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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...

The curious case of Priyanka Gandhi’s sudden disappearance

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

It is common knowledge that one family member of the Nehru-Gandhi family — Rahul Gandhi — is very active these days, but at the same time, people have started enquiring about Priyanka. In recent times, there has been no news about her; she used to look after Sonia and Rahul’s...

Mission Gujarat to get a boost with Modi rallies, road shows

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

From next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to begin his Gujarat election campaign. But before that, the BJP will finalise the names of its candidates. After many rounds of meetings, the State party unit has finalised the list of probable candidates. The BJP president Amit Shah was also...

The underlying message in Modi-Karunanidhi meeting

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Chennai to attend the platinum jubilee celebrations of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi, he also visited the DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s house to enquire about his well-being. This was purely a courtesy call but there was an underlying political message. Some people portrayed this...

Rahul Gandhi all set to take charge before Gujarat polls

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

This is almost decided by now that Rahul Gandhi will take charge of his party before the Gujarat elections. The Congress leaders, who were advocating deferment of Rahul’s anointment till Gujarat and Himachal elections, have failed in their mission. In fact, those leaders were arguing that if the Congress faces...

What next for the old guard of India’s Grand Old Party?

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the preparations for Rahul Gandhi’s anointment as party chief, all eyes are on three big leaders. Rahul is expected to assume charge this month. The Congress session is scheduled for next month on Indira Gandhi’s birth anniversary, and the decision on Rahul will be...


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