A battle is lost, but not the war

Kanchan Gupta / Analysis Atal Bihari Vajpayee was given to moments of jocular frivolity at times of great stress, for instance on the eve of election results. At the fag end of the 1999 election campaign, a senior journalist asked him what would rate as one of the most banal, if not asinine, questions: “MrContinue reading “A battle is lost, but not the war”

Significance of 2009 General Election Results

The results of the General Elections 2009 are out. The results we must say are indeed very surprising and may be on unexpected lines. United Progressive Allaince under leadership of Congress has won on 256 seats while NDA under leadership of Bhatiya Janta Party has won 164 seats. This election has been significant in manyContinue reading “Significance of 2009 General Election Results”

Regional Parties Paralyzing Centre

IS THE dominance of regional parties holding back India’s emergence as a global superpower? This is one of the most important question that one must ask because small regional parties have a potentially dangerous control over government policies of all kinds. The regional parties emerged in the political arena because national parties failed to satisfyContinue reading “Regional Parties Paralyzing Centre”

Budget 2008: An Overview

Budget 2008 will the fifth and final budget of the UPA government.With both UPA and NDA gearing up for the general elections in 2009,the demands to make the budget compatible with the ruling party’s political calculations are natural. Political compulsions to present a people-friendly budget will deter finance minister P Chidambaram from taking far-reaching measures.Continue reading “Budget 2008: An Overview”

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