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Don't mess with Ahmed Patel
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Don't mess with Ahmed Patel

The Rajya Sabha election was personal so it had to be won and Amit Shah needed to be sent a message, says Aditi Phadnis. Rarely, if ever, has there been such a to-do about one Rajya Sabha seat. The National Democratic Alliance was determined the Congress should not win it. The Congress was equally clear -- ensuring Ahmed Patel's victory was a prestige issue. So what is it about this man? Patel has been a Rajya Sabha member since 1993, and today, when youngsters question his claim to knowing ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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What will Sharif do now?

The Panama verdict will decide how Pakistan handles its leadership problems, says Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, centre, speaks to the media after appearing before a joint investigation team in Islamabad. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters Things are not going too well for the ruling regime in Pakistan, which faces elections in the summer of 2018. Newspapers and civil society are baying for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's blood after he reportedly gave 'evasive' ...
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China's 'Great Game' on the Doklam plateau

Suddenly the sands are shifting and even friends are acting strange, notes Aditi Phadnis.. In a Delhi suburb, owners of a restaurant called Yummy Bhutan (where, by the way, you can get 'very tasty Chinese food') could be echoing China's sentiments. Yummy Bhutan is exactly how China is looking at Bhutan. And India has made it quite clear that it doesn't like it. To misquote Princess Diana ('There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded'), there are three in the Doklam ...
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Shivraj Chouhan needs to get his act together fast

The Great Agriculture Story that propelled Shivraj Singh Chouhan to power just won't sell any longer, says Aditi Phadnis.   Is anti-incumbency finally catching up with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan? It is absolutely clear that the chief minister did not expect an attack from farmers -- the very constituency that he has taken so much trouble to nurture through his three terms as chief minister. Farmers might be demonstrating on the streets now. But where would they ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Watch: SC strikes down Triple Talaq; what social change will it bring?

Aditi Phadnis on social, legal and political implication of the Supreme Court order on Triple Talaq
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'Gap between the people and government is widening'

The bureaucracy in Haryana blamed the government for inexperience and criminal negligence.Aditi Phadnis reports. A flag march by the army, 36 confirmed deaths (some from gunshot injuries), a sharp indictment from the Punjab and Haryana high court and an urgent meeting between Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and the BJP in-charge of Haryana, Anil Jain, only resulted in one concerted message coming out of the BJP: That Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, under whose watch ...
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'Problems must be resolved via dialogue'

'Neither State should take the matter into a terrain that involves tension -- and certainly not war.' Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal Maoist, tells Aditi Phadnis that Kathmandu is looking to leverage the economic gains of the Belt and Road Initiative. What is your assessment of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and your India visit? It was a five-day visit. We met all important leaders -- the prime minister, foreign minister, ...
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The man who hopes to do better than Modi

'When Modi was CM, Gujarat won 128 seats.''Now he is PM. Modiji is revered by people in Gujarat.''So as PM he will get 150 seats,' Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani tells Aditi Phadnis.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com If one were to be scrupulously honest, the encounter with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is over a glass of water. Possibly due to a gap in communication, he disappears for lunch with party and ministerial colleagues and I have lunch with his assistant. The lunch is ...
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'Core issue: Qatar's support for terror'

'Qatar has been funding and supporting terrorist organisations.''It has used its media to spread lies and create unrest in neighbouring countries.' Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to India Saud Mohammed Alsati, tells Aditi Phadnis that his country along with three others cut diplomatic and consular ties with Qatar because it reneged on its past commitments and assurances and continued to shelter extremist and terror groups. Last month a group of four countries led by Saudi Arabia issued a list of 13 ...
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What the future holds for Bihar

'As general elections draw near, the BJP and JD-U (in whatever form it is) will do a deal -- the state to the JD-U in return for support at the Centre for the BJP,' says Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, right, with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. Photograph: PTI Photo It is in July that Indian Socialists tend to set water on fire. On July 19, 1979, as industry minister in the Morarji Desai government, George Fernandes gave a fire and brimstone speech defending ...
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