Floating small parties seems to be a big business in Uttar Pradesh

As India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of assembly seats in the country – 404 – and one-fourth of all unrecognised political parties (1,786) in the country (a party can be registered but unrecognised). Among its 474 unrecognised political parties are sundry small outfits vying for seats against the bigwigs –[…]

In Kannur, RSS-BJP and CPI(M) have lost equal numbers to political violence

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Kundan Chandrawat – now relieved of his post as joint publicity chief in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh – holds Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) responsible for the death of “more than 300 RSS pracharaks (crusaders) and activists” in the state. But over 16 years to[…]