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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...

Time for the Opposition to decide on the Vice Presidential candidate

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

Time is ripe for the Opposition to decide on the name of its Vice-Presidential candidate. Name of the ruling NDA’s candidate will obviously be decided by PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. But it’s a different case with the Opposition. Its candidate will be decided by a panchayat of...

Road to Raisina Hill and pressure politics in States

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

The victory of the NDA candidate for the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, is almost certain. But it seems that the UPA candidate, Meira Kumar, is not going to surrender easily. The Congress, CPM, and other Opposition parties are putting in all efforts to ensure her victory. It is...

Minister or Guv: Who’ll be sent to Rashtrapati Bhavan?

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The process of India’s Presidential Elections has officially begun. With this, the ruling alliance and the Opposition have sped up their search for candidates. Meanwhile, two possibilities are being mulled in Delhi’s political arena: Firstly, it is being speculated that someone sitting in Raj Bhawan will become the President, while...

The calm before the storm in Delhi and Tamil Nadu?

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Two months ago, people thought that the Governments in Delhi and Tamil Nadu would collapse. However, now that wave has died down. Both State Governments are now seeming stable and running effectively. All controversial issues have been sidelined. In Delhi, CM Arvind Kejriwal is concentrating on governance. Recently, he visited...

Jharkhand Governor Murmu to be India’s next President?

Sunday, 04 Jun 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The BJP is set to mull over its candidate for India’s President post in the second week of June, say sources. Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to have held discussions with senior leaders and at least four senior ministers. Sources say that in this meeting, the name...

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...


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