Aditi Phadnis

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Sharmila has made KCR her target

Sharmila has made KCR her target

Rediff.com6 days ago

She is criticising what is perceived to be KCR's strongest point -- welfare -- by charging the government with corruption.

What makes Eric Garcetti the right pick as US envoy

What makes Eric Garcetti the right pick as US envoy

Rediff.com19 Jul 2021

He has Biden's ear and because of the past relationship, Biden will actually listen to him, unlike some past residents of Roosevelt House.

How BJP got its way in Puducherry

How BJP got its way in Puducherry

Rediff.com17 Jul 2021

When Mr Rangaswamy began making threatening noises (he could have swapped the BJP's six MLAs with the DMK's six and formed the government with the outside help of the Congress and Independents), the BJP immediately named nominated MLAs.

'As finance minister, it is very difficult to do as much as one should'

'As finance minister, it is very difficult to do as much as one should'

Rediff.com16 Jul 2021

'Since the NDA took office in 2014, and aggressively since 2019, the Union government seems hell bent on centralising all power and resources, only to fail spectacularly.'

Why the BJP brass chose inexperienced Dhami in Uttarakhand

Why the BJP brass chose inexperienced Dhami in Uttarakhand

Rediff.com12 Jul 2021

Governance strategies can take a back seat, but the last word hasn't been said on how the BJP leadership will address Dhami's lack of experience, reports Aditi Phadnis.

The Politics behind Modi's Reshuffle

The Politics behind Modi's Reshuffle

Rediff.com8 Jul 2021

The reshuffle had politics at its heart, so the biggest complement of new ministers, both Cabinet rank and below, came from UP, which will see assembly elections in a few months.

Govt plans to remove 'dil ki doori' first, restoring J-K statehood is last

Govt plans to remove 'dil ki doori' first, restoring J-K statehood is last

Rediff.com6 Jul 2021

'For the government, statehood is one of the end-points of the journey. A vast distance has to be traversed to reach there. There are many turns on the road, some resting points, and possibly, many cul-de-sacs.'

20% of Muslims voted for BJP in 2019, finds Pew survey

20% of Muslims voted for BJP in 2019, finds Pew survey

Rediff.com30 Jun 2021

The survey indicates that the Congress -- one of the main opposition parties to the BJP -- was the top choice among Muslims (30 per cent), Christians (30 per cent) and Sikhs (33 per cent) in 2019, reports Aditi Phadnis.

How Nitish got uncle to dump Chirag Paswan

How Nitish got uncle to dump Chirag Paswan

Rediff.com26 Jun 2021

Chirag, like many other leaders who have lost control of their parties, underestimated the adversary.

'Like Mamata is for TMC, who is Congress's magnet?'

'Like Mamata is for TMC, who is Congress's magnet?'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2021

The Congress party continues to be racked by arbitrary decision-making and the absence of accountability.

Tough days ahead for Yediyurappa

Tough days ahead for Yediyurappa

Rediff.com21 Jun 2021

The Modi-Shah duo are standing with B S Yediyurappa: But B L Santhosh refuses to be silenced.

Lakshadweep administrator has Modi's ear, and trust

Lakshadweep administrator has Modi's ear, and trust

Rediff.com16 Jun 2021

Given Narendra Modi's trust in him, Praful Khoda Patel is unlikely to back down in Lakshadweep.

BJP runs into rough weather in Gujarat

BJP runs into rough weather in Gujarat

Rediff.com12 Jun 2021

Will the Modi-Shah combine replace Vijay Rupani as Gujarat CM?

All 3 Election Commissioners are North Indians!

All 3 Election Commissioners are North Indians!

Rediff.com10 Jun 2021

Unlike the past when G V G Krishnamurthy, J M Lyngdoh, R Peri Sastry, H S Brahma, and V S Sampath held positions in the ECI representing all corners of India, this ECI will be North India-centric.

Can Subodh Jaiswal keep CBI out of politics?

Can Subodh Jaiswal keep CBI out of politics?

Rediff.com5 Jun 2021

'He is not a person to challenge the government.' 'He is a man who is known to go with the flow' Aditi Phadnis reports.

Can Himanta Sarma navigate tough road ahead?

Can Himanta Sarma navigate tough road ahead?

Rediff.com24 May 2021

For the chief minister and Assam alike, the road ahead is full of challenges, notes Aditi Phadnis.

Will EC agree to hold Mamata's election within 6 months?

Will EC agree to hold Mamata's election within 6 months?

Rediff.com20 May 2021

In case the EC doesn't hold elections within six months, the duration in which Banerjee has to become an MLA, the Trinamool Congress is ready with Plan B.

Poll results make things tougher for Modi

Poll results make things tougher for Modi

Rediff.com10 May 2021

Aditi Phadnis predicts frequent stand-offs between the Centre and states in the future.

The Jazz-Loving Politician With No Enemies

The Jazz-Loving Politician With No Enemies

Rediff.com7 May 2021

Ajit Singh represented a bridge between a constituency that represented a more traditional era in politics and a modern, forward-looking, India, remembers Aditi Phadnis.

'Free, fair polls': Can CEC keep his promise?

'Free, fair polls': Can CEC keep his promise?

Rediff.com4 May 2021

Sushil Chandra will conduct the UP, Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand elections before he retires in May 2022.

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