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  • The Congress

    The Congress

    Let us turn to Gandhiji, who ruled the Congress with an iron fist concealed by goat’s milk, from 1920 to 1946. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose won the Congress presidential election with a substantial majority in the AICC, defeating Gandhi‘s favourite, Pattabhi Sitaramayya. The great leader strongly disapproved of Netaji‘s conduct. He had been president in 1938 and his standing again for the election was not to Gandhi's liking. He, therefore, saw to it that Netaji could not function in office

    September 2, 2020
  • The nation’s loss

    The nation’s loss

    As a senior member of the Congress party, he was trusted by his colleagues to present cogent analyses of political issues and chart a course that others could follow, including the drafting of party manifestos

    September 2, 2020
  • ‘Will never forget their sacrifice’: PM Modi pays tribute to those who defended democracy during Emergency

    ‘Will never forget their sacrifice’: PM Modi pays tribute to those who defended democracy during Emergency

    PM Modi also attached a clip of his Mann ki Baat radio address last year in which he had spoken about the Emergency era.

    June 25, 2020
  • One family’s ‘greed for power’ led to Emergency, ‘turned nation into prison’: Amit Shah attacks Congress

    One family’s ‘greed for power’ led to Emergency, ‘turned nation into prison’: Amit Shah attacks Congress

    The announcement of the Emergency was made on June 25, 1975, days after the Allahabad High Court found Indira Gandhi guilty of electoral malpractices and debarred her as a parliamentarian for six years.

    June 25, 2020
  • Saturday Interview | ‘CAA shouldn’t have named communities’

    Saturday Interview | ‘CAA shouldn’t have named communities’

    Before the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed recently, he had advised the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Amendment Bill as an expert, and held that it should not mention names of the communities to be granted citizenship.

    May 9, 2020
  • Third Pan-Indian Stir

    Third Pan-Indian Stir

    Unlike the first two, the third mass movement has no leaders. Events have shown that the enactment is dangerously divisive, and the CAA is the forerunner to the National Citizenship Register and National Population Register which the government is committed to implement. Once implemented, the nation could witness the largest statelessnes crisis the world has ever witnessed.

    March 8, 2020
  • Throes of survival

    Throes of survival

    There have already been at least four Prime Ministers, who do not belong to the dynasty, and they were equally successful. In the present chaotic and uncertain state of the Congress when several suggestions and solutions are being put forward by central as well as regional leaders, the party should opt for a leader outside the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

    March 5, 2020
  • India’s secular construct~II

    India’s secular construct~II

    While the extent of the Congress party's commitment to secularism needs to be qualified, regional parties follow contrasting trajectories. For instance, regional heavyweights have oscillated between secular discourse and not-so-secular practices. Some of them left the BJP-led NDA coalition after violence erupted against Muslims and Christians, but these parties have rejoined the BJP alliance when it has suited them politically

    February 14, 2020
  • Know one’s onions

    Know one’s onions

    The ground realities need to be examined in the context of onion prices. Is onion production in India terribly low? No, not below the demand, although it may be less than the need. Business enterprises, the governments which think business is not their business and their supporting economists are worried only about the demand, not the need.

    January 29, 2020
  • Sanjay Raut withdraws ‘Indira Gandhi met don Karim Lala’ remark amid row, clarifies

    Sanjay Raut withdraws ‘Indira Gandhi met don Karim Lala’ remark amid row, clarifies

    In the wake of criticisms from the ruling state ally, Raut on Thursday clarified that he has all respect for the former prime minister and his remarks were distorted.

    January 16, 2020
  • Local authorities to decide on release of J&K leaders: Government

    Local authorities to decide on release of J&K leaders: Government

    The issue of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which has since been accorded the status of a Union Territory through a legislative provision in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370, came up during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.

    December 10, 2019
  • Onions & avocados

    Onions & avocados

    This is a seasonal phenomenon but governments never seem to learn from it, nor ensure that warehousing infrastructure matches production.

    December 7, 2019
  • 1984 riots could have been avoided if Narasimha Rao had heeded to IK Gujral: Manmohan Singh

    1984 riots could have been avoided if Narasimha Rao had heeded to IK Gujral: Manmohan Singh

    Singh was speaking at a function on Wednesday to mark the 100th birth anniversary of IK Gujral, who was the 12th Prime Minister of India between April 1997 and March 1998.

    December 5, 2019
  • Security breach at Priyanka Gandhi home after losing SPG cover; family of 5 drives in, asks for photo

    Security breach at Priyanka Gandhi home after losing SPG cover; family of 5 drives in, asks for photo

    It is learnt that the family, who claimed to have come all the way from Uttar Pradesh, had not taken an appointment prior to their meeting with the Congress chief's daughter.

    December 2, 2019
  • National perspective

    National perspective

    The regional leaders would then get their importance and be the pillars for the central dome. They should not be mere branch managers who could be appointed or disappointed at the sweet will of the monarch in New Delhi. Since the time of Nehru, a new problem has developed.

    November 22, 2019
  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pays tribute to Indira Gandhi with a throwback picture

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pays tribute to Indira Gandhi with a throwback picture

    On Indira Gandhi's 102nd birth anniversary, Priyanka Gandhi quoted a poem from Invictus by William Ernest Henley.

    November 19, 2019
  • PM Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her Birth Anniversary

    PM Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her Birth Anniversary

    Born in 1917 in Allahabad, Indira Gandhi was daughter of country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. She was the prime minister between 1966 and 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in 1984.

    November 19, 2019