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Madhya Pradesh Women and Child Development Minister Imarti Devi | Twitter

BJP can win polls by calling up the collector, says MP minister, Congress to approach EC

MP minister Imarti Devi’s claim has sparked a controversy with the Congress saying the BJP wants to win polls by misusing power, while the latter has called it a conspiracy.
File photo | Muhammad Ali Jinnah | Wikimedia Commons

Subhas Chandra Bose offered Jinnah the first PM post if he withdrew demand for Pakistan

In the book ‘Jinnah’, Ishtiaq Ahmed writes that Jinnah repeatedly dismissed as nonsense the idea that he was using the demand for Pakistan as a bargaining chip.
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala addresses a press conference on P. Chidambaram issue at AICC in New Delhi

Mahabharata of Covid on but Modi govt missing, says Congress as infections cross 50 lakh

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala Wednesday sought the government's response on how the pandemic will be controlled and if it will blame god to evade accountability.
A view of the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament | PTI

Congress in Rajya Sabha demands active govt policy to deal with rising mental health issues

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said reports indicate that one in seven persons in India is suffering from depression.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi speaks with part leaders and CMs of Congress-ruled states | PTI via INC/Twitter

How Sonia Gandhi delivered a blow to Congress in promoting her son’s failed lieutenants

Efforts to see the Gandhi family’s political wisdom and strategy in Congress’ organisational reshuffle are pointless.
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Opposition protests Question Hour suspension, govt says parties had agreed to it earlier

Opposition says govt trying to strangulate democracy by suspending Question Hour. Rajnath Singh says Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had given consent to it earlier.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (file) | ANI

What the elevation of an unrelenting Mamata critic in Bengal Congress means for 2021 polls

Adhir Chowdhury has been Bengal Congress chief before but his elevation now is significant as it comes ahead of 2021 polls and is further proof of Gandhis' confidence in him. 
(L-R) Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kangana Ranaut | Twitter | @Tweet2Rhea, @itsSSR, @KanganaTeam

Bihari Sushant, Bengali Rhea, Himachali Kangana — region key in political row on actor death

The line adopted by political parties in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case appears to be largely driven by the electorate that forms their core voter base.
Ghulam Nabi Azad | Photo: Suraj SIngh Bisht | ThePrint

Ghulam Nabi Azad loses general secretary post in Congress reshuffle weeks after letter row

Mukul Wasnik, another signatory of the letter that called for party leadership overhaul, retained as general secretary. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra now in charge of UP entirely.

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

Why MPC meeting postponement looks like Modi is undermining RBI yet again

RBI is on its third governor in four years and investors are left wondering whether India has become something of a halfway house

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.