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Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
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 (671 results)
Feb 12, 2020 01:30
Kejriwal’s victory sparked celebrations among non-BJP regional parties, many of which are competing with the BJP in their own states. read more
Feb 02, 2020 02:11
Growth has slipped, jeopardising both macro economic stability. Inflation has spiked, potentially leading to citizen discontent. read more
Jan 31, 2020 20:04
Rajdeep Sardesai examines the election machine, resources, welfare, nationalism, Hindutva mobilisation, the use of the media and the mobile, and the persona of Narendra Modi himself to explain why the BJP did as well as it did in the 2019 election read more
Jan 14, 2020 17:27
It has a monopoly over force. But Kashmir, UP, Jamia, JNU throw up disturbing questions read more
Jan 04, 2020 16:16
He was a rare politician, a remarkably warm and generous human being, a leader with empathy and a committed democrat and constitutionalist read more
Jan 02, 2020 13:24
As DPT passes away, thousands of people whose lives he touched — in his home state of Uttar Pradesh, in JNU and across universities, in Maharashtra where his party just returned to power, across Indian political theatre where he had close friends, and... read more
Jan 01, 2020 02:45
This is the year when India has to revive its story, both domestically and globally. It has to politically show to critics at home and the world outside that its democracy is functional and vibrant, and that it remains committed to its constitutional... read more
Dec 31, 2019 01:11
BJP will be satisfied at redefining the rules to access power yet again in Delhi. It has exhibited its ability to leverage opportunities. But Maharashtra and Jharkhand made sure it was not all sunshine for the party. read more
Dec 28, 2019 01:44
The previous decade was an era of coalitions and whichever party was able to get its caste matrix and alliances right would prevail. Just two elections later, chemistry has trumped arithmetic as elections have become truly presidential. read more
Dec 26, 2019 23:30
The decade was marked by the US retreat from its traditional commitments; the rise of economic protectionism, nationalism, illiberalism; and the emergence of China as the other pole in the global order read more
Dec 24, 2019 00:51
BJP’s defeat has been ascribed largely to local factors, though the outcome also reflects an emerging pattern in which the party is increasingly unable to defend power at the state-level. read more
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