Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicPranab Mukherjee

Topic: Pranab Mukherjee

Sharmistha Mukherjee ‘quits active politics’, is last member of Pranab family to leave Congress

Late president Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter says quitting active politics, but not Congress party. Her brother Abhijit left the party in July to join TMC.

Pranab Mukherjee was visionary, made remarkable contributions to India’s progress: PM Modi

Speaking at the Pranab Mukherjee memorial lecture, Modi said it was only apt to recall Mukherjee's reverence for democratic values as India celebrates its 75th year of independence.

Pranab Mukherjee’s ex-MP son Abhijit set to quit Congress and join Trinamool today

Abhijit Mukherjee, who first became an MP in 2012 from his father’s seat in Bengal, had met Mamata’s nephew and Trinamool general secretary Abhishek in June. 

How retrospective restraint prevents Pranab Mukherjee from saying he was a winner or loser

‘The Presidential Years’ avoids real political issues, refuses to go into details, hides a lot more than it tells, and is therefore a big let-down.

Pranab Mukherjee’s wilderness years

Mukherjee has been bewilderingly diplomatic in the second volume of his memoirs that chronicles his sidelining and ostracism in the Rajiv Gandhi era.

Boris Johnson’s R-Day no-show a good time to debate if Soviet-style military spectacle is needed

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If CJI meets the PM more regularly, a lot of issues could be resolved — Pranab Mukherjee

In ‘The Presidential Years’, former President Pranab Mukherjee had written about why India needs more frequent interactions between the executive and the judiciary.

Modi plays up personal equations with world leaders — Pranab Mukherjee in autobiography

The late ex-president has criticised PM Modi for being ‘autocratic’ in his newly-released memoir. He also said Congress wouldn’t have faced drubbing if he was in active politics.

How India self-inflicted Vodafone & Cairn humiliation over ‘bad idea’ of retrospective tax

In episode 647 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta says India must stop digging the hole and rethink its decision to appeal the rulings against retrospective tax.

Many in Congress will agree with Pranab Mukherjee’s view on leadership but won’t speak up

Sonia Gandhi was unable to handle the affairs of the party, writes former President Pranab Mukherjee in the third instalment of his upcoming memoir.

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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