Congress inching towards Mahagathbandhan in UP?

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Sources say the SP, BSP, Congress, and RLD have almost arrived at the seat-sharing agreement. This is a conventional formula, which ensures seats for the winning candidate and for those who are on the second position. According to this formula, the Congress might get eight seats For some time now, there...

Why UP is crucial for Modi’s 2019 Lok Sabha poll strategy

Sunday, 08 Jul 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

It was UP that had pushed the BJP into power with full majority. This time, the party’s greatest challenge is to save its 73 seats. Of the 73, the BJP has 71 of its own and two seats belong to its alliance partner, Apna Dal. That is why UP is...

Simultaneous polls: Clarity after PM’s Aug 15 speech?

Sunday, 01 Jul 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The BJP leadership is facing a dilemma over the timing of the next Lok Sabha Elections, and this has sent all other parties into a tizzy. That is the reason why K Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, told his ministers during a Cabinet meeting that they should be...

To dislodge BJP, Cong ready to give in to allies’ demands

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Though the Congress is claiming that Rahul Gandhi will be its PM candidate for the next Lok Sabha Elections, it is a fact that the party is ready to forge alliances to strengthen its position. Some say the Congress is ready for any sacrifice and to agree to the conditions...

Debate ensues over ‘one nation, one poll’ proposal

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Yet again, speculations have started over elections. They had persisted for four years — on whether or not the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections would be held simultaneously. Recently, the Uttar Pradesh Government sent its consent to the Central Government on ‘one nation, one election’. The UP Government had formed...

Nitish Kumar trying hard to prove he’s the boss in Bihar

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The JDU says there might be several faces in the NDA, but in Bihar, the only face is that of Nitish. No BJP leader is denying this, but sources say the JDU is now demanding the old formula of seat sharing. The party is said to be pressing for 25...

Four years of Modi sarkar and the emphasis on employment

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The Narendra Modi Government is going to complete four years and celebrations are about to begin. What is interesting is that even before the completion of four years in power, the Government has gone into election mode. So, it is being speculated that this year’s anniversary celebrations will include listing...

Congress busy chalking out Lok Sabha election strategy

Sunday, 06 May 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The Congress has already started preparations for the Lok Sabha Elections, but this time, the party is not concentrating on all 543 seats but only 300. In almost half of the States, the Congress will fight along with its allies. A leader, who is a part of the Congress ‘war...

Challenges before Yechury

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Sitaram Yechury has been elected as the CPM General Secretary, and to some extent, he has moulded the political line of the party according to his ideologies. However, he will face great challenges over the next three years, especially at the time of devising the strategy for the Lok Sabha...

Suspense continues on Lok Sabha byelections

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Will the byelections be held on the vacant seats of the Lok Sabha or not? The suspense over this is deepening with each passing day. Normally, bypolls should be conducted within six months of when a seat goes vacant. In India, elections are usually under way in one or the...


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