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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...

The battlefield of Gujarat

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

This time, Gujarat elections have become a prestige issue for both the BJP and Congress. Earlier, there was an impression that the Congress doesn’t work hard towards trying to win the State polls and neither does the BJP strive hard to register its victory. It was believed that the face...

After years of waiting, Rahul coronation seems in sight

Sunday, 08 Oct 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

After years and years of waiting, now the day seems to be finally in sight when Rahul Gandhi will be handed over the reins of the Congress. This is almost certain that the Gandhi scion will be elected as the Congress president unopposed. Sources in the party say that the...

BJP sets a new target: Win all seats of Hindi-speaking States

Sunday, 01 Oct 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Amit Shah is toiling day and night to broaden the party base in North-Eastern and South Indian States. This is also true that he has put a special focus on 120 seats of the Lok Sabha. In the last elections, the BJP had lost these seats. But this time around,...

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...


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