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A New Defection Threatens India’s Congress Party
September 15, 2022

A New Defection Threatens India’s Congress Party

By Anzer Ayoob
Veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s exit from the Indian National Congress poses a challenge to India’s battered opposition party.

Can Rahul Gandhi’s Long March Revive the Fortunes of the Congress Party?
September 12, 2022

Can Rahul Gandhi’s Long March Revive the Fortunes of the Congress Party?

By Kavita Chowdhury
The march has enthused the rank and file but India’s main opposition party needs to address its leadership crisis and organizational issues as well.
How India’s Opposition Parties Are Strengthening the BJP
December 02, 2021

How India’s Opposition Parties Are Strengthening the BJP

By Niranjan Marjani
Since 2014, India's opposition parties have had one goal: Unseat the BJP. But all their actions to date have been counterproductive.

India’s Main Opposition Party Suffers a Crisis in Punjab
October 25, 2021

India’s Main Opposition Party Suffers a Crisis in Punjab

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Internal bickering within the Indian National Congress will likely lead to the party losing one of the few states it rules.

Congress Party Chaos in Punjab
October 07, 2021

Congress Party Chaos in Punjab

By Anik Joshi
Punjab is a microcosm of both the Congress party’s problems and those of the Indian opposition more broadly.

Is India’s Congress Party in Self-Destruct Mode?
September 06, 2021

Is India’s Congress Party in Self-Destruct Mode?

By Kavita Chowdhury
India’s Grand Old Party is in need of bold and cohesive leadership.

Role Reversal: The Indian National Congress Should Build Its Own RSS
June 28, 2021

Role Reversal: The Indian National Congress Should Build Its Own RSS

By Krzysztof Iwanek
To counter the ruling BJP, the Indian National Congress should take a page out of its book – and bolster its social engagement.
What Can the Imbalance in the BJP’s National vs Regional Popularity Tell Us?
September 01, 2020

What Can the Imbalance in the BJP’s National vs Regional Popularity Tell Us?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The BJP supplies 55 percent of lawmakers in the federal Parliament but just 31.6 percent in state legislatures.

Which Indian Opposition Politician Has the Best Chance of Defeating Narendra Modi?
April 27, 2020

Which Indian Opposition Politician Has the Best Chance of Defeating Narendra Modi?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s main opposition party today lacks a leader who could challenge Narendra Modi. Who would stand a better chance?

The BJP and the Opposition in India: Between Narrative and Numbers
January 03, 2020

The BJP and the Opposition in India: Between Narrative and Numbers

By Niranjan Marjani
Numbers alone can’t keep the BJP out of power; a compelling alternative narrative is needed.

The End of India’s Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty?
July 05, 2019

The End of India’s Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s main opposition party could actually benefit from removing the Nehru-Gandhi family from its helm.
Rahul Gandhi Gives up Congress Leadership Post
July 04, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Gives up Congress Leadership Post

By Aijaz Hussain
The scion of India’s foremost political dynasty offered his resignation after this spring’s electoral embarrassment.

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