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Nitish eyeing new equation?

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

Is Nitish Kumar gearing up for a new equation in the State? There are many rumours floating in the political alleys of Patna. Some say that the BJP and JDU are treading cautiously and might also be working on alternative equations. There will surely be some indication after Nitish’s Cabinet...

Upcoming byelections a test for both BJP and Opposition

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

Soon, a few byelections can be held which would assess the popularity of the Government and the preparedness of the Opposition. In some States, a few Lok Sabha seats are either vacant or going to be vacated for various reasons. Elections will be held in the next two to three...

Which third front will Kejriwal join, if any?

Sunday, 03 Sep 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Arvind Kejriwal and Naveen Patnaik are the only two Chief Ministers who are completely cut off from national politics. They have their own islands — they don’t either go with the BJP or with the Congress. The third front has always existed in India, and the rest of the parties...

The Brazilian sojourn

Sunday, 03 Sep 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in GupShup

There are around 1.5 million Brazilians of Japanese descent, and many had migrated during the Meiji period and settled there. That is why Brazil finds special focus in Japan Government’s foreign policy, writes RAJARAM PANDA I had a rare opportunity to visit Sao Paulo, Brazil, in South America, from August 13...

Rahul’s ability to lead party being questioned, yet again

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Trouble could well be the middle name of Rahul Gandhi. The Congress vice-president’s problems only seem to be mounting with every passing moment. Along with senior members of the Congress, many leaders from other parties are also either opposing Rahul’s elevation to the party president post or raising questions over...

Lalu’s attempts to salvage his ‘Rally of the Corrupt’

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Lalu Prasad and his family are trying their utmost to make the rally of August 27 a grand success. Former deputy Chief Minister and now leader of the opposition in the Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav is out on a tour of the State. He chose Champaran to start his yatra,...

NDA’s might increasing steadily in Upper House

Sunday, 06 Aug 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had formed the Government at the Centre with heavy majority in the Lok Sabha, but now the BJP and NDA have become stronger in the Rajya Sabha as well. Though the alliance doesn’t have majority and the Congress is still the largest party, the NDA has...

BJP not likely to change any CM before Lok Sabha polls

Sunday, 30 Jul 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The debate over the possibility of the BJP replacing any of its Chief Ministers seems to be finally over. Sources say party president Amit Shah has given a safe passage to all CMs. Now it is being said that no CM will be replaced before the next Lok Sabha Elections....

What piqued Mamata and Kejriwal’s interest in Noida?

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Is there any relation between Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal’s politics with Noida? The answer would be ‘no’. Both Chief Ministers usually keep a safe distance from the city. Several incidents have taken place in Uttar Pradesh, but neither leader displayed any interest. There was no reaction either from Mamata...

Rahul Gandhi in a quandary on party’s leadership in States

Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

C ongress vice president Rahul Gandhi appears to be continuing with his experimentation. First, he experimented with appointments of presidents of the NSUI and the Youth Congress through elections. It is another matter that only the prodigies of veteran leaders won. Soon, the process was abandoned. Now, ahead of finalising...


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