All stories by Virendra Kapoor
Time for Centre-Farmers to reconcileRediff.com5 days ago
Given the worsening security scenario in Kashmir, we cannot afford to have a restive Punjab with its peasantry up in arms against the central government, argues Virendra Kapoor.
Will Amarinder Take His Revenge Now?Rediff.com30 Sep 2021
Revenge he will exact from a party he had led with great aplomb until the Gandhi siblings stepped in and, in order to show who was the boss, flung him aside, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Will Farmers Defeat BJP?Rediff.com21 Sep 2021
Extended rounds of negotiations having failed, farm leaders now reckon that their best chance to pressure the government lay in defeating the BJP in the coming assembly poll, particularly in UP, observes Virendra Kapoor.
When will Modi announce a Caste Census?Rediff.com1 Sep 2021
The caste census has already become a hot-button issue. Unless settled earlier, it will echo loudly in the coming assembly elections and eventually in the 2024 parliamentary poll, notes Virendra Kapoor.
Afghanistan: America Forsakes Friends, AlliesRediff.com31 Aug 2021
Remember the US withdrawal agreement was signed in February 2020. In the intervening period, a proper evacuation plan ought to have been in place. It was not. Consequently, tens of thousands of Afghans who had worked as interpreters, drivers, suppliers of goods and services, etc, face brutal retribution from the Taliban, Virendra Kapoor points out.
The Illusion of Opposition UnityRediff.com20 Aug 2021
There was near unanimity among the guests at the Sibal dinner that the country is ready for a change, that the ruling party has lost popularity. However in the same breath speaker after speaker lamented that without Opposition unity Modi could as well win a third successive term, reveals Virendra Kapoor.
UP 2022 is so IMPORTANT for ModiRediff.com13 Aug 2021
The outcome in UP is far more significant than in the other states going to the polls next year. An unlikely setback in UP can cramp the Modi government, virtually making it a lame-duck two years ahead of the 2024 parliamentary poll, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Mamata's Delhi visit jolts GandhisRediff.com2 Aug 2021
The fear that Mamata might snatch the mantle of Opposition leadership which the Gandhis firmly believe to be theirs by birthright seems to have persuaded Sonia and Rahul to give up their hoity-toity ways, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Snooping has been around for agesRediff.com29 Jul 2021
The Orwellian surveillance State is here. And here to stay, asserts Virendra Kapoor.
India must prepare for the Taliban threatRediff.com24 Jul 2021
The Taliban will view India through the eyes of the ISI and can be relied upon to undertake hostile actions against this country, warns Virendra Kapoor.
Modi's Surgical StrikeRediff.com12 Jul 2021
Modi seems to have an innate faith in his capabilities to handle the myriad challenges confronting the nation and would rather manage the affairs of the nation as a CEO would of a large industrial-business empire, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Why Modi is unperturbed by Pawar's meetingRediff.com28 Jun 2021
Pawar and his Manch can deliberate to their hearts' content, but so long as the Congress does not play ball the BJP has little to worry, asserts Virendra Kapoor.
Ideal moment for Opposition to strike against ModiRediff.com26 Jun 2021
For the first time in seven years the prime minister finds himself at his most vulnerable, observes Virendra Kapoor.
What Modi must do in the next 3 yearsRediff.com1 Jun 2021
As and when the pandemic recedes from these shores, rebuilding the economy will be the biggest challenge for Modi in the remaining three years of his term, observes Virendra Kapoor.
2024: Modi is going nowhereRediff.com24 May 2021
It is too early to write Narendra Modi's political obituary, asserts Virendra Kapoor.
UP outcome will impact national politicsRediff.com12 May 2021
The Bengal outcome can have a marginal impact on national politics. Whereas elections in UP next year might still change the course ahead of the parliamentary poll in 2024, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Will Pawar ditch Uddhav after May 2?Rediff.com16 Apr 2021
There is growing talk of a realignment of forces in Maharashtra after May 2 when the results of West Bengal and other four states would be in, notes Virendra Kapoor.
Nothing can break police-politician nexusRediff.com30 Mar 2021
The police in every state teems with officers like Sachin Vaze, observes Virendra Kapoor.
Modi and his ministers need a thick skinRediff.com26 Mar 2021
A wise politician would disarm his critics, try to take them along, co-opt them, or, at least, take the criticism in his stride. Developing a thick skin ought to be an essential part of any politician's toolkit, notes Virendra Kapoor.
Long live vote-bank politics!Rediff.com12 Mar 2021
Upholding principles was a luxury when there were charismatic leaders capable of winning elections without stooping low to indulge in identity politics, observes Virendra Kapoor.