The BJP refuses to learn any lessons from its mistakes. Its leaders are busy fighting each other and if the perception persists that it is not an alternative to the Congress-led UPA, they have only themselves to blame, writes Pankaj Vohra.
The Delhi CM may now have to use all the resources at her command to defend the actions of her government over the last several years, writes Pankaj Vohra.
For the BJP, the choice will be between the Vajpayee brand of politics and the Modi school of thought. If the Modi line has to be followed, then the Gujarat CM will be the best choice. Otherwise, it will be Sushma, writes Pankaj Vohra.
Invoking the Congress president’s name, the government managed to get the [women’s reservation] Bill passed with the help of the Left parties and the BJP in the Rajya Sabha but ended up without some of its supporters, writes Pankaj Vohra.
The cut motion may have saved the government but in the process may have shattered Rahul Gandhi’s dream of capturing UP. This impression has to be erased since this is one factor that could determine the future course of the Congress, writes Pankaj Vohra.
While P. Chidambaram has got support from the Opposition on the Naxal policy, there are many within the Congress who feel that he needs to be less ‘rigid and arrogant,’ writes Pankaj Vohra.
Sonia Gandhi has to look at the party’s interests beyond the present. She has to bring the government around to implementing its promises for the Congress to remain a potent force beyond 2014, writes Pankaj Vohra.
The BJP continues to be directionless. The RSS that had intervened to get Nitin Gadkari appointed as the party president seems equally at sea, writes Pankaj Vohra.
There has been widespread criticism over why Atal Bihari vajpayee was named to the party’s highest body. Gadkari has apparently done this to convey to Advani that he was not the numero uno, writes Pankaj Vohra.
Though Amar Singh has hinted that he could join some other party, something which contradicts his “more time for family’’ explanation, he can thrive only in the Samajwadi Party, writes Pankaj Vohra.
The Telangana issue has also raised questions on whether this was done because someone in the Congress wanted to divert attention from the various scams. Or was this done to finish the late YSR’s influence so that his son Jagan would not inherit his legacy? Pankaj Vohra elaborates.
Mohan Bhagwat’s desire to appear as the Sangh's new Lauh Purush stands rusted and beyond repair. It’s as if a section officer of a ministry was to issue a clarification on a policy statement made by the Prime Minister, writes Pankaj Vohra.
Mohan Bhagwat is keen that a younger leader who works closely with the Sangh to further its ideology heads the BJP, writes Pankaj Vohra.
The 1971 Lok Sabha and 1972 assembly polls established Indira Gandhi as India’s most charismatic leader. She pressed on with socialist legislation and her left-of-centre policies. Pankaj Vohra writes.
He has been licking his wounds all this while and could spring a few surprises if the Congress tally is less than the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP). Pankaj Vohra writes.