In what appears to be a well thought out exercise to reclaim the legacy of his father, BJP leader Feroze Varun Gandhi seems to be all set to move closer to Amethi which his father won in 1980. Pankaj Vohra
In a clear attempt to retrieve the situation after being completely outwitted by its ally, the Trinamool Congress, the Congress seems finally determined to take its opponents head on.
The third anniversary of the UPA 2 on Tuesday could very well be its last if those at the helm of affairs do not take corrective steps to take control of matters and set both the political and the government's agenda. Pankaj Vohra
In Punjab, Congress will gain if it has a chief ministerial candidate. Pankaj Vohra
The great significance of the Hisar Lok Sabha by poll is that it has made Kuldeep Bishnoi — son of late Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal — the tallest and most acceptable non-Jat leader in the state.
The prime minister’s interaction with five editors of his choice on Wednesday could have been his way of sending a clear message to his own party that he was in total control of things and had no immediate plans to step down. Pankaj Vohra writes.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeared to be in his most combative mood during the budget session of Parliament.
I have great satisfaction that my column 'Between Us' was accepted as a brand by many HT readers, Pankaj Vohra writes.
By accepting responsibility for the decision to appoint PJ Thomas as the CVC following the apex court’s ruling that the appointment was illegal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has exhibited statesmanship of the highest order. Pankaj Vohra writes.
The Union budget may provide the UPA government one last chance to redeem itself. It is also perhaps the biggest challenge before Pranab Mukherjee, and Manmohan Singh, to prove that they are capable of living up to expectations without using too much financial jargon. Pankaj Vohra writes.
At last week’s press conference, Manmohan Singh achieved a number of firsts for any Indian PM. While trying to correct his image, Singh did not come out as the king he was during the major part of his tenure. Pankaj Vohra writes.
The UPA will face its toughest test next week when Parliament reconvenes and takes up a whole lot of issues including the scams and acts of omission and commission by the government and the Congress's key functionaries, writes Pankaj Vohra.
The arrest of former telecom minister A Raja and former Union telecom secretary Siddharth Behura in the 2G spectrum scam may have made the government's position even more vulnerable. Pankaj Vohra writes.
Manmohan Singh has emerged as someone who has little say in who should be part of his team. The dynamics within the organisation has ensured that no one was dropped, writes Pankaj Vohra.
For the Congress, the challenge now will be to remain relevant. If that does not happen, the repercussions created by Andhra Pradesh politics after the Telangana report will be felt both in the state and Centre. Pankaj Vohra writes.