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Intensive campaign in Varanasi leaves Kejriwal ill

Intensive campaign in Varanasi leaves Kejriwal ill

Savera R Someshwar/ describes the mood in the humble apartment in Varanasi where the Aam Aadmi Party leader strategises on how to defeat Narendra Modi. The intensive campaign in Varanasi has taken a toll on Aam Aadmi Party contestant Arvind Kejriwal's health. Dr Abhishek Chandra, Kejriwal's family doctor, has been summoned from Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to check on his health. "He is suffering from a respiratory tract infection, sore throat and infection since two, three ..., 2 months ago

Varanasi dares to dream: All it took was one election

The long-term plans for Varanasi will take time to materialise but what has changed is the mood, says Aditi Phadnis Earlier, the two railway stations in Varanasi -- Mughalsarai and Varanasi Cantt, now Varanasi Junction -- used to be filthy. They have been cleaned up since the city elected Narendra Modi: The stations may still be far from being sparkling and pristine but at least refuse doesn't lie around on the platform any more. "The towels you get in Kashi Vishvanath Express (a train that ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'If Smriti Irani succeeds, it will be a great achievement'

'Everybody is offended because they expected a job like this to go to someone over 70, with lots of experience and background, with knowledge of the past, the history, tradition, all of which hasn't happened.' 'It has gone to a woman of 38, who has no education worth the name, who has no experience in governance and has no real expertise in anything.' 'Once you've made up your mind that you don't like Smriti Irani because she has got where she has far too quickly or far too easily, you find ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'Smriti is smart and efficient'

'If former royals with all their decadent pomp and show can make it as chief ministers and more, why can't a former actress?' 'This is a very sexist, narrow minded way of pre-judging a woman. A foolish carry-forward of the old "All models are dumb bimbos" adage.' 'Did Sonia Gandhi's lack of experience hamper her from running India?' When Madhu Kishwar questioned Smriti Irani's appointment as India's education minister on Twitter -- Smriti Irani merely class 12 pass. Went to bcm fashion model on ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'Modi is going to win over his harshest opponents'

'What Modi is doing is actually the start of a new freedom movement. It is freedom from the colonial mindset that never left us. Modi as prime minister is the beginning of a more inclusive politics. There will be no pandering to sectional agendas.' 'Modi is not the kind who cracks the whip or calls people names. He does not suspend them or hand out punishment transfers. He knows how to motivate people, just as he has motivated someone like me.' 'If you are a real well-wisher of Muslims, would ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'India has changed after AAP emerged'

'The BJP used to be a party of decent, Hindu, middle-class people. Today, it is a party of goons. At the ground level, goons beat you up and at the senior level, the intellectuals justify the beating up.' 'On May 13, one boy sent me an SMS at 2.35 am: "Mayank sir, only five seats, what will happen?" There will be a lot of these idealist kids who want that quick transformation that may not happen. We will have to mentor them. We will have to explain to them that nations cannot be changed like ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'The Muslims have been betrayed many times'

'We cannot forget 2002. We cannot forget Modi's approach nor can we believe him.' 'The Sachar Committee says the lives of Muslims in India are even worse than that of the Dalits. Since the Congress has ruled for 50 of the 66 years, who is responsible for this?' 'When the Samajwadi Party got the opportunity, they gave us the gift of Muzaffarnagar. In some ways, this has been one of the worst riots ever.' Varanasi's Muslim-dominated weaver community is disillusioned with the Congress and ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Muscle...Muslims...and Rahul's marriage...

Even as Rahul Gandhi lays a dirt-lined foot on the lower step of the ladder, someone behind me says, "Rahul ko ab shaadi kar leni chahiye." Politics, suddenly, is forgotten... Savera R Someshwar/ takes in the scenes in Varanasi, during a rally where Rahul Gandhi arrived on the last day of the campaigning amid much fanfare. At walking distance from the Varanasi City railway station, in the Muslim-dominated area of Gol Gadda, a huge crowd has gathered. They have been waiting patiently ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'You see a Modi wave only when you sit and watch TV at home'

'You only see a huge Modi wave in the country when you sit at home and watch television.''Modi is surviving on advertisements, the media and his money power.''If a section of the media had their way, they would have already made a board and hung it outside the prime minister's office identifying it as Narendra Modi's place of work.' In a freewheeling interview to Savera R Someshwar/, Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia tries to dispel the notion of a Narendra Modi wave in the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'Don't need any damn permission from a returning officer'

Miffed that Narendra Modi's presence has been limited in Varanasi city on Thursday, Arun Jaitley has written to the Election Commission slamming the returning officer for denying permission to the BJP's Bharat Vijay rallies and the Ganga aarti scheduled in the city. Savera R Someshwar/ reports from Varanasi. At 4.30 pm on Thursday, Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee, will land on a helipad at the famed Banaras Hindu University, ride in a motorcade ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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