Opinion: Himachal Crisis-Congress Evens Score, But Can It Stop Rebellion?

Opinion: Himachal Crisis-Congress Evens Score, But Can It Stop Rebellion?

Amitabh Tiwari | Thursday February 29, 2024

For the continuity of the government, the Congress needs to ensure that there is no further rebellion. After all, it doesn't have a big cushion to fall back on-it has a strength of 34 against a simple majority of 32.

Opinion: AAP-Congress Alliance Is Good Optics, But It Can Confuse Voters

Opinion: AAP-Congress Alliance Is Good Optics, But It Can Confuse Voters

Amitabh Tiwari | Tuesday February 27, 2024

The experience of CPI(M)-Congress alliance in the past showed that it's best not to confuse voters with alliances that keep changing according to the demands of the time. It's akin to taking voters for a ride.

Opinion: BJP's Rajya Sabha Names Signal Change. Congress's, Only Inertia

Opinion: BJP's Rajya Sabha Names Signal Change. Congress's, Only Inertia

Amitabh Tiwari | Tuesday February 20, 2024

The BJP's list gives confidence to its cadre that everyone has a chance. The Congress, on the other hand, seems to have repeated most of its candidates in an attempt to adjust heavyweights.

Opinion: Electoral Bonds Ban Will Do Little When Cash Is King

Opinion: Electoral Bonds Ban Will Do Little When Cash Is King

Amitabh Tiwari | Monday February 19, 2024

Cash is the main source of election funding in India. Electoral bonds accounted for just around 10% of the total amount spent by parties and candidates in a single election cycle of five years from 2018 to 2023.

Opinion: Bihar Trust Vote-Nitish's Return Strengthens BJP's 2024 Bid

Opinion: Bihar Trust Vote-Nitish's Return Strengthens BJP's 2024 Bid

Amitabh Tiwari | Monday February 12, 2024

With the JD(U)s re-entry, the NDA's seat tally is back to around 350 seats, close to the 2019 tally of 353. The ruling alliance now needs just 50 more seats to cross the magical mark of 400.

Opinion: Election 2024 - Why PM Modi And The BJP Are So Confident About Their 'Mission 400'

Opinion: Election 2024 - Why PM Modi And The BJP Are So Confident About Their 'Mission 400'

Amitabh Tiwari | Wednesday February 07, 2024

An opposition in serious disarray, a large pool of loyal labharthis, and continued support of OBCs bolster the BJP's prospects in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Opinion: I.N.D.I.A. Alliance Looks Like 2019's UPA

Opinion: I.N.D.I.A. Alliance Looks Like 2019's UPA

Amitabh Tiwari | Tuesday January 30, 2024

The I.N.D.I.A. bloc currently appears to be in complete disarray, and with the highly charged emotional atmosphere in the country following the inauguration of the Ram Mandir, the BJP seems to hold a significant advantage at this moment.

Opinion: Can Ram Temple Take BJP To 400-Plus And 50% Vote Share?

Opinion: Can Ram Temple Take BJP To 400-Plus And 50% Vote Share?

Amitabh Tiwari | Tuesday January 23, 2024

The target appears to be improbable, but with a weakened opposition, and a positive environment created by inauguration of Ram Mandir, it is not impossible. Politics, after all, is the art of impossible.

Opinion: JDU and Nitish Kumar's Existential Crisis

Opinion: JDU and Nitish Kumar's Existential Crisis

Amitabh Tiwari | Saturday December 30, 2023

Nitish Kumar has taken over the reins of the Janata Dal United (JDU) again and will perform the double role of party president and Bihar Chief Minister. Lallan Singh, his predecessor, offered his resignation to focus on contesting in the elections.

Opinion: BJP's Mission 50% For Lok Sabha 2024 - Hype Or Substance?

Opinion: BJP's Mission 50% For Lok Sabha 2024 - Hype Or Substance?

Amitabh Tiwari | Tuesday December 26, 2023

The BJP has begun its preps for the 2024 general election with Prime Minister Narendra Modi setting a target of 50% vote share for the party.

Opinion: Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal Killed 2 Birds With One Stone

Opinion: Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal Killed 2 Birds With One Stone

Amitabh Tiwari | Wednesday December 20, 2023

Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal bowled a googly in the INDIA bloc meeting held on December 19, proposing Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's name as the Opposition coalition's Prime Ministerial face.

Opinion: BJP Keeps Its Brahmins, Thakurs Supporters Happy

Opinion: BJP Keeps Its Brahmins, Thakurs Supporters Happy

Amitabh Tiwari | Thursday December 14, 2023

Brahmins and Thakurs get two of the four coveted posts in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Opinion: Can Mayawati's Nephew Salvage Her Party?

Opinion: Can Mayawati's Nephew Salvage Her Party?

Amitabh Tiwari | Tuesday December 12, 2023

Mayawati's party is going through a rough patch, and whether Akash can help the party "survive and revive" in a new era is an unknown.

Opinion: North-South Divide Risky Strategy For Congress In 2024

Opinion: North-South Divide Risky Strategy For Congress In 2024

Amitabh Tiwari | Saturday December 09, 2023

The 3-1 scoreline of state elections 2023 has been extrapolated by some leaders in the Congress and its allies as the trailer of what's in store for the battle of 2024.

Opinion: Why Congress' Telangana Win Complicates INDIA Strategy

Opinion: Why Congress' Telangana Win Complicates INDIA Strategy

Amitabh Tiwari | Monday December 04, 2023

Its poor performance in the Hindi heartland and victory in Telangana versus a regional party has complicated matters for a fragile opposition alliance.

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