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Friday, Nov 15, 2019
Prashant Jha

Prashant Jha


As an associate editor with Hindustan Times, Prashant Jha covers national politics and Indian foreign policy. He is the author of Battles of The New Republic:A Contemporary History of Nepal. He is particularly interested in India’s neighbourhood, and politics in the Gangetic plains.

articles by Prashant Jha (660 results)
Nov 09, 2019 23:51
As the Supreme Court delivered one of the most consequential judgements in India’s judicial history on Saturday, enabling the construction of a temple on the disputed site in Ayodhya, history would have weighed heavily on the five judges. read more
Oct 24, 2019 23:19
The elections have thrown up a paradox. The BJP has technically won one state (Maharashtra) and remains best-positioned to form the government in the other (Haryana). read more
Oct 24, 2019 13:39
The Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena (BJP-SS) alliance will form the government in Maharashtra — but the win is not as resounding as the BJP expected. Haryana has been the biggest surprise in the elections, throwing up a hung assembly. read more
Oct 24, 2019 10:10
Maharashtra Assembly Election Results : Early leads indicate that at 10:30 am, the BJP-Sena combine was ahead in 177 out of Maharashtra’s 288 assembly seats. In Haryana, the BJP was ahead in what has turned out to be a close contest. read more
Oct 21, 2019 01:45
Voting day: The elections are being seen as significant for they will reflect if the BJP’s popularity is intact or has depleted after Narendra Modi formed the government the second time around and took significant decisions, including changing the constitutional... read more
Oct 19, 2019 23:21
This paradox reveals an underlying pattern in the Maharashtra election. In constituencies where the BJP candidate is weak, the image of Narendra Modi, the perception of the work done by the central government, and the organisational machine helps the... read more
Oct 17, 2019 19:53
The SC is held in the highest regard and must live up to its legacy by making necessary corrections read more
Oct 16, 2019 23:55
Political parties have taken decisions making Ayodhya dispute the most contentious issue at certain times; at certain others, they have carefully chosen to underplay it. read more
Oct 16, 2019 00:00
The first from the family to contest elections; a young leader known for causes like environment; and moderate in his speech — Aditya Thackeray is the symbol of a possible change underway in the Sena. read more
Oct 10, 2019 23:04
The conversation, and its flow, in some ways, sums up the nature of the contest in the Haryana elections. Modi’s image and nationalism are factors. So is Manohar Lal Khattar’s perceived integrity on governance. read more
Oct 05, 2019 23:37
In five years, Devendra Fadnavis has emerged as a leader in his own right. He has battled internal rivals, established a strong administrative grip, engineered large-scale defections from opposition parties to swell the ranks of the BJP in areas where... read more
Sep 23, 2019 07:21
There is little doubt that Modi has scored a diplomatic triumph. He has redefined the optics of India’s relations with the United States. And he has achieved a key goal — New Delhi has gained crucial global currency at a critical time back home. read more
Sep 22, 2019 23:50
The Houston event, in itself, was unique. The rise of the Indian-American community, and the ability of the Indian State in using the strength of this community, is not new. read more
Sep 08, 2019 23:41
The first 100 days have been marked by patterns of continuity from the first term, but also, a radical rupture on many fronts. read more
Aug 24, 2019 14:13
Arun Jaitley’s death triggered an outpouring of grief led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Here’s a look at Arun Jaitley’s influence, importance and legacy in Indian politics. read more