Ashok Gehlot: The Desert Fox

Sure, the Jodhpur-born two-time Chief Minister of Rajasthan (1998- 2003 and 2008-2013) has over time pulled off several magic-like tricks in politics that have helped him rein in rivals and rise rapidly in the party, especially in the 1970s and 1980s when Indira Gandhi and son Rajiv were party chiefs. Currently national general secretary of … Continue reading Ashok Gehlot: The Desert Fox

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Karti Chidambaram: The Sins of the Son

A SENIOR OFFICER OF the Enforcement Directorate (ED) who was part of its raid on the posh 115-A Jor Bagh residence of Palaniappan Chidambaram in Delhi was about to leave empty-handed when he spotted a few documents that the former Finance Minister said were his parliamentary papers. The officer was on the verge of giving … Continue reading Karti Chidambaram: The Sins of the Son

Congress protecting ‘dynasty’, hurting itself: BJP

Congress president Sonia Gandhi's lengthy talk about the so-called achievements of the UPA government at Friday's AICC session in Delhi smacks of hypocrisy, BJP general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan said, accusing her of a "neatly planned" ruse to protect the interests of the "dynasty" even at the cost of denigrating the government the party leads. Gandhi … Continue reading Congress protecting ‘dynasty’, hurting itself: BJP