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Rabindra Nath Choudhury

Rising joblessness should worry BJP

As a neutral observer, I have no hesitation in saying that at this moment there is hardly any political party which could pose a political challenge to the BJP at the national level, but that doesn’t

26 Oct 2016 1:22 AM

Punjab 2017: Will it be advantage Congress

If there is one Assembly election the Congress should feel confident of winning, it is the one in Punjab.

03 Oct 2016 12:24 AM

Will rural UP give Congress a chance

Uttar Pradesh is a state with an 80 per cent rural populace, where about 68 per cent of households depend on farming and related activities as their main source of livelihood.

13 Sep 2016 12:34 AM

BJP’s love for dalits: It’s all in the numbers

An aggressively critical statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi about “gau rakshaks”, voicing his anger over atrocities against dalits, has on one hand angered members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad

30 Aug 2016 11:08 PM

A lot to do for achche din

The passage of the long-pending Goods and Services Tax Bill in the Rajya Sabha last week was a big achievement for the Narendra Modi government as it was finding it hard to negotiate with the Oppositi

07 Aug 2016 11:42 PM


UP polls: All parties are facing a dilemma

If there’s one thing that is clear about the coming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, it’s that all parties are facing a huge dilemma.

21 Jul 2016 11:33 PM

For Congress, crisis is deepening

The Congress seems to be in much deeper trouble than ever before. The crisis is bigger than reflected by its successive defeats in various states after its massive loss in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

22 Jun 2016 11:40 PM

Modi’s achche din: India is still waiting

The BJP’s success in four Assembly polls after the 2014 Lok Sabha verdict, in Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir, signalled that the Narendra Modi wave was continuing, but the massi

02 Jun 2016 11:37 PM

A cork on liquor can fetch votes

Elections come and go, parties win and lose, but the recent campaigns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu indicate a symbolic victory for the ordinary voter.

13 May 2016 12:31 AM

The politics of freebies

Like other elections held in the recent decades, the biggest worry for the Election Commission (EC) these days as it conducts and oversees Assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

28 Apr 2016 11:11 PM


High turnout in Assam may not be a vote for BJP

There is a belief amongst members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that high voter turnout in the recently-concluded Assembly elections in Assam will go in their favour on May 19, the day of counti

14 Apr 2016 11:14 PM

Alliances win states

While it is true that the way the nationalism debate has unfolded across the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have gained popular support beyond the big cities, this is not likely to becom

30 Mar 2016 11:23 PM

BJP spanner in LDF’s return

Voters of the state of Kerala hold the distinction of not electing the same government in successive elections since 1977.

02 Mar 2016 11:16 PM

Woo the poor to win back Bengal

All the three Opposition parties in West Bengal — the Congress, the Left and the Bharatiya Janata Party — seem to be in a dilemma.

18 Feb 2016 10:45 PM

A clear road to Assam

Though the victory march of the Bharatiya Janata Party that began in 2014 was brought to a halt in 2015 with major setbacks in the Delhi and Bihar Assembly elections, there seems to be a reversal of t

05 Feb 2016 6:16 AM