It has become increasingly clear that the UPA government in general and the Congress party in particular have announced the formation of a separate state of Telangana essentially out of fear of losing Andhra Pradesh during the next Lok Sabha elections. Read more

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Ever since the DMK withdrew its support from the UPA government at the Centre, there has been speculation regarding early elections to Lok Sabha. This was so because after both DMK and earlier the Trinamool had parted ways with the ruling alliance the coalition was reduced to a minority government. Read more

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Speculation of an early Lok Sabha poll has been sparked off by the withdrawal of support by the DMK and political pundits are already predicting that a period of political instability may have begun. Read more

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There is a lot of speculation on whether this year’s union budget to be presented by the finance minister in Parliament on Thursday would be an exercise which factors in an early Lok Sabha election. Read more

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The decision of the Central government to transfer cash handouts to the bank accounts of millions of end users from the beginning of next year is bound to have a political fall out. Read more

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The winter session of Parliament slated to begin next week is likely to be a stormy affair given that most political parties outside the fold of the UPA are planning to move motions on the FDI issue which entail voting. In simple words, the government could face a united opposition which includes the BJP and the Left parties pitted against it on the issue. Even some of its allies like the DMK and those offering support from outside to the minority government like the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party could oppose the treasury benches on this contentious subject. Read more

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Recent political developments seem to have impacted the Congress more than any other party even though there have been a number of allegations against the Bharatiya Janata Party too. The Congress which has been slipping since the last few years is certainly passing through its most vulnerable patch and the controversy involving Arvind Kejriwal and Robert Vadra has left the party gasping for breath. Read more

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Parliament continues to be stalled by the principal opposition organization, the Bharatiya Janata Party and it appears that the entire Monsoon session is going to be washed out given the Saffron Brigade’s refusal to give up its demand for the resignation of the Prime Minister. Read more

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Yet another controversy this time involving the newly elected deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, Prof PJ Kurien and minister of state for parliamentary affairs, Rajiv Shukla has erupted during the monsoon session of Parliament. Read more

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A needless and totally avoidable controversy has arisen over the acceptance of UPA nominee, Pranab Mukherjee’s nomination papers for the post of the President. His principal opponent, former Speaker P.A. Sangma has alleged that Mukherjee’s signatures on the resignation letter with his affidavit that he had quit as the Chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute much before he filed his nomination were forged. The issue is likely to create an embarrassing situation after the results for the President’s election are declared and if Pranab wins, the outcome could be challenged in the Apex Court. Read more

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