Abhishek De

Articles By Abhishek De

Indians open to helping victims of war but oppose influx of refugees, reveals Ipsos survey

About 70 per cent of Indians feel that the mass influx of refugees is mostly for economic reasons and most of them are poverty stricken and want to avail the welfare schemes in India.

Old gives way to new: BJP set to win all Lok Sabha seats where veterans bowed out of race

While a few veterans like Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti had opted out of the poll race citing health issues, the party dropped some leaders who crossed 75 -- the unofficial age limit set by the saffron party for induction into Cabinet, and which has now been extended to contesting elections.

Election Results 2019: Akhilesh-Mayawati jodi manage to pinch BJP but saffron party maintains grip on Uttar Pradesh

The roots of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance was laid following the 100 per cent success rate the Gathbandhan had with the tie-up experiment in 2018, where it won bypoll contests in Gorakhpur and Phulpur.

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi elections results 2019 Highlights: Kejriwal congratulates PM Modi for ‘historic’ win

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, J&K, HP, Uttarakhand Election Results 2019 Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA had won 29 of the total 42 seats across these seven states riding on the "Modi wave".

‘If I was duplicate, why would Gautam Gambhir still be in car?’

A photo of Gambhir sitting inside a vehicle and a man looking and dressed like standing atop the same car during a roadshow on Friday had triggered a war of words between AAP and BJP.

TMC’s Subrata Mukherjee: If any community hasn’t got the fruits of my work, then don’t vote for me

In a freewheeling chat with The Indian Express Bangla, Subrata Mukherjee shares his thoughts on BJP's prospects in Bengal and why he is not an outsider in Bankura.

Gautam Gambhir interview: Credit goes to Arvind Kejriwal for my political plunge

In this exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Gambhir, who has been fielded by BJP from East Delhi, speaks about what prompted him to join politics, why he feels AAP has betrayed Delhi and his Twitter spat with Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah.

Vijender Singh interview: I am not here to do politics… sabka band bajakar jayega

"It is very unfortunate that in the run-up to this election we have seen that the Army has been dragged into politics. Such kind of things just brings down the level of politics. People are just spreading hate," said Congress' South Delhi candidate Vijender Singh.

Gautam Gambhir: AAP aggressively pursuing statehood for Delhi to hide its failures

"AAP and Congress are not the main challenges for BJP. The challenge is to fulfil the promises made by the party and PM Modi," Gautam Gambhir said.

As Lok Sabha campaigning picks up, leaders of all colours try to make sexism the new normal

Interestingly, this election season has seen unprecedented personal attacks and verbal volleys on women politicians, with male politicians delving into unparliamentary language when talking about their female counterparts.

As tea garden jobs fade away, there is trouble brewing for parties in Darjeeling

At present, the condition of tea gardens and its workers present a picture of deprivation and want even though the tea plantations are touted as India's second largest employer. In Darjeeling district itself, three tea gardens have been closed and workers are still to receive their dues.

Electioneering flat in Bengal’s hills, but still close contest between BJP, TMC on cards

While the BJP has been winning the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat since 2004, this time the TMC and the saffron party are poised to fight a pitched battle in the constituency.

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case to Lok Sabha elections: What to look forward to in 2019

Despite consolidating its position as the core of any opposition alliance, Congress still falls short of calling the shots all by itself.

How Rahul Gandhi steadily made farm loan waivers and agricultural distress his 2019 poll plank

The Congress' relentless pursuit of boxing in the Modi government over agricultural issues seems to have paid off as out of a total of 424 rural seats in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, the BJP won just 153 seats as compared to 294 in 2013.

Assembly elections 2018 verdict: Congress tells BJP to watch out in 2019

Rajasthan, MP, Mizoram, Telangana, Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018: Down south, riding strong on Telangana pride and its welfare schemes, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi is headed for a landslide victory in its first Assembly elections after the formation of the state in 2013.

Gambhir has been a sincere student of the game, never played for fame: Coach Sanjay Bhardwaj

Bhardwaj also rued the fact that the 37-year-old did not get many opportunities to make a comeback into the Indian side despite racking up 632 runs in 10 innings in the 2017 Ranji season.

J&K drama: Governor’s fax not working, Mehbooba stakes claim via tweet

"In today's age of technology, it is very strange that the fax machine at THE Governor’s residence didn’t receive our fax but swiftly issued one regarding the assembly dissolution," Mehbooba Mufti tweeted later.

From 32,000 to 4.6 million followers in 3 years: How Mumbai Police climbed the social media chart

Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner (law and order) Deven Bharti said more than the popularity of the handle, it is the value added to the Mumbaikar’s relationship with the cops that matter the most.

Five times when RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat left BJP red-faced

From rebuking BJP leaders for dining with Dalit families ahead of Karnataka elections to seeking a review of the reservation policy that probably cost the BJP in Bihar, Bhagwat has several times hinted that all might not be well between the saffron party and its ideological mentor.

Vital for democracy that people can tell truth from fiction in the news they read, watch, and hear: BBC’s Jamie Angus

With India seeing more forwards – messages, photos, videos – than anywhere else in the world, Angus feels the tool is one of the main causes for concern.