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Suspense continues on Lok Sabha byelections

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Will the byelections be held on the vacant seats of the Lok Sabha or not? The suspense over this is deepening with each passing day. Normally, bypolls should be conducted within six months of when a seat goes vacant. In India, elections are usually under way in one or the...

Congress mulls change of guard in many States

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Rahul Gandhi is expected to appoint new party presidents in various States. Sources in the Congress say many names had been finalised even before the 84th plenary session of the party, and an announcement can be made any time. The leaders of the party say that the first announcement will...

Parliament logjam: The blame game continues

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Parliamentary managers of the Central Government and the BJP are claiming that everything will be fine in Parliament soon and it will start running smoothly, but there is least possibility for this. The Congress leaders are apprehensive that the Government itself doesn’t want to run Parliament. In fact, the Congress,...

Opposition politics as volatile as stock market, believe some

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The politics of the Opposition parties can be compared to the share market; it goes up and comes down on a daily basis, and chaos follows almost every big or small incident. A Congress veteran made this astute observation, and said that after the good show in Gujarat, the party...

Facing retirement, a few MPs scramble to stay in Rajya Sabha

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

As the biennial elections of the Rajya Sabha near, the MPs who are going to retire are getting restless. The MPs of the SP, BSP, Congress, and JDU, whose tenure is about to end, are more worried because they feel that they are not going to make a comeback. So,...

Speculations abound over Lok Sabha poll schedule

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The big question before the country these days is when will the next Lok Sabha Elections be held — next April-May or at the end of this year? Nobody seems to have an answer for this. There were speculations that the elections will be held in May, but for the...

The logistics of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls

Sunday, 04 Feb 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

There is a lot of speculation that the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections will be held simultaneously, but the big question is can the Lok Sabha polls be held this year? Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi be ready to go into elections six months before schedule? Not only this, can...

Coffers nearly empty, Cong embarks on a treasurer hunt

Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

It been some time that the Congress has been facing severe fund crisis. Candidates have been getting no help from the party during elections and no one is paying heed to the appeals of party MPs and MLAs for donations. The Congress is losing power in one State after another,...

Cong bans use of ‘Hindu extremists’ for BJP, RSS

Sunday, 21 Jan 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Rahul Gandhi has advised his party leaders against using words like ‘Hindu terrorists’ and ‘Hindu extremists’, especially in the context of the BJP leaders. After the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, called the RSS and BJP Hindu extremists, a huge controversy erupted. This was followed by the BJP announcing that...

Mamata takes the religious route to woo Hindu voters

Sunday, 07 Jan 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seems to be following in the footsteps of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Till now, she had been eyeing the Muslim vote bank, but now she aims to woo the Hindu voters as well. She is expected to make the rounds of temples, just like...


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