Tamil Nadu wants Narendra Modi as PM: Poll

Posted on August 31, 2013 by K Balakrishnan under Politics

A CLEAR MAJORITY (53 per cent) of Tamil Nadu voters feel Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is best fitted to be Prime Minister of India... [...]

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A crisis going waste

Posted on February 27, 2013 by K Balakrishnan under Politics

INDEPENDENT INDIA HAS found itself backed into serious crisis several times in the past (political, economic and national security crises)... [...]

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Curtains go up on high-stakes, high-voltage assembly elections in 5 states

Posted on January 10, 2012 by K Balakrishnan under Elections

With the acrimonious Lokpal issue fading away in the dying days of 2011, the curtains go up in the New Year on what will surely count as among the most closely fought and closely watched set of assembly elections in the nation’s history. [...]

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LensOnNews Poll shows steady erosion in standing of PM, UPA Government

Posted on November 16, 2011 by K Balakrishnan under Politics

The credibility of the scandal-ridden UPA Government has touched an all-time low as it flounders from crisis to crisis and seeming not able... [...]

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The Cameron precedent: Manmohan should come clean before Parliament on 2G,CWG and Cash-for-Vote scams

Posted on August 16, 2011 by K Balakrishnan under Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron had to go before British Parliament and render an abject apology – for his error of judgment in hiring as his communication chief in 2007 Andy Coulson, a former Editor of the News of The World, who has now been arrested for his culpability in the phone hacking scam. [...]

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After Manmohan who? Modi preferred over Rahul as PM: Poll

Posted on August 12, 2011 by K Balakrishnan under Politics

Public disaffection is growing against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his government, even as it comes under challenge from a concerted opposition and civil society over its non-performance, and even more, over its unresponsiveness to public opinion. This is reflected in the results of a LensOnNews poll conducted in five metropolitan cities which finds that 61% of the respondents express themselves dissatisfied overall with the performance of the UPA government, against only 28% who say they are satisfied. [...]

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Crackdown on Ramdev unwarranted; PM, Sonia responsible: Poll

Posted on August 16, 2011 by K Balakrishnan under Politics

UPA Government ministers and Congress party spokesmen have been coming up with a variety of justifications for the brutal midnight assault on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his peaceful supporters in Ramlila Maidan in Delhi last Saturday. [...]

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Poll finds people want leadership change; Rahul Gandhi preferred over Manmohan, Modi over Rahul

Posted on August 16, 2011 by K Balakrishnan under Politics

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government, mired as it is in a series of scams, unable to gain control over runaway inflation, on the backfoot in its tussle with Anna Hazare and civil society activists on the Lokpal issue, and facing public revulsion over its brutal crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his supporters, has clearly lost public standing across the nation. [...]

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Mayawati shaky in UP, Mulayam’s fortunes on the rise: poll

Posted on August 16, 2011 by K Balakrishnan under Elections

The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are a year away, but the state has already turned into a political battleground. All the key players (BSP, SP, BJP and Congress) have high stakes in what is shaping up to be a tough four-cornered contest, the outcome of which will have repercussions beyond UP and for the Lok Sabha elections to come. The Mayawati government is clearly on the back foot, with a deteriorating law and order situation and opposition parties going on the offensive. The Congress is in a campaign mode seeking to build on its surprisingly strong showing in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, with Rahul Gandhi himself resorting to agitational politics, and his pointsman Digvijaya Singh assiduously wooing the Muslim community. The BJP has, on its part launched the newly-reconciled Uma Bharti into the fray in an attempt to woo the OBC vote and to revive the Hindutva sentiment. [...]

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Jaya on way to convincing win in Tamil Nadu

Posted on August 16, 2011 by K Balakrishnan under Elections

The coming closely watched assembly elections in Tamil Nadu are a high-stakes political game for all the leading players, and have the potential to change forever the political landscape at both the central and state levels in unpredictable ways. [...]

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