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N Sathiya Moorthy

N Sathiya Moorthy, veteran journalist and political analyst, is Distinguished Fellow and Head-Chennai Initiative of Observer Research Foundation. You can e-mail the author at sathiyam54@gmail.com

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One Party's Freebies Are Another's Welfare Schemes

One Party's Freebies Are Another's Welfare Schemes

Rediff.com4 days ago

As some BJP pollsters concede, the Modi leadership's sweeping success in elections 2019, especially across central India, owed not to Hindutva ideology, but to welfare schemes, all of them borrowed from Tamil Nadu, reveals N Sathiya Moorthy.

Where Does AIADMK Go From Here?

Where Does AIADMK Go From Here?

Rediff.com12 Jul 2022

There is nothing to suggest that the DMK stands to gain from the AIADMK split nor is there anything indicative of an extraordinary advantage for the BJP, independently or in the company of the AIADMK, explains N Sathiya Moorthy.

Can Modi Unite The Opposition?

Can Modi Unite The Opposition?

Rediff.com6 Jul 2022

If there is unity in the Opposition, it is only about regional parties other than the DMK not wanting Rahul Gandhi or any other Congress leader for prime minister, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.

Will EPS Reign Supreme in AIADMK?

Will EPS Reign Supreme in AIADMK?

Rediff.com25 Jun 2022

EPS' real test will commence with a decision whether or not to patch up with OPS and on what terms -- and then, to decide whether or not to have the BJP for an electoral ally, come 2024, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.

Agnipath Anger: Why Modi Needs To Worry

Agnipath Anger: Why Modi Needs To Worry

Rediff.com20 Jun 2022

There is disquiet and discomfort in the citizenry that can be touched and felt. No one is talking, but then, the Indian voter has not talked much -- with the conviction that all that goes up has to come down, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.

What Nupur Sharma May Cost India

What Nupur Sharma May Cost India

Rediff.com10 Jun 2022

India's trade with the Gulf-Arab region stands at $180 billion. India needs the Gulf region more in terms of trade, investments and employment than the other way round. When it comes to faith, the Gulf-Arab nations have not been found wanting at any point in time, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.

BJP Tactics Won't Cut Much Ice In TN

BJP Tactics Won't Cut Much Ice In TN

Rediff.com3 Jun 2022

The Hindutva social media continues to present the DMK especially as anti-god, anti-Hindu and anti-Brahmin. The strategy did not work in the past, it has not worked in the present, and would not work in the future, as a massive vote-getter, asserts N Sathiya Moorthy.

Can The Congress Survive Till 2024?

Can The Congress Survive Till 2024?

Rediff.com31 May 2022

For the Congress to be taken seriously, it has to convince those around it that it could actually double its Lok Sabha seat share from the existing 52, and vote-share by a third more from the stagnating 20 per cent in 2014 and 2019, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.

Perarivalan's Release Explained

Perarivalan's Release Explained

Rediff.com19 May 2022

The Rajiv Gandhi assassination, investigation and trial were all jinxed in parts, recalls N Sathiya Moorthy.

Tamil Nadu's Is Saivism Hinduism Debate

Tamil Nadu's Is Saivism Hinduism Debate

Rediff.com12 May 2022

Stalin's personal intervention in the Adheenam row may have contained the avoidable political damage and social tensions at least for now, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.

What Awaits Rajapaksas After Monday's Mayhem?

What Awaits Rajapaksas After Monday's Mayhem?

Rediff.com10 May 2022

Gota has to decide if he could order elder brother Mahinda's arrest as the agent provocateur of Monday's violence. Then he has to prepare for an interim government, in which no one would now want to become a cabinet minister leave alone prime minister, explains N Sathiya Moorthy.

Stalin Prepares For Battle Of 2024

Stalin Prepares For Battle Of 2024

Rediff.com6 May 2022

The going is not going to be easy for the DMK and its allies in Elections 2024. Despite the seats sweepstake in the 2021 assembly polls, the vote-share difference of 5.6% (DMK's 45.38% versus AIADMK-BJP's 39.72%) is not insurmountable on a bad day, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.

After one year in power, 'Dravidian model' is a legacy issue for Stalin

After one year in power, 'Dravidian model' is a legacy issue for Stalin

Rediff.com6 May 2022

The question is if the BJP's increasing dependence on Hindutva politics, coupled with the DMK's Dravidian model, would decide the LS polls for the DMK and allies, as it did in 2019. Or, will the state BJP-AIADMK's repeated reference to allegations of corruption and published incidence of crimes, also involving DMK party men, be the clincher, wonders N Sathiya Moorthy.

Why 'Bulldozer Politics' Won't Work

Why 'Bulldozer Politics' Won't Work

Rediff.com25 Apr 2022

The Modi leadership could lose Election 2024 if a communal flare-up becomes cause for all-round catastrophe, warns N Sathiya Moorthy.

Governor Caught In Centre-Tamil Nadu Crossfire

Governor Caught In Centre-Tamil Nadu Crossfire

Rediff.com20 Apr 2022

The DMK feels its genuine gestures have had no bearing on the governor's politico-administrative conduct, which is 'more political and politicised than administrative and Constitutional', observes N Sathiya Moorthy.

The Rajapaksas You Did Not Know

The Rajapaksas You Did Not Know

Rediff.com7 Apr 2022

From Sri Lanka's most popular political family to its most despised -- going by the voices on the streets calling for the Rajapaksas' ouster -- what went wrong for the clan? Veteran Sri Lanka watcher N Sathiya Moorthy offers an insight.

Why Sri Lanka Is In Crisis

Why Sri Lanka Is In Crisis

Rediff.com4 Apr 2022

The protests brought home the fact that the Sri Lankan public is in no mood for halfway measures, as voices against Rajapaksa 'family rule' and 'securitisation' of the civilian administration began sidestepping the more critical economic crisis, affecting the nation and afflicting the individual, observes Sri Lanka watcher N Sathiya Moorthy.

Gadkari's Congress Googly To Modi

Gadkari's Congress Googly To Modi

Rediff.com30 Mar 2022

Is anyone in the BJP listening -- to what Nitin Gadkari had to say, but possibly left unsaid? asks N Sathiya Moorthy.

OPS Weakens AIADMK By Backing Sasikala

OPS Weakens AIADMK By Backing Sasikala

Rediff.com26 Mar 2022

O Panneerselvam should not be surprised if the current controversy that he has kicked off is used to rid him of the party coordinator's post, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.

What Modi-Shah Should Worry About

What Modi-Shah Should Worry About

Rediff.com20 Mar 2022

The seat-share progression should worry the BJP. From the previous assembly polls of 2017, through the assembly segments in its favour in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and now in 2022, the BJP's seat-share has come down from a high 312 to 275 to 255. N Sathiya Moorthy reads the political tea leaves after the UP and Punjab election verdicts.

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