Shadow-boxing between Modi government and Supreme Court collegium over judges’ appointments is unfortunate. The fact that the collegium has reiterated many names suggests it’s not convinced by the merits of the Centre’s objections. Both sides need to engage better in public interest. There should be more transparency in judicial appointments.
Sasikala’s attempt to reclaim AIADMK may deepen fault lines in the party
V.K. Sasikala’s attempt to reclaim AIADMK may deepen fault lines in Tamil Nadu’s principal opposition party. Power worked as glue to bind E.K. Palaniswami and O. Panneerselvam together. It’s coming unstuck, triggering internecine conflicts. The Dravidian party stares at a crisis in Jayalalithaa’s absence. It’s a lesson for one-leader-driven parties.