Wednesday, 21 April, 2021

Politically Correct

How Modi-Shah’s BJP is becoming a victim of their OBC reservation plot

Over two years after Modi govt’s ‘final’ deadline to Justice Rohini Commission for OBC sub-categorisation, India’s backward classes await a report. Why is the BJP hesitant?

Doklam team of Jaishankar-Doval-Rawat let Modi down but he has an option

If a survey was conducted today, Modi would still get most votes as the leader Indians trust to tackle China. But any attempt to hide facts can shake this trust.
BJP workers in Kolkata

How coronavirus helped Modi-Shah’s BJP make the transition from post-truth to pre-truth

For BJP leaders, facts no longer matter on Covid crisis, economy, jobless labourers. Whatever they say become the facts, or so they think.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | File photo | Kamal Kishore | PTI

What PM Modi may want to learn from Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru put aside political differences for the larger national goal to have three adversaries in his first cabinet. Does Modi have it in him to send out a similar message?
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: ANI

IITian Kejriwal struggles with Covid numbers as he waits for Hanuman to bring ‘Sanjeevani’

Big numbers define the politics of Kejriwal, whether it is building an anti-corruption campaign around 2G scam figures or listing his govt’s Covid response.
Narendra Modi with Amit Shah

Modi’s BJP has found a way to beat coronavirus—by creating a make-believe India

In a recent 9-minute video, the BJP painted a rosy picture of the Narendra Modi government’s six years in power. You wouldn’t know India was going through a crisis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during Dussehra celebrations, at Dwarka in New Delhi. | PTI

RSS had a swagger under Vajpayee. Former pracharak Modi has tamed it

Labour reforms in BJP-ruled UP and MP drew a whimper of a protest from RSS labour wing, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. Then Gujarat and Goa followed suit.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

From Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh, BJP CMs are letting Modi down in fight against Covid

What should worry the BJP high command is the failure of the NDA chief ministers to rise to the occasion and become Modi’s ambassadors who could deliver in times of crises.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offers prayers at a temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday. | Photo: ANI

UP CM Adityanath emerges as Modi’s nearest political clone, another potential successor

UP chief minister Adityanath skipping his father’s funeral is being projected as the biggest testimony to his dedication to work and administrative efficiency.
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi entering the Parliament | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

There’s more to Rahul’s return. Sonia Gandhi now has a sunset clause for Congress veterans

The team of the future that Sonia is building ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s impending return as Congress president is picked based on love-at-first-sight principles.

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