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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Arvind Kejriwal is proving to be an astute politician. He has hijacked the plank central to the Congress’s electoral strategy by naming his fledgling party after the aam aadmi. Read more

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The Bharatiya Janata Party’s refusal to join debate in Parliament on the CAG report on what has come to be called Coalgate could prove to be a self defeating exercise in the longer run. Read more

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It’s always a pleasure to see the Treasury and the Opposition lock horns over issues in Parliament. One saw it happening in the Rajya Sabha over the Aircel-Maxis case in which allegations have been leveled against the son of Home Minister P Chidambaram. Read more

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Parliament turns sixty on May 13. And while it celebrates six decades of its existence, it would be appropriate for it to reflect upon the efficacy of the system in general and the image of the parliamentarian in particular. Read more

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Comparisons are odious. But this one seems irresistible without meaning to equate parliamentary democracy in India and Pakistan. 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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Anna Hazare has gone on a maun vrat. In some ways, his decision to go silent is eloquent, come as it does after Prashant Bhushan’s controversial remarks on Kashmir that begot a violent right wing reaction. Read more

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Will the poll outcome in Hissar prove Team Anna’s ability to swing elections on the Jan Lokpal issue? That’s what Arvind Kejriwal would have one believe, moving around in a Toyota Fortuner and exhorting people to banish the Congress for its refusal to accept Anna’s version of the proposed law. 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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