Opinion: Uddhav Thackeray And BJP - Talk Of A Re-Up Is BuildingSwati Chaturvedi | Friday January 27, 2023
Eknath Shinde turned against Uddhav Thackeray in June, forcing the Sena to split.
Opinion: BJP Makes Its 2024 Plan Clear - Modi, Modi, ModiSwati Chaturvedi | Thursday January 19, 2023
Expect full Modi saturation as he is the medium and the message for 2024.
Opinion: In The BJP's Spectacular Gujarat Win, A Role For AAPSwati Chaturvedi | Thursday December 08, 2022
The Opposition now understands that it has to be regional and stroke sub-nationalism to give the BJP a run for its money. And adoring Gujarat aside, states can be won despite the daunting might of the BJP.
Opinion: Gujarat Election, For The BJP, Is Out-And-Out Amit Shah ShowSwati Chaturvedi | Thursday November 24, 2022
Perhaps the person who has the most riding on the Gujarat election is Amit Shah.
Opinion: For BJP, Rahul Gandhi Is The Gift That Keeps GivingSwati Chaturvedi | Saturday November 19, 2022
As the MVA manages the mess, Rahul Gandhi walks alone, estranged from his own allies.
Opinion: Sachin Pilot Makes His Stand Clear - But Does Congress Care?Swati Chaturvedi | Tuesday November 08, 2022
Ashok Gehlot was meant to be punished circa now for defying his party. But the only one who's still floating the idea of repercussions for the Rajasthan Chief Minister is his perpetual rival, Sachin Pilot.
Opinion: Has It Turned Into Fadnavis vs Shinde Already? Telling SignsSwati Chaturvedi | Saturday October 29, 2022
The egg on the faces of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his Deputy, Devendra Fadnavis, is worth Rs 1.79 lakh crore. That is the cumulative value of the four deals that Maharashtra has lost to Gujarat.
Opinion: Rahul Gandhi's Learning Curve - Head South, Young ManSwati Chaturvedi | Friday October 21, 2022
Has the Congress given up on North India to invest its political capital in reinventing itself as a South-first party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi? I would argue that it has.
Opinion: Behind-The-Scenes Of Mamata vs BJP Over Sourav GangulySwati Chaturvedi | Tuesday October 18, 2022
Didi is on Team Dada. Today, Mamata Banerjee, known as "Didi" on her home turf of Bengal, has said she appeals to the Prime Minister to exercise an intervention in support of Sourav Ganguly aka "Dada".
Opinion: It's BJP vs Team Thackeray For Dussehra, Team Shinde SidelinedSwati Chaturvedi | Tuesday October 04, 2022
The BMC has turned into election gold. Nothing local about it.
Opinion: Ignore The Apology. Ashok Gehlot Has Made It Work.Swati Chaturvedi | Thursday September 29, 2022
Till he is removed from the job, Ashok Gehlot, for all his public contrition, has walked away with a sizeable upper hand. And few in the Gandhi camp can digest that.
Opinion: Ashok Gehlot Goes From "Preferred Candidate" To Full-Blown RebelSwati Chaturvedi | Monday September 26, 2022
It's a sign of the Congress times that the man being pushed for President, Ashok Gehlot, has morphed overnight from the "preferred candidate" of the Gandhis to full-blown rebel.
Opinion: The Ashok Gehlot vs Sachin Pilot Showdown - AgainSwati Chaturvedi | Wednesday September 21, 2022
Ashok Gehlot will be happy to be President, just don't make Sachin Pilot his successor. The younger leader, meanwhile, is determined to fight for his dream job.
Opinion: Team Thackeray Gains Big Point Ahead Of Key Mumbai ElectionSwati Chaturvedi | Thursday September 15, 2022
The Uddhav Sena desperately needed a comeback after it was ejected from Maharashtra in June. It has found one - and its young leader, Aaditya Thackeray, is leading from the front, accusing the government that replaced his father's of betrayal.
Opinion: Amit Shah's Big 4 - The Men In Charge Of 2024Swati Chaturvedi | Wednesday September 07, 2022
With these leaders in charge, the BJP has also managed a generational transition in the organisation, replacing old-timers with a new team to run operations for 2024.