The list of people invited by MNS chief Raj Thackeray for his son’s weddig so far includes former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Jawdekar, Dharmendra Pradhan and Menaka Gandhi. read more
BJP veteran LK Advani has already turned down invitation to be the chief guest at the function to mark the 25th anniversary of Delhi Assembly. He cited personal reasons for refusing the invite. read more
The mangled remains of a CISF minibus after an IED blast, allegedly triggered by the Maoist rebels, in Bacheli area of Dantewada, Chhattisgarh. Police said that four civilians and a CISF jawan were killed when suspected Maoists blew up the bus in poll-bound Dantewada district. Two personnel of the CISF were also injured in the incident.
The best politicians are those who have a life outside of politics. The most compassionate politicians are those who enjoy the love and affection of a family. Atal Bihari Vajpayee had both, writes Vir Sanghvi. read more
The BJP was born at an executive meeting called at New Delhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla grounds with Vajpayee as its first president and LK Advani, Sikander Bakht and Suraj Bhan as its general secretaries. read more
Vajpayee’s foreign policy, the firmness with which he kept the Sangh out of political decision making and his outreach to the minorities were distant from the RSS’s ideological positions . There were disagreements yet each time the former PM prevail... read more
Over the years, there were many nuggets of plain-speak from Gadkari, including one on Uddhav Thackeray which clued me in to the BJP’s intention to sever ties with the Shiv Sena long before it actually happened. read more