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The ex-Congressman key to Congress's 2019 plans

The ex-Congressman key to Congress's 2019 plans

Pawar may not be in the Congress and heading a rival party having a love-hate relationship with it. But still he is considered the top Congress leader from Maharashtra, reports Sunil Gatade.   A strange coincidence is this. In New Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is believed to have insisted that the party would do very well in Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha polls 15 months away. Gandhi, in an informal chat, is understood to have said that Maharashtra would be prominent among more ..., 4 weeks ago

Can Opposition unite before 2019?

The road for the Opposition is full of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’, reports Sunil Gatade.    On the opening day of the budget session on January 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to an opposition leader and, after exchanging pleasantries, asked jovially why his friends had suddenly become super-active. This was on a day when Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar had called a meeting of opposition leaders at his 6, Janpath residence in New Delhi to chalk ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Energised Congress’ focus on Oppn unity

Buoyed by Rajasthan’s 3-0 results in its favour, the Congress doubled up its efforts to galvanise opposition unity for 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Thursday by calling meeting of 17 opposition parties. The meeting saw sworn enemies CPM and TMC coming ...
 DNA1 month ago

BJP needs to watch out for the caste pot in Maharashtra

Despite being hailed as one of India’s most progressive and most developed states, Maharashtra is witnessing the fallout of lopsided progress, observes Sunil Gatade IMAGE: Members of the Dalit community shout slogans as they block a highway during protests in Mumbai during the Maharashtra bandh on January 3. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters There are no straight answers to exactly what happened at Koregaon Bhima on New Year’s day, hailed as ‘shaurya divas’ ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Pune's Dalit protests reach Mumbai, suburbs affected

Several towns and cities in Maharashtra were on edge on Tuesday as Dalit protests against Monday’s violence in Pune spilled over to capital Mumbai, with agitators damaging scores of buses, and disrupting road and rail traffic, officials said. Clashes between Dalit groups and supporters of right-wing Hindu organisations during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune district had left a man dead on Monday. In Pune, cases were registered by the Pimpri police ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Mumbai rail agitation ends, hundreds of protesters booked

The protest by agitating students that crippled the suburban train services on the Central Railway on Tuesday morning was called off following Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's intervention, officials said. The Mumbai railway police, meanwhile, registered offences against hundreds of protesters, they added. During the protest, which started at 6.45 am, the agitating students blocked the tracks between Matunga and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus stations for three-and-a-half hours, forcing ...
 Rediff.com13 hours ago

MNS chief Raj Thackeray takes a dig at BJP says, 'Modi Mukt Bharat' in 2019 Election

The 2019 general election is making round and the oppositions are gearing up to 'harshly attack' on the NDA led Modi government. Earlier, Congress leadership attacked BJP in the 84th Congress Plenary session. The tug-of-attack is taking a lot of twist and ...
 catchnews.com1 day ago Raj Thackeray calls for Modi-mukt Bharat  Rediff.com2 days ago Budget a 'big jumla' of Modi govt: Oppn  Rediff.com1 month ago

After bypoll victory in UP, Bihar, calls for united Opposition grow louder

The reverses suffered by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha and assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Thursday triggered urgent calls by rival parties to forge an united opposition front to take on the saffron party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. As Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati led the opposition charge urging people not to let the BJP to come to power again at the Centre, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav indicated his party was keen on burying the hatchet with ...
 Rediff.com5 days ago

Sonia's dinner diplomacy with opposition parties

Leaders of 20 opposition parties  got together on Tuesday at a dinner hosted by United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi to explore the possibility of forging a broader unity among secular parties ahead of the 2019 general elections, an event the Congress said was meant to promote “amity and friendship”. IMAGE: Leaders of 20 opposition parties were invited to 10 Janpath, Sonia Gandhi's residence for dinner where possibilities of putting up a united front ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Sonia chairs Opposition meet, calls for unity  Rediff.com1 month ago

25 years later: Mumbai's 12 blast sites today

Photographers Hitesh Harisinghani and Afsar Dayatar revisit the sites of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. March 12, 1993, dawned just like any other Friday. On the surface, Mumbai seemed normal. The blood-letting in the infamous riots in the wake of the Babri Masjid demolition in December 1992 and January 1993 was behind it, and the Congress-run state government headed by Sharad Pawar was determined to put the dark days behind. But everything changed at 1.30 pm that day, when the first of the 12 ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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