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Rahul Kanwal

Rahul Kanwal

Managing Editor, India Today TVrahul.kanwal@aajtak.com
Managing Editor, India Today TV.

By Rahul Kanwal

Here’s why the BJP is still so confident that it will win Madhya Pradesh, despite the gloomy exit polls

BJP is banking on strong organisational strength to help it cross the hump in MP's 50 most closely fought seats.

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Come 2019, why the BJP could be looking at serious losses in the Hindi heartland

There’s only a day to go for the actual results. But number-crunching of Assembly exit poll data suggests the BJP could lose substantial ground in the Hindi heartland in next year's general election.

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The BJP has a real problem in the Hindi heartland

Beyond the headline-grabbing seat and vote share numbers, the India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll shows first-time voters, farmers, unemployed, Dalits, tribals have voted more for Congress than BJP.

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How Rahul Kanwal broke down Karnataka election results on his Twitter timeline

When it comes to last mile connectivity, Amit Shah led BJP were leagues ahead of Rahul Gandhi led Congress.

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10 things I learnt on the campaign trail in Karnataka

A tactical understanding between BJP and JD(S) is visible on ground.

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Reject journalism that drives hate, worried about ratings: Rahul Kanwal's Harvard address

Those who like the government will say that we are way too critical. Those who hate the government will say that we are not critical enough.

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Exit poll: 5 reasons for BJP to cheer and 5 to worry

If the rural seats of Gujarat are considered in isolation, the party would have been badly bruised in this elections.

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Gujarat Assembly elections: 9 things I learnt from the campaign battlefield

If Congress hopes to defeat BJP, they will have to fight every election as if their life depends on it. That’s the only way Modi and Shah know how to fight elections.

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12 key things I learnt on the campaign trail in Uttar Pradesh

PM Modi's charisma remains unsullied despite demonetisation, but Akhilesh-mania is real.

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10 things I learnt on the campaign trail in Punjab this elections

The AAP surge is a potent force in Malwa region, but Congress under Captain Amarinder Singh, too, can pull off a victory.

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Indian Army's surgical strikes widen rifts in Pakistani establishment

Nawaz Sharif government has now found an opportunity to emphasise how the Pak army's policy of supporting terror has isolated the country internationally.

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[Exclusive] Inside story of India's daring surgical strikes against Pakistan

It was a near-perfect, textbook operation filmed on helmet-mounted cameras used by commandos.

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Decoding Cabinet reshuffle: Modi’s 10 commandments to his ministers

No demonstration of proximity to PM, no haranguing with media, no negative leaks and performance above all.

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Bihar polls ground report: Smiling Modi, grim Nitish

It's a straight battle for Patliputra.

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How super sleuth Ajit Doval spooked Pakistan

Every terror attack in the neighbouring country is now attributed to the Indian NSA.

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Emergency is long over Mr Modi, don't impose a new one

The PM’s critics are happiest as the government tries to shoot the messenger, living up to the notion that he is intolerant of dissent.

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The seething rage of Mumbai's Bada Kabristan

The government needs to dispel the notion that justice is not being served equally in India.

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Inside story of how Amit Shah's redrawing Bihar's caste map

He knows that another Assembly poll defeat after the one in Delhi could imperil his plans to get re-elected as party president.

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Vyapam scam: Undoing of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

If the CBI finds whistle blower Prashant Pandey's claims to be true, then it would surely mean the end of the road for the MP CM.

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Ten quick takeaways from India Today opinion poll on #Modi1

The NDA completes a year in office. A poll reveals the status of achche din.

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Rahul Kanwal on 11 things you didn't know about #ModiInChina

Key takeaways from prime minister's foreign visit.

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China's superfast train: On board Modi's dream project

The Chinese have left us far behind and the Indian railways has been left with a lot of catching up to do.

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Nine things you did not know about #ModiInChina

Rahul Kanwal on PM's trip and more.

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How Beijing is winning the war against pollution. What Delhi can learn

As public awareness grew, the usually stoic Chinese government was forced to act.

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Nepal earthquake: Rahul Kanwal on reporting from ground zero

Fourteen short dispatches that reflect the enormity of the catastrophe.

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Nitish wants to be Bihar’s Kejriwal

The AAP’s heroics in the Delhi polls were one of the key triggers for Nitish Kumar to demand the CM’s chair back from Manjhi.

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Delhi verdict was not a referendum on Modi

Voters judged the two alternatives and picked the one they thought would help improve their lives.

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Revenge of the Aam Aadmi

A large part of the AAP’s voters saw Kejriwal as honest and someone who cared about the common man’s concerns.

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