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Why RSS-BJP Have Abandoned West Bengal

Why RSS-BJP Have Abandoned West Bengal

Rediff.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...

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?

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...

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 Brahmastra

Modi: BJP's Election Brahmastra

Rediff.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 BJP

EC Restrictions: Advantage BJP

Rediff.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 Congress

Rahul Cannot Revive The Congress

Rediff.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?

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 Freebies

The Dangerous Ploy of Poll Freebies

Rediff.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.

Don't RushTo Write-Off Modi!

Don't RushTo Write-Off Modi!

Rediff.com22 Nov 2021

Critics who cannot stop gloating, pronouncing Modi to be a lame-duck prime minister, may be making a huge mistake, predicts Virendra Kapoor.

How Modi Restored Dignity Of Padma Awards

How Modi Restored Dignity Of Padma Awards

Rediff.com18 Nov 2021

No longer, Virendra Kapoor points out, are these awards given on the recommendation of ministers, or the Delhi-based liaison men who had ruled the roast till 2014.

Time for Centre-Farmers to reconcile

Time for Centre-Farmers to reconcile

Rediff.com12 Oct 2021

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?

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?

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?

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, Allies

Afghanistan: America Forsakes Friends, Allies

Rediff.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 Unity

The Illusion of Opposition Unity

Rediff.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 Modi

UP 2022 is so IMPORTANT for Modi

Rediff.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 Gandhis

Mamata's Delhi visit jolts Gandhis

Rediff.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 ages

Snooping has been around for ages

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

The Orwellian surveillance State is here. And here to stay, asserts Virendra Kapoor.

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