Kapil Sibal

Congress 2022: War Dance in the Puppet Kingdom

MJ Akbar

Congress wants a regent, a placeholder for Rahul Gandhi. But who can combine political sagacity with a saintly heart? Ashok Gehlot, the loyal one, has weakened Sonia Gandhi at a vulnerable moment. If she relents, the aura of command gets blown apart. Congress has become a puzzled jigsaw rather than a jigsaw puzzle, a combination of small cardboard pieces that no longer add up to a coherent picture

The Many Roads to the House

The hoary tradition of parties sending industrialists and lawyers to Rajya Sabha as independents

A Spurning

When Hemant Soren was asked to give one Rajya Sabha seat to the Congress, he turned down the proposal and gave the seat to a local tribal leader instead

Dissidence Down

The BJP is seeing a mellowing of rebel leaders like Vasundhara Raje and Uma Bharti in state units

High Priest of Red Tape

Tuhin Kanta Pandey has honed building roadblocks into an art form

Rahul Gandhi: Will He?

There is a buzz in the Congress circuit that Rahul Gandhi will return to formally lead the party again

A Sorry Figure

More canary than parrot | What Rahul wants | Some like it hot

Rahul, Akhilesh and Wild Asses

Shah takes a call on Himachal | Sex and the Congress | Kapil Sibal's backflip on poll symbols | A pyrrhic Congress gain

From Court to House

As national parties increasingly find themselves fighting legal battles, influential lawyers walk away with Rajya Sabha nominations

Nonsense and Sensibility

A tale of two Sibals and their worldviews


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