All stories by VIRENDRA KAPOOR
Nitish Kumar, The King Of SomersaultsRediff.com23 hours ago
Wait for a while before he does another somersault... But one thing is reasonably certain -- the twice betrayed BJP may not embrace him again, predicts Virendra Kapoor.
Uddhav Vs Shah-Modi Via ShindeRediff.com27 Jun 2022
The inexperienced Uddhav is forced to match up against 24x7 political pros Amit Shah and Narendra Modi who have the added advantage of wielding power at the Centre, asserts Virendra Kapoor.
Time For Sonia To Give Up Her Son LoveRediff.com17 May 2022
For the Congress' revival, the eclipse of the Gandhis is absolutely necessary, asserts Virendra Kapoor.
Prashant Kishor Doesn't Have A Magic WandRediff.com26 Apr 2022
Since when have elections become rocket science that you need to hire highly-priced specialists?And even if in the age of social media every party needs to present its best face, is Prashant Kishor the only one with such expertise, especially when his record is mixed with more losses than election wins to his credit? asks Virendra Kapoor.
Ukraine: India Refuses To Toe US LineRediff.com16 Apr 2022
The Americans have expended a lot of diplomatic energy to coax India into toeing their line but India has refused to buckle under pressure. As Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said, India has not taken anyone's side but its own side, points out Virendra Kapoor.
Why All The Fuss Over The Kashmir Files?Rediff.com4 Apr 2022
But why is everyone getting so het up over what, after all, is a mere film? If you don't like it, don't watch it. Why create a public spectacle over it? asks Virendra Kapoor.
Birbhum Killings: Politician-Police-Criminal NexusRediff.com2 Apr 2022
The cycle of violence resulting from the increasing criminalisation of politics cannot stop, will not stop, unless there is a wider political consensus against relying on criminal mafias for electoral purposes, argues Virendra Kapoor.
The G-23 Revolt That Wasn'tRediff.com26 Mar 2022
Members of the G-23, who had shown courage to point out the flaws in the party's functioning, have allowed themselves to be co-opted by the Family to go through the motions of a post-mortem, notes Virendra Kapoor.
Hopefully, some Congressmen can now locate their spineRediff.com19 Mar 2022
If not now, when, asks Virendra Kapoor.
When Politics Scuttles Economic ReformsRediff.com14 Mar 2022
People like Manmohan Singh and P Chidambaram, who as finance minister had fully supported the NPS, refuse to exercise their moral and political influence to try and stop Ashok Gehlot and others hell-bent on wrecking the states' finances, notes Virendra Kapoor.
Ukraine Invasion: India's DilemmaRediff.com2 Mar 2022
Whether it liked it or not, the Ukraine crisis forced India to choose between the aggressor Russia and the US-led free world, a decision it hated to make, Virendra Kapoor points out. In the end, it abstained from the vote in the Security Council.
Why RSS-BJP Have Abandoned West BengalRediff.com23 Feb 2022
'The RSS-BJP fight against TMC excesses seem to have been limited to fighting the assembly poll, not coming to the defence of ordinary Bengalis who are being crushed daily by Trinamool goons,' points out Virendra Kapoor.
Lesson For Rahul and Priyanka...Rediff.com16 Feb 2022
Measure each word you utter in public, advises Virendra Kapoor.
Beginning of end of Sidhu's political career?Rediff.com9 Feb 2022
Having twice betrayed the BJP -- and Arvind Kejriwal determined not to admit in AAP anyone who could question his authority -- Sidhu seems to have reached a dead-end in his political career, asserts Virendra Kapoor.
If The BJP LOSES UP...Rediff.com4 Feb 2022
An adverse outcome against the BJP in UP can well be taken into its stride by the ruling combine at the Centre, argues Virendra Kapoor.
Modi: BJP's Election BrahmastraRediff.com28 Jan 2022
If the BJP is set to return to power in UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and even Goa, it is not because of the party's performance or the quality of governance. No. It is essentially Modi's popularity, observes Virendra Kapoor.
EC Restrictions: Advantage BJPRediff.com18 Jan 2022
Without doubt, the BJP is miles ahead in marshalling digital tools for electioneering better than any other party, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Rahul Cannot Revive The CongressRediff.com1 Jan 2022
In spite of his trying hard he is unable to connect not only with ordinary voters but with most party colleagues as well, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Why Did Modi Lose His Nerve On Farm Laws?Rediff.com18 Dec 2021
Modi had clearly not come to terms with the limits to a prime minister's powers, any prime minister's powers however strong numbers he may have in Parliament, observes Virendra Kapoor.
The Dangerous Ploy of Poll FreebiesRediff.com3 Dec 2021
The culture of freebies burdens coming generations with the huge bill for the flagrant abuse of power by preceding governments, points out Virendra Kapoor.