Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections
India  /  Published 18.11.18

Notebandi wound still raw in BJP belt

The 15-year-strong anti-incumbency is not the force that is threatening the much-maligned Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh. It is one reckless decision of the much-admired Prime Mini...
By Sanjay K. Jha in Indore

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.18

Laid bare: the limitations of identity politics

By ascribing its debacle in five states to tactical and technical reasons, Bharatiya Janata Party propagandists and apologists are trying to shift attention from the substance of the party’s appeal ...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 11.12.18

MP and Rajasthan results bare Cong chinks

It’s the cup that cheers but not inebriates.The Congress has snatched all three critical Hindi heartland states from the BJP in a spectacular comeback. While this explodes the myth of Narendra Modi...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.12.18

On BJP handles: Modi, Shah videos as Cong leads

On another BJP handle, @BJPcentralmedia, was an Amit Shah video. It was his campaign pitch on escaping defaulters such as Vijay Mallya. The party, otherwise active on social media, was quiet as C...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.12.18

Congress takes EVM concerns to poll panel

A Congress delegation met the Election Commission on Saturday and raised concerns over the security of EVMs inside strong rooms and their handling during the counting process in Madhya Pradesh and Chh...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.18

Elections bring society’s contradictions to light

For the past fortnight and extending to the final round of voting on December 7, the media have inundated their consumers with exhaustive reports of the assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, ...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 26.11.18

The one thing that matters most: Lack of jobs

Interviews are sometimes cut short because some questions make those interviewed uncomfortable.The roles were reversed at Khasrod village in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district, around 50km from Bhopal...
By Sanjay K. Jha in Bhopal

India  /  Published 23.11.18

Modi has put chor tag on chowkidars: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of bringing ignominy to all chowkidars (watchmen) in the country.Addressing campaign rallies for the November 28 Assembly...
By PTI in Vidisha/Mandideep

Opinion  /  Published 22.11.18

Modi has lowered the tone of political discourse

The Indian prime minister has a way with words. He loves similes and metaphors, scattering them about in a secret bid, perhaps, to display his poetic sensibilities as his predecessor from the Bharatiy...
By The Editorial Board in

People  /  Published 15.12.18

What Kamal Nath and Lalu Prasad have in common

The tea-or-coffee courtesy was left to Miglani, his affable right-hand man. Since I drink neither, it was restricted to conversation where he seemed surprised that I’d even question the Congress’ ...
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