may not be able to solve the NPA rot

Image Courtesy: The President has accorded his assent to an ordinance proposed by Cabinet giving more powers to RBI to solve the massive NPA mess. Gross NPAs of banks have risen by Rs 1.2 lakh crore in first nine months of FY17 to Rs 6.7 lakh crore as of

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Presidential election 2017: BJP seems well-placed, but must also cajole dissenter Shiv Sena and neutrals

Image Courtesy: In a three-part series, which analyses the complex Presidential election in India.  This is Part III of the series where we will analyze at whether a united opposition can defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is slightly short of the magical mark and has a few dissenting voices like Shiv Sena

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Presidential Election 2017: UP, Uttarakhand wins give NDA an edge as Opposition camp unify to take on BJP’s might

In Part II we will take a look at how many votes does each party block have to determine who has the upper hand. The electoral college comprises of members from the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and the Legislative Assemblies. Let's take a look at how the different political parties

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Presidential Election 2017: Pranab Mukherjee retires in July, this is how India elects its president

Image Courtesy: n a three-part series, we will be analyzing how the President of India is elected, how various parties are stacked up in terms of seats/votes and whether a united Opposition can defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), candidate. This is part 1 of the series. In the Parliamentary form

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#3YearsOfModiGovt – Low Crude Oil Prices Have Been a Big Saviour Of Economy

Modi government completed 3 years on May 25, 2017. Time flies. It seems like it was only yesterday when Modi led BJP won a historic mandate in 2014 central elections. The Indian economy has been growing at 7%+ levels during Modi’s tenure. We have surpassed China as the fastest growing

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2019 Lok Sabha election: BJP’s strategy must focus on retaining states, expanding base

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held its national executive meet in Odisha, a state it is eyeing to capture in 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah, and other top party functionaries including 13 chief ministers, received a warm welcome from party workers enthused by the BJP's recent good performances

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UP Election Results 2017: Improvement on BSP’s social engineering model takes BJP to dizzy heights

My article in FirstPost on UP Election Results & Why BJP Swept the Polls Image Credit:

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