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Presidential polls: Opposition keeps cards close to its chest

Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The entire Opposition is toiling hard to reach consensus on a joint candidate for India’s President. However, sources say the name will not be made public yet. That is why after meeting Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee said that there was no discussion over the name of any specific candidate. Another meeting...

Oppn cries political vendetta after raids on Chidu and Lalu

Sunday, 21 May 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The investigative agencies in India are in an overdrive these days. Recently, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) tightened its noose on senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram. It registered a case and conducted raids on 14 locations, including the Chennai home of Chidambaram and his son...

Rahul to replace Kharge as party leader in Lok Sabha?

Sunday, 14 May 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Is the Congress planning to send Mallikarjun Kharge to Karnataka after appointing him as the chief of the election campaign committee? This is indeed a crucial question in the current political scenario. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has been constituted under the leadership of Kharge, so he will...

Dilly-dallying continues over Oppn’s Presidential candidate

Sunday, 07 May 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Despite all the efforts of leaders of the Opposition parties to zero in on the name of a joint nominee for the President of India, nothing concrete has emerged yet. On May 1, leaders of 13 Opposition parties came together on one stage on the birth anniversary of veteran socialist...

Road to Rashtrapati Bhavan: No clarity on Opposition’s candidate

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

There is a lot of speculation about who will be the BJP’s candidate for India’s President, but not many people are asking about the candidate of the Opposition. This was not the case earlier; at one point, there was a lot of discussion and debate over the Opposition’s candidate for...

Punjab poll loss weakens Kejriwal’s MCD mission

Sunday, 09 Apr 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The morale of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is low ever since the results of Punjab elections were announced. Although the performance of the AAP can’t be called bad because this was the first election for the party in the State. The AAP did manage to push the BJP and...

Sonia Gandhi needs to take firm decisions to save party

Sunday, 02 Apr 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The first decision is of leadership; if Sonia has to give the charge to Rahul, then this is the right time. There is no other strong leader in the Congress and that is the party’s biggest woe. The second decision is to finalise pre-poll alliances, and the Congress must decide the...

The face of anti-BJP front

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

It’s been some time since almost all anti-BJP parties have been pondering over forming a Bihar-style grand alliance, albeit on a national level. Although, a senior leader has reservations on comparing it with the Bihar Mahagathbandhan. He says that after the Emergency, all parties had united to ensure the defeat...

For majority in Rajya Sabha, BJP will have to wait till 2018

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

Despite the huge majority in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is not going to get majority in the Upper House just yet. Although after the biennial elections scheduled for next year, the BJP will become the largest party in the Rajya Sabha, but it will have to wait some more The general...

After UP, BJP swings into election mode in Gujarat

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

The Assembly Elections in Gujarat are scheduled for the end of this year. While UP polls were a matter of prestige for Modi and Shah, Gujarat could well be the ‘do or die’ battle for them. It was indeed Gujarat that had paved the way to Delhi for them, hence...


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