Opinion  /  Published 07.06.19

Vote banks are no longer captive constituencies

The electoral arithmetic seems to be changing in India. The numbers, for instance, have not added up for the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh where the famed mahagathbandha...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 05.06.19

BSP and Samajwadi part ways for UP bypolls

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday said Yadav voters in Uttar Pradesh had internally damaged the Samajwadi Party, her ally in the just-concluded parliamentary elections, forcing her to deci...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 04.06.19

Akhilesh says Samajwadi will fight 11 bypolls alone if BSP quits tie-up

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has said the party will fight bypolls alone on all 11 Uttar Pradesh Assembly seats if its alliance with the BSP ends.His remarks came after Bahujan Samaj Party...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.19

Mayawati drops alliance burial hint; Akhilesh says ‘no idea’

Mayawati has asked her party to be ready to contest all the 11 upcoming Assembly by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, appearing to hint at ending the Bahujan Samaj Party’s five-month-old alliance with the...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 23.05.19

Modi trumps Uttar Pradesh caste maths

The appeal of Narendra Modi pulverised the caste arithmetic of the Bahujan Samaj Party-Samajwadi Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal “gathbandhan” in Uttar Pradesh, and in over a half-dozen constituencies the...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.05.19

UP trend: BJP leads in 60 seats, alliance does not deliver

The mahagathbandhan isn’t doing as well as it was expected to, early trends suggest. The grand alliance of BSP, SP and RLD was likely to cause a severe damage in UP but leads in 19 seats, much less ...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.05.19

Mayawati links support to PM post

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.05.19

Questions about the health of our democracy

A long and rancorous electoral season has drawn to a close. India’s general elections for the 17th Lok Sabha were staggered over seven phases. More than a month separated the first and final dates o...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 17.05.19

Caste cloud on Modi narrative

The BJP’s seeming desperation in Bengal appears to be rooted in Uttar Pradesh, particularly in its eastern region, parts of which have voted and another 13 constituencies scheduled to go to polls on...
By J.P. Yadav in Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

Overnight, Modi wakes up to Vidyasagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning promised to replace the damaged bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar with a new statue cast in panchadhatu (five-metal alloy), taking nearly 40 hours to br...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


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