Modi, at the moment, is larger than life who many believe can take on inimical neighbours single-handedly, vanquish the corrupt and liberate the country from poverty.
What the new government needs to do so we won’t have to write the obituary of Indian democracy
With this victory—which has the look of a tectonic plate shifting—Narendra Modi becomes the first non-Congress PM since Indira Gandhi to return to power for a full five-year term.
The Lok Sabha polls 2019 mark a watershed in Indian politics for the sheer number of veterans who shaped India’s political landscape and have now either fallen by the wayside or are in the final lap of their eventful careers.
A look at Lok Sabha election numbers in graphs.
Historian Mahesh Rangarajan talks about Modi’s distinctiveness as a leader, the socio-political implications of the BJP’s second term, and the scope and potential of coalition politics.
With the Gandhis losing pocket-borough Amethi for the first time since 1977 and the SP-BSP-RLD belying the expectations they raised, the BJP had a bull run up North
The BJP’s first, ruthless incision into Bengal is complete. A takeover is in its cross-hairs, along with a disruption in the state’s socio-political fabric.
The BJP splits the South: TN, Andhra, Kerala resist its call. Karnataka, Telangana rise to it.
BJP’s Mission Northeast is complete with the conquest of Sikkim by its ally, SKM; elsewhere, it’s business as usual for Modi’s all-conquering party
In Gujarat, the BJP’s voteshare rose to 62.2 per cent from 60.1 per cent in 2014, while the Congress’s came down from 33.4 per cent to 32.1 per cent.
Now that the verdict is out, a few snapshots to bookmark the general election journey
In Outlook this week, election diary by former CEC S.Y. Quraishi.
Amritsar is the most prestigious contest in Punjab for the BJP, which fielded a Sikh here this time—Hardeep Singh Puri, minister of state for housing and urban development in the Modi government.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks on a range of issues—from Modi, the economy, political openness, the generational change in Congress to the charge of being the BJP’s B-team among others.
Ranjan Gogoi is grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons. He made a telling impact when he became the Chief Justice of India but his reputation has taken a beating
Cyclone Fani took Naveen Patnaik's Odisha government and the common man by surprise. A state that took pride in disaster management was found wanting as basic necessities like power, water and polythene were hard to get
If social media is a rage, how can political parties be far behind? And when it's election time, propaganda rules the roost. Facebook ran all the way to the bank through paid advertisements from BJP and Congress
Twenty gunmen of the infamous Ikhwan group massacred Ghulam Dar's family for voting for National Conference. Two alleged killers are now on Kashmir police's radar
Even Narendra Modi’s opponents have sustained the image of the man being a master orator. That couldn’t be further from the truth.