Steering between the simplistic and the messy complexities of identity politics in West Bengal, the BJP is travelling over a minefield
26 Jan 2021 12:05 AM
Every chief minister of West Bengal has been a national leader first and a local leader as well and most were at loggerheads with the Centre
23 Dec 2020 6:52 AM
The BJP in West Bengal needs to create a playbook that is in sync with the political culture of the state
15 Dec 2020 7:32 AM
To defy the demands by farmers is as politically risky for the BJP as it would be reckless for the Modi government
05 Dec 2020 8:13 AM
This time the spark was lit by the October 7 invitation to talks to “discuss issues related to Gorkhaland” by the Union home ministry
02 Nov 2020 10:55 AM
India is yet to declare devastation caused by Amphan a national disaster; its dithering is a signal of the political leadership’s inadequacy
26 May 2020 4:56 PM
Politicians have made enterprises of themselves and their constituents
18 Mar 2020 12:03 AM
As much as other issues, parliamentary democracy in a multi-party federal State will also be on trial.
04 Mar 2020 3:00 AM
West Bengal will be the most closely watched state in this contest.
25 Feb 2020 2:48 AM
The subtext of the amendment is that the Muslim is not rooted; she is not a legitimate daughter of “Bharat Mata”.
13 Feb 2020 5:40 AM
Citizenship as a basic identity has had the effect of bringing the politics down to earth.
21 Jan 2020 4:37 AM
This is not a political impasse that can be negotiated through complicated calculations of advantage and profit.
08 Jan 2020 2:16 AM
The protesters and the posters in the Northeast, including Assam, are angry and upset by “illegal migrants”.
09 Dec 2019 12:38 AM
The BJP can trade all the horses it wants, but it cannot put back together again the broken bits of its claim to being a clean party.
26 Nov 2019 12:13 AM
The hectic legislative schedule of the BJP on establishing a proto Hindu rashtra with lawful approval masks a curious and intriguing deletion.
18 Nov 2019 1:58 AM
The old-fashioned, down to earth politicians of the present generation are wary about the sentiments of food; prices, availability and quality.
12 Nov 2019 2:49 AM
If the BJP really meant to do what it had declared — one nation, one vote — the best time to get started would have been now.
29 Oct 2019 12:09 AM
The tradition in West Bengal is that in the festival season there is no politics.
07 Oct 2019 2:17 AM
The BJP may have been right when it laid down the law — one man-one post.
27 Sep 2019 1:46 AM
Consider that Bangladesh started out as a devastated nation when it fought and parted company with Pakistan.
11 Sep 2019 1:37 AM