Reviving the Congress: Tough Task for Rahul, But It’s Possible

Image Credit: http://www.india.com After years of speculation, Rahul Gandhi is set to don the hat of the Congress President this month. He filed his nomination papers today. Sonia Gandhi will pass on the mantle to her son soon after results of Gujarat and Himachal elections are announced. Opinion polls predict loss

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#GujaratPolls: Why every party is wooing the Patidars?

With elections round the corner, the Patidar community is in demand in Gujarat. BJP acted tough on the Patidar demand for reservations under Anandiben rule, even filing case of sedition against their leader Hardik Patel. However, realizing their political clout, BJP government recently invited major representatives of community for talks.

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After Modi Govt., now Oil companies & Dealers Milk Consumers through Daily Revision Formula

Petrol prices in Delhi are now eeringly close to the levels when Modi took oath as PM more than three years ago. Price on Sep. 12 was Rs. 70.38/ltr just a rupee lower than price on May 26, 2014 (Rs. 71.41/ltr). Prices have reached their highest levels in last three

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Nitish sinks Mahagathbandhan Boat, Floats with BJP

In a dramatic turn of events in Bihar, Nitish resigned as Chief Minister of the state yesterday evening. Modi tweeted within minutes praising his decision for standing for probity in public life. BJP acted swiftly eyeing an opportunity to bag one more state in its kitty and decided to back

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AAP in crisis: Arvind Kejriwal’s party’s meteoric rise and how things went so terribly wrong

Image Courtesy: www.india.com The recent allegations that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took a bribe from Satyendra Jain has put the spotlight back on AAP. If nothing else, you have to give it to the party for being in the news all the time. Kapil Mishra has submitted what he calls

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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: hindustantimes.com 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: firstpost.com 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: firstpost.com 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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