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Shikha Mukerjee

Shikha Mukerjee | Rahul’s role as Congress’ heir not at all apparent

It was obvious long before and reconfirmed after political strategist Prashant Kishor’s firm but polite refusal of party’s membership offer

19 May 2022 12:12 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Congress looks paralysed for keeps; PK a PR stunt

The Congress’ failure is its permanent leadership crisis

28 Apr 2022 12:37 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | CPM has sunk into a hole: Where’ll it go from here?

Re-elected for the third term as party general secretary, Sitaram Yechury is tasked to deliver a miracle

14 Apr 2022 12:24 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Mamata’s damage control bid to revalidate mandate

Regaining control in a ramshackle organisation, where discipline is low and control is loose and sporadic, is definitely a challenge

31 Mar 2022 12:53 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Either the Congress will survive, or the Gandhis

The existence of the Congress is at stake: the party with the same name as the one that belongs to the nation

23 Mar 2022 12:25 AM


Shikha Mukerjee | New dynamic as politics in India reshapes itself

In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has won, while the Congress has become a virtual presence, as has the BSP

12 Mar 2022 2:00 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | India’s women must move on from hijabs, kitchens…

Women’s participation as workers has declined, though more girls complete school education and enter colleges and professional programmes

08 Mar 2022 3:59 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | An election without a wave: Canny voters & canny netas

It is noticeable that Mr Modi’s UP campaign has been low key till now

17 Feb 2022 6:48 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | What’s suspicious about overseas contributions?

For the MHA to tersely state that these institutions have been denied permission because of 'violations' is not sufficient

07 Jan 2022 1:30 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | How the BJP has to fight harder to remain on top

Even the 11 Lok Sabha seats from the seven states in the Northeast plus the 14 Lok Sabha seats from Assam have begun to matter for the BJP

29 Dec 2021 2:23 AM


Shikha Mukerjee | As Indian polity matures, new politics is on the rise

For both the smaller regional parties and the Congress, the BJP is the common enemy

06 Dec 2021 2:31 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Crossing the line: Mamata transforms national role?

By pilfering the BJP’s polished spiel rationalising defections as a necessary political move, the TMC is certainly being provocative

26 Nov 2021 2:30 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Clash of political cultures lies ahead as 2024 looms

Each election between now and 2024 will challenge the old federal design of authority, power, responsibility and accountability

11 Nov 2021 3:48 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | In democratic parties, why dissent equals disloyalty?

Respecting the right of party functionaries to speak out, without incurring punishment ought to be the norm rather than the exception

28 Oct 2021 1:01 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | As Cong crumbles, India’s politics shifting to centre

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections was high noon for the BJP

08 Oct 2021 2:55 AM


Shikha Mukerjee | Centre vs states: Key to anti-BJP unity of Opp.

There is more to winning in UP, Uttarakhand or Goa than merely putting a BJP man in the CM’s chair

08 Sep 2021 2:44 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Caste census and quotas: It’s a political minefield

The Congress agreed to a caste census and then ended up by substituting it with the Socio-Economic and Caste Census in 2011

27 Aug 2021 1:20 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Mamata ‘antidote’ to Modi? Khela Hobe strikes a chord

It is not entirely incidental that she has taken possession of the empty slot of Opposition leader

11 Aug 2021 1:21 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Managing expectations after Modi’s big shuffle

The cabinet rejig focused on health, labour employment, education and petrol prices

14 Jul 2021 12:20 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Mamata’s priorities as TMC sets a new course

The changes that Mamata has made in filling leadership positions in the frontal organisations is her way of strengthening the voter base

07 Jun 2021 12:19 AM