Deepak Joshi

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.

Sangh under currents bring Ram mandir to centre stage

Nov 26 2018

After more than a quarter-century, fresh efforts are on to raise the pitch for building the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. The issue has assumed significance as the nation goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha from April next year.

Karnataka poll results no indicator of national mood

Nov 06 2018

Though the BJP has formed government in 2007, its fortunes have run into tough times too often as the Central leadership often looked askance at former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa’s bid to assert his independent and autonomous position.

Tense Deepawali for leaders as poll battles gather steam

Nov 05 2018

Deepawali, the Indian festival of light, symbolises the victory of good over evil and is a major event in life of millions of people. The political class, which is pitched in a tight battle to elect five regional assemblies, is finding it an extremely tense moment.

Over to the Supreme Court in the CBI saga

Oct 24 2018

The midnight purge at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is over, but the action is not. All eyes now shift to the Supreme Court which will on Friday hear ousted CBI Director Alok Verma’s petition against the government decision to send him on leave.

Short winter session of Parliament likely in December

Oct 22 2018

The government is likely to convene a brief 10-day winter session of Parliament in the second week of December.

Three major takeaways from RSS chief's Dussehra address

Oct 18 2018

The Vijayadashmi Day (Dussehra) address of RSS sarsanghchalak (head) is a most watched event for followers and those who track the Hindu organization that wields tremendous influence on the current dispensation in New Delhi.

Electoral battle looms as big test for parties

Oct 15 2018

Politicians across parties are beginning to gear up for the battle for elections to five state assembly elections scheduled later this year. Along with elections to five state Assemblies, by-elections to three Karnataka Lok Sabha are scheduled on November 3.

Poll season kicks off from Oct 16; results on Dec 11

Oct 06 2018

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh Assembly elections will be completed before December 15. As per the schedule, counting of votes will be conducted on December 11.