Political News of India - Analysis, Opinion and in-depth coverage The bypolls were a litmus test for AAP to prove its political mettle as the best alternative in the MCD. India Today Editor-in-Chief writes about the growing and worrying trend of the state cracking down on dissent, in the March 8, 2021 edition of the India Today Magazine. Beyond the festivities linked to the abrogation of the special status, there lies an evolving story in Jammu and Kashmir that raises concerns on national security and public alienation. On the late Chief Minister’s 73rd birth anniversary, watch Queen, which has 'nothing to do with her'. Under the current government, India has witnessed increased paranoia against dissent. India Today Editor-in-Chief writes about how the battle between the major Dravidian parties promises to be a potboiler even without their star mascots, in the February 22, 2021 edition of the India Today Magazine. Though 97.86 per cent voters feel candidates with criminal background should not be legislators, only 35.20 per cent know they can get information on criminal records of the candidates. The TMC MP resigned from Rajya Sabha saying there is too much violence in West Bengal and his party did not listen to him. India is a sovereign state and has the capabilities to solve all its internal matters tactically to ensure peace, security and prosperity for all its people. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore had bestowed the name 'Mahatma' on Gandhi as early as 1915. However, Gandhi became a universally-accepted Mahatma only after his death.