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Sunday, Aug 18, 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 (645 results)
Jul 05, 2019 16:48
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman adopted a dual track approach in the Budget. She stuck to welfare and is aiming for growth. Both need to work for the party’s political base to stick read more
Jun 25, 2019 05:24
The logic of the alliance was clear. The SP and the BSP had faced a rout both in the 2014 parliamentary and the 2017 assembly elections (BSP had also lost the 2012 assembly polls to SP). read more
May 24, 2019 07:59
After all, the party’s success in 2014 and 2017 had relied substantially on a split in the anti-BJP vote. read more
May 24, 2019 07:35
As PM Modi takes charge for a second time, it is time for India’s political leadership to shift gears and turn on their governance lens. read more
May 24, 2019 00:37
On Thursday, the party did just that. It had won or was leading in 303 seats (of a total of 542 polled) at midnight. read more
May 23, 2019 21:36
The 2019 Odisha outcome will be remembered in Indian political history. This is not just because Naveen Patnaik has scored his fifth successive win. read more
May 23, 2019 00:03
The elections, held over seven phases, in 542 constituencies, witnessed the highest ever turnout in Indian history at 67.1% (tentative figure from the Election Commission) beating the previous record of 66.4% in the 2014 polls. read more
May 20, 2019 19:31
May 23 won’t just give us a new government, but also a glimpse into the new turns in Indian politics read more
May 16, 2019 07:31
An overwhelming majority out of those returning home to Uttar Pradesh for a short break from Mumbai said they would vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. read more
May 14, 2019 07:55
This is where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the polls last time around. read more
May 13, 2019 07:30
The tale of two voters illustrates the churn on the ground and indicates the possible synergy in the alliance is because of pressure from below, rather than talks or diktats at the top . read more
May 06, 2019 06:51
A small shopkeeper in Harnahi Bazaar, in Bihar’s Vaishali Lok Sabha constituency, Singh says he has tremendous respect for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate from the seat, veteran leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh. read more
Apr 28, 2019 07:42
The battle of Madhya Pradesh rests on a complex interplay of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overarching popularity, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s local vulnerabilities, Congress’ advantage of being in power for five months and its disadvantage of being... read more
Apr 09, 2019 07:07
Amid shifting patterns in the public mood, the battle is between national and local, chemistry and arithmetic, and two social coalitions in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh. read more
Apr 03, 2019 07:20
The saffron party is conscious of its defeat 15 years ago and has drawn six key lessons from the loss. read more