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 […]

Congress election pitch – will not formally announce Rahul as PM candidate

For the past many days, there was a feverish build-up going on for the date of 17th January, 2014; this is the date at which the Congress will have a large session. The expectation from this session was that because of the oncoming Lok Sabha elections (expected within the next few months), the Congress will […]

Rahul Gandhi – Is the Congress confused or is it trying to sow confusion ?

Manmohan Singh has held the fort for the Congress Party for 9 years now, but he is getting onto 80 years old. Further, the reputation of personal honesty and of being the economist par excellence that he held has gone for a big toss – he is see as heading probably the most corrupt Government […]