Pawan Sharma, based in Chandigarh, is Punjab’s Chief-of-Bureau, Hindustan Times. In the past 16 years, stints in Delhi and Himachal Pradesh including, he has done high-impact stories on Tibetan affairs, judiciary, politics and corruption in governments.
By winning 31 seats — up from 15 in 2014— and halting the victory march of the overconfident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at 40 seats, the Congress gave a frontal blow to the saffron outfit’s lofty target of ‘abki baar, 75 paar’ (this time, 75 seats... read more
Hooda had been on the back foot after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dethroned the Congress in Haryana in October 2014 and the Manohar Lal Khattar govrnment turned up the heat on him for alleged irregularities in land deals. After the Congress high... read more
Weeks before the October 21 elections, Hooda burnt bridges with the Congress central leadership when he announced at a rally in Rohtak that the party had lost direction on Article 370 abrogation and the Kashmir issue. read more
“The Khattar government has failed on all fronts. This is a non-performing government. They are expert in event management. Every section of the society is unhappy with them. People trust me. That’s why I am getting overwhelming response in rallies”,... read more