2016 Assembly Elections – Lessons for all political parties

The recently concluded 2016 Assembly Elections in states of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have shown some surprising results. While the winners claim these are expected and losers complain things went completely wrong for them, there are few lessons that can be applied to any election in general. There could be exceptions…

Is the BJP Government losing its plot?

BJP stormed into power in the 2014 General Elections with massive acceptance from India public. With great success come greater expectations – and that is where the true strength of a victory is tested. There is no question that this Government is far better than the previous one – we have a cohesive government that…

Lawlessness is the word, not intolerance

An interesting phenomenon is unravelling in India these days. It is called “protesting against intolerance”. Think more on it and this resembles the anti corruption movement we saw couple of years back. Of course, there is one key difference between the 2 movements – the anti corruption movement fizzled out and key people associated with…

Why BJP would and should lose Bihar elections

I’m a big fan of BJP and will continue to be one for years to come. As a national party, BJP managed to keep its internal democracy intact for a long time. If you look at the past 15 years, BJP has had some really strong leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani, Rajnath Singh,…

AAP and its Delhi love story

2015 is turning out to be a comeback year for AAP. After a dismal 2014, its leaderships seem to have got their senses back. Exit polls definitely suggest a majority for them. If these are true, it is a great news for the entire country. And there are multiple reasons for that. Party with a…