Assembly elections 2018

Annus mirabilis?

Will India find real solutions to genuine problems and make 2019 annus mirabilis is the big question, given the paltry evidence that its leaders will offer anything more than rhetoric to a hapless people.

A Congress-mukt North-East

Dismissing the Mizoram results as insignificant for 2019 Lok Sabha polls would be politically wrong, given the voting trend of the region in Parliamentary elections where the dominant party has always had an edge

Lessons for all

Introspection by the two national parties will have to revolve around the need to reinject some gentility into the political discourse, difficult as that may seem after the acrimony of recent weeks. Certainly, the default position of the BJP – to be divisive and to pander to the illiberal Hindu – will have to change.