All stories by Archis Mohan
The Politics behind the BudgetRediff.com2 Feb 2021
The BJP would want that by March 2022, when UP votes, the economy starts looking up and it heads into the polls with no other issue distracting from its main poll plank of the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
'Congress has shifted from general ward to ICU'Rediff.com1 Dec 2020
It is likely that the party's allies in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, two of the five states going to the polls in April-May, might insist on allocating fewer seats than they did in 2016, reports Archis Mohan.
Chirag Paswan has the BJP-JD-U worried, and rightly soRediff.com26 Oct 2020
Insiders say the BJP is now concerned the LJP putting up a good fight against the JD-U would mean benefitting the MGB in those seats. Moreover, Chirag and Tejaswi are known to be friends, and the former is battling for his political survival.
Why Amarinder backs Rahul to lead CongressRediff.com15 Sep 2020
While it made sense for Capt Amarinder Singh to support the Gandhis since none of the 23 'rebels' had any mass base, the truce was important for his ambition to lead the party in the February 2022 state elections. Archis Mohan reports.
Amid Raj crisis, Union minister to face credit scam probeRediff.com24 Jul 2020
Court orders probe into Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat's role in a complaint linked to Sanjivani Credit Cooperative Society, in which thousands of investors allegedly lost Rs 900 crore a year ago.
Parliament's monsoon session likely in SeptemberRediff.com4 Jul 2020
The plan involves the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha seating half of their members in their respective chambers, reports Archis Mohan.
SARC & Associates appointed as auditors of PM CARES FundRediff.com13 Jun 2020
The firm, headed by Sunil Kumar Gupta, was appointed auditors of the PM's National Relief Fund in 2019, reports Archis Mohan
Social distancing throws spanner in holding monsoon session of ParliamentRediff.com10 Jun 2020
Officials have said the national capital lacked a convention centre big enough to seat so many MPs and adhere to social distancing norms. Additionally, holding a 'virtual session' looks slims as any change in the rules requires a motion to be carried in both the Houses of Parliament.
Privatisation against national interest: RSS-backed unionRediff.com17 May 2020
The government was going in the "wrong direction" and it was "highly condemnable" that it did not discuss the proposed changes with trade unions and other stakeholders, says BMS, trade union arm of the RSS.
Many MPs not keen to donate funds to PM CARESRediff.com2 Apr 2020
Many feel that the money from their MPLADS should go directly to a district hospital in their respective constituencies rather than a central fund like PM CARES. Archis Mohan reports.
Bengal becomes 4th state to pass anti-CAA resolutionRediff.com28 Jan 2020
Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan are the other three states to pass a resolution opposing the contentious legislation, reports Archis Mohan.
What BJP wants in Budget: Not tax cut, but solutions to 'real problems'Rediff.com24 Jan 2020
Sources said much has been done to ease the tax burden of the middle classes in the last five years, and that such a measure affects only a limited segment of people when the focus should be to put money in rural areas. Archis Mohan reports.
GST compensation: States plan political battle over delayed allocationRediff.com9 Dec 2019
States are planning to pass resolutions in their legislative assemblies; however, such tactics will be used as the last resort if the Centre continues to stall allocations.
How Oppn plans to fight Citizenship Amendment BillRediff.com9 Dec 2019
Opposition parties, though resigned to the fact that they lack the numbers to defeat or stall the bill in the two Houses, have decided upon different tactics that they would employ to highlight their reasons for opposing it.
Opposition comes up with plan to fight Citizenship BillRediff.com6 Dec 2019
Unsure about having the numbers in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and other parties have decided they will create awareness about the "divisive" nature of the proposed legislation, reports Archis Mohan.
RSS arm says divestment of Air India, BPCL was 'uncalled for'Rediff.com2 Dec 2019
In a resolution passed at its national assembly in Haridwar, the SJM said the Modi government's proposed strategic divestment of PSEs was an "imprudent business decision" and "against national interest".
'We have brought down naxal violence by 40%'Rediff.com27 Nov 2019
As the Congress party prepares to launch protests against the economic slowdown, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel tells Archis Mohan that his state has escaped its effects as his government has pursued policies that have put money in the pockets of workers, farmers, housewives and tribals, which has helped spur demand.
Blow to BJP in Jharkhand as alliance with AJSU collapsesRediff.com15 Nov 2019
The 19-year-old partnership ended after the ruling party refused to accede to the ally's demand for 17 of 81 seats.
RCEP: 'India has enough bargaining chips'Rediff.com13 Nov 2019
'RCEP may be in India's long-term interest, but it is certainly not in India's short-term and medium-term interest.'
After Art 370, Ayodhya, will Sangh aim for Uniform Civil Code?Rediff.com11 Nov 2019
A small step in this direction was taken with making triple talaq a punishable offence in the last Parliament session. But UCC is difficult to implement, reports Archis Mohan.