The victory for India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is a crystal-clear manifestation of the fact that people want stability: a stable government, a stable economy, and stable protection for the nation. It is also testimony to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fame as a social champion. There is no denying the fact that the BJP is a colossus
With the long-drawn polling exercise coming to a close, all eyes are now focused on the counting of votes and of course on who will be in the hot seat. While most of the exit polls indicate a clear majority for Modi’s alliance, and even if they come true, it is still left to be seen if the BJP can summon
The world’s largest election has become something of a test case in how technology giants handle fake news after years of scandal. It’s not working out so well. India had as many as 900 million voters in an election that culminated this week, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling coalition
This refers to the report ‘Priyanka favourite as Rahul stands firm on quitting’ May 26, Gulf Today). After accepting the election defeat, it is an honest choice on the part of Rahul Gandhi to step down and remain as a party member. The Congress should accept it and find a suitable alternative, most probably not from the Gandhi family.
The landslide victory to BJP and its leader Narendra Modi sends a clear message. The nation is united behind its leader, Modi. But a victory of such magnitude will also warrant responsibility in equal measure. And so the challenges that await the already seasoned leader will be of much greater dimension
As preparations are afoot for the inauguration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second administration on Thursday, one question to which observers are looking for an answer is whether it will be different from the first one. Speaking at the first meeting of the newly elected Lok Sabha members
After the BJP won 282 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 — the first time in three decades that a single party was able to gain an absolute majority — it was popularly believed that the unexpectedly strong performance was a one-off affair. The outgoing government had been ridden with colossal corruption cases, the economy
India needs no reason to celebrate. The land of plentiful multicultural festivals is recovering from another unique celebration – elections in the world’s largest democracy, involving about 900 million voters, nearly 2,300 political parties (state, regional and national) that are registered with the Election Commission, about 8,000 candidates,
The first childhood lesson in history is that when an empire emerges it climbs to the highest peak and then, inevitably it falls. This is the law of nature; which means the formula of nature. In West Bengal, that is the historical reality of Mamata Banerjee’s kingdom! During this time in West Bengal, I realised that there
After smashing through all bastions in north and middle India — from Haryana, Himachal, Uttarakhand and Delhi in the north to Bengal in the east, all the way up to Assam in the northeast, Hindutva has a new sheen, hue and connotation. It is a relentless drum roll of persuasion which argues for Hindutva Plus, dynasty be damned.