Political History: 5 Events Which Played a Key Role in the Fall of VP Singh Govt.

Amitabh Tiwari & Subhash Chandra VP Singh, born on 25 June 1931, led Janata Dal formed the 2nd non-Congress government at the center supported by BJP and Left Front from the outside. While Janata Dal bagged 143 seats, BJP got 85 and Left Front (CPM & CPI) 45 seats. This

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Political History: Who was responsible for the imposition of Emergency?

Amitabh Tiwari & Subhash Chandra After having won 1971 elections in an emphatic style, Indira was seen fighting two serious battles soon after – one in Bihar and the other in Gujarat - both predominantly student led movements. Coupled with a worrisome economic situation for which she alone cannot be

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Ailing Steel Sector adds to the Technical Bankruptcy of Indian Banks

A recent McKinsey Report makes a staggering claim that the stressed assets of the entire Indian banking system is marginally higher than their total net worth. In effect, the Indian banks are technically bankrupt. The situation is much worse for public sector banks whose stressed assets exceed net worth by

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3 Years of Modi Govt. – 70% of Manifesto Promises Show Excellent & Satisfactory Progress

Image Courtesy : NDTV.com This article was co-authored by Amitabh Tiwari & Subhash Chandra. Modi govt. completed 3 years on 25th May 2017. In this article, we evaluate the performance of Modi govt. on the basis of promises made in the manifesto of 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The manifesto comprises of –

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Let’s admit AAP is a political party!

The recent controversy created by Kapil Mishra alleging financial irregularities in AAP and bribery allegations against party Chief Arvind Kejriwal has dented the image of a party which was born out of social movement ‘India Against Corruption’. A section of supporters has been dejected at the recent sequence of events

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How exit polls in UP stack against pre poll forecasts?

Exit poll results are out for five states and as usual they don't help in identifying winner across these states. Key Findings of exit poll results are: BJP is the single largest party (SLP) across polls in UP. Some predict hung (C Voter, CSDS) while some outright BJP win (Today's

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Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: SWOT Analysis of Congress

STRENGTHS Joker in the pack in a triangular contest Old traditional base & Decent support among Upper Caste, Dalits and Muslims With 6%-8% vote share, any party can't defeat BJP without Congress support WEAKNESS Dearth of strong local leadership Absence of even a single anchor voting segment unlike BSP (Dalits), SP

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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: SWOT Analysis of Bahujan Samaj Party

STRENGTHS Significant support among Dalits Strong support among poor and lower class Mayawati tallest woman leader with ears on the ground Cadre based party with each seat having 20-30,000 dedicated voters Decent support amongst Muslims and Brahmins (c.20% each) Strong presence across all seven regions of the state WEAKNESS Exodus

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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: SWOT Analysis of Samajwadi Party

STRENGTHS High leadership ratings of Akhilesh Good development work done by SP govt. Popular social welfare schemes announced by govt. Strong organizational cadre Strong support among Muslim-Yadav voters Advantage Akhilesh in feud in family Cycle symbol with CM WEAKNESS Poor law and order situation in the state Delay in announcement

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Uttar Pradesh: The Countdown to the Mahasangram Begins

हिंदी रूपांतर के लिए यहां पढ़ें; Image Credit: www.indianexpress.com The Uttar Pradesh polls are touted as the semi finals to the grand finale in 2019 (LS polls). BJP which won 71/80 seats in LS polls riding on Modi wave is keen to come back to power in the state after

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