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Coomi Kapoor

Articles By Coomi Kapoor

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Inside track: From how Naresh Gujaral did not get postive respose to Sanjay Raut’s political journey

Thanks to the BJP’s hubris, there was no one in the party, except possibly Nitin Gadkari, who could have acted as an intermediary when the Shiv Sena was parting company.

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Inside Track: From Maharashtra politics to Rakesh Asthana still in favour

Most intriguing of all was the fact that Amit Shah’s camp seemed uncharacteristically comatose and benevolent about losing the most cash-rich state in India.

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Is NSA Ajit Doval up or down in Modi-2 regime? Read this to know

There are even three deputy NSAs and the building entrance has got a facelift. Most importantly, the rules of business were re-framed this month so that the NSC can generate Cabinet notes and act like a full government depart

At times, when Doval issues instructions to the IB chief or other agency heads, he is informed that they have to first check with Shah. (File photo)

Congress leaders are speaking out of turn, where is discipline panel?

The average age of the committee, chaired by A K Antony is 82. The three-member panel consists of Antony,78, Motilal Vora, 90, and Sushil Kumar Shinde, 78.

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Howdy, Modi! Why Madison Square mastermind Ram Madhav missed action

On September 12, more than a month after the Bill was passed, the government brought out a three-page corrigendum to correct 52 typos, spellings and grammatical errors in the Act.

PK Mishra — the man who knows what Modi desires

Misra, on the other hand, was unknown to Modi when he joined the PMO in 2014, and was chosen because of his familiarity with the Capital’s power structure, since Modi was new to Delhi.

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Amit Shah’s new role: He is now in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir

As home minister, he is now in charge of the police force in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Arun Jaitley: The politician who won hearts across all divides

From abiding friendships with many fierce rivals in politics to pals and protégés in court and Cabinet, Jaitley won hearts across all divides.

Chidambaram’s arrest: History has shown vendetta politics seldom works

Chidambaram refused to indulge in theatrics or even mention Home Minister Amit Shah’s name. Many see parallels with both Emergency and post-Emergency arrests.

Article 370: What PMO advised and how Amit Shah moved

Abolition of Article 370 was on the government’s agenda, but it was at Amit Shah’s insistence that it was pushed through in the Budget Session itself.

Shah was confident of securing a majority in the Rajya Sabha for the Bill (PTI Photo)

Taxing super-rich was a political decision, Sitharaman may be merely a scapegoat

It is believed that the BJP top leadership pushed for the richest Indians to be taxed higher, even though finance ministry officials fought against the proposal, pointing out that this would send wrong signals to the business

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‘Congress’ heads BJP – an embarrassing secret from Swatantra Dev Singh’s past

If it is a bit confusing that the former ‘Congress Singh’ now heads the BJP in UP, it is also true that descendants of most of the old Congress families in the state are now in the BJP.

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Amit Shah eyes defections to shore up BJP numbers in Rajya Sabha

The Capital’s journalists find it tough to get exclusive news breaks, since the usual sources are increasingly fearful of being seen talking to journalists.

Rahul Gandhi or Motilal Vora: Who is in-charge of Congress?

The 90-year-old Vora has a new spring in his step as he modestly accepts congratulations, though he admits that he has not received any formal intimation of his new role.

Rahul Gandhi has resigned as president of Congress party (AP Photo)

PM Modi must caution BJP politicians who throw their weight around

Last week, on Delhi’s Humayun Road, a speeding SUV with an MP sticker displayed on the windshield and a VIP number plate banged into a stationary car at the red light.

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Hobson’s choice: With Rahul Gandhi firm on quitting as president, Congress is left with a few options

The old guard is pushing three names for president — Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot and Sushil Kumar Shinde — since they are considered loyalists and have the requisite experience.

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Inside track: Is Modi silently changing the guard in Rajasthan BJP?

Modi does not go by the traditional logic of job suitability. More than language skills and parliamentary experience, Birla was rewarded for outstanding social work and public service in his constituency.

Rahul Gandhi disappears again leaving Congress shell-shocked

Rahul Gandhi has reportedly gone abroad and is not planning to return till June 19 when the swearing in of the new MPs is complete.

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Game of number two in Modi 2.0: Rajnath or Amit Shah, Doval or Jaishankar

Pecking order Rajnath Singh was belatedly included in additional Cabinet committees after the normally pliable minister made known his unhappiness. Though Singh may be officially No. 2 in Cabinet hierarchy, few dispute that A

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Advani syndrome: Will Amit Shah be Modi’s eventual successor?

Ever since the poll results, Shah has continuously been by Modi’s side, whether in Delhi, Varanasi or Ahmedabad. Before the swearing-in, the PM and Shah spent marathon sessions confabulating over the names for the Cabinet.

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Did Congress fritter away opportunity in Priyanka Gandhi’s debut in national politics?

Many are too timid to blame Rahul for surrounding himself with inexperienced youngsters who have an NGO mindset rather than an understanding of electoral politics.

Khan Market (Gang): How a modest refugee colony became a hub of Lutyens elite

PM Narendra Modi’s mocking reference to the “Khan Market Gang” in his interview with The Indian Express has made the posh south Delhi market the focus of attention.

PM Narendra Modi at Kedarnath temple (Image: Twitter/ Narendra Modi)

What happens if Congress crosses 125 and BJP tally is below 200

The Capital’s political grapevine is abuzz with possible scenarios after the election results on May 23.

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VHP, RSS take charge of Pragya Thakur’s campaign in Bhopal

Unlike a section of the BJP, the VHP does not feel the need to be apologetic about Thakur’s remarks against late Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare. Uma Bharati was furious when the inexperienced Thakur was nominated from

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur after she was declared BJP’s candidate for the Bhopal constituency, at BJP’s state headquarters in the city on Wednesday

Lok Sabha Election: Five top political developments of the week

Pragya Thakur was nominated as the BJP candidate from Bhopal in the belief that she would be the antithesis of Digvijaya Singh’s pro-minority and anti-majority community image.

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Inside Track: Why BJP has gone from ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’ to ‘kam ruke na desh jhuke na’

Whether because the electoral campaign is so long drawn out or the BJP feels its advertising material needs to be buttressed, the party has come out with yet another slogan which will be introduced in the later phases of the

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Missing articles and babu words in BJP manifesto: Inside track by Coomi Kapoor

Lalu claims that Nitish, who was once his ally, “always looked for the right opportunity to get into positions of power’’.

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