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BJP manifesto bids farewell to Vajpayee era

By Amulya Ganguli

Even as an ailing Atal Bihari Vajpayee sits incommunicado in his lonely bungalow in New Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to dump his agenda which was meant to neutralize the hardliners.

His plan, outlined in 1996, was to put in cold storage the three key points on the party’s pro–Hindu programme – building the Ram temple in...

 
Ex–cons, gangster’s widow among Bihar’s LS candidates

By Imran Khan

N early a dozen criminal–turned–politicians, known as ‘bahubalis’ in local parlance, and their wives, and the widow of a gangster killed in a gang war, are contesting the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar.

Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, a former Lok Sabha member who was acquitted last year in the murder of a CPI–M leader, joined Lalu Prasad&...

 
‘Manmohan regarded Pawar as ally against critics in cabinet’

P rime Minister Manmohan Singh found managing coalition allies less challenging than managing his own party and regarded NCP leader Sharad Pawar as an “ally” against critics in the cabinet, says a new book.

The book, written by Sanjaya Baru, media adviser to Manmohan Singh during his first term as prime minister, said former human resource development minister Arjun Singh an...

 
‘Congress wanted to ‘retire’ Manmohan, but Rahul failed to deliver’

Despite being plagued by corruption scandals, economic slowdown and a perceived effete government, the UPA–II could not afford to “retire” Manmohan Singh as prime minister as Rahul Gandhi had repeatedly failed to deliver electoral victories for the Congress party, says a revealing new book.

During the 2009 elections, many believed the Congress party had purposefully go...

 
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 Op-Ed (Sunday)
BJP manifesto bids farewell to Vajpayee era
Ex–cons, gangster’s widow among Bihar’s LS candidates
‘Manmohan regarded Pawar as ally against critics in cabinet’
 
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