Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Congress

A Sukhoi Su-30MKI makes touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway

How Vajpayee worked with leaders from rival parties to save the Sukhoi-30 deal in ’96

The inside story of how IAF’s Su-30 dream would've crashed but for the sagacity of Narasimha Rao, Vajpayee, Jaswant Singh and Mulayam Singh Yadav.
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in Lucknow | PTI

Congress analysts say UPA could touch 200 in Lok Sabha polls with help from Mayawati

The two parties begin formal talks on a possible alliance; BSP demands 39 seats across six states besides Uttar Pradesh.
Surendra Patwa

MP minister a Bank of Baroda loan defaulter & Robert Vadra’s temple run

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Parliament building | Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Law panel to suggest framework for simultaneous polls with room for debate in Parliament

Simultaneous elections would require at least two Constitutional amendments and ratification by majority of the states.
Pallavi Joshi in BJP's explainer on the Rafale deal |

Congress & BJP think that women can only explain Rafale in dumbed down metaphors

BJP and Congress may use women to explain Rafale deal, but Indian women weren’t even inducted as fighter pilots until 2016 – that is 10 yrs after Pakistan.
Congress raises questions on $7.8 billion Rafale deal, alleges scam

Rafale is the talk of the town, but no one in India knows how to pronounce it

Leaders from the BJP and the Congress have called it various different things, but none have been accurate. Here’s how to pronounce the name.
Union minister Ananth Kumar addresses the media in New Delhi | PTI

Union minister Ananth Kumar says no decision taken to shift Aero India from Bengaluru

Aero India has traditionally been organised at Indian Air Force's Yelahanka air base on the outskirts of Bengaluru, since its inception in 1996.
Bank rupee notes being counted | Bloomberg

Chinese report says Indian notes printed in country, AAP and Congress slam Modi govt

Opposition says BJP-led government compromising national security, financial sovereignty; government denies report.
File photo of Mahatma Gandhi | Central Press/Getty Images

Can India have a liberal mass hero ever again?

The Congress party today looks like the one Gandhi found it in 1915 – and changed.
File image of Amit Shah | @AmitShah/Twitter

Amit Shah pushes for simultaneous elections in letter to law panel

Shah claims arguments holding two sets of polls against the federal structure of the country are baseless.
hiren gohain

Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...