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Mulayam Singh Yadav might have been only half-serious in the Lok Sabha by wishing another term for PM Modi. But it’s a low blow for son Akhilesh Yadav who has allied with Mayawati to defeat Modi. It’s a shot in the arm for BJP to exploit the Yadav family feud.

Ultimately, triple talaq & Citizenship bills served merely to polarise debate

As the 16th Lok Sabha sitting ended, the contentious triple talaq and the Citizenship bills lapsed. The NDA knew it did not have the numbers in the Rajya Sabha. But they still hastily pushed it through the Lok Sabha, and succeeded in cornering the opposition and polarising the political debate.

CAG numbers ought to lower the pitch of election season debates

The CAG report on Rafale saying that the contract was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the earlier price is unlikely to bring political closure in the high-pitched election season. But now that the hard numbers are out, a saner debate must take place – devoid of TV-friendly sloganeering.

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  1. Mulayam Singh was barely discernible. I think everyone accepts that he is suffering from some sort of dementia. In that perhaps he has become disarmingly simple like a child — he was trying to pamper Mr Modi that he shouldn’t go after his son Akhilesh in the mining case!

  2. Don’t you see a risk of jumping the gun here? Two facts which godi media is choosing to conveniently ignore:
    1. The Hindu newspaper report regarding senior Ministry of Defence officials criticizing the new deal due to cost escalation. How can you accept the CAG report without taking this communication into account?
    2. The very fact that the present CAG himself was part of the negotiations for the new deal makes the report suspect, at the very least.

    It’s disappointing to see non responsible journalism from The Print team, if one were to discount the possibility of any ulterior motive.


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