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MODI MAGIC Voted for decisive action

The 68-year-old Narendra Damodardas Modi cruises to a second term in office. With that, he becomes the first non-Congress Prime Minister to return to power for a full five-year term. The BJP has won over 300 seats and with its partners, the NDA has a stunning tally of 350. The

Voted for decisive action

The 68-year-old Narendra Damodardas Modi cruises to a second term in office. With that, he becomes the first non-Congress Prime Minister to return to power for a full five-year term. The BJP has won over 300 seats and with its partners, the NDA has a stunning tally of 350. The

Goodies for everybody! Nothing interim about it

In more ways than one, the Piyush Goyal budget was different. First, unlike previous finance ministers, many of them lawyers or career politicians, Goyal, a chartered accountant, did not confine to reading the printed text. He made it lively with detailed explanations of the proposals in English and Hindi. Also,

Editor’s Notes

BJP can still return to power With elections to the Lok Sabha due in May, political parties are busy exploring alliances. Opposition parties are working on the single agenda of dethroning BJP. The massive show staged at Kolkata on 19 January organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was a

BJP outwitted in Karnataka

If there is one welcome outcome from the fast-moving political developments in Karnataka, it is the arrival of a young professional leadership in the Congress. It had learned the lessons from Goa, Manipur and Assam and was not to be outwitted by the BJP again. For the first time, the Congress

A case for simultaneous elections

With every election to a state, the quality of campaign deteriorates. In the race-to-the-bottom, all civility is thrown to the winds. Look at the address of Congress President Rahul Gandhi after BJP’s Yeddyurappa resigned his two-day term: “Prime Minister Modi will accept a man accused of murder as the President of

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