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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...

BJP and allies now gear up for Lok Sabha byelections

Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

After the byelections for five Assembly seats from four States, all eyes are on the byelections for eight Lok Sabha seats in six States. Polling on these seats is scheduled in the upcoming months. The Election Commission of India could have conducted polling on these seats either along with the...

Despite loss, Gujarat results infuse new vigour into Cong

Sunday, 24 Dec 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Rahul Gandhi is expected to keep up the enthusiasm and vigour with which he fought the Gujarat elections. He would not go into hiding after the results like earlier. The Congress has lost in Gujarat, but Rahul’s hard work is being appreciated by some. If we see the vote share,...

New Congress president has blessings of alliance partners

Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Sonia Gandhi has managed to garner all support for Rahul in the party before giving him the command, and in the same manner, her team has mobilised support of the alliance partners for the new Congress president. The alliance partners of the Congress are openly backing Rahul, and sources say...

Pranab and Manmohan to be Rahul’s guiding lights in politics, economics

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, and former PM of the country, Manmohan Singh, are expected to play a crucial role in deciding the strategy of the Congress in the near future. Right from the days of Indira Gandhi, grandmother of Rahul Gandhi, Pranab has been an advisor. He has...


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