Rahul Shrivastava
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The writer is national affairs editor, India Today TV.

POLITICS

 |   14-minute read

The ‘nataka’ of numbers in Karnataka: With Kumaraswamy's back against the wall, the fight is not easy for the BJP too

Will Kumaraswamy still be in his CM residence on Friday? Or will the tide turn? Here’s what the numbers say.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

A political drama of naked greed: How the Kar'nataka' played out and the MLAs rebelled

In Karnataka’s current political climate, loyalty is rare and commands a high premium. The BJP knows this. That's one reason why it's pushing, but slowly.

POLITICS

 |   15-minute read

UP The Enigma – Uttar Pradesh’s effect on Lok Sabha Polls 2019

One day before results, UP’s Modi vs Gathbandhan challenge boils down to chemistry vs arithmetic. But this simple equation has a complicated backdrop.

POLITICS

 |   12-minute read

I. UP's Gathbandhan Nama: Why and how SP-BSP created a 25-year-long divorce

There is a fascinating history to the extraordinary political reunification of the SP-BSP in UP. The merger has alarmed the BJP. But its base continues to be uneasy.

POLITICS

 |   15-minute read

II. UP's Gathbandhan Nama: Why and how SP-BSP created a 25-year-long divorce

There is a fascinating history to the extraordinary political reunification of the SP-BSP in UP. The merger has alarmed the BJP. But its base continues to be uneasy.

POLITICS

 |   14-minute read

Such Good Times: How Vijay Mallya left India, and can he ever be brought back?

Mallya’s desperation to stay in the UK is matched by the Indian government’s zeal to get him back. Who will win?

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

Chanda Kochhar case: Why Arun Jaitley taking a swipe at the CBI is concerning

The latest case indicates virtual anarchy – CBI officials doing what suits them while the government has been “over-governing” the agency.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

Takeaways from 2018 Assembly exit polls

Come December 11, the results will bring important lessons for both BJP and the Congress.

POLITICS

 |   12-minute read

Christian Michel’s extradition: Amid the exchange of political fire, what the echoes of Bofors tell us

As BJP pulls out the big guns, it would do well to remember history before it starts shooting.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Why the SC stance in the CBI turf war is a win for justice

The CVC vs CBI case is complex. But the apex court has already shown that justice cannot be for one side alone. It must be for all.