In Solapur will Bhim-AIMIM combine end national parties’ run?

‘The Dalit vote traditionally went to the Congress, but everyone knows by now that the Congress and the BJP are the same. We all stand united behind Balasaheb (Prakash Ambedkar) this time.’  Abhishek Waghmare reports. On the 128th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, his grandson, Prakash Ambedkar, attended the commemoration ceremony in Solapur, one of the […]


PM’s attacks personal as govt has nothing to show: Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was resorting to personally attacking opposition leaders, “including me”, as he is unable to talk about his contribution in the past five years of his government. In an interview to Hindustan Times, Pawar also criticised Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ handling of drought […]


How BJP is winning battle of alliances

The ruling party seems in far better shape than the Congress, which is yet to finalise seat-sharing agreements in several states.  Having firmed up alliances in several key states for the Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party has taken an early lead over its rivals, including the Congress, for an election where every single […]


Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela set to join NCP

However, Mr. Vaghela has so far neither confirmed nor denied that he will join the NCP. Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela is set to join the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the state unit of the Sharad Pawar-led party said on Thursday. The 78-year-old Kshatriya strongman had left the Congress before the 2017 Gujarat assembly […]


The algebra of Opposition unity

The Opposition should see in the Karnataka byelection results a goad for united action Karnataka has done it a second time in a year, this year. The coming together of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), post-poll in May 2018, and the inauguration of the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led coalition government was its first contribution to opposition […]


Home and beyond: on TDP forming alliance with opposition

TDP now believes its political fortunes lie with a nationwide grouping of opposition parties Electoral competition, not ideological conflict, is the biggest obstacle to the making of political alliances. The coming together of the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party is not on account of any new-found affinity, but because of the cessation of an […]


Tariq Anwar joins Congress

Nearly a month after quitting the Nationalist Congress Party, Tariq Anwar on Saturday joined the Congress after meeting its chief Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi, sources said. Anwar along with his supporters met Gandhi at his Tughlaq Lane residence and was welcomed into the party fold, the sources said. The former MP from Katihar Lok […]