Monday, 20 November, 2017

Politics

Despite low returns, Junagadh cotton growers find seeds of hope in Modi

Cotton farmers in the Saurashtra region don’t want a change of guard in Gujarat, say BJP has ensured better roads, schools, power and water in villages.
Patidar reservation: SC order on Rajasthan OBC bill a lesson for Congress

Patidar reservation: SC order on Rajasthan OBC quota bill has a lesson for Congress

SC has restricted Rajasthan govt from crossing 50 per cent quota cap; Congress may face similar challenge in wooing Patidars through reservation formula.
21 new faces in BJP’s first list of 70 candidates for Gujarat

21 new faces in BJP’s first list of 70 candidates for Gujarat

New candidates include six Congress MLAs who recently switched sides; IPS officer P.C. Baranda and top businessman Dhanjibhai Patel are among those given tickets.
Gujarat’s ceramic city likes Modi, but hates his economic policies

Gujarat’s ceramic city likes Modi, but hates his economic policies

Note ban and GST have dampened Morbi’s ceramic business, while the Patel quota agitation has got the community to rally against BJP.
Women holding Modi masks

Women of Gujarat: More educated since 1999, but not much progress elsewhere

According to data from National Family Health Surveys from 1999 to 2016, Gujarat’s performance on human development indicators for women is a mixed bag.
JD(U) feels snubbed but BJP plays down talk of trouble in Bihar alliance

JD(U) feels snubbed but BJP plays down talk of trouble in Bihar alliance

CM Nitish Kumar openly expressed displeasure at the sudden cancellation of an event after Union minister R.K. Singh skipped it.
Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi preparing for Gujarat polls

Demonetisation, GST, Patidar demands pile atop traditional Gujarat poll plot

Caste and regional divides will influence elections next month but newer concerns such as the economic slowdown and aspirations for progress will also matter.
Screengrab of BJP Gujarat's campaign video

BJP’s ‘Pappu’ video isn’t the only one, 10 other videos also under EC scanner

The Election Commission has suggested changes in at least 10 other videos of political parties. 
PAAS(Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti) Convener Hardik Patel interacts with members of the Patidar community

Talk Point: Hardik Patel should take heart, porn as political weapon always fails

There is plenty of recent evidence that suggests personal porn as a political tactic doesn’t work in India, writes Shekhar Gupta.
People seen wearing masks of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi while attending a public rally in Gandhinagar.

Gujarat polls to feature 12 lakh new and first-time voters

According to latest estimates, 60 per cent of Gujarat’s 4.03 crore voters are under 40. Of these, 12 lakh are new and first-time voters, as per ECI data.
Indira Gandhi with her younger son Sanjay

The Pink Curse of Indiranomics

Indira’s was a ruder Socialism than her father’s. Hers was a unique socialist-populism which we call povertarianism. Iron Lady realised, but too late, that she had erred.

Gujarat Elections 2017

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi at 100: Why She Still Rules India

Indira believed in statist, povertarian economics and crush-the-opposition-to-dust “Total Politics”. If both ideas thrive under Modi now, she still rules our minds.