Tag: Rahul Gandhi

A coup that awaits the daring
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A coup that awaits the daring

By T.J.S. George There is a strategic political coup that Rahul Gandhi can execute, and thereby transform the entire landscape of the 2019 election. Routine politicking won’t do in the present climate because Narendra Modi’s oratorical ability to attract mass attention is unrivalled and his party has the advantage of being in power. It will…

The bugles are calling for war
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The bugles are calling for war

By T.J.S. George The big question is finally being addressed: Who will be the Opposition’s Prime Minister candidate? It will be unrealistic, of course, to expect an answer at this stage. But the unexpected flexibility in the Congress’ position tells its own tale. Two days after taking a stand firmly in favour of Rahul Gandhi,…

No Trust Motion defeated in LS
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No Trust Motion defeated in LS

New Delhi: After a raging 12-hour debate  yesterday, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government defeated the No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha by 199 votes. While 126 members supported the motion, 325 MPs rejected it. This was the first No Trust Motion against the Modi Government which came to power in 2014. The day-long session in…

Hug + Wink = Hoodwink
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Hug + Wink = Hoodwink

After Wimbledon, Cricket and Football World Cup, we thought we had enough of watching TV, but then Telugu Desam Party (TDP) moved a No Confidence Motion against the BJP government and it was time to watch TV again. And yesterday from 11 am to 11 pm, we had a political drama unfold on TV. Sadly,…

HDK meets Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi today   
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HDK meets Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi today   

New  Delhi: Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) this morning  met AICC President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the issues relating to functioning of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the State. Kumaraswamy, who was here to participate in the Niti Aayog  Council meeting yesterday at Rashtrapathi Bhavan, had extended his stay by a day  to meet…

HDK takes oath as 25th CM
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HDK takes oath as 25th CM

Bengaluru: Janata Dal State President H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) yesterday took oath as the 25th Chief Minister against the imposing backdrop of Vidhana Soudha in the presence of more than a dozen non-BJP leaders from across the country. Kumaraswamy was administered the oath of office and secrecy at 4.30 pm by Governor Vajubhai Vala at a…

Should Rahul be his Father’s Son ?
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Should Rahul be his Father’s Son ?

On Thursday I had the pleasure of dining with NDTV’s Prannoy Roy, probably the last dignified English TV news anchor we have. He was in city with his band of travelling journalists. The group consisted of the popular Author and Banker Ruchir Sharma, Psephologist Dorab Sopariwala, Economist Surjit Bhalla and a few others. They were…

Rahul Gandhi releases Congress Manifesto in Mangaluru
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Rahul Gandhi releases Congress Manifesto in Mangaluru

Mangaluru:  The ruling Congress Party in Karnataka released its manifesto in Mangaluru on Friday and assured to remove unemployment by creating 10 million jobs in the next five years, if the party is voted back to power. The Congress manifesto promises insurance for owners of micro, small and medium enterprises, one water tap in every…

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