Education Needs Change: TMC’s Anupam Hazra

Anupam Hazra, Trinamool Congress candidate from Bolpur, West Bengal, says his motto is to address social concerns. Changing the current education system, in consultation with academicians, would also be a priority area, Hazra said.   This initiative is part of Mera Neta, India’s largest candidate outreach programme, which has exclusive updates of the candidates contesting … Continued

Indian Elections: Debunking The Debunked Myths

“Survey shatters 5 Indian election myths” read a Financial Times headline in its characteristically emphatic style. The motivation for the headline was a survey carried out by the Centre for Advanced Studies of India at the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Endowment that presumably busted some purported myths based on voter surveys and data analysis. After listening to the … Continued

Which ‘Third Front’ Group Could Form India’s Next Government?

The two major blocs in India’s national politics are the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).   2013 had been a disappointing one for the Congress in all state elections except Karnataka. The elections in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi were a disaster for … Continued

Why Congress & BJP Need Allies To Form A Govt

Okay, we are not saying anything new. And yet you have to admit that the electoral numbers almost seem to have a new twist each time you revisit them.   Coalition governments have been the name of the game for nearly two decades. Starting 1996, no major political party has been able to form a … Continued

Fact Check: Did The NDA Government Really Quadruple Forex Reserves?

Piyush Goyal, Rajya Sabha MP and national treasurer of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claimed on the social media website  Twitter(@PiyushGoyalBJP), that the BJP-led NDA Government had “quadrupled forex reserves and had 3 years of current account surplus.”   While the circumstances are dramatically different and external factors obviously had a role to play in many … Continued