Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicRahul Gandhi

Topic: Rahul Gandhi

Congress is belatedly trying to shed the image of being ‘Latif’s party’ in Gujarat

With a real chance of victory at such close range for the first time, a reinvention has become imperative for the Congress party.

HoaXposed: Rahul Gandhi’s potatoes & gold ‘gaffe’ was actually a dig at Modi’s promises

Viral 20-second clip that’s being laughed at by BJP bigwigs is actually a shortened version of Rahul Gandhi mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP’s ‘Pappu’ video isn’t the only one, 10 other videos also under EC scanner

The Election Commission has suggested changes in at least 10 other videos of political parties. 

‘Pappu’ was a paid media creation, this is the real Rahul Gandhi: Congress’s Sam Pitroda

Sam Pitroda is credited as the man behind Rahul Gandhi’s recent ‘repackaging’, and is currently developing the Congress’s Gujarat manifesto.

Rahul Gandhi has a bhakt, and he follows him barefoot

Dinesh Sharma is a law graduate from Jind, Haryana. He has been following Rahul Gandhi all around the country since 2011, and walks barefoot.

The Modi School of Marketing

In Gujarat, his consumer, the voter, needs pride, self-esteem. He is delivering it through his product: economic success. The Congress has no real counter offer.

Talk Point: Congress will find it tougher to handle a ‘caste mela’ in Gujarat

Unlike the BJP, where Amit Shah makes all the decisions, one isn’t sure who holds the baton in the Congress with regards to alliances.

Talk Point: Caste groups could take Congress to victory in Gujarat

Now, for the first time in decades, caste combinations seem to be drifting away from the BJP, thanks to the rise of Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and Jignesh Mevani.

Talk Point: Can Congress use caste to challenge BJP in Gujarat elections?

Ahead of the crucial Gujarat elections, the Congress party has been actively seeking out powerful leaders of different caste communities. Can Congress use caste to challenge BJP’s ‘Hindutva-Vikas’ in Gujarat elections?

Something in the air in Gujarat: The story of David, Goliath, and image managers

Rahul Gandhi has challenged Modi on home turf, and the supposedly invincible messiah is rattled. Now, it’s over to the image managers to win the battle.

On Camera

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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