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Hatred, Polarization and Electoral politics

March 17, 2017 - 4:03 pm in Elections

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won with a thumping majority in the Uttar Pradesh State Assembly elections on 11th March 2017. It got over three-fourths majority in India’s most populous state. The win is attributed to the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra…

The ‘Divide and Rule’ clause of Indian ‘Democracy’

March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm in Elections, Governance

  The much-awaited results of the state elections are out. The ‘Éxit Pollsters’ who went wrong in Bihar are thumping their chests and claiming…

Corporate media distorting electoral picture in Uttar Pradesh

March 5, 2017 - 2:14 pm in Elections

The entire union cabinet is now camping in Varanasi. Modi ji has already done a road show and reports are coming in that he will embark on another road…

Voting choices are based on needs, greed and security

February 21, 2017 - 5:47 pm in Elections

The next assembly elections in UP will begin from 11th February 2017 in several phases. The Samajwadi Party in alliance with Congress is hopeful of second term under the leadership of the incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav…

Uttar Pradesh : Time to think for a post poll scenario

February 19, 2017 - 10:36 am in Elections

The UP political situation have brought sharp differences between yesterday's friend who have now becoming bitter foes. People are posting things on Facebook and whats app abusing their former comrades just because one is on the side of Samajwadi Party while…

UP Elections 2017: BJP’s Divisive Agenda

February 7, 2017 - 5:36 pm in Elections

The forthcoming UP Assembly Elections (2017) are regarded as very crucial for all the political parties and more so for the future of secularism and democracy in the country. BJP’s rise on the national scene began at a higher pitch with Ram Temple agitation…

Electoral Process is a Secular Activity

January 20, 2017 - 12:52 pm in Elections

The word secularism has been brought to disrepute during last few decades. Secularism stands in India for equal respect for all religions and the principle that the state policies will not be dictated by religions. This is the central theme of Indian constitution.…

Kairana Exodus: Electoral short sightedness

July 1, 2016 - 3:15 pm in Elections

Recently in the poll-bound UP, the BJP raked up the issue of a mass exodus from Kairana, a small town in Shamli district in UP. According to MP Hukum Singh, “many Hindu families were forced to leave Kairana town in Western Uttar Pradesh due to ‘threat’…

Bihar Elections – Insights and Perspectives

November 10, 2015 - 2:02 pm in Elections

The Grand Alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav registered a landslide victory over the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. As the Grand Alliance won with two-third majority, one cannot dismiss that BJP,…

Lalu repeats VPs Mandal legacy in Bihar to stop Hindutva’s juggernaut

November 9, 2015 - 12:36 pm in Elections

The historical verdict of the Bihar 2015 has send shock waves in the Hindutva camp while gladdening the heart of every Indian who believed in inclusive secularism and protecting the idea of India as enshrined in our republican constitution and the hero of…