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How Covid-19 is changing Indian politics

Modi’s ratings now depend heavily on his managing the health crisis, but as the Hindutva agenda is side-stepped, the opposition has a new opening.
Rahul Gandhi at a press conference | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi questions lockdown impact on economy, but expresses solidarity with PM Modi

In a letter to Modi, Rahul Gandhi said number of poor Indians dependent on a daily income is simply too large to unilaterally shut down all economic activity.
Wayanad MP and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi | Photo: ANI

Coronavirus has increased political distancing between Rahul Gandhi and Congress old guard

Rahul Gandhi, who first spoke about coronavirus in a 12 Feb tweet, is continuing to criticise Modi govt, while other Congress leaders are welcoming its moves.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House | PTI

India’s leadership during COVID-19: Modi’s thali plan and Rahul Gandhi’s no plan

Leadership makes a difference in times like these. Indians undid what Modi asked them to do Sunday and the Congress is still a grand old no-show.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaking outside the Parliament

Tamil people disrespected: Rahul Gandhi slams LS Speaker for not allowing questions

Rahul Gandhi alleged that Speaker Om Birla took away the rights of the people of Tamil Nadu by not allowing the supplementary question on their language.
MP Rahul Gandhi at the rally | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi creates uproar over bad loans in Lok Sabha, seeks list of wilful defaulters

The Lower House witnessed walkout by Congress members as Rahul Gandhi was not allowed to ask a second supplementary related to wilful defaulters during the Question Hour.
SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

Told PM to pass benefit of oil price crash but ‘genius’ hiked fuel excise duty: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was referring to the Centre's decision to hike excise duty on petrol and diesel by a steep Rs. 3 per litre Saturday.

Stock markets fall victim to coronavirus and washing hands of dynastic politics

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Jyotiraditya Scindia at the BJP headquarters, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Jyotiraditya didn’t want to become Rahul. He could’ve become Sachin. Will end up like Varun

Maharaja Scindia may have bargained for a good deal now, but one day, the BJP won’t need him.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi at Parliament | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi govt over economy, says things are going to get worse

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also attacked govt over tackling of coronavirus, and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is 'sleeping at the wheel'.

On Camera

A technician doing an experiment in University of Hong Kong | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Covid-19 shows that our selective visions of world order stand exposed

The void of meaningful inter-state cooperation on biosecurity during Covid-19 crisis should make us rethink the concept of world order.

Mass exodus of migrants: Are they the Covid-19 lockdown violators or victims?

The Union home ministry has ordered the states to seal borders and quarantine people who have violated the coronavirus lockdown for 14 days.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.