The new CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla has a reputation of being an upright, rule-abiding and, thus, unyielding police officer. He is generally averse to political or any other kind of pressure in his work. He is thought to be publicity shy, media shunning and yet polite and soft spoken,[Read More…]
Author: Abid Shah
What should have only been for a few months vote on account has indeed bulldozed its limits. Except for the absence of any fresh levies the Union Budget 2019 presented on February 1 by Union Minister Piyush Goyal reads like a virtual election manifesto. And so it is redolent with[Read More…]
There couldn’t have been any better bet than Priyanka Gandhi to put a shot in the arm of Congress before the upcoming national elections. Indeed, the entry of the 47-year-old sister of Congress president Rahul Gandhi was the only certainty amid the myriad uncertainties dogging the politics of the country[Read More…]
Job reservations like the proverbial cat are finally out of the bag. And indications are that the step is going to be flaunted as a virtual magic wand through the months to come to sway the electorate once again in the name of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas. The reason for[Read More…]
The best defence is often said to be a good offence. Perhaps it is this dictum that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally pulled out and relied upon while giving an unusually long interview to a news agency on the first day of the New Year where among other things[Read More…]
A new book on Ayodhya amply illustrates deep political motives behind sustaining the vexed dispute through past few decades. Written in Hindi by Sheetla Singh, a veteran journalist from Faizabad, who successfully founded and ran for past sixty years a local popular daily Jan Morcha, the book is titled Ayodhya[Read More…]
Hereon elections are going to be a closely contested affair and, thus, can hardly turn out to be a cakewalk for either the BJP or the Congress. This has to be more so with regard to the next Lok Sabha polls in 2019. Congress has made a stunning comeback through[Read More…]
The sheer timing of the raids indicates that the Centre’s ruling party, or the BJP, waited to make this move till the last day and last hours of the polls.
What has actually been lost in 26 years when an old mosque was pulled down at Ayodhya is not only a concrete structure built in medieval times but also quite a bit more vis-à-vis the present times. So much so that the ghosts of the demolished mosque still hover over[Read More…]
Through past five months, or after pulling out its support to Mehbooba Mufti-led State Government the BJP did try to find an alternative to Mehbooba.