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PB’s twisty take on the top five headlines of the day.
1. Priyanka meets Azad, fuels speculation about her UP role
There has been divergence of opinion in Congress over Priyanka being made the top campaigner in Uttar Pradesh with a section insisting that she should canvass support for the party all over the country in the next Lok Sabha polls and should not focus on a state poll. Amidst the speculations, Raj Babbar was named the Congress chief. Congress is deploying its top people for the coming UP election. However UP people has to take the final call which way they want the country to go.
2. Need Secular Unity To Take On BJP, Says Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi said that PM Modi and the RSS are dividing the country. This statement from RaGa is an acknowledgement that Cingress has no legs in UP to contest in any meaningful way. Its’a all the same, what every party does to get back into power.
3. Maharashtra’s MIM Legislator Says Media Trial Of Zakir Naik Should End
This is the first time the party has reacted since the row following reports that some of those involved in Dhaka terror attack were inspired by him. Indeed, if any individual break the rule of the land, the law should take its own course.
4. Captain Amarinder backs loyalty affidavits, says rebellions will be expelled
Lashing out at the SAD-BJP alliance government, Captain said the incumbent Punjab Government has brought down the standard of education. He has also come up with several new initiatives, including Punjab Da Captain, Coffee with Captain, Halke Vich Captain, so that he can address the grievances of the people at the grassroots level. The former Punjab chief minister is also active on the social media where he leaves no stone unturned in targetting his opponents SAD and AAP.
5. Retail inflation edges up to 22-month high of 5.77%
Raghuram Rajan was right on his emphasis in controlling inflation and bucking pressure to lower interest rate more and fast. Food the largest part of the expense basket of te marginal worker, is becoming expensive at a higher rate than the wage increase. While India targets to be world class, it needs to look at lower inflation in food, which will be the cause of stable wages.