The face of anti-BJP front

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

It’s been some time since almost all anti-BJP parties have been pondering over forming a Bihar-style grand alliance, albeit on a national level. Although, a senior leader has reservations on comparing it with the Bihar Mahagathbandhan. He says that after the Emergency, all parties had united to ensure the defeat...

For majority in Rajya Sabha, BJP will have to wait till 2018

Sunday, 19 Mar 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Despite the huge majority in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is not going to get majority in the Upper House just yet. Although after the biennial elections scheduled for next year, the BJP will become the largest party in the Rajya Sabha, but it will have to wait some more The general...

After UP, BJP swings into election mode in Gujarat

Sunday, 12 Mar 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The Assembly Elections in Gujarat are scheduled for the end of this year. While UP polls were a matter of prestige for Modi and Shah, Gujarat could well be the ‘do or die’ battle for them. It was indeed Gujarat that had paved the way to Delhi for them, hence...

Eye on India’s Presidential election

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

In both Houses of Parliament, the BJP and its allies have more numbers than their rivals. But in the Assemblies of States, the numbers are almoste qual for both sides. In this scenario, the BJP has to look for a candidate most parties would agree on Many parties are trying to...

In the name of Modi

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Somehow, the ongoing Assembly Elections have become a Narendra Modi vs the rest contest. While the BJP is duly projecting Modi’s face in all five States, opposition parties are attacking the party for conveying the impression that he is the Chief Ministerial candidate in all the States. There are almost a...

The calm before the storm?

Sunday, 12 Feb 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The first phase of the Budget Session offered some succor for the Government. There was a working environment in both Houses of Parliament due to the President’s speech, the General Budget, and the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address. The Opposition parties were in an offensive mode, but they...

Internal politics hots up in Congress after EC deadline

Sunday, 05 Feb 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

It seems that the Congress leaders are jittery about the Election Commission guidelines pertaining to the organisational elections and the deadline imposed for conducting them. Though the party is opposing the guidelines, it is a fact that it is also gearing up for the organisational elections. Sources in the Congress...

Demonetisation discussion to continue in Budget Session

Sunday, 29 Jan 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The Central Government has kept the first phase of Budget Session very short; it will continue for only 10 days. But it seems that the Opposition will not co-operate with the Government. On January 30, just before the Budget Session, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called an all-party meeting. The Government...

Why Nitish finally decided to side with demonetisation

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is not going to oppose demonetisation even though some JDU leaders want him to speak up. Leaders of the two alliance partners of JDU — the RJD and Congress — are also putting pressure on Nitish for the same. But his close aides say he...

Dangal in Samajwadi Party

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

It can’t be said with full conviction whether the feud in the Samajwadi Party, which has been going on for the past four months, is real or has been scripted for getting political mileage. But this was evident that Akhilesh Yadav had been pushed to the top of the party...


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