Deepak Joshi

Emergency Era Political Titan Passes Away

Jan 29 2019

To a generation that attained political baptism from rebellion against the Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi government in 1975-77, the picture of George Fernandes standing at his prison cell holding his chained hands high had the same aura as Che Guevera’s photographs had done a decade earlier.

A Push For Congress As Priyanka Descends On UP

Jan 24 2019

Though there is no official word on Priyanka Vadra entering the election fray, political circles are rife with speculation that she may contest from Rae Bareli in place of her ailing mother Sonia Gandhi.

Regional parties may tilt the scales in LS elections

Jan 21 2019

As BJP and Congress battle it out to dominate upcoming national elections, regional parties may play a decisive role.

Everyone Wants A Slice Of Cake

Dec 26 2018

The reverses in the Hindi heartland States of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan has emboldened the allies and sections within the party which were ignored by the party troika of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and finance minister Arun Jaitley.

NDA Sizing Up 2019 Strategy

Dec 24 2018

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has made its first move towards firming up its poll strategy for the 2019 general elections by reaching an understanding on 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.

Resurgent Congress Triggers Parliament Showdown

Dec 20 2018

Probably for the first time in four years, a combative ruling BJP is facing an aggressive Congress in Parliament. The reason being the tectonic shift in the political environment following Congress victories in three Hindi heartland states and its immediate impact on the functioning of both the houses.

Rhetoric of the past as voters look ahead

Dec 17 2018

The BJP, on the other hand, is putting behind the recent reverses suffered in the three Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. The ruling party is betting on its biggest vote catcher, PM Modi, to turn the tide and romp home again in Lok Sabha elections to be announced in next 10 weeks.

Election results a wakeup call for Modi govt

Dec 11 2018

The challenge from the principal opposition, the Congress, comes after four years of unchallenged domination of the BJP - both at the centre and majority of state assemblies.

Opposition begins warming up for Lok Sabha battle

Dec 10 2018

Political parties have begun their warm up exercises for the next Lok Sabha elections even as they await the results of the polls to five regional assemblies. The opposition is expected to make it difficult for the Narendra Modi government to push through its legislative agenda during the winter session beginning Tuesday.

Assembly elections in last leg, markets await result

Dec 03 2018

The Election Commission, manned by retired bureaucrats, has often exercised unchallenged authority for long durations in the garb of holding polls in multiple phases spread over several weeks. The polling for the current round began on November 12 and would end on December 7, with results on December 11.