It’s politics, stupid

There has been no incentive to push labour-intensive industrialisation in India The Indian electorate has spoken and spoken clearly. The BJP, with Narendra Modi as the prime minister, will be at the helm of affairs for the next five years. The economic issues facing the new government have been discussed at length. One such chronic […]


The burden of elections

Debate electoral reforms, but refrain from sullying the reputation of institutions. On May 23, the people of India delivered their verdict in electing members of Parliament, who would echo their voice in the Lok Sabha. In the biggest democratic exercise of the world, 613 million people, nearly twice the population of the US, exercised their […]


Speculation rife over Congress, NCP merger

Days after its dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, speculation about the merger of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) with the Congress has created a buzz, even though leaders from both parties have denied the speculation, saying such a thing is not possible in the immediate future. According to sources, the merger was to help […]


Post-poll survey: Modi all the way in 2019

Deep changes are taking place in the arena of competitive politics One might be tempted to dismiss the NDA’s feat of winning two parliamentary elections in a row by pointing out that even the UPA government, without a towering Prime Minister, returned to power. Such an assessment would obviously be a mistake. What the BJP […]


3 killed, 100 injured in Tripura post-poll violence

Three persons have been killed and more than 100 injured in violence that broke out after results were declared in the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Tripura. A few hundred houses and shops were also attacked or set on fire. The flare-up is blamed on police failure to get tough with perpetrators. Chief Minister Biplab […]


First session of 17th Lok Sabha likely from June 6-15

The pro-tem speaker will administer the oath of office to all the newly elected MPs before the speaker's election expected on June 10, sources said. The 17th Lok Sabha’s first session is likely to start from June 6 and go on till June 15, sources have said. The dates of the first Parliament session are […]