The Price of a Promise

V Shoba

Congress’ five election guarantees damage Karnataka’s reputation for fiscal prudence

Karnataka: Office Perks

Why a cash haul in Karnataka, with the money allegedly meant for the Telangana polls, raises uncomfortable questions for the Siddaramaiah government

Welfare Without Populism

The Modi government resists economic appeasement even as Opposition-ruled states revel in it

Paying the Price

The Congress government in Karnataka hikes borrowing and excise duty and slashes capital expenditure to fund its five poll guarantees

The Problem of Plenty

With too many commitments and contenders, Karnataka’s Congress government has to get its balancing act right

A Preface to the Future

Minority appeasement has paid off but how far will Congress go?

The Price of Populism

Congress’ five social guarantees can jeopardise the state’s fiscal health

How BJP Missed and Congress Scored

There are lessons from Karnataka for both parties ahead of the 2024 General Election

Breaking the Deadlock

How the leadership brawl between Karnataka’s two tallest Congress leaders ended in Siddaramaiah’s favour

Congress Makes a Comeback

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.


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