Category Archives: Indian National Congress (INC)

Semi Final: The non-political analysis of the assembly elections 2018

On 11th December 2018, results of assembly elections came out for Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana. These elections are being called the Semi Final because of two factors: first, they happened six months before the Final (Lok Sabha Election) and second, number of states that they cover. Let’s analyse these elections and note […]
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Janata Parivaar: A Timeline

EVER SINCE THE EMERGENCY, THE PARTIES AND PERSONALITIES OF THE JANATA EXPERIMENT HAVE BEEN MAJOR AND BIT PLAYERS IN THE ELECTORAL POLITICS OF INDIA. PARTICULARLY SO IN THE ERA OF COALITION POLITICS IN THE 90S AND THE LAST DECADE. HERE IS A LOOK AT HOW THEY LEFT THEIR MARK ON ELECTIONS AND GOVERNMENTS OVER THE YEARS.

And the winner is Democracy

As Delhi goes to polls, we cannot help but think about the massive and intense election campaigns waged by all the political parties. Notwithstanding the mud-slinging and the usual drama and rhetoric that underlines Indian elections, the huge coverage and focus that this Assembly election received was unprecedented. After all, think about it, this was […]
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Delhi Elections 2015: Financial Background of Candidates

Is money power a prerequisite to get a ticket from mainstream party?

In place like Delhi, it is expected to have so many candidates with so much money. But is it a criteria to decide your vote is up to you.

Delhi Elections 2015: Criminal Background of Candidates

Delhi Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 673 candidates who are contesting in the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections. There are 70 political parties fielding candidates in these elections. In the previous elections in 2013 there were 77 political parties that contested and in 2008 there were […]
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Constituency Wise MLAs: Delhi Elections 2013

SNO CANDIDATE CONSTITUENCY PARTY CRIMINAL CASE EDUCATION TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES
1 Ram Kishan Singhal ADARSH NAGAR BJP 0 Graduate Rs 15,69,90,539
~ 15 Crore+ Rs 56,00,000
~ 56 Lacs+
2 Ashok Kumar AMBEDKAR NAGAR Aam Aadmi Party 0 10th Pass Rs 13,35,091
~ 13 Lacs+ Rs 3,600
~ 3 Thou+
3 Naresh Gaur BABARPUR BJP 2 Graduate Professional Rs 2,35,45,476
~ 2 Crore+ Rs 0
~

Ordinances: A necessary Evil ??

Recently Narendra Modi led NDA government brought an ordinance to change Land acquisition and settlement (amendment) act 2013. The Ordinance has been an issues of debate for multiple reasons. One objection raised by opposition parties is that this ordinance is a pro-capitalist one and is against the socialist ideas of forefathers of India Constitution. The […]
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Bharat Ratna : The Highest Award or Political Gimmick

Last week Government of India awarded the highest civilian honour of country, Bharat Ratna, to Late Pt.Madan Mohan Malaviya and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Just like every year, this year too this award has brought many controversies with it.

Narendra Modi: Learning from a mistake of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru

It is often said that an advise is not a substitute for experience. We believe it was said by those who could not comprehend the advise well. Many prime ministers followed Nehru and did not learn from his one commonly known mistake. Many of them made issues like Reservation and Religion their movements through which they intended to mobilize people. These issues, however, ended bloodily because there were people on both sides. Issues like education, health, environment etc can only improve if there is movement for them. There are numerous instances from history which are testimonials for the argument made in this article. Probably it is time to change the saying from “Get your facts right” to “Get your understanding of facts right”.

Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (9 of 9): Foreign Policy

Current Situation: Desire for multipolar world (power should be diffused across the world). Relations with US have deteriorated over Nuclear Liability Law and Devyani Case. Relations with West have improved and measures like foreign investment allowed West’s money to flow into India. Engagements with emerging countries continued. Russia remained a reliable partner and relations with […]
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