With Elections in Mind Congress Passes Ordinance on Food Security Bill

Congress passed an Ordinance on Food Security Bill which guarantees food at nominal rates (5 kg of foodgrains each month at Rs. 1-3 per kg) for 67% of the population. This was done in utter haste when Parliament is expected to convene in another 2-3 weeks. Another populist measure by

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CBI files chargesheet in Ishrat Jahan Case

CBI today filed its chargesheet in Ishrat Jahan case and termed it as a fake encounter. It named 7 police officers as accused in the case. While acknowledging that 3 persons killed along with Ishrat were terrorists, it remained silent on whether Ishrat had terrorist links or not. So it does

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Congress trying to make another Madhu Koda in Jharkhand

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Congress is in talks with JMM to form government in Jharkhand. The state is under President's rule since Jan. 2013. It is rumoured that Hemant Soren (son of JMM chief Shibu Soren) is tipped to become the CM. My Bokaro friends would remember Hemant who was a

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Omar and Advani War of Words Continue

Omar Abdullah and LK Advani’s war of words over repeal of Article 370 continued today. It is well known that BJP is against Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir. Indian citizens from other states and women from Jammu & Kashmir who marry men from other states

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Political Gupshup

The endeavor here will be to talk / discuss about the key political events on a daily basis with my take on "the real story behind the news". This is going to be very interesting and chatpata so watch out for this space!

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Elections 2014

Elections are due in early 2014. UPA government has been in power for two consecutive terms and will seek a re-election. NDA is sniffing an opportunity because of the various scams during UPA regime and high / persistent inflation. Regional satraps are also trying to roll out a Third Front.

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War of Words over Uttarakhand Relief – 01/07/2013

War of words between BJP and Congress heated up today on relief work in Uttarakhand with Sushma Swaraj tweeting for Vijay Bahuguna's government dismissal. Manish Tewari of Congress rebutted the demand saying that she herself didn't go to Uttarakhand and Congress government is doing a good job.Petty politics over floods

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Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter 01/07/2013

BJP and Congress today engaged in a war of words over Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI's) impending chargesheet in Ishrat Jahan case. BJP alleges Congress is misusing CBI and trying to falsely implicate Gujarat government. Congress on the other hand feels it has got a good weapon against BJP poster boy

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