When 34 per cent of the panchayat seats in West Bengal went unopposed to the Trinamul Congress, Mr Shah described the situation as “misrule”.
16 Jul 2019 12:36 AM
The sentiment quotient in politics has zoomed in the past five years, across the country and in Bengal.
10 Jul 2019 2:24 AM
The Trinamul Congress grew and grew, with people who joined in droves.
03 Jul 2019 1:02 AM
The problem with this demand is that it is the craving of the injured ego as well as injured bodies of the doctors on strike.
17 Jun 2019 1:12 AM
Language embodies the culture of the place and even then it fails, at least in India.
05 Jun 2019 2:45 AM
The BJP’s success was in the countryside; its voteshare of close to 40 per cent is perilously close to the TMC’s 45 per cent voteshare.
24 May 2019 7:32 AM
The timing of the run, before the results are declared and the veracity of numerous exit polls is tested, is also for a reason.
22 May 2019 2:11 AM
The other memory that may remain is a sub-plot — the rise of the BJP and the decline of the Left in West Bengal. T
15 May 2019 12:04 AM
The only problem with the defections that the BJP expects is that it will not reduce Mamata Banerjee’s government to a minority.
02 May 2019 1:24 AM
In the BJP’s reconstruction, the only political “legacy” that seems to matter in West Bengal is that of Partition.
09 Apr 2019 12:25 AM
Promises do serve a political purpose; of grabbing attention and amplifying appeal.
28 Mar 2019 12:22 AM
The Congress and the CPI(M) have been co-opted in February as part of the coalition of regional parties against the BJP.
05 Mar 2019 12:00 AM
The next Opposition leaders’ meeting in New Delhi in mid-February will confirm this.
07 Feb 2019 12:25 AM
The purpose was to announce the alliance as a nearly formed fighting machine against the BJP.
21 Jan 2019 5:41 AM
Not all voters are comfortable with the idea of one party one nation.
06 Jan 2019 7:58 AM
The task is horribly difficult as cross-cutting interests intervene to tweak and change the shape the elegant simplicity of the idea.
04 Jan 2019 12:00 AM
The alliances and adjustments within the front are crucial to the looming battle against the BJP in 2019.
22 Dec 2018 12:59 AM
Miscalculating the power of parochial sentiments, couched in the idiom of Telangana nationalism, has cost the Congress.
12 Dec 2018 1:53 AM
The Supreme Court has asked for a revision and the politics around this has grown heated.
07 Nov 2018 12:49 AM
Identity politics, of legitimising the assertion of the majority in terms of its religion, is the BJP’s most effective incursion.
25 Oct 2018 12:34 AM