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Priyanka Must Take On Modi In Varanasi

Priyanka Must Take On Modi In Varanasi

Rediff.com7 May 2024

In the five years in politics Priyanka Gandhi has undeniably emerged as a thorn in the BJP flesh, notes Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay. It is time that this thorn is twisted a wee bit more when the elections have become far more uncertain than what it was when the Election Commission announced the poll schedule.

Anxiety Behind Modi's Banswara Speech?

Anxiety Behind Modi's Banswara Speech?

Rediff.com23 Apr 2024

In the coming days, unless Modi tones down the communal spiel, it will be clear that anxiety continues to drive his mind and clouds his judgment, observes Modi biographer Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.

What If Modi Scores Below 200 Seats...

What If Modi Scores Below 200 Seats...

Rediff.com11 Apr 2024

If the BJP gets only 200 seats and wants to remain in power, Modi will have to make way -- either for a proxy of his choice, or for an internal rival, predicts Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.

Modi's Challenge Of The South

Modi's Challenge Of The South

Rediff.com25 Mar 2024

It is early to make out which way the wind is blowing, but there is no denying that challenges for the BJP, far outweigh the advantages in this region, notes Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.

At 39, Modi Knew Ayodhya's Value For The BJP's Future

At 39, Modi Knew Ayodhya's Value For The BJP's Future

Rediff.com12 Mar 2024

Gujarat was labelled Hindutva's crucible and Modi was to become the chief 'chemist'. A revealing political saga excerpted from Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay's The Demolition, the Verdict and the Temple: The Definitive Book on the Ram Mandir Project.

Rahul Gandhi Can No Longer Act Like An Insolent Schoolboy

Rahul Gandhi Can No Longer Act Like An Insolent Schoolboy

Rediff.com27 Feb 2024

Anger cannot be an end in itself to Rahul Gandhi's politics -- it must instead catalyse a new political strategy, argues Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.

Is Modi Nervous About 2024 Result?

Is Modi Nervous About 2024 Result?

Rediff.com9 Feb 2024

Why did Modi single out the Congress and its leaders for the most pugnacious verbal assault while sparing other regional adversaries? If he is trying to get some parties to break the Opposition ranks, it means that the BJP's present bravado is for effect. Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, author of Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times, begins a new column for Rediff.com.

It won't be smooth sailing for Jyotiraditya in BJP

It won't be smooth sailing for Jyotiraditya in BJP

Rediff.com11 Mar 2020

'Unlike the Congress, the BJP is not a party that merely goes by family connections.' 'Scindia's future will depend on what he brings to the BJP table.' 'The BJP is also a party where vertical growth is mostly factored by RSS preferences.' 'To secure confidence of the saffron brotherhood, Scindia will have to be his grandmother's grandson and not his father's son,' notes Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.

RSS faces a different Modi wave

RSS faces a different Modi wave

Rediff.com25 Feb 2014

The Sangh's leadership has boxed itself into a tight situation. It now needs to wait and see if Modi can deliver in the Lok Sabha polls, says Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.