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Committed To Build Assam Of Our Dreams: CM Himanta Biswa

Committed To Build Assam Of Our Dreams: CM Himanta Biswa

"We’re all committed to ensure we together build Assam of our dreams," he said while congratulating the AGP members who had successfully contested the civic polls in the state.

08 May 2022
Marooned In Majuli?

Marooned In Majuli?

What’s next for Sarbananda Sonowal—remain an MLA or get a central job?

25 June 2021

The CROWN Fits

Ambitious, efficient and ruthless—Himanta Biswa Sarma represents the new-age BJP leader as the party continues to dream of complete domination of the...

Two In The Muddle

Two In The Muddle

Anti-CAA sentiment fails to dislodge the BJP from Dispur, while a stronger opposition in the assembly promises fireworks.

15 May 2021

Serving Them A Full-Bodied Cuppa

The BJP did well to hold on to its 60 seats. A split of votes between the Congress-led front and the AJP-RD alliance saved their skin.

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26 March 2021
No CAAn Do!

No CAAn Do!

Will Congress’s attempt to rouse anti-CAA sentiments translate into votes in this highly polarised state?


26 March 2021
Foot Soldiers In Action

Foot Soldiers In Action

Newcomers bring fresh ammo, new strategy to the poll battlefield in the BJP-ruled Northeast state


19 March 2021
Brahmaputra’s Undertow

Brahmaputra’s Undertow

BJP pushes for two-in-a-row. Congress, new regional parties hope to cash in on anti-CAA sentiments.


28 November 2020
The Big, Bold War Machine

The Big, Bold War Machine

Bihar done. Bengal and Assam next. The saffron rath rolls on.


09 October 2020
One Too Many

One Too Many

Several regional parties in the fray could help BJP in next year’s assembly polls in Assam


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18 September 2020
Deja Vu, A New Party Is Born

Deja Vu, A New Party Is Born

The AGP was seen as a ‘traitor’. So its original crucible, AASU—the student body at the heart of the Assam agitation of the ’80s—forms a new party...


17 January 2020
Amid Mounting Anger Against CAA, A Political Alternative Is Taking Shape In Assam

Amid Mounting Anger Against CAA, A Political Alternative Is Taking Shape In Assam

The CAA has opened an old wound in Assam where the people who identify themselves as indigenous have been demanding deportation of all “illegal...


28 June 2019
Brahmaputra Changes Course

Brahmaputra Changes Course

Regionalism fades to background as an aggressive BJP pushes Asom Gana Parishad to the periphery


28 May 2019
Opinion | 'Narendra Modi's Clean Image Cooled Heatburn Over Citizenship Amendment Bill'

Opinion | 'Narendra Modi's Clean Image Cooled Heatburn Over Citizenship Amendment Bill'

While development was part of the BJP manifesto in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi's sparkling image swung votes for BJP even as regional parties...


17 May 2019
Elections 2019: Citizenship Amendment Bill Still A Thorn But BJP Counting On Its North-Eastern Diamonds

Elections 2019: Citizenship Amendment Bill Still A Thorn But BJP Counting On Its North-Eastern Diamonds

Even as the Citizenship Amendment Bill remains a sore point, BJP's future in North-eastern states of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram is delicately poised


09 December 2019
Vox Populi, Vote Rongali

Vox Populi, Vote Rongali

Assam is leitmotif of all that comes with elections, including an impromptu jig recently by Himanta Biswa Sarma, state minister and the BJP’s key man in the...


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05 April 2019
Why 2019 Elections Are Proving To Be Toughest For This AGP Foot Soldier

Why 2019 Elections Are Proving To Be Toughest For This AGP Foot Soldier

As a dedicated member of the Asom Gana Parishad, ever since the party was formed in 1985, SrikantaDeka has experienced the joys of victory and despondency of...


13 March 2019
BJP, AGP Join Hands Once Again In Assam To Fight Congress In Lok Sabha Polls

BJP, AGP Join Hands Once Again In Assam To Fight Congress In Lok Sabha Polls

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Tuesday night announced it officially. He said that they have decided to come together with a common goal of defeating...


01 February 2019
BJP Could Be Losing Allies In Northeast Over Citizenship Bill

BJP Could Be Losing Allies In Northeast Over Citizenship Bill

Citizenship Bill could turn out to be the biggest mistake of the BJP trying to play its Hindutva cards in the Northeast.


18 January 2019
The Friend Zone Blahs: With Ally Troubles, BJP Needs Some Soul-Searching

The Friend Zone Blahs: With Ally Troubles, BJP Needs Some Soul-Searching

Is the saffron party neglecting the smaller parties? Analysts say allies are alienated by the way the BJP functions.


12 January 2019
Playing With Fire: Citizenship Bill Could Hurt BJP's 2019 Prospects In Northeast

Playing With Fire: Citizenship Bill Could Hurt BJP's 2019 Prospects In Northeast

The BJP could pay a heavy electoral price for forcing the citizenship bill on a reluctant Northeast


23 December 2018
In Assam, Panchayat Polls Victory Maybe 'Oxygen' For BJP. But It's Not Enough

In Assam, Panchayat Polls Victory Maybe 'Oxygen' For BJP. But It's Not Enough

With the 212 Zila Parishad seats out of the total 420 constituencies, the BJP has emerged victorious in the recently concluded Panchayat polls.


30 November 2018
Deep Throat

Deep Throat

A regular column on the essential buzz


10 November 2018
Anger Is Brewing Against BJP In Assam

Anger Is Brewing Against BJP In Assam

Assam is in a political flux after two recent exercises—the updated national register of citizens this summer and the citizenship amendment bill, which...


26 October 2018
Back To The Future

Back To The Future

Revival of an anti-foreigner stir sets the tone for tense days in Assam


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