In a clear attempt to retrieve the situation after being completely outwitted by its ally, the Trinamool Congress, the Congress seems finally determined to take its opponents head on.
BJP president Nitin Gadkari has done it again. He has played a masterstroke one more time to ensure that his party’s prime ministerial aspirants should first pass the litmus test of winning a Lok Sabha seat before offering themselves for the top position. The move is seen as an attempt to reduce the claimants for the PM’s chair if and when the BJP/NDA win the next Parliamentary poll.
I have great satisfaction that my column 'Between Us' was accepted as a brand by many HT readers, Pankaj Vohra writes.
One fails to understand why the BJP appears to have more faith in a Joint Parliamentary Committee headed by a Congressman than a Public Accounts Committee headed by its own senior leader, says Pankaj Vohra.
With Sonia Gandhi being formally elected as the Congress president for the 4th consecutive term last week, the focus is likely to shift soon to Andhra Pradesh where former CM Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's son, Jaganmohan Reddy, appears to be in a defiant mood. Pankaj Vohra writes.
The speculation about the future relationship between the BJP and its ally, the Janata Dal (United) continues to make news after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar publicly snubbed the saffron brigade following the publication of his picture alongside that of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. Pankaj Vohra writes.
The BJP refuses to learn any lessons from its mistakes. Its leaders are busy fighting each other and if the perception persists that it is not an alternative to the Congress-led UPA, they have only themselves to blame, writes Pankaj Vohra.
The Media Excellence Awards 2010 organised by International think-tank Global Punjabi Society (GPS), headed by ex-Director CBI, Joginder Singh.
The deposition of senior IPS officer Anju Gupta highlighting the role of BJP leader L K Advani during the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, can be interpreted as a clear pointer to his involvement, writes Pankaj Vohra.
Still singing at 90, Manna Dey will be among the most deserving recipients of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The award was given for the first time to the Indian silver screen’s first leading lady, Devika Rani in 1970, Pankaj Vohra
Many BJP leaders thought that Advani would not give in easily to the RSS and could contemplate severing links with the Sangh. But if he does that, he may discover to his dismay that there will not be too many supporters, writes Pankaj Vohra.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sent out a clear message to the Bharatiya Janata Party that its deviation from its basic ideology had landed it in the current crisis, writes Pankaj Vohra.
Was former Pakistan President Zia-ul-Haq killed at the behest of the Americans or the Chinese or was a rogue pilot, as suggested by a report in Sunday Times
of London, responsible for his death? Pankaj Vohra
finds out more...