In election season, political parties are scrambling to notch up support from all quarters. But prime ministerial ambitions of most regional satraps have, however, blocked any such formation, so far.
The strong debut of the AAP in the Delhi elections has fuelled its spread across north and eastern India. For a party born as late as January 2012, a presence in 22 states, multiple offices in at least half-a-dozen and over 12.5 lakh volunteers is no mean feat.
A divorce, a jail term, determined foes: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar fighting a lone battle?
The divorce between Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal(U) and a few days of change in residence for Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Lalu Prasad – from 10, Circular Road in Patna to the Ranchi jail in Jharkhand – have totally changed the game that is played in Bihar.
Angry with the SP, convinced that the Congress is a losing proposition, unsure of AAP’s ability to win, and fearful that Mayawati may ally with the BJP in the future, Muslims have a difficult choice.