An analysis of the UPA performance over the last 5 years on issues ranging from rural development to national security, and debates on various policy issues.
What makes these two southern states critical is that, on the one hand, they account for 81 seats in the Lok Sabha &, on the other, have the tendency to swing entirely one way, leaving the winner with a tremendous advantage
Expressing confidence that Congress will be in an advantegous position, senior leader Kamalnath today said his party will try to forge alliances with parties which are not "ideologically negative".
The calculation is that politics is turning Left and this presents a chance to turn policies in a Left direction
Regional issues formed a large percentage of questions raised in parliament in the last four years. A study by the independent PRS Legislative Research has found that almost 25 per cent of all debates in both houses of parliament between 2004 and 2008 were on regional issues.
Mint is reviewing key metrics in the Lok Sabha since 1952, based on a compilation by PRS Legislative Research, an independent research initiative. Today, in the fifth and concluding part of this series, we focus on coalition logic and participation of smaller parties in parliamentary debates in the 14th Lok Sabha
Being ‘friends’ with the Congress and BJP
Both the Congress and BJP have created websites to enlighten and educate their "friends" among the voting public
A review of the key metrics in the Lok Sabha since 1952, based on a compilation by PRS Legislative Research, finds the representation of women in the lower house of Parliament has never crossed 10%
Mint is reviewing key metrics in the Lok Sabha since 1952, based on a compilation by PRS Legislative Research, an independent research initiative. Today, in the third part, we focus on members of Parliament (MPs) who are not grass-roots politicians.
As part of the coverage of the 15th general election in the country, Mint reviews key metrics of the Lok Sabha since 1952 based on a compilation by PRS Legislative Research, an independent research initiative. The first part in the series reviews the age and education profile and the second part, due to run on Wednesday, will focus on the influence of dynastic politics
It might be a case of the sheer superlative with blood running ‘thickest’ when in politics, as father Yeddyurappa personally oversees the election campaign of his son
The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by BJP leader Varun Gandhi on Monday challenging the invoking of NSA by the Uttar Pradesh government against him
The dismal number of female candidates fielded by all the main political parties is not only undemocratic but indicates hypocrisy in terms of their seriousness about female empowerment
Should Jarnail Singh really be vilified for what he did, considering all he had been through in the anti Sikh riots?
The attention the UPA has devoted to primary education has been relatively obscured but some big initiatives in higher education
Development is not simply tax sops to the corporate sector or, investing in public sector enterprises; it is largely concerned with basic training, basic health and basic infrastructure to all