Author: Shridhar Rao

Babu, Baba & the BJP

After three years in power, the economy is in a tailspin so as the ruling BJP. The saffron party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sending out confusing signals in a desperate attempt to cover up the monumental failures to fulfil its promises, particularly on generating employment opportunities. Hence, the government is over-hyping on certain campaigns and trying to create an impression that good days or the much hyped ‘Achhe Din’ by year 2022—two years after the country goes to Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Besides all other political analysis and assessments, the one crucial factor that has...

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BJP’s winning control of Indian states

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is still winning control of state legislatures even without holding elections. Recently, the chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, who took office as the head of a coalition formed to stop the BJP in 2015, jumped ship to join his erstwhile enemies in a new coalition. A proverbial phenomenon has been observed for centuries that “Rats abandon a sinking ship first.” But here, the captain himself jumped the ship, obviously because of his selfish motives. Following his footstep, some members of the feckless Congress party, which dominated Indian politics until a decade ago, have...

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Border on the boil

As the standoff continues on the Sino-Indian border, problems have started brewing over trade relations between both the neighbouring countries. The genesis of the problem lies in China sending its troops to the Doklam area leading to Indian Army also positioning itself in the area leading to escalation of tension. It’s despite the fact that a senior Indian diplomat has reassured that there will be no impact on the trade relations between the two countries. The current border standoff may not have any impact on the Indo-China trade, union commerce and industry secretary Rita Teotia recently said. Moreover, she...

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The BJP’s Love for Dalits

Both the Modi Sarkar at the Centre and the BJP is bent on winning the hearts of the Dalits in the country by any means. For that, top leaders, ministers and other functionaries of the party have started eating meals at Dalits’ homes in poll-bound states. Though the saffron party is attaching great importance to all symbols associated with Dalits, all the more reason for it is the ensuing Lok Sabha elections in 2019. It’s happening in Karnataka, a Congress-ruled state in the south, in Odisha ruled by the Biju Janata Dal and in West Bengal ruled by the...

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Make hay while the sun shines

Apparently created with good intentions, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now sailing through a bad weather because of its internal dissensions allegedly fanned by the BJP at the centre to avenge its humiliating defeat in the Delhi assembly elections. Majority of its leaders, including Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, have activist mind-set of raising voice against everything that could help grab news headlines. They have no vision or road map for the development of the state. Because of this mind-set, the AAP leaders are not flexible enough to adjust into a democratic political environment, keeping the larger interests...

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