Insight Delhi

Not caste/religion but bread/butter issues to decide coming elections

It is amusing the way a narrative is being built by the electronic media that commutations/combinations of castes and communities will decide the coming Assembly elections in five states. It is noticeable especially in Uttar Pradesh, the crucial state, which has the largest representation in the Lok Sabha, the lower House of Parliament. Every day, […]

Kashmir Affairs

Narendra Modi and Kashmir Unity

More than 14 months after the abrogation of Article 370, which guaranteed Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, almost all mainstream Kashmir political parties have come together to work for the restoration of the special position. What was unthinkable earlier has now happened. The National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party had been bitter rivals in […]

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#Changing Political Narrative

The political narrative in India is changing rapidly with the developments in #Indo-Pakistan relations.  Just a few months back, the #Narendra Modi led BJP-NDA alliance appeared to be down in the dumps as the Lok Sabha elections were approaching. Despite the massive publicity and propaganda drive by the Narendra Modi government, it was becoming clear […]

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          With the state level #electoral arithmetic not looking to be in its favour, Prime Minister #Narendra Modi and the BJP appear to be in desperate search for an agenda to win the voter’s favor in the coming Lok Sabha elections.           This emerged even before the #Pulwama incident handed the issue of national security […]

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#Election Year Rumblings

#Election Year Rumblings With setbacks in the Assembly elections at the yearend, there are rumblings in the ruling BJP as the clock moves inexorably towards general elections in the new year. There is silence in the top leadership of the party on the defeats suffered in three Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and […]

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#RSS Image Make Over Covering its bets

#RSS Image Make Over Covering its bets The RSS outreach and its attempted image makeover witnessed in September 2018 spells out the realization in the #Hindutva organization of the need to project a moderate face to reach out to all sections of the Indian polity. There is also perhaps the desire to cover its bets […]

State of the States

Tit for Tat #Abductions in Kashmir

Tit for Tat #Abductions in Kashmir The tit for tat abductions late last month show the worsening situation in the Kashmir valley. The #Narendra Modi Government in India has been trying to normalize the situation in Jammu and #Kashmir with both political and administrative steps but it appears that its efforts have not met with […]

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Telangana Assembly Dissolution & Prospects of #Early General Elections

Telangana Assembly Dissolution & Prospects of #Early General Elections With #Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao going in for dissolution of the State Assembly, nine months ahead of completion of its tenure, India is poised to have Assembly elections in five states during the winter. Of-course, the Election Commission of India will take the final […]