Defeat of MVA in the council polls would convince Rahul Gandhi even more that he was right and Ahmed Patel wrong about Congress joining hands with Shiv Sena.
Sasikala will be out of jail before the Tamil Nadu election. The chief minister and his deputy must brace for a storm in the AIADMK.
BJP's insistence on having its own nominee for assembly speaker and a replacement for Nitish Kumar's 'Laxman', Sushil Modi, indicate it wants to keep the CM under leash from Day One.
Bihar results would come as a vindication or repudiation of the BJP’s take-no-prisoners strategy. Nitish Kumar won’t be happy either way.
Jayaprakash Narayan’s followers learnt to lead movements but have struggled to respond to the aspirational class. They haven't gone beyond bijli-paani-sadak.
PM Modi understood Kashmir’s disenchantment with mainstream politicians. But his expectation of a new crop of leaders replacing the old isn’t materialising.
BJP's image among Dalits has suffered a dent due to Adityanath's Thakurwaadi image while Congress has failed to go beyond tokenism. This could help Mayawati, but for Azad's rise.
BJP is not ruling out Chirag Paswan’s return to NDA after Bihar election result. When was BJP so forgiving towards a leader hell-bent on damaging its electoral prospects?
BJP’s expanded social base among backward classes and Dalits is faced with the growing perception about ‘Thakurwad’ or pro-upper caste leanings.
If you look at the credentials of BJP president JP Nadda’s new appointees, you will know why Modi-Shah’s party has a rough road ahead.