India is a multi-lingual, multi-religion, multi-caste country with several special needs. Elections is the time when leaders make the need for new policies an election issue. Policy debate is required for the right development and growth of India. This section aims to cover issues that debate on new or obsolete policies and clarify India's poll agenda.
BJP on Monday began a soul-searching exercise to decide its future course of action in the wake of its dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.
India’s voters believe Mr Singh’s government is the right one to take India forward in these unsteady times. It is now up to the new, unfettered, unhindered UPA government to show what it can do with our future.
If Verdict 2009 has been totally decisive about who should be prime minister, it is also equally decisive that the BJP, as the principal opposition party, must look for a new leader in the Lok Sabha.
In the face of a myriad challenges on the economic and foreign policy fronts, the country cannot afford a repeat of history, especially when it promises to be a tragic farce, writes Vinod Sharma.
BJP strongman and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday termed Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Afzal Guru as "misleading" and alleged that the UPA government was "sitting" on the hanging order of the parliament attack convict.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday said a "strong government" was needed at the Centre to solve the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
Rahul Gandhi's excessive enthusiasm for winning new friends for the Congress has landed his party in some trouble. Several constituents of the UPA led by the Congress have not been amused by this search for partners since it suggests that the party no longer has much faith in the alliance.
The bad vibes between SP general secretaries Amar Singh and Azam Khan caught on with the two leaders' supporters who clashed in Rampur on Friday. M. Hasan and S. Raju report.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has once again attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for what it calls his pro-American foreign policy even as Congress leaders are trying to get the support of Left parties and their Third Front allies to form the government at the centre.
Under pressure from its rival AIADMK and others, Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK has jumped into the 'Eelam' bandwagon demanding a separate homeland for Tamils in Sri Lanka. In a bid to match competing rivals, DMK chief and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said last night that he would make all efforts for creation of 'Eelam'.
The BJP on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for justifying the decision to withdraw the name of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, an accused in Bofors payoff case, from CBI's list of wanted persons and said his "morally unacceptable defence" marks a "new low" for the office of the PM.
In May 1991, in the middle of a bruising general election campaign, a foreign terrorist organisation — the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) — stunned India by assassinating former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The Election Commission on Friday strongly objected to the use of children in poll related work and warned concerned officials of disciplinary action.
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) national president Sharad Yadav said he was against alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani's view that the constitution be amended to fix the term for legislatures and that voting be made compulsory.
AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa, 61, vowed on Wednesday to send the Indian army into Sri Lanka to carve out a separate Tamil Eelam state for Sri Lanka Tamils, if her party joined the next government at the Centre and had the numbers to play a decisive role in it.