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A Surya Prakash

A Surya Prakash

 

A Surya Prakash is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation. He specialises in constitutional and parliamentary affairs. He is also the author of ‘What Ails Indian Parliament’ (HarperCollins, 1995). 

Reclaiming the Sardar

Reclaiming the Sardar

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 | A Surya Prakash

People are now acquainted with the pettiness and cunning displayed by the Congress to mask the achievements of Sardar Patel Recently, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra claimed that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a dedicated Congress leader and a close associate of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. She also mocked at the...

The Left crisis in India

The Left crisis in India

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 | A Surya Prakash

The declining fortunes of the two communist parties, CPI and CPI(M), which started from West Bengal, have been a body blow to the communist movement Friedrich Engels had said that one of the principal outcomes of the proletarian revolution would be the withering away of the State. In India, post-2019, the...

Lessons from defeat

Lessons from defeat

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 | A Surya Prakash

If the BJP maintains pace, it may head the Congress way when it had seats in virtually every State. Meanwhile, the Congress must begin rebuilding the party much like the BJP did after 1984 The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) spectacular performance in the Lok Sabha election is as much a positive...

The Italian connection

The Italian connection

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | A Surya Prakash

BG Deshmukh’s revelations in his book, A Cabinet Secretary Looks Back, shows how security protocols in the Rajiv era weren’t entirely above board  There is much talk of how Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister took his Italian relatives on a holiday to Lakshadweep and compromised national security by misusing the...

Reality check for Chacko

Reality check for Chacko

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | A Surya Prakash

While the Congress leader’s assertion that the Nehru-Gandhis are the ‘first family’ goes against our democratic ethos, their transgressions are now precedents followed by others Although the Congress was in the vanguard of the freedom movement, many of its members are still not comfortable with the core values in our Constitution...

Money rules the roost

Money rules the roost

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | A Surya Prakash

Although muscle power has been brought under control, electoral spending has reached monstrous proportions. The Election Commission must come face-to-face with this reality Although the use of muscle power to capture booths and intimidate voters belonging to vulnerable social groups has drastically come down in recent years, the percentage of candidates...

Making false promises

Making false promises

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | A Surya Prakash

The Congress manifesto hopes for sympathetic amnesia by talking just about governance and politics post 2014. It’s hard for the people to forget the disturbing Emergency The Congress recently released its manifesto. As it is India’s oldest party with presence in every part of the country, however nominal and depleted it...

Lasting legacy of corruption

Lasting legacy of corruption

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 | A Surya Prakash

There are invaluable proofs on how the Nehru-Gandhi family went about the business of funding their activities and election campaigns. Nobody can claim to be clean The shrill and abusive attacks launched by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his oft-repeated diatribe “Chowkidar Chor Hai” has...

State Editions

HC rejects Rai’s plea, reserves verdict on Tirkey

15 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

in brief

15 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

App to track crowd at polling booths

15 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Fight over J’khand seats may end BJP-AJSU’s 19-year ties

15 November 2019 | Pranav Pratyush | Ranchi

BJP plans six rallies of PM Modi in State

15 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Procure 32 L MT of rice from C’garh: Baghel to Centre

15 November 2019 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Sunday Edition

Cleaning Delhi’s Air An Ethical and Economic Dilemma

10 November 2019 | Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava | Agenda

Beyond Time and Space

10 November 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Loving your own space

10 November 2019 | Sarita Mathur | Agenda

We need love to exist

10 November 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Stay alert to keep mind in shape

10 November 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Ayodhya judgment: Reasons & resolution

10 November 2019 | PNS | Agenda