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Category Archives: Political

Is the fear of defeat binding them together?

The end of Uttarakhand Assembly elections is said to have narrowed the personal differences between CM Harish Rawat and state Congress chief Kishore Upadhyaya. It was reflected in both recently addressing a joint press conference in Dehradun. At the event, Upadhyaya called Rawat his “elder brother Arjun”, who had “led”…

Prabhu and Jaitley at war 

Jaitley wants to collect the annual dividends that the railways receive from the 14 central public sector units (CPSUs) under its purview. Prabhu is not amused as the saving on dividend payments to the MoF was one of the biggest arguments made in favor of scrapping the separate Rail Budget….

Dinesh Sharma emerges as default UP BJP CM candidate

  Speculations are rife about BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for UP if the party manages to win the election. Apart from Rajnath Singh, Yogi, and Keshav Prasad Maurya, Lucknow Mayor Prof Dinesh Sharma, who is nearing the end of his second term as Mayor, has also emerged as a potential…

New battle of Haldighati has patriots winning all the way

Even as NaMo goes around ridiculing Congress, socialist, leftist variety of liberals from within Parliament to the electoral battlefields (like his latest barb on RaGa’s earthquake and another one about only Manmohan Singh knows how to bathe with raincoat on), his skilled supporters have stepped up their campaign to pin…

When PM couldn’t help exclaiming “kya, kya”

It was one of the rarest cases when the Prime Minister was totally taken aback and couldn’t but keep exclaiming ” kya, kya.” It happened in the Lok Sabha. Soon after Narendra Modi had demolished Congress and its leadership, BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP MPs…

MHA to prepare a brochure on its contribution to Uttarakhand

The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked one of the junior ministers to prepare a list of initiatives and schemes launched by the MHA since May 2014 in Uttarakhand. The objective is to showcase the contribution of the Ministry to the hill state, though it was ruled by its opponent…

Story of Misa and Sansad

  Misa Bharati, Rajya Sabha MP and daughter of RJD leader Lalu Prasad, attracted the attention of MPs when she turned up at Parliament House on Wednesday with her five-month-old son. Misa’s name has an aura of politics as Lalu named her so because when she was born during the…

UP election: Disaster for BJP may be around corner

  The law of diminishing return has come to haunt BJP President Amit Shah’s UP electoral strategy and tactics as badly as it did during the Bihar election. He seems to be happily oblivious of a cardinal fact of life – that, in love and war, nothing goes as planned….

Nitish does not want to be seen in Congress company

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar is said to have declined invitations of Punjab Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh and RLD leader Ajit Singh to campaign for their parties in Punjab and UP respectively. The Punjab Congress wanted him to campaign in the Ludhiana-Jalandhar belt where migrant workers from Bihar and UP…

TN political space up for grabs

With Jayalalithaa dead and gone and and M Karunanidhi in poor health, popular film stars have begun to fill the vacuum ahead of the next elections. The Jallikattu issue has come handy for them. Look at the way film star Kamal Haasan has fuelled the Jallikattu campaign with his provocative…

Amar Singh and his tapes

  Amar Singh is a desperate soul these days. Having been ousted for all practical purposes from the Samajwadi Party because of differences with Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, he is trying to prove himself a dangerous foe. Recently, he informed a journalist that he was like a bull looking…

Akhilesh’s list drops 93 MSY loyalists

The SP’s list of 321 candidates, announced by Chief Minister and SP president Akhilesh Yadav till date, has excluded 93 names that figured in the list released by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Yadav in December. The current list includes only a handful of candidates cleared by…

Is Raksha Mantri returning to Goa?

Power corridors are again abuzz with speculations about Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar returning to Goa if the BJP wins the state elections. These speculations were triggered by BJP President Amit Shah making no bones about the return of Parrikar at an election rally. ” We will decide after the election…

RaGa style

RaGa has developed a unique style of resolving factionalism in the party. On Monday, he decided to rush former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to Mumbai to resolve the feud between Gurudas Kamat and Sanjay Nirupam, the party’s city unit chief. The decision came after Kamat, an AICC general…

Young ladies to the fore in SP and Congress

What’s it that made Akhilesh Yadav settle for a deal with the Congress party whose campaign of “27 saal, UP behaal” also included references to the years ruled by the SP. It is said that on Saturday night-Sunday early morning, Priyanka Gandhi called up Dimple Yadav and discussed the matter…

JD(U)-RLD alliance versus SP-Congress alliance

Ajit Singh’s RLD and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) have been holding hectic parleys following the formation of an Akhilesh-Rahul alliance that has cast them by the roadside to contest the UP elections on their own. The RLD chief is learnt to be in touch with a dozen-odd small outfits representing different…

Capt not ceding ground to batsman

The captain is not ceding ground to his batsman. When he joined Congress, everyone expected Navjot Singh Sidhu to campaign across Punjab. However, he’s stamped in his move by candidates belonging to the camp of former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh who are not too keen to utilize Sidhu’s services….

BJP’s headache in Uttarakhand

Despite a headstart in Uttarakhand by way of announcing its candidates for 64 of the seats while the Congress is still stuck over its choices, the BJP is said to be in a fix on the remaining six seats.  At least two of these seats are giving a special headache…

Pranab to move into 10 Rajaji Marg after retirement?

  The government has clearly signaled that incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee is on the way out by ordering for preparing the 10 Rajaji Marg bungalow for housing him after his retirement. This has triggered a natural question about his successor. While the BJP is keeping its cards on the issue…