Never mind the hung assembly in Delhi, the decimation of the Congress and the BJP’s emergence as the single largest party. The real winner in the three-way contest is Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party. Read more

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Let me at the very outset confess that I was impressed by Anna Hazare’s latest show of protest. There was a certain variety to the debate. One didn’t feel being shepherded in the direction chosen by the organizers. Read more

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My respect for Parliament is anchored in my commitment to parliamentary democracy. For that reason, I’m convinced that citizens should be deferential towards elected bodies — from the gram panchayat to the Lok Sabha. Read more

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Much is being made out in the media about Anna Hazare having scaled down his demands to reach a compromise with Parliament. I consider such reportage both mischievous and tendentious. Read more

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The UPA’s approach to Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement is a study in how not to handle a protest of that nature. Read more

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I’ve a hunch that the government will agree eventually to place the office of the Prime Minister under the proposed lokpal. That’s the inference I have drawn on reading Pranab Mukherjee’s statement in conjunction with that of Digvijaya Singh. Read more

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Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption isn’t significant as much for the fact that he made the government bend. Read more

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