Amrit Dhillon, Associated Press Updated 1:01 am PDT, Friday, May 24, 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, second left, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, second right, present a giant floral garland to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. less Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, second left, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, second right, present a giant floral garland to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters in ... more Photo: Manish Swarup, AP … [Read more...] about Analysis: Economy, Hindu-first impact are Modi’s challenges
How modi can win 2019 elections
Congress party’s Indian Overseas chief Sam Pitroda may be the new Mani Shankar Aiyar . If it was Aiyar who scored self-goals for the Congress party in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, it is Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s top aide who has put the party on a sticky wicket by his politically incorrect statements in the ongoing general elections. By his “chaiwala” jibe at Narendra Modi , former Union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar gave a major talking point and which later became a turning point. , Modi was Gujarat chief minister and the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Talking to medipersons on the sidelines of the AICC meet in the national capital in January 2014, Aiyar said, "Modi can sell tea at the AICC meet but can never become prime minister. I promise you that in this 21st century, Narendra Modi can never become the prime minister of India, never, never, never. But if at all he wants to sell tea here, we can arrange … [Read more...] about Lok Sabha elections: How Sam Pitroda may be harming Congress
By Sanjay Kumar Published: April 12, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in Junagadh, Gujarat, India on April 10, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS With India now fully in election mode, only one question reigns supreme in the minds of the people of India as well as the world: should Narendra Modi become the Indian prime minister again? Has he ushered in the “ache din” (good days) he promised five years ago? This question is polarising India. It is, however, a valid question. This is a man who came to power in 2014 with a promise to usher in a new era of development, coined a popular new slogan “sabka saath, sabka vikas” (collective effort, development for all), assured the nation he would address the issue of corruption, and promised a regime of maximum governance and minimum government.Five years down the line, this is precisely the time to assess Modi’s performance and ask the … [Read more...] about Voting for Modi again? 6 questions every Indian should ask
By Imad Zafar Published: April 11, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email While Pakistan continues to voice the plight of Kashmiris and Indian Muslims, its prime minister should have stayed silent instead of ‘endorsing’ Modi. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, while talking to Reuters, gave a statement that really shocked the diplomatic world. Referring to the Indian elections, he said: “Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached.” India’s General Elections have started from today, April 11th, and will continue till the end of next month. The most surprising aspect about Imran’s statement is that it came just a day before the start of the first round of the Indian elections. Usually, world leaders avoid giving out statements that seemingly endorse any political party of a foreign country as it is a domestic matter at the end of the day and they want to be … [Read more...] about While endorsing Modi, did Imran Khan forget the plight of Kashmiris and Indian Muslims?
By Sarim Jamal Published: March 4, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Modi’s blockbuster triumph could not have been without a strong co-lead in the form of Pakistan. PHOTO: TWITTER/ MEA INDIA Given the epidemic of war hysteria, it would not be preposterous to believe this is the last prediction from this side of the Line of Control (LoC): Narendra Modi will win over Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 Indian General Elections. How did I get hold of this conclusion? No, I am not planning on meddling in India’s elections and it is perhaps important to unequivocally state this, lest I become a dart board for the Indian right-wing. But there is a bigger game at play – a theatre of identity politics. A facade to cover up economic performance (or lack thereof). In the lead is Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but the spot is under increasing scrutiny from the understudy: Rahul Gandhi’s Indian National Congress.In the midst of this movie is Pakistan. As … [Read more...] about The poisoned chalice: Imran Khan’s chivalry has actually helped Modi win the election