Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Topic: Rahul Gandhi

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval | Flickr

3 deputies to reduce workload of NSA Ajit Doval

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
File image of Amit Shah | @AmitShah/Twitter

From clown prince to cockroach — how India’s political leaders refer to each other

Cutting across the political spectrum, India's leaders have often picked some of the choicest epithets to take a jibe at one another. Here are a few.
Modi's mitron

Rahul’s mitron jibe & Jaitley’s clown prince potshot: Is Indian politics headline hungry?

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mimicked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "mitron" at a rally in Madhya Pradesh, and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called Ra...
Congress activists protest against the alleged scam in Rafale deal | Saikat Paul/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Here’s how Rahul Gandhi managed to make Rafale a big issue

Rahul Gandhi has got many things right with Rafale – until he takes the next holiday.
Rahul Gandhi

No place for the poor in Modi’s suit-boot govt, says Rahul Gandhi at MP election rally

Rahul Gandhi also promised loan waivers would be granted to farmers within 10 days if the Congress came into power in the state.
Rahul Gandhi

At chat with Rahul Gandhi, current & ex-HAL employees say ‘hurt by govt jibe’ on Rafale

Nirmala Sitharaman had said recently that the UPA-era deal for 126 Rafales had fallen through because HAL did not have the capability to make the jets.

Rahul Gandhi a serial liar and manufacturer of fake news, says BJP leader Piyush Goyal

Citing Dassault Aviation's comments, Goyal said the French govt and Dassault have exposed Gandhi's fake news.
Rahul Gandhi interacts with academicians

Rahul Gandhi raises Rafale pitch, calls Narendra Modi a ‘gatekeeper for Anil Ambani’

Rahul Gandhi also questions Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘hurried’ visit to France and the Dassault factory, but defence ministry says it was planned well in advance.
G.D. Agrawal

This Ganga crusader is on a fast unto death, will give up water to save the river

G.D. Agrawal began his fast unto death for an ‘eternal’ Ganga on 22 June. He has had only three glasses of water every day since then.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses the media in New Delhi

Don’t react to Opposition charges on Rafale, BJP tells spokespersons & media panellists

BJP spokespersons have also been told not to give credence to Rahul Gandhi by reacting to his charges, and instead ridicule him. 
Putin

Vladimir Putin lives in a world with no rules

Putin doesn’t put much stock even in rules that he wrote himself; his vision, complete with pictures of heaven and hell, is metaphysical.
tennis

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.