Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: Congress

Siddaramaiah drives looking ahead, but Modiji keeps looking at rear-view: Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief tears into Modi government over policies like GST and note ban; says PM chose not to highlight relevant issues in Parliament.

Modi without 272 isn’t Modi, and that’s why he’s kicked off the 2019 campaign

Modi is a constant campaigner. His focus on the Congress may have looked over the top, but there is a purpose to his excess.

In Patel vs Nehru saga, remember that India’s first PM wasn’t elected unanimously

A perusal of Congress party documents shows that despite Gandhiji having made his choice known, 12 of 15 state committees nominated Patel for party president.

Kannada becomes both hipster and political

Even before the assertion of Kannada pride under Siddaramaiah, non-native speakers started learning the language. But imposition remains a thorny issue.

‘Four Wasted Years’: Congress to release new booklet on Modi govt’s failures

The booklet is likely to be released on 20 February and will compare the state of important indicators under the NDA government with the UPA era.

TalkPoint: Modi’s remark on Renuka Chowdhury’s laughter – is it wit or misogyny?

Experts weigh in on whether Narendra Modi's controversial remark on Renuka Chowdhury's laughter was actually exemplar of misogyny or wit.

BJP will mollify NDA allies closer to 2019, when it risks getting a reduced majority

Nineteen states have NDA governments, but the partners have lost their bargaining power because the survival of Modi government does not depend on them.

‘Modi’s comment on Renuka Chowdhury is like a cat call on a street’

All the male MPs and ministers of the BJP were seen laughing and clapping as the PM took a jibe on Union former minister Renuka Chowdhary.

Modi says if Patel had been PM, all of Kashmir would’ve been India’s. Unlikely, say experts

Modi said that had Patel become Prime Minister all of Kashmir might have been part of India. Many have pointed out that historical accounts don't support this theory.  

No big bang changes in Congress under Rahul Gandhi anytime soon

The new party president was expected to bring in his own leadership team, but he’s maintaining status quo at the top and concentrating on the states.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.