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Facing the heat after yet another series of electoral routs and keen to be seen to be doing something, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has offered to undertake an aerial survey of the state of the Congress party across the country to assess the extent of damage. One of the old time Congressmen had initially [...]

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Following the string of drubbings at the electoral hustings – Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, the Lok Sabha elections and now, Haryana and Maharashtra – the Congress is seriously considering de-listing from Parliament and State Assemblies in a phased manner. Sources close to Congress high command have confirmed this development. A final decision on this [...]

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The Shiv Sena, hitherto the poster boy of ultra-chauvinistic, extreme right wing politics, may now reinvent itself as a secular party. This comes in the wake of Uddhav Thackeray’s strident criticism of PM Narendra Modi, which has won him plaudits from the secular camp. Titans of secularism such as Nitish Kumar and Mani Shankar Aiyar [...]

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Given the unravelling of political alliances in the run up to the Maharashtra Assembly polls, political hoardings have been redesigned to reflect the drastic changes. This has meant good business for hoarding makers, with political parties submitting new template designs. Out political correspondent, Rajiniti Sarkarwalla, spoke to one of Maharashtra’s reputed hoarding makers, Ebenezer Gaslightwala, [...]

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Dr Shashi Tharoor today offered ‘qualified criticism’ of Aam Aadmi party chief, Arvind Kejriwal, lauding his “statesmanship in constructively engaging with PM Modi’s Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan” before adding that he “needs to “move beyond theatrics and demonstrate earnestness of purpose”. Dr Tharoor’s ‘nuanced stand’ on the AAP supremo has triggered speculation in political circles that [...]

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An under fire Shashi Tharoor today sought to firmly clear any misapprehensions about his loyalties to the Congress by assuring 10, Janpath that “there is no question of his being nuanced when it comes praising Rahul Gandhi.” Tharoor emphasized that unlike in the ambiguous case of Modi, he is crystal clear about Rahul Gandhi’s awesomeness. [...]

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Stung by PM Modi once again raking up Robert Vadra’s shady land deals during election campaigning, a highly incensed Congress leadership has threatened to withdraw Rahul baba from the election campaign trail if Modi does not mend his ways. “If BJP thinks they have a trump card in cracking jokes about our first son-in-low, then [...]

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In what seems to be the beginning of a new trend in Indian politics, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has decided to switch parties, but only for a little while – the preeminent Gandhi dynasty loyalist has announced that he would be briefly interning with the AIADMK to improve his sycophantic and devotional skills. [...]

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The Congress party has lambasted the Modi government for allowing Doordarshan to telecast RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s speech, and termed the move as a violation of the unwritten principles of remote control governance. “This is not how you do things,” lamented Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi, shaking his head. “Where’s the subtlety? Where’s the sophistication? The [...]

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The first move of the new Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam was to arrest Amma’s numerologist, upon whose advice the Tamil Nadu ex-chief minister had added a second ‘a’ at the end of her name and removed the dot from the initial ‘J’ in the year 2001. This, the numerologist had then assured Amma, would remove [...]

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