Pema Khandu, son of former CM Dorjee Khandu, has been unanimously elected the new leader of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP). The governor of Arunachal Pradesh will swear in Khandu as chief minister as he has enough support to stake claim and form the government. Former chief minister Nabam Tuki[Read More…]
Congress veteran and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit is the face of Congress in Uttar Pradesh. Dikshit was on Thursday formally announced as the party’s chief ministerial candidate by Congress General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi at the party headquarters in the national capital. Amid raging speculations of her appointment, he[Read More…]
I first met Raj Babbar in the latter half of 2009. He had just made it to the Lok Sabha after defeating Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav in a byelection that was necessitated after Mulayam’s resignation. I had started the conversation by congratulating him on the great victory and[Read More…]
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has quashed President’s Rule in the North East state of Arunachal Pradesh. In February, the apex court had reserved its verdict and ordered maintenance of status quo till it examined the judicial and assembly records in the politically fragile state. However, the Union[Read More…]
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Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, will take the reins as the leader of the party’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh, ahead of the state polls in 2017. An official announcement in this regard will be made once Rahul Gandhi is back in India in mid-July. She is[Read More…]
In a commentary titled “Soaring inflation, rising intolerance, Rupee in ICU, youths in long queue! Are these the ‘Achhe Din’ promised by PM Modi?” the Congress party has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Calling him the “poster boy for broken promises”, the opposition party has dubbed[Read More…]