Rebel Trinamool Congress MLA Suvendu Adhikari’s resignation is a blow to Mamata Banerjee. Such desertions expose chinks in her armour ahead of elections. Her inability to keep her flock together is not only bad optics but also strengthens BJP’s campaign. Banerjee needs to introspect why her loyalists are abandoning her.
Family brawl over Pranab Mukherjee memoir seems petty, India deserves his uncensored insights
The family brawl over former president Pranab Mukherjee’s memoir seems petty. Mukherjee was an astute politician and intellectual. His political scholarship and sharp opinions cannot be disputed, let alone be censored, even by a family member. India deserves Mukherjee’s insights and explanations for many events and turns during UPA rule.
Acquittal of 36 Tablighi foreigners underlines need to stop selective targeting of a community
The acquittal of 36 foreigners accused of Covid negligence during the Tablighi Jamaat congregation underlines that one community was unfairly singled out for prosecution. All religious gatherings during the pandemic pose a grave danger, but selective targeting harms the public health effort, maligns the community and creates new communal fissures.