HindustanTimes Fri,04 Sep 2015

After a decisive win, what next for the BJP?

The NDA’s emphatic victory in the national election establishes Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP’s undisputed leader, who is next expected to overhaul leadership roles within the party.

Takeaways from Narendra Modi's success story: ignore the critics

You may not be a great Modi fan or even a keen follower of politics, but here some important morals from the NaMo story that should not be missed.

Odisha: BJD unsure of outright win in assembly polls

An upbeat opposition has made Naveen Patnaik's road to a fourth straight term as Odisha chief minister tougher than expected. He has ruled the state for 14 years.

Haryana, Delhi polls could be AAP's next game plan

AAP may have hit the headlines by running a spirited campaign against bigwigs such as Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, but exit poll predictions do not paint an encouraging picture of the rookie party’s performance.

Queen's gambit: What's at stake for Mamata in Lok Sabha polls

In her political life of more than three decades, the 2014 Lok Sabha polls are the first occasion where Mamata Banerjee has something to lose. At 59, Banerjee is fighting one of the toughest battles.

Once friends, Lalu and Nitish have a lot riding on poll results

The Lok Sabha election results will be crucial for a resurgent RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. Seldom has an election carried the potential to so substantially define the political future of leaders like the current one does for the two.

Seen but not heard: how Congress VP Rahul Gandhi fared in 2014 Lok Sabha elections

Every sign on the highway to the 16th Lok Sabha indicates the Congress will not do well. Rahul is driving the Congress campaign and he will get most of the blame, writes Sandipan Sharma.

Sharad Pawar SWOT analysis: which way will he turn after May 16

Pawar's aim in the run-up to this election has been two-fold: to increase the tally of NCP MPs from the measly eight garnered in the last election and to simultaneously re-invigorate his enviable network across leaders of all political parties.

Thackeray vs Thackeray: who will make history, who will become history

The real fight between the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena begins after May 16. The BJP may be forced to choose between the two, writes Smruti Koppikar.