As the BJP surrenders to Nitish Kumar’s demand that Narendra Modi and Varun Gandhi be kept away from Bihar’s electoral arena, the implications.
How Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee blew his top at a Politburo meeting, and how Prakash Karat was served an unprecedented warning by his party.
The Congress’ bold new gameplan to win UP and Bihar polls involves setting up ‘third front’ alternatives to dominant regional parties in these states.
The dice is loaded in favour of the Kerala faction of the CPM in its stand-off with the Bengal unit. Yet, this marks the Marxist party’s most bitter internal divide yet.
An extended meeting of the CPM’s Central Committee in August is expected to call him to account for overstepping the party’s political line.
India’s Home Minister is getting it from all sides. If the Maoist menace is not a headache enough, he’s got critics on his back, angry colleagues, and even jealous vibes within the Congress to fend off.
Amaresh Mishra, handpicked by Digvijaya Singh to lead Congress’ anti-communal front, has accused Manmohan Singh and P Chidambaram of creating a ‘mindset of terror’ in the party.
At Aligarh Muslim University, which wants to confer honorary doctorates on Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, the Congress is caught in a bind of its own making.
As the Sonia Gandhi chaired National Advisory Council resurfaces, India’s Prime Minister finds his policy formulation space suddenly cramped.
The BSP leader’s latest effort to woo Muslims as part of her new electoral formula is raising the communal temperature in UP.
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