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In the name of Modi

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

Somehow, the ongoing Assembly Elections have become a Narendra Modi vs the rest contest. While the BJP is duly projecting Modi’s face in all five States, opposition parties are attacking the party for conveying the impression that he is the Chief Ministerial candidate in all the States. There are almost a...

The calm before the storm?

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

The first phase of the Budget Session offered some succor for the Government. There was a working environment in both Houses of Parliament due to the President’s speech, the General Budget, and the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address. The Opposition parties were in an offensive mode, but they...

Internal politics hots up in Congress after EC deadline

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

It seems that the Congress leaders are jittery about the Election Commission guidelines pertaining to the organisational elections and the deadline imposed for conducting them. Though the party is opposing the guidelines, it is a fact that it is also gearing up for the organisational elections. Sources in the Congress...

Demonetisation discussion to continue in Budget Session

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

The Central Government has kept the first phase of Budget Session very short; it will continue for only 10 days. But it seems that the Opposition will not co-operate with the Government. On January 30, just before the Budget Session, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called an all-party meeting. The Government...

Why Nitish finally decided to side with demonetisation

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

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is not going to oppose demonetisation even though some JDU leaders want him to speak up. Leaders of the two alliance partners of JDU — the RJD and Congress — are also putting pressure on Nitish for the same. But his close aides say he...

Dangal in Samajwadi Party

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

It can’t be said with full conviction whether the feud in the Samajwadi Party, which has been going on for the past four months, is real or has been scripted for getting political mileage. But this was evident that Akhilesh Yadav had been pushed to the top of the party...

Mamata still trying hard to unite Opposition over demonetisation

Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The CM of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, is not going to give up on her dream to consolidate the Opposition parties against demonetisation. Though on the very first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, her party was alone, and even on the last day, many parties abandoned her. But...

UP alliance scenario hots up

Sunday, 18 Dec 2016 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

In Uttar Pradesh, action has started from both sides ie the Samajwadi Party and Congress. Both parties are maneuvering to strengthen their claim for seats. On one hand, the Samajwadi Party has announced candidates for 23 seats, and on the other hand, the Congress has said that its first list...

Opposition slowly falls apart on issue of demonetisation

Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was the first to take his party out of this issue. Though Sharad Yadav is against demonetisation in the Rajya Sabha, in the Lok Sabha, both MPs of the JDU are against the Opposition’s stand. After Nitish, the BJD excused itself, and the TRS also...

Nitish no longer symbolises politics against BJP or Modi

Sunday, 04 Dec 2016 | Hari shankar vyas | in GupShup

The fact is that Nitish Kumar has supported demonetisation only to enhance his image of an honest leader. But this has meant that he has deviated from his anti-Modi stance, which was thought to be his real weapon... and that was the biggest reason why Nitish was being considered his...

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