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Jiten Gajaria

  • The Third Front is a non-starter

    Jiten Gajaria analyses why a Third Front government after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections is not a possibility

    Monday, 24 February 2014 - 1:40pm
  • With its list of corrupt leaders, AAP is trying to be judge, jury and executioner

    What is common between the Janata Party’s (or a section of the JP’s) over-eagerness to press a number of charges against Indira Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi’s “maut ka saudagar” remark about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi? They were both unsubstantiated wild allegations that only ended up wiping...

    Tuesday, 4 February 2014 - 10:19am
  • Narendra Modi vs Rahul Gandhi: A tale of two speeches

    Life has a very interesting way of putting things into perspective, sometimes subtly and sometimes right in your face. We saw this aspect of political life in the last few days in Delhi. The two national parties, the BJP and the Congress, had their meets in Delhi. And the contrast between the two...

    Monday, 20 January 2014 - 2:33pm
  • Whither the fight against corruption?

    The year was 2011. India had just won the cricket world cup. Everyone, including me, thought this euphoria would last a while. But it didn’t. Just a week after Dhoni hit that landmark six, people had gathered on streets and in maidans to protest the growing corruption in India. This was a sign...

    Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 5:28pm
  • PM Manmohan Singh's press conference: History remembers failures too

    Some press conferences are memorable for the quotes one hears, others for the stupidity that overflows from them. But very rarely is a press conference remembered for the sheer helplessness of the protagonist. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s press conference was a classic example of this. No ‘bed...

    Monday, 13 January 2014 - 12:29pm
  • The politics of governance

    Something big has happened this past week. While the focus of most political analysts is on individuals, there is a need to read the bigger message behind the results of the elections in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The clear winner here is “governance”. People in Delhi...

    Monday, 9 December 2013 - 10:17am
  • The call for a ban on opinion polls is draconian

    Free Expression of Opinion is a fundamental right, and any attempts to restrict it should be opposed says Jiten Gajaria

    Thursday, 7 November 2013 - 11:56am

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