N D Sharma

is a senior journalist, and Patron of eNewsroom India.

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Congress lost the ‘will’ to survive in May 2014

Congress seemed to have lost the will to survive as an effectual political party on May 16, 2014 when the Lok Sabha election results were announced and Narendra Modi’s BJP bagged 282 seats out of...

BJP’s gamble on Scindia puts the party in a difficult situation in two states

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s central leadership gambled in Madhya Pradesh when it gave too much importance to Jyotiraditya Scindia by persuading the State unit to induct as many as 11 of his supporters (none...

Vagaries of Akashvani (All India Radio)

Under the present dispensation, Akashvani has become whimsical. Programmes are started, dispensed with, renamed or disrupted abruptly, reminding of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s whimsical announcements of demonetisation and lockdown without any planning, forethought or preparations...

Why BJP downplays cross-voting by its MLA

Cross-voting by a BJP MLA in the June 19 Rajya Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh has placed the party in an ugly situation. BJP always prides itself for discipline within the party but it has...

Chouhan reveals central leadership wanted Kamal Nath government to go

A leaked audio clip of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s speech before party workers makes it clear that Jyotiraditya Scindia’s loyalist 20-odd Congress MLAs had not voluntarily decided to bring down the Congress...

The day Jawaharlal Nehru died

During my Varanasi days a class mate, Bajrang Dev Dwivedi, had some work in Allahabad and he asked me to accompany him. We took the night (metre gauge) train reaching Allahabad in the morning. Put...

How MP’s Chouhan sailed through spot where Gujarat’s Chudasma sank

The petition, which resulted in Gujarat minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma’s election to the Assembly being declared null and void, had allegations similar to those levelled against Shivraj Singh Chouhan in 2005 --- misuse of government machinery...

Chouhan constitutes a notional cabinet under pressure

Two-sided pressure seemed to have forced Shivraj Singh Chouhan to constitute a five-member cabinet on Tuesday, almost a month after he was sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Three members of the cabinet...

Madhya Pradesh now has an extra-constitutional body to aid and advise Chouhan

BJP has not been able to constitute a Council of Ministers in Madhya Pradesh to help Shivraj Singh Chouhan who has been Chief Minister since March 23, nor has it been able to approve of...

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