Political Delicacies

10 Sep 2017/--/Kalraj Mishra and Bandaru Dattatreya, who have been dropped from the Union ministry, and S M Krishna, who quit Congress some months back to join BJP, are tipped to become Governors. Similarly, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who was dropped along with the others, is likely to be made party...

3 Sep 2017/--/Birender Singh will become the chief minister of Haryana after the Union cabinet reshuffle in place of Manohar Lal Khattar. The buzz is that Birender Singh met party president Amit Shah recently to discuss the overall political situation in Haryana and also gave Shah his assessment of...

13 Aug 2017/--/JD-U workers from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are reportedly pressuring JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav to form a national party after Nitish Kumar formed a government with the BJP in Bihar. Meanwhile, Lalu Prasad Yadav is busy giving shape to an Opposition-led...

2 Jul 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar broke rank with the Opposition and decided to support NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind because he wants to consolidate the maha- dalit votes in Bihar and also wants to bargain for Central funds for the development of his state. Nitish is apparently fed...

19 Jun 2017/--/One of the memories of my childhood days leads me to an impressive collection of black and white photographs, a clutch of cups (those given in sports) and a good number of medallions occupying the walls and over a round teapoy placed in the front room of an official of Indian Navy...

11 Jun 2017/--/According to sources, the name of Justice (retd) Girdhar Malviya, a grandson of noted freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, who founded Ganga Mahasabha in 1905 and was a member of Hindu Mahasabha in Gaya in 1922 and in Kashi in 1923, has been figuring on the BJP list for...

4 Jun 2017/--/There is talk of a ministry  reshuffle taking place at the Centre and in Rajasthan after the presidential elections. The infighting within the state unit and the manner in which Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is handling the affairs of the state are believed to be under review by the...

28 May 2017/--/The real googly that Modi can throw is to have a Muslim Vice-President to replace  Hamid Ansari. Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah fits the bill. Sources claim Heptullah has been given an assurance about the Vice-president nomination.  Now a days she is camping in Delhi and giving...

21 May 2017/--/With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar putting forward Pranab Mukherjee’s name.for a second term, speculation has begun in right earnest about the possibility of the incumbent President emerging as a consensus candidate. Nitish Kumar’s  strategy of suggesting Pranab’s name is seen as...

14 May 2017/--/Venkaiah Naidu may be the next Vice-President of India. The “think tank” of the BJP is keen on his candidature as they think this will help the party electorally in Telangana and Andhra.  The focus of the BJP is now on southern India, after having its major hold on Northern India...

7 May 2017/--/The buzz is that the BJP will break its alliance with the PDP in Jammu & Kashmir after the election of the President and the Vice-President. According to sources, Amit Shah told Ram Madhav that they would  fight the next J-K Assembly election on their own and asked him to work on...

9 Apr 2017/--/The Bahujan Samaj Party is heading for a split in the aftermath of the UP Assembly results.  Resentment is brewing within the BSP against the working style of its leader Mayawati who has done nothing to review  the dismal performance of the party. The rank and file is extremely...

2 Apr 2017/--/The billion dollar question in the country’s politics is who would be the next president and the Vice-President of India.   Prime   Minister Narendra Modi is expected to throw a googly which can take both  the BJP and the Opposition by surprise. Despite pressure from within the BJP...

26 Mar 2017/--/The Bharatiya Janata Party that was known to be an upper caste party. Mainly a Brahmin party converted it into a Modi OBC party in the recent assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. They took the Brahmins for granted after the Congress pushed them out both in Uttarakhand and UP.   In UP...

19 Mar 2017/--/With the sweeping victory in UP, the spotlight has obviously turned towards the BJP. But days before the announcement of the results of the Assembly elections in five states, Bihar chief minister quietly called on his Orissa counterpart Naveen Patnaik to hold discussion on the...

5 Mar 2017/--/Meera Kumar, the daughter of Jagjivan Ram and the erstwhile Congress speaker of the UPA regime, is tipped to be one of Narendra Modi’s choices as successor to Pranab Mukherjee for the post of the President of India. Modi is eyeing the non-jatav dalit votes plus Mayawati’s jatav votes...

26 Feb 2017/--/If the BJP comes to power in Uttar Pradesh, then Bundelkhand is likely to get a chief minister. The erstwhile sadhvi turned politician and ex-minister and CM of Madhya Pradesh and currently Union minister  Uma Bharati may well be BJP’s nominee for the UP CM’s post.   Narendra Modi...

19 Feb 2017/--/Akhilesh Yadav is prime ministerial material. Mentor to UP CM Ramgopal Yadav has made a statement to this effect recently. It has come as a shock to the Congress leadership.  At the time of the alliance, it was understood that Rahul would be the PM candidate for 2019 Lok Saba...

29 Jan 2017/--/Priyanka Gandhi, who has emerged as a major player in the Congress Party, is tipped to be a general secretary of the A-ICC after the Uttar Pradesh elections are over. Though Priyanka has been playing her role covertly till now and had been reluctant to come out and take on...

1 Jan 2017/--/Sheila Dikshit, the Congress face for the chief ministership of Uttar Pradesh is likely to be sacrificed on the alter of demonetisation decision of Narendra Modi. The Congress leadership, in the aftermath of Rahul Gandhi’s corruption blitzkrieg against the Prime Minister is likely to...