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What BJP must learn from Sinha's criticism
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Of Courtiers and Court-jesters

by Barun Das Gupta Yashwant Sinha was the country's Finance Minister in the Union Cabinet headed by Atal Behari Vajpayee. So when he says something about the Indian economy and Modi Government's economic policies, it has to be taken seriously, (...) - 2017 ... Mainstream, 1 week ago
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Clearly, India's 2nd Most Powerful Man

'For half a century, Delhi has not seen a truly powerful ruling party president.' 'The Cabinet, chief ministers, and even the heads of the most powerful departments and agencies now acknowledge where power lies, besides the prime minister's office,' says Shekhar Gupta. The living room of Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit A Shah's residence has minimal furnishing, much like the homes of old generation politicians. He speaks to visitors sitting on his favourite spot on the middle sofa, with ...
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First Woman Defense Minister visits India's first underground airbase

Cabinet minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who on Thursday assumed charge as the country's first full-time woman defence minister visited airbase in Barmer district on Sunday along the side of India Pakistan border. Sitharaman chose to start off her field work with ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago BJP yet to crack the gender equality equation  Rediff.com1 month ago Nirmala Sitharaman is new Defence minister  Mathrubhumi1 month ago
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Cabinet reshuffle: PM Modi prefers low profile, result-delivering ministers for his core team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has affected a change governmental leadership by the cabinet reshuffle and portfolio reallocation. He had inherited a team in Delhi, which was mentored by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former deputy Prime Minister ...
 DNA1 month ago 'The Modi government is in panic mode'  Rediff.com1 month ago Penultimate shuffle of Team Modi: What this power game means for the government  catchnews.com1 month ago
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A 'heroic' Subramanian Swamy & a 'malicious' Vajpayee: Roxna Swamy's book doesn't disappoint

“ Evolving with Subramanian Swamy - A roller coaster ride ”, the book on BJP's rabble-rouser par excellence penned by his wife Roxna Swamy is certain to not disappoint his most ardent fans and critics. Replete with anecdotes and political ...
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BJP & the new caste commissions: Is something more sinister afoot?

With the cabinet approval for the institution of a commission to introduce sub-quota within the category OBC, the plank of social justice now appears to be having many contenders, the BJP too making its bid. For a while, politics of caste and its assertion ...
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The fight against superstition gathers momentum

Though the list of superstitious beliefs is long, often dissolving distinctions of class, caste, religion and education, Karnataka's anti-superstition bill is seen as a big step ahead.Nikita Puri reports from Bengaluru.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   It took a 'talking' bird for Edgar Allan Poe to write The Raven. All it took for its crow cousin to become the subject of news in Karnataka was its deciding to sit atop Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's car last year. The crow ...
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'The politics of secularism is dead'

'Secularism is associated either with corruption, malgovernance or minority votes.' 'That allows the BJP to construct its own majority vote.''It will remain a feature of electoral contests, but it is not the only reason for the BJP's success.' IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi at the Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan in Ahmedabad, October 16, 2017. Photograph: PTI Photo Is the Bharatiya Janata Party juggernaut slowing down? Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party's drubbing in the Nanded civic ...
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The most powerful PMO in India's history

From Swachh Bharat to spearheading the Make in India campaign, the PMO seems to be at the centre of all policies, writes Nivedita Mookerji. On the evening of November 8, 2016, the sudden buzz in newsrooms was that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going to make a major announcement. About what? Almost everybody, including many key government functionaries, was kept guessing. What followed was one of the world’s largest demonetisation exercises in history. But given the fact that many ...
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Why doesn't Sinha ask his son to quit the government?

Just as the mighty Bhim sacrificed his son Ghatotkach and Arjun sacrificed his son Abhimanyu in the battle against Kauravas, Yashwant Sinha must ask his son Jayant to sacrifice his ministerial post, says Sudhir Bisht. IMAGE: Yashwant Sinha. Photograph: PTI Photo. Yashwant Sinha is a former minister who held the most prestigious portfolios, finance and external affairs, for more than six years under a self-proclaimed socialist regime and a regime that was pronouncedly laissez-faire. When ...
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