Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicIndian National Congress

Topic: Indian National Congress

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.

Why your MLA is more flexible than you think & who had the last laugh in Vedanta-Foxconn fiasco

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Why Sonia-Rahul’s Congress began its race to the political bottom in 2004 & is now winning it

Indira Gandhi had begun returning Congress to the Centre after realising she’d pushed it too far to the Left. Rajiv, Rao & Manmohan stayed the course. Sonia & Rahul reversed it, became indistinguishable from CPI(M) & just as unelectable.

‘Extreme Left’ section trying to turn Congress into ‘poorly-managed NGO’, says ex-spokesman Shergill

Jaiveer Shergill, who quit the party Wednesday, also claimed that its top decision-makers seem highly influenced by a 'coterie or cabal of PAs, OSDs and a select few leaders'.

In Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Gandhi saw the joy of Ganga. For Jinnah, he was an ‘inspiration’

Gandhi described his interaction with Gokhale as ‘embracing the Ganges,’ while Jinnah wanted only to emulate him and become a ‘Muslim Gokhale.’

Prashant Kishor likely to join Congress as ‘advisor’, with eye on 2024 elections

At Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s residence, the political strategist met a group of leaders including Rahul Gandhi, K.C. Venugopal. Party will form committee to study his presentation.

Poll defeats, G-23 pressure — Why Sonia Gandhi is taking centrestage in Congress once again

Facing calls to step down or reform, Sonia has taken a more visible role within the party & in Parliament, leading opposition’s charge against issues like fuel price hikes.

‘Kapil Sibal kaha ka neta hai… no one can weaken Sonia Gandhi,’ loyalists tell dissenters

In an interview Tuesday, Kapil Sibal had said the Gandhis should voluntarily move away from the helm of the party.

Former law minister Ashwani Kumar quits Congress, says ‘can best subserve causes outside party’

Kumar has quit the party after a long association of 46 years, joining a list of big names like R P N Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasada and Sushmita Dev.

Congress unveils manifesto for youth, Rahul Gandhi says vision document ‘not hollow words’

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was also present during the launch, hinted at being the CM candidate for the party by saying, “Do you see any other face in UP from the Congress’ side?"

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Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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