Sanjay Gandhi played a crucial role in restoring the party to power in 1980 after its humiliating defeat in 1977. Without him, Indira Gandhi could not have achieved much of what she did in the 1980 polls. Pankaj Vohra writes.
The BJP's fresh attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the government's refusal to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the 2G scam is part of a well-thought-out strategy. 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.
Without UP and Bihar, there is little hope for the Congress of even crossing the 200 mark in 2014. This is bad news for Rahul Gandhi who is being groomed to take over the mantle of leadership. Pankaj Vohra writes.
What is surprising is that the AICC has empowered the Congress president to nominate her working committee instead of holding elections for the positions, writes Pankaj Vohra.
Omar Abdullah seems to have started believing that Rahul Gandhi’s support to him some weeks ago was enough and the Centre was duty-bound to back him even if he is unable to deliver. Pankaj Vohra writes.
It is now clear that the mess during the run-up to the Commonwealth Games has been due to the delays and shoddy work by various government agencies and not so much because the OC has botched things up, writes Pankaj Vohra.
The controversy surrounding the possibility of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi campaigning for the BJP candidates in Bihar appears to be rooted in the power struggle within the saffron party. Pankaj Vohra writes.
There is also speculation whether Singh can reshuffle his pack when the exercise will also need the concurrence of the Congress president, who has not said a word about it so far, writes Pankaj Vohra.
While Suresh Kalmadi may have a lot of answering to do, MS Gill, Sheila Dikshit and Jaipal Reddy will also have a tough time answering queries if and when a probe is held into the major scams, writes Pankaj Vohra.
Senior Congress leader Arjun Singh’s statement in the Rajya Sabha on the Bhopal gas tragedy provides ample evidence of why the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister is referred to as the old fox in political circles. Pankaj Vohra writes.
Manmohan singh’s upright image had contributed to the return of the UPA in 2009. But His policies need to be synchronised with the interests of the common man. He has to ensure that his government performs and errant ministers and bureaucrats are taken to task. Pankaj Vohra writes.
The Bhopal gas tragedy debate is likely to focus more on how Warren Anderson was allowed to leave the country rather than on what happened to the $470 million deposited in the RBI in two separate accounts, writes Pankaj Vohra.
Mayawati has been critical of Rahul for what she terms his ‘cosmetic’ sympathy for the Dalits. It is a matter of time before she changes the name of Rae Bareli too, writes Pankaj Vohra.
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.