Politics

G-String Holding the Alliance Together: Congress Slowly Getting Back to Centre of Action

Reading Time: 4 minutesOpposition unity has still a long way to go, blighted as it is by individual personal ambitions. There are wheels within wheels in the opposition. And when Rahul Gandhi says, “we will work with the opposition to defeat the BJP”, he places himself and the Congress outside the pale of the “opposition”, as if the […]

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New Kerala Labour Policy to Make State Investor-Friendly

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe most significant feature of the new policy is the commendable attempt to make the state labour-friendly. A refreshing effort which is in glaring contrast to the attempts by the Centre and many states to heap more misery on the hapless labourers, who are already groaning under the burden of astronomical prices. A report, for […]

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Constitutional Crisis Post-Karnataka Election Results: Supreme Court has set Precedence

Reading Time: 5 minutesMuch has been written about the significance of the Karnataka developments for the wider Indian politics, and whether it signifies the coming together of the major opposition parties to take on the all-powerful might of Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo. But what is of equal importance is the critical role of the Courts to remain vigilant, […]

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Ominous Silence of Advani on Karnataka Crisis: BJP Patriarch Must be Regretting Backing Modi

Reading Time: 4 minutesAdvani’s friends and well-wishers describe him as a real statesman, it is doubtful whether he could be accorded with this salutation. None of his actions in recent times, precisely after Modi took over as the prime minister, reflects that ethos. His silence on the Karnataka developments has turned him suspect in the eyes of some […]

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BJP Seeks to Take India towards a One-Party State

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe one nation concept, as the Prime Minister would have it, embodies one law, one tax, one religion, one culture, one language, etc. Federalism, as understood at present and constitutionally delineated, would be gradually on the way out. We see already a beginning in the carefully defined Terms of Reference of the 15th Finance Commission, […]

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In Pursuit of an Elusive Akhand Bharat

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe political dialogue has changed completely from a hitherto common plank that was to some extent regardless of caste, creed or religion to one with religious overtones that favor Hinduism or to be fair the concept of ‘Hindutva’ propagated by the parent body of the Lotus. Underlying it is the belief that India is actually […]

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Yeddy Bids a Sweet Adieu: Numbers Just Did Not Work Out for BJP

Reading Time: 4 minutesThird-time unlucky, Yeddy realised he couldn’t cobble the magic figure of 111/112 required to stay in power. But that number was just not possible after the Supreme Court set him 24 hours to prove he had the numbers. If the BJP thought they could muster the number given a few more days that was no […]

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BS Yeddyurappa Resigns: BJP Fails to Lure MLAs from Congress and JDS to Vote in its Favour

Reading Time: 1 minutePutting all speculations to an end, BS Yeddyurappa, declared that he was resigning. He did not face the strength of the house. A flash report by Arindam, exclusively for Different Truths. BS Yeddyurappa resigns on the floor of the Vidhan Soudha gracefully, on Saturday (May 19). The BJP could not get the Congress and JDS MLAs […]

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When Indira Gandhi Could Have Eliminated Defections: Case of First Defection in Madhya Pradesh

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe first defection took place in 1967. Through defection elected governments of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh were overthrown.  After the general elections, Congress came back to power in Madhya Pradesh. The Congress fought 1967 Vidhan Sabha election under the leadership of Pt. D. P. Mishra, who was regarded as an Ironman of the […]

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The US Left Brace Up in a Big Way for Mid-Term Elections in November

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe midterm elections will take place in the middle of the President Trump’s term. All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the US Senate will be contested. Interestingly, over 80 Indian Americans are planning to run for the mid-term elections and the majority of them will […]

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