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Nikhil Wagle

  • In search of a credible opposition in Maharashtra

    Maharashtra’s electorate has now been well acquainted with phrases like ‘for a stable government’ and ‘for the betterment of the people. The NCP had cited these claims while supporting the Devendra Fadanvis-led government unconditionally. And the reunion of BJP and Shiv Sena has transpired on...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 2:15pm
  • Why did Sharad Pawar extend unconditional support to BJP?

    Sharad Pawar has a habit of surprising his supporters and critics. His decision to extend unconditional support to the BJP government in Maharashtra, shocked many, including BJP leaders (except Nitin Gadkari). However, his political journey is in coherence with his latest decision. Pawar's politics...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 7:54pm
  • No clear majority for BJP in Maharashtra: Has the Narendra Modi wave lost steam?

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has achieved historic success in the just concluded Maharashtra assembly elections. The party won 122 seats and has garnered over 27% votes. The BJP or its earlier avatar Jan Sangh, has never achieved this number since 1960. Even when the Shiv Sena-BJP government came to...

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 9:45pm
  • The growing cancer of paid news

    The media being infected with a 'cancer called paid news' is an issue debated many a time. During this year's Maharashtra assembly elections, this cancer magnified so grievously that, if not dealt with immediately, it could end the media's credibility.  

    Friday, 17 October 2014 - 9:54am
  • Maharashtra Elections 2014: Who will clean up this gutter?

    Elections are considered a celebration of democracy. However, the upcoming elections in Maharashtra seem to be a festival reserved only for our netas. After the inception of the state, the political ethos in Maharashtra has degraded consistently but in the 2014 elections, it has hit rock bottom....

    Monday, 13 October 2014 - 7:52pm
  • Maharashtra Elections 2014: Why parties need to move beyond the seat sharing squabble

    The upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra must be termed unique. Unique because the winner of this match is already decided before a ball is bowled. There is no doubt about the Shiv Sena-BJP’s triumph and experts believe that the success could well be unprecedented. The recent bypoll results...

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 8:58pm
  • #100AccheDin? The hypocrisy of the Narendra Modi government has come to the fore

    As we look back at the Narendra Modi government’s 100 days in power, one thing becomes palpably clear: this government has the stamp of Narendra Modi all over it.

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 10:24am