Union Home Minister and BJP National President Amit Shah speaks at a Jharkhand election rally in Baharagora on Monday. BJP faces a tough fight in Jharkhand. At stake is its national footprint and ambitions to dominate the Rajya Sabha (Photo: ANI)

The BJP's hurdles in Jharkhand

4 min read . 02 Dec 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with CM Raghubar Das and other BJP leaders during an election campaign rally for the Jharkhand Assembly polls, in Palamu. For around a decade after the first state polls in 2005, Jharkhand has been marked by political instability (Photo: PTI)

Can the BJP hold on to Jharkhand?

3 min read . 26 Nov 2019
The Election Commission of India (ECI) rose in stature during the 1990s (Mint file)

How the ECI grew in stature

1 min read . 13 Nov 2019
File photo of T.N. Seshan who died at the age of 86 (Photo: @satyajeettambe on Twitter)