Tag Archives: Mahagathbandhan

PM Modi Vs all in 2019 – Not just a laughable concept but an impossible one too

The next big thing to happen in the Indian political spectrum is the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. There are many speculations regarding the timing of the elections and the two strong groups between which the elections will be fought. While the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be interested in clubbing the general elections with […]

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election exposes cracks in the Mahagathbandhan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar have delivered a fatal blow to the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election. The maneuvering by the three led to the defeat of the Congress MP and UPAs candidate B K Hariprasad by a margin of 24 votes. While […]

Has AAP become politically untouchable?

‘Larger than life’ Delhi CM and the national convener of AAP Arvind Kejriwal announced that his party will not join proposed grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He said the parties who are joining the grand alliance have had no role in the development of the country. […]

A day after no confidence motion, Mamata declares ‘Ekla Chalo’ in West Bengal for 2019

Yesterday’s no-confidence was a complete fiasco for the opposition and it also shattered any possibility of a strong united opposition against the BJP ahead of 2019 General elections. TRS staged a walk out, AIADMK supported the government, both BJD and Shivsena abstained from voting and the motion received less number of votes than the official […]

The numbers indicate that the opposition betrayed the Congress on no confidence motion

In the No Confidence Motion (NCM) voting, every party in opposition was fooling the other one and the Congress was being fooled by everyone. The BJP sailed through the NCM waters elegantly by scoring 325 out of 451 against 126 of the opposition. There were only 451 members present in Lok Sabha when the voting […]

Nitish’s Mahagathbandhan entry fee- resign as CM and fight the PM from Varanasi

With less than a year left for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, speculations are rife about who will fight elections against the giants in the Bharatiya Janata Party . The main focus though, pretty much like in 2014, has stayed on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the seat from which he is going to contest […]

If Nitish Kumar is looking for a new partner, he is not going to find one.

The Print has a dubious distinction of coming up with weird opinion pieces, however, one of its recent news reports is worthy of attention. One cannot even trust news scoops in a country where journalists have reported that a military coup is round the corner, but nonetheless, this story deserves a closer look. The Print, […]

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar questions the practicality of a grand alliance.

In order to stop the BJP from coming to power again in 2019, the Congress party pitched for opposition unity or a grand-alliance against the BJP. This idea of opposition unity before the general elections is not a new thing in India. Earlier also various regional parties have come together to oppose a particular person […]

Nitish Kumar Never Does What’s Expected of Him, This Time too

Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar have a long, complicated past behind them. Both are products of anti-Congress student movements of the 70s, both were influenced by the Socialist ideologue Ram Manohar Lohia and the political stock of both Nitish and Lalu rose in the aftermath of Mandal commission report. For years, Lalu was seen […]

“Gundaraj Returns in Bihar”, Starring Shahabuddin

“Jungle raj” is not a trend created by fake twitter handles. It is also not a metaphor fabricated by the intellectuals sitting inside the TV studios. It is the raw emotion which conceals the fear of ‘hunt or get hunted’. Everyone living in Bihar in the 1990s has his own way to define those dreadful […]

The voteshare/seats conundrum: A case for Mixed-Member Proportional System?

  • By Robert Barker
  • November 21, 2015
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The bizarre counting exercise for Bihar perpetuated by many media houses on the 8th of November might have seen many twists and turns, but at the end of it all, it was conclusively proven that the NDA was no match for the might of the Mahagathbandhan. Nitish Kumar has become the Chief Minister for the […]