Tag Archives: Congress

UP PANCHAYAT POLLS: ANOTHER ELECTORAL HUMILIATION FOR CONGRESS!

©/IPR: Ragini Chaubey

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JANATA DAL: 1988 TO 2015 – THE STORY REMAINS THE SAME

After much downs and few ups, six factions of the erstwhile ‘Janata Dal’ or evergreen ‘Janata Parivar’ came together to save India’s secular fabric – at least that is what they had claim. And in process, they thought, they could make a front to revive their dwindling political futures. But they could not or did not deliberate on ‘state Vs ...

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WHY MULAYAM SINGH YADAV WALKED OUT OF ALLIANCE IN BIHAR?

Samajwadi Party has no stake in the upcoming Bihar assembly polls. It is politically non-existent in the state. Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal have no grounds in Uttar Pradesh where assembly elections are due in April-May 2017. Samajwadi Party is in government in Uttar Pradesh where the party won complete majority in 2012 assembly polls and Akhilesh Yadav ...

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TALKING POINTS ON ONE YEAR OF MODI GOVERNMENT

Given the state of political affairs and style of politics in the country, it is to continue. The Modi government will says it has done everything right and is well on the day to make an India it promised and its opponents will deny every such claim – on every pointer – in every sector – on each promise. After ...

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AFTER ALL, FIRST NON-CONGRESS GOVERNMENT WITH MAJORITY IS COMPLETING ITS FIRST YEAR..

Tomorrow, the Narendra Modi government, the first non-Congress government with majority, is completing one year in office. Given the momentous nature of the event, the Modi government, the Bhartiya Janata Party and other parties of the National Democratic Alliance are celebrating the feet with élan. Narendra Modi is addressing rallies. Arun Jaitley is issuing statements. MPs are visiting and are ...

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THE BRIEF FOR CONGRESS SPOKESPERSONS POST DELHI ROUT (AND POST RAHUL GANDHI’S SABBATICAL)

Expecting questions on the first family, the party’s top leadership, after the complete rout of the Congress party in the Delhi assembly polls, sources say the party came up with up with a new brief for its spokespersons. Thanks to a recently shunned spokesperson, who helped with a copy of the brief, here is what it said: On the Delhi ...

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THE DELHI MANDATE: MAKE OR BREAK EVENT FOR AAM AADMI PARTY

The absolute mandate, 67 of 70 seats in Delhi assembly, a rare event in free democratic elections anywhere, has made the mandate a make or break event for Arvind Kejriwal. It was visible in his speech when he tried to sound as polite as he could, attributing his party’s win to God saying only God could bestow upon such miracles. ...

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CONGRESS AFTER DELHI POLLS: THE GRAND FALL OF THE GRAND OLD PARTY OF INDIA IS PROVING UNSTOPPABLE

Though it was expected, it happened in a way that was unthinkable even for the diehard critics of the Grand Old Party of India, the Indian National Congress. Congress was expected to spring some surprise, not only by the estimates of Congress, but by others as well. While the polls were giving the party 5-8 seats, Congress’s own estimate was ...

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FEBRUARY 10, 1952: FIRST ELECTED GOVERNMENT – FEBRUARY 10, 2015: VOTER SAYS HE IS NOT READY TO WAIT ANYMORE

It was February 10 in 1952 when the results of the first democratically held elections in India were declared, laying down the foundation stone of a process that has become the hallmark of Indian democracy by 2015 – free and fair elections – following the principle of universal suffrage. Then, the Congress party led by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had won ...

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AN EXCEPTIONAL AAP VICTORY IN DELHI: AAP PLAYED ITS CARDS WELL AND PERCEPTIONS JOINED THE SHOW

67 out of 70 seats – it is rare. No one including anyone in AAP had expected it to be so exceptionally well. But the results are here now. What AAP did right was it played its cards well and let the ‘perceptions’ work on public sentiments. And perceptions did deliver for Kejriwal, based on his performance as the chief ...

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