The Modi government resists economic appeasement even as Opposition-ruled states revel in it
The Congress government in Karnataka hikes borrowing and excise duty and slashes capital expenditure to fund its five poll guarantees
How the leadership brawl between Karnataka’s two tallest Congress leaders ended in Siddaramaiah’s favour
After a long gap, Congress gets it right in a major state, reasserts its main challenger status. But the party’s success needs to be replicated in crucial state elections due at the year end.