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Sidhu’s appointment as Punjab Congress chief smacks of high command’s arrogance

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Congress high command has asserted supremacy by appointing Navjot Sidhu Punjab chief. But the way the Gandhis undermined CM Amarinder Singh and snubbed party MPs/MLAs smacked of arrogance. Similar treatments to regional leaders reduced the Congress to irrelevance in many states. But the Gandhis have a mind of their own.

Pegasus Project findings disturbing. Modi govt must answer clearly if it used the spyware

The Pegasus Project findings are disturbing and call for a deeper investigation, ideally under the Supreme Court’s supervision. Modi government’s bland denial of ‘any unauthorised interception’ doesn’t help. It must answer two questions clearly: did it use Pegasus in India? And two, were the people being named targeted and why?

Kerala’s lockdown relaxation for Bakrid is politics over public health. It needs to be condemned

Kerala’s three-day relaxation of restrictions for Bakrid flies in the face of rationality, prioritising politics over public health. The state, home to less than three per cent of India’s population, is reporting one-third of total Covid cases. Our collective condemnation of UP for Kanwar Yatra should now be directed toward Kerala.

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