Congress

Posted on 20 April, 2019 , No Comments admin

The first two rounds of the voting for the 2019 General Elections are over.  What are the early trends?  What are the initial lessons? A comparison of three…

Posted on 13 April, 2019 , No Comments admin

The First Phase of voting is over.  The “Modi” factor was writ large across the country.  Amit Shah’s challenge to the BJP workers to prepare for a 50%…

Posted on 10 April, 2019 , No Comments admin

It has become a routine practice to call any action against corruption as political vendetta. Claim of vendetta has never been a legitimate defence in corruption. Those who…

Posted on 05 April, 2019 , No Comments admin

Rahul Gandhi talks on several subjects with which he does not even have a nodding acquaintance.  He makes wild and unsubstantiated allegations against all and sundry.  The only…

Posted on 04 April, 2019 , No Comments admin

The late Ramnath Goenka was perhaps the most legendary amongst the media owners in the country. He fought the British and refused to succumb to the censorship in…

Posted on 03 April, 2019 , No Comments admin

How do parties and politicians fund themselves?  Indian political parties were traditionally funded with cash i.e. black money.  Many have now tried to get tax paid money due…

Posted on 02 April, 2019 , No Comments admin

Sitting in Opposition from 2004-14, I used to listen to the tall promises in the Congress Budgets.  An early lesson that I gave to myself was “Don’t go…

Posted on 29 March, 2019 , No Comments admin

Over the last several months, India was exhausted with the talk of a ‘Mahagathbandhan’.  The rationale was that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the BJP were very strong and could not be…

Posted on 28 March, 2019 , No Comments admin

The seven decade history of the State of Jammu & Kashmir confronts changing India with several questions.  Was the Nehruvian course, which the State had embarked, a historical…

Posted on 24 March, 2019 , No Comments admin

I have consistently held the view that dynasties owning political parties is an unfortunate phenomenon which has accelerated in the last three decades.  The Congress was original creator…