The BJP under Narendra Modi – shades of Indira Gandhi

Parties pledging their all to a single leader is not new in the Indian context. Most parties in India have strong leaders, and it is actually true that most smaller parties in India are actually fiefdoms of families. So, the Samajwadi Party is essentially led by the family members of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Laloo Prasad […]

BJP and Advani: The whole drama about the resignation ..

Who would have thought that the situation would come to this. Even when there was a lot of discussion during the Goa conclave of the BJP regarding the Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi becoming the Chairman of the whatever committee of the BJP, it seemed like scripted drama. And then the controversy that grabbed headlines […]

The upcoming tussle between the BJP and Nitish Kumar over Narendra Modi

There has always been signs of friction between Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi. Both of them campaign on the development front, but while Nitish Kumar looks for support for a wider section of society, including the muslim vote, Modi campaigns on a harder front, looking for more overt Hindu support while being much more focused […]