Virendra Nath Bhatt — Tehelka

Virendra Nath Bhatt
Virendra Nath  Bhatt

Virendra Nath Bhatt is a post graduate in Economics. Started career as journalist in 1982, by contributing for a couple of Hindi dailies of Lucknow and Bareilly and also Jansatta of Delhi. Joined the English daily `The Pioneer in 1990 and later shifted to National Herald. After one year joined as correspondent for the Onlooker Magazine published from Bombay in 1991. In 1995 again joined The Pioneer in 1995 and worked till 2007. In December joined Indian Express Luck now. In September 2011 joined Tehelka. Bhatt has extensively covered parliament and assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh since 1985 and also the Ramjanma Bhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya and the movement for social justice – the social strife against the implementation of the Mandal commission report in August 1990.

Blogs By Virendra Nath Bhatt

BSP’s familiar flip-flop

BSP’s familiar flip-flop

0 December 3, 2012 in Current Affairs

Mayawati’s stand on the debate on FDI in retail in Parliament was on expected lines. Though she had given some anxious moments to the UPA’s floor managers in Parliament and kept them guessing, her decision was based on real politic. Like her arch rival, the Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh […]

Akhilesh’s pork barrel handouts hide a deeper rot in UP

Akhilesh’s pork barrel handouts hide a deeper rot in UP

1 October 22, 2012 in Current Affairs

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav never forgets to reiterate that his government is doing well and delivering on all the promises it made in its election manifesto ahead of the UP assembly elections in March 2012. His ad nauseam that the government has started the process of distributing doles […]

Uttar Pradesh: Honeymooning With Identity Politics, since 1990

Uttar Pradesh: Honeymooning With Identity Politics, since 1990

0 October 5, 2012 in Current Affairs

The UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father, the Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav were in Saifai, their native place in Etawah district, on Wednesday, October 4. The father and son duo were in the town to distribute the cheques of unemployment allowances to the unemployed youth and […]

Politics of Inconsistency

Politics of Inconsistency

3 September 26, 2012 in Current Affairs

Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati, the two iconic politicians from Uttar Pradesh heading the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party respectively, together occupy over two-thirds of the state politics space. Both champion the cause of the plebian masses, the poor and the downtrodden. Mulayam Singh is the messiah of the […]

SP’s love affair with female dacoits continues

SP’s love affair with female dacoits continues

2 September 20, 2012 in Current Affairs

The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh is all set to play the role of a reformatory by admitting a bandit queen. Renu Yadav, 24, was released from the Nari Niketan last May and has 15 cases of murder, kidnapping and dacoity registered against her. Her uncle Shiv Singh Yadav, […]

Mulayam’s game plan to become PM

Mulayam’s game plan to become PM

0 September 14, 2012 in Current Affairs

The two day national executive meet of the Samajwadi Party has finally sewn up the game plan of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to make his bid for the prime minister’s job after the 2014 parliament elections. Without mincing words, Mulayam said on 13 September in Kolkata that he is […]

Akhilesh Yadav has to please two bosses, the voter and his father

Akhilesh Yadav has to please two bosses, the voter and his father

0 September 4, 2012 in Current Affairs

It was whiff of fresh air when the Samajwadi Party was voted to power and Akhilesh Yadav, 39, took over as the youngest chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on March 15, this year defeating the Bahujan Samaj Party government headed by Mayawati, perceived to be autocratic and mercurial. The Samajwadi […]