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Akhilesh Yadav

The Last Gambit

MJ Akbar

Nitish Kumar may speak with folded hands but thinks with hands crossed

Wooing the Ally

For the 2024 General Election, SP still needs Jayant Chaudhary’s support for a good showing

The Yogi Sarkar

And the collective wisdom of the people

Akhilesh Yadav and the Limits of Vote Banks

Has the Samajwadi Party’s dependence on Muslim-Yadav support distanced other sections of the electorate?

Why Yogi Is Confident

Victory in the state will reaffirm BJP’s front-runner status for 2024 and secure a seat for the Chief Minister at the party’s high table

The Peace Dividend

In a clash of identity politics, law and order gives BJP the advantage in Western Uttar Pradesh

National Interest

K Chandrashekar Rao is said to have invited and met RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav recently and is also in touch with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav

Five Myths About How India Votes

Every election season, interest groups revive old political tropes that are long past their relevance. With five states holding assembly polls in February and March, this year is no exception. The electorate, however, seems to have moved on

UP Tactics

There were photos of Priyanka recently chancing upon and exchanging pleasantries with Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on a flight

Pawar’s Praise

When Sharad Pawar showered praises on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

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