Kerala

South India: Possible Key to India’s Next Government

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Summary India’s southern states could hold the fulcrum of power in New Delhi if the current parliamentary polls result in a hung Lok Sabha, the Lower House of Parliament. Unlike in the northern Hindi heartland states, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a major player in only one of five south Indian states, Karnataka. […..]

Games changers in 2016 assembly elections

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Advantage BJP in assembly elections

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Did PM Modi get his facts wrong in Kerala

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Keep the booze flowing, Mr Chandy

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Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy is known to be a teetotaller but his short sighted decision to move his state towards prohibition seems to be born less from his own predilection and more from an internal factional fight with the Congress party. Ever since anti-liquor campaigner VM Sudheeran took over the reins of the Kerala […..]

THE LEFT IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE LEFT

Just before the 2009 Lok Sabha election, Prakash Karat, still strutting with the swagger of the Left’s largest ever contingent in Parliament, declared before an election rally in Agartala that it was a “thousand per cent confirmed” that the Third Front would form the next government in Delhi. The Left was promptly reduced to a […..]