Budget is an attempt at damage control: Gowda

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Confusion And Rahul Gandhi: Gandhi scion’s UP campaign cannot resurrect party by harking back to older battles


He was photographed eating jalebis and samosas at a dusty roadside shop in Mau; ate roti-chokha for lunch with yet another Dalit couple, Rukmini Devi and Swaminath Ram, in the same district; and spouted a new poll slogan, “janta trast hai, Modiji mast hai” to follow up his trademark “suit-boot ki sarkar” jibe. Rahul Gandhi […..]

Glad NDA learnt democracy not about arrogance but about dialogue: Jyotiraditya Scindia


A thaw between government and opposition enabled 13 bills, including the constitutional amendment on GST, to be passed in Parliament’s monsoon session, the most productive since 2014. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha, spoke to Nalin Mehta and Sanjeev Singh about changing government-opposition equations and concerns over the government’s handling of Kashmir and […..]

Will BJP form next government in Uttarakhand? Live TOI Facebook broadcast


Why Cong-Left-Front combo in Bengal is a worry for some Left Front parties


Narasimha Rao was magnificent, govt now too clever by half — Indians incapable of objectivity: Jairam Ramesh

Congress leader and former UPA minister Jairam Ramesh is author of To The Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story. Speaking with Nalin Mehta, Ramesh discussed working in Narasimha Rao’s PMO, recounting how India started economic reforms, Rao’s historical legacy — and the lessons of 1991 for today: You say Narasimha Rao was magnificent — why? […..]

What Congress can learn from the decline of British Liberals


In November 1947, Mahatma Gandhi told delegates of the All India Congress Committee that he had come to them because they were the ‘real Congress’. In his view it was AICC that held real power, as opposed to the party’s larger general body that met once a year. For the Mahatma, even in 1947, the […..]