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    ...Given his reputation, mediapersons, covering the Gujarat elections, were surprised to find that he has now shed his elusive image. Unlike the previous polls he was selective in giving interviews, Mr Shah has made it a point to participate in poll-related programmes hosted by several TV channels. Mr Shah has taken a personal interest in the functioning of the posh media room set up by the BJP in Ahmedabad. Not only does he drop in unannounced at all odd hours to interact with journalists, he has also given directions that meals should be available for them. It is no surprise that the favourite dish served at the media room is the Gujarati khichdi, especially since the Modi government has gone all-out to promote khichdi as a national dish. In fact, journalists have been receiving regular invitations from the BJP to join them for a khichdi meal. ...

    Deccan Chronicle on Dec. 3, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

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    ...The fact that he was India’s first Bengali President made it a headline-grabbing event as it was expected to improve relations between the two neighbours. It also helped that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has a special bond with the Mukherjee family, dating back to the mid-1970s when she was living in Delhi. It is no coincidence then that Dr Mukherjee’s first visit abroad after he demitted office is also to Bangladesh. The former President is slated to visit Dhaka in January 2018 for a lecture at the university. A couple of other events have also been lined up. Though he is no longer the President, there is a strong likelihood of his meeting Ms Sheikh Hasina. It is widely believed that even as a former President Dr Mukherjee can play a role in improving Dhaka-New Delhi ties. However, it is unlikely that he will make another trip to his in-law’s place. ...

    Deccan Chronicle on Nov. 19, 2017, 12:43 a.m.


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    ...When someone recently remarked that Mr Mukherjee had the memory of an elephant, Congress president Sonia Gandhi quipped: “Two elephants.” Given Mr Mukherjee’s reputation, people were baffled that the former President’s latest book The Coalition Years: 1996 to 2012 had quoted from another book while referring to the proceedings of a meeting of the Congress Working Committee at which he was present. Instead of giving his own account, Mr Mukherjee has quoted from journalist Rasheed Kidwai’s book, Sonia: A Biography about the meeting at which P.A. Sangma, Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar raised the issue of Mrs Gandhi’s foreign origins which eventually led to their departure from the Congress. Congress insiders maintain that Mr Mukherjee may have decided not to present a personal account of this meeting because of the uncharitable remarks about Mrs Gandhi and her parents. ...

    Deccan Chronicle on Oct. 22, 2017, 2:56 a.m.

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    ...Predictably, she was constrained from donning the party spokesperson’s hat after she became a minister except when she was specially called to the BJP headquarters to speak on a specific subject. Ms Sitharaman has grown in stature after she was elevated to Cabinet rank and moved from the commerce ministry to the high-profile defence ministry. It was, therefore, baffling to see Ms Sitharaman participate in a television debate last week on the ongoing battle between the RSS and the ruling Left Front in Kerala. Not only was the defence minister shouted down by the other panelists, what made it worse was that she was pitted against second-rung spokes-persons from the Opposition. ...

    Deccan Chronicle on Oct. 8, 2017, 12:36 a.m.

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    ...Alphons — are not members of Parliament. According to rules, they have to become members within six months. Initially, there was some chatter that the two new ministers would find it difficult to get elected as the next round of Rajya Sabha polls, in which the BJP will make big gains, are not due till next April. But it now transpires they will have no problem in entering the Upper House. Vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu’s seat in Rajasthan fell vacant when he resigned from the Cabinet after he took over his new assignment. Goa CM Manohar Parrikar’s Rajya Sabha seat from UP is also up for grabs. It is said Mr Alphons could replace Mr Parrikar while Mr Puri will enter Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. Last time, a Sikh — former Akali Dal leader Balwant Singh Ramoowalia — was transported to Uttar Pradesh when he was appointed minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government. It would appear that Mr Puri is set be Modi’s Ramoowalia. ...

    Deccan Chronicle on Sept. 10, 2017, 12:35 a.m.

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    ...But both failed to live up to expectations. While Mr Prabhu was unable to get a grip on his ministry, Mr Parrikar could not shake off his provincial moorings. The result is that the PM is forced to look for replacements. According to the Delhi grapevine, a Cabinet reshuffle should take place before Mr Modi leaves for the Brics summit on September 3. At least one member of the Union Cabinet — rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was given additional charge of the urban development ministry after M. Venkaiah Naidu’s resignation — has taken a pragmatic view. Probably realising that urban development is a temporary charge, he has evinced little interest in the ministry. Last week his nameplate was being removed from outside his office. ...

    Deccan Chronicle on Aug. 27, 2017, 1:07 a.m.

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    ...Mr Vaghela assured Mr Patel that he would vote for him. It is a different story that Mr Vaghela was quick to go back on his word. Mr Vaghela has been expelled from the Congress. The buzz is that Mr Vaghela is going to float his own party and contest the Assembly polls in partnership with the NCP whose president Sharad Pawar is going to bankroll his campaign. The BJP is only too happy as a division in the votes will work to its advantage. Mr Vaghela believes that if he can win 20-25 seats, he can be kingmaker. The death of BJP’s Lok Sabha member from Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat, which will necessitate a bypoll, is being seen as an opportunity for the Congress. ...

    Deccan Chronicle on Aug. 13, 2017, 12:34 a.m.