Narendra Modi is back again as premier. And we mustn’t grudge him for that because he has been elected and not selected, and by millions.
The Election Commission’s task is to ensure that elections are held in a fair and just manner. It is the guardian of the whole election process and when it fails, it destroys the fabric of not only the institution but of whole polling exercise (“SC tell EC to act swiftly on Congress complaints,” May 3, Gulf Today).
With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav now saying that his party will get a majority of its own in the Lok Sabha and not fall short of the requisite number as he had said earlier, the opposition will probably have to redouble its unity efforts.
So far, I have said that Boris Johnson is likely to be heading for disaster. He seems unlikely to get a Brexit deal through parliament, and parliament is unlikely to allow him to take Britain out of the EU without a deal. Thus he seems to be heading for a “people against parliament” election, in which he asks
For people who are generally known to be gentle, genteel, soft-spoken ‘bhadraloks’ with a liking for sweets like ‘sandesh’ and ‘rosogolla’ and Rabindrasangeet (Tagore’s songs), Bengalis are also suspected of having a mutinous streak in them.
Threatening to bring forward parliamentary elections is the latest card played by Venezuela’s regime to put pressure on the US-backed opposition at the negotiating table, analysts say.
Promises win power, performance its perpetuation. The ruling Indian dispensation would have done well to remember that in the interest of the country, the party and those forsaken by destiny and abandoned by politicians. But it didn’t because power sedates reason.
Ahead of European Parliament elections next month, far-right parties throughout Europe are joining forces, forming a new alliance under Steve Bannon’s wing.
It should come as no surprise that the potency of the heady mix of money power and criminal elements in the higher echelons of power keeps rising every Lok Sabha elections in India? (“Richest take on poorest in Telegana,” April 10, Gulf Today).
Spain is defying the grave-diggers of progressive liberal European politics. The election to the Cortes, far from seeing the right sweep into power with voters turning to the rightist VOX party produced the re-election of the young left socialist Pedro Sanchez who has brought back the Spanish socialist party, PSOE, from the wilderness.