Rain brings winter chill to Delhi
Finance minister Arun Jaitley is set to present his first full budget under the Narendra Modi government later this week. As usual, the market is abuzz with expectations from the various sections of the budget as well as likely announcements.
Opinion polls predict a BJP victory in Delhi, they also say Kejriwal is ahead in the race for the post of the CM. Can AAP repeat its performance of last state polls or will it be decimated like it was in the Lok Sabha polls?
Jharkhand, where the assembly elections are underway, has faced political instability ever since it was carved out from Bihar in 2000 and has seen 9 chief ministers and 3 President's Rule terms in last 14 years.
Jharkhand goes to polls which will be held in five phases during November-December 2014 along with Jammu and Kashmir.
Buoyed by the success in the LS polls, BJP leaders may be feeling that forming the government in Delhi is the right thing to do. Amid talk of six Congress MLAs possibly supporting a BJP government, Rajnath Singh has denied allegations of horse-trading.
Modi coined the phrase 'acche din aane wale hain' during the 2014 general election campaign. The aam aadmi lapped this up and voted in large numbers for the BJP. The statement came with strings attached and had terms and conditions in font '7' which nobody usually reads.
Removal of all subsidies won't ignite inflation. Only diesel hike will do so. And all this can be compensated by lowering income taxes as detailed above without creating any strain on the government's budget.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said recently that India will need to take bitter pills to come out of the economic mess, making it clear that he was ready to take unpopular steps to improve the economy.
All governments have treated the salaried class as the milch cow to fill its coffers. The employee class is reeling from high inflation and poor hikes for past few years against the backdrop of low GDP growth. But this time, the salaried class rallied behind Modi.
The dharna episode and his resignation were not received well by a section of his voters. People wanted him to run the government for five years and serve. This was seen by some as running away from responsibility. Kejriwal was oblivious of these things as he nursed national ambitions.
The 2014 Lok Sabha elections proved to be the worst for the Congress, as the grand old party suffered a humiliating defeat. As the party has faced life threats in the past, is this the end of Congress?
All the three leaders have different styles of campaigning, in turn impacted by their personalities and party ideology. At the near end of this long drawn election, we present a comparison of their campaign styles.
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has swamped the Indian media ever since his declaration as BJP election campaign chief in June 2013. With the D-Day (May 16) less than a month away, here’s an analysis of what seems to be working for him or what could go wrong.
With an electorate size of 71.4 crore (larger than the electorate of the EU and US combined), the 2009 general elections in India were the largest democratic election in the world to date. However, only 58% voters turned out.