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With Congress president saluting the IAF pilots, the dustup over the Rafale defence deal will now recede into the background. The Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal and even the BJP’s perennial dissenters such as Yashwant Sinha participated in the “nationalist”celebration that followed the air strikes, reportedly smashing Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps at Balakot in Pakistan early […]

How Corporate rivalry is impacting national interest (Rafale investigation Part I)

A recent European Union intelligence sharing exercise with India has revealed that Lockheed Martin, the US-headquartered company which manufactures the F-16 fighter jets, has been up to mischief mongering on the Rafale issue. The Rafale jets, which India wants, is manufactured by the French aerospace company Dassault Aviation, a rival of Lockheed Martin. That Lockheed […]

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu’s day-long dharna turns into stage for opposition unity

NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s daylong fast on Monday, demanding special status for the state, turned out to be the rallying point for opposition leaders seeking to put up a united front against the BJP-led NDA for the Lok Sabha polls. Shortly after Naidu sat on the day-long fast at Andhra Bhavan, […]

Rafale deal: Supreme Court’s verdict diminished judiciary’s credibility, claims Arun Shourie

The former BJP leader said he did not regret filing a review petition challenging the top court’s judgement that ruled against a probe into the deal. Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie on Friday claimed that the Supreme Court’s verdict refusing a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the Rafale defence deal between India and France […]

‘Sirji, what’s happening?’ Shotgun Shatrughan Sinha takes a swing at PM Narendra Modi on Mamata Banerjee vs Centre

BJP’s rebel leader Shatrughan Sinha has already backed Mamata Banerjee in the past when he attended the mega opposition rally called by the Trinamool Congress leader in Kolkata last month and also endorsed her name for the post of the country’s Prime Minister. BJP’s rebel leader Shatrughan Sinha came out in support of Mamata Banerjee […]

BSP, SP should have included Congress in Uttar Pradesh alliance to finish the game: Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha said the idea of putting up a common opposition candidate against the BJP has not materialised. NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha says the BSP and Samajwadi Party opposition unity against the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections is a “work in progress” but feels that the two parties should have […]

Three women who could be Modi’s biggest nightmare in India’s election

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Three powerful women politicians, each from a very different section of Indian society, may pose a big threat to the chances of Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second term in a general election due by May. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, part of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has ruled India for much […]

Modi Govt, BJP Will See ‘Acche Din’, New India Slogans Recoil In 2019: Yashwant Sinha

GST is a ‘mess’ and 2014’s ‘historic mandate’ has been wasted, says former finance minister Yashwant Sinha in an interview. In the run up to the historic 2014 Lok Sabha election, former finance minister and ex-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Yashwant Sinha thought Narendra Modi was the BJP’s best bet to return to power. However, […]

After BJP Loss, Yashwant Sinha’s Victory Mantra To Opposition For 2019

Yashwant Sinha said the Congress should refrain from declaring itself as leader of the opposition alliance. KOLKATA:  Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha who is a bitter critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government’s policies at the centre has said that the party’s defeat in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh has dispelled the theory of “Modi magic”. Mr Sinha […]

BJP Party Of The Dead, Says Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha rejected speculation that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari would be projected as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate for 2019 Lok Sabha election. PUNE:  Former union minister Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday slammed the BJP saying it has become a “murdo ki party” (party of the dead), where only two leaders were ruling the roost, while the others […]