Ravish Tiwari


United, they?
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

1971, 1977, 1989 — the Opposition united to take on the ruling behemoth with mixed results. Does history point to what the future holds? The Indian Express goes back to explain what the emerging battlelines for 2019 may mean

Rafale fighter deal on CAG radar, GSTN too
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

The figure of Rs 525 crore or approximately Euro 79 million per Rafale aircraft which Opposition parties were citing, government sources had said, was based on the manufacturer’s 2007 bid at the then exchange rate (I Euro = Rs 66.60).

On ICICI Bank charges, Centre makes it clear: Will not interfere
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

The remarks by the official, who is aware of the government’s position on the issue, is significant since the government has a nominee on the bank’s board.

Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll result: Behind RLD win are Jats, Muslims who stepped over riot faultlines to vote together
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Present in 10 Lok Sabha seats, RLD key factor if votes pooled

Prohibition in Bihar: Why Nitish Kumar says no to liquor
Thu, May 31, 2018

Prohibition In Bihar: After quotas in local body polls, bicycles for schoolgirls, prohibition was his idea for carving out a new political constituency of women. Two years on, it has paid off: more women vote than men in Bihar.

Politics is not about hatred; BJP is not afraid of Opposition unity, says Rajnath Singh
Thu, May 31, 2018

Rajnath Singh listed the achievements of the government, and said that the opposition parties were getting together as they “need each other’s support”, but the BJP “is not scared”.

Rajnath Singh interview: ‘Opposition parties need each other’s support… we are not scared’
Mon, May 28, 2018

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the government’s achievements, Kashmir, Maoists and the 2019 challenge.

Behind Opposition unity: Shrinking vote if you are not in the game
Fri, May 25, 2018

As the Modi government enters the fifth year of its term, a scrutiny of votes polled during 22 assembly elections since 2014 reveals a broad pattern of consolidation of votes among major contenders, and the squeezing out of marginal players and Independents.

Full text: Leftist lobby trying hard to prove BJP is anti-Muslim, anti-Dalit, says Nitin Gadkari
Thu, May 24, 2018

"There is a lobby of Leftists and anti-Hindutwavadis organisations that do not like the BJP-RSS. Their biggest capital is to create fear among the Muslims, the Scheduled Tribes and the Dalits about the BJP," said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in an interview with the Indian Express.

Any cut in fuel price will be at the cost of welfare schemes, says Nitin Gadkari
Thu, May 24, 2018

Nitin Gadkari said that subsidising retail prices of petrol and diesel would take money away from irrigation schemes, the Ujwala scheme of free LPG to villages, the rural electrification process, the Mudra scheme of loans, and others.

Four years of Modi government: Roads on course, rivers next, says Nitin Gadkari
Thu, May 24, 2018

Nitin Gadkari said the BJP will fight 2019 on the development plank, and that cleaning the Ganga is his topmost priority in the last year of the government's term.

Karnataka Elections 2018: One maths lesson that BJP is yet to perfect
Sun, May 20, 2018

The Karnataka failure underlines a limitation of the BJP that is easy to overlook in its much-hyped reputation of turning defeat into victories in successive states.

Karnataka election results 2018 data crunch: Congress plus JD(S) could mean only 6 Lok Sabha seats for BJP
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka Election Results 2018: A pooling of the votes secured by the Congress and JD(S) (and its pre-alliance partner BSP) suggests that the BJP could have been reduced to merely 68 Assembly seats if both these rivals had come together before the elections.

Amit Shah rules out early Lok Sabha polls, says consensus is a must for joint elections
Wed, May 09, 2018

The Lok Sabha elections are due next summer and there have been suggestions that they may be clubbed with a clutch of Assembly elections slated in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh later this year.

Amit Shah interview: ‘There is no chance of a fractured verdict in Karnataka, we are well past the halfway mark’
Wed, May 09, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: BJP president Amit Shah explains why he is confident about Karnataka, discusses party strategies for 2019 and a range of other issues.

Tension between Executive, Judiciary: The current conflict — and its fraught resolution
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

With a narrow majority, the SC, in its judgment of April 1973, upheld Parliament’s power to amend the Constitution but imposed fetters against amending its “basic structure”

Chief Justice impeachment: Kapil Sibal says will not appear in court of CJI Dipak Misra from today
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Kapil Sibal told The Indian Express, “I will not appear in the Chief Justice’s court (in Supreme Court) from tomorrow onwards... till he retires, because that is consistent with the highest standards of my profession.”

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: We had two choices: to let rot fester… or (to) address it, says Kapil Sibal
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Congress leader Kapil Sibal tells The Indian Express why the move to remove the Chief Justice became necessary, and why he will not appear before Dipak Misra any more

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: All eyes on V-P Venkaiah Naidu; will he dispose plea and when?
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

If the report gives a finding that the he is indeed guilty of any misbehaviour, the motion, together with the report of the Committee, will be taken up for consideration by the House.

The discovery of Ambedkar
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

On the 127th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, with every political party rushing to celebrate him, The Sunday Express looks at how and why Ambedkar, one of the most contested pre-Independence figures, has today, six decades after his death, come to be the most embraced.