Coomi Kapoor

Articles By Coomi Kapoor

260 Articles

Why arithmetic is going against BJP in western Uttar Pradesh

The April 11 poll will be the first major test of whether the gathbandhan of Mayawati’s BSP, Akhilesh Yadav’s SP, and Ajit’s RLD actually works on the ground.

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Who is Amit Shah’s biggest asset in Uttar Pradesh? an unofficial ally

The bouncers and hunks, who earn a reported Rs 5,000 daily, do not just add to the candidates’ status, they are also known to intimidate and even threaten voters. After the Election Commission of India expressed concern, th

Amit Shah’s assets grow three times in seven years to Rs 38.81 cr, poll affidavit shows

Inside track: Nyay vs Anyay is Rahul Gandhi’s slogan to take on Modi

The Congress hired half-a-dozen advertising agencies to make presentations to the party for the 2019 campaign theme.

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Inside Track: PM Modi – the in-house adman of BJP

The PM pulled a rabbit out of the hat by turning around Rahul Gandhi’s accusation “Chowkidar Chor Hai’’ to his advantage with the campaign “Main bhi Chowkidar Hoon”.

Nirav Modi scam: Clash between income tax dept and ED may hit recovery of loans

In her short speech Priyanka emphasised issues which common people relate to and reminded them of broken promises by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She did not harp on Rafale or bandy words about Pulwama and Balakot, as did he

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Inside track: From IAF airstrike in Pakistan to upcoming Lok Sabha polls

By the time clear satellite images were made available to the public, the Pakistanis had smartly finished reconstructing the roof over the bombed seminary at Balakot and attempted to cover up the destruction, officials say.

Inside track: How Balakot attack gives PM Modi an edge ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Several delegates were taken aback at the controversial yoga teacher receiving special praise.

Inside track: From the aftermath of Pulwama attack to Ruchir Sharma’s book

On the Prime Minister’s instructions, Sitharaman, along with the IAF top brass, worked out arrangements for the coffins of the CRPF men to be sent back to their homes with suitable honours. Eighteen aircraft lifted the 40 c

Around 40 CRPF jawans have lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack.

Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Why opposition looks a disunited front

Akhilesh Yadav is annoyed with the Congress for abstaining when the SP, joined by the TMC, BSP and TDP, protested in Parliament against the Yogi Adityanath government preventing Akhilesh from boarding a flight to Allahabad.

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Elections 2019: Job crisis, farmer distress and institutions will dominate opposition campaign

Fighting against communalism and corruption, as represented by the Rafale deal, will be of secondary importance.

Inside Track by Coomi Kapoor: From Aap ki pasand to belated awards

Many high-flyers in the Congress were eyeing the key post of general secretary in charge of organisation after Ashok Gehlot’s departure to Rajasthan.

Inside Track: From Priyanka Gandhi’s entry in politics to Hardeep Puri’s performance as minister

The four filmstar MPs in the Trinamool Congress — Sandhya Roy, Tapas Paul, Satabdi Roy and Moon Moon Sen — are apprehensive that Mamata Banerjee will drop them in the coming polls.

Inside track: Not BJP, but infighting in Congress caused Karnataka crisis

The recent rumbles in H D Kumaraswamy’s government, nicknamed Operation Lotus, have not been caused by the BJP.

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Inside track: From movie on Bal Thackeray to new book by Jay Panda

Manmohan Singh’s Rajya Sabha membership from Assam ends on June 14 and Sonia Gandhi is keen that the former PM continues to represent the party in Parliament.

Politicians working hard to shed flab ahead of 2019 polls

Politicians are working hard to shed flab before the start of the gruelling campaign for the next elections.

Inside Track: ‘Flying baraat’ and secret behind delayed swearing-in of Congress chief ministers

The delay in the swearing-in of the three new Congress chief ministers was not only because of the tussle over CM posts.

After its defeat in the state elections, the BJP can take a little comfort in winning all the mayoral posts in Haryana.

Inside Track: Will Mahagathbandhan leaders accept Rahul Gandhi as anchor after Assembly elections verdict?

Buoyed by three victories, the Congress now assumes that Rahul Gandhi is the automatic favourite to lead an anti-BJP alliance in 2019.

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Inside Track: Who governs Uttar Pradesh in Adityanath’s absence?

Many wonder how Yogi Adityanath manages to govern Uttar Pradesh since he has been busy on the campaign trail addressing some 70 campaign rallies in other states in the last 60 days.

Inside Track: Will LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi contest 2019 Lok Sobha?

Following Sushma Swaraj’s announcement that she would not contest from Vidisha in the next Lok Sabha polls, there is speculation whether the BJP Margdarshak Mandal members, LK Advani, 91, Murli Manohar Joshi, 84, Shanta Kum

Inside Track: From Congress’ ally trouble to Swaraj’s untimely LS announcement – details you should know

Tower of babble The Congress’ social media in-charge Divya Spandana should have known better than to embarrass her party with her indiscreet tweets. First she responded to a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi standing

Inside track: From Congress’ CM face in Madhya Pradesh to likely appointments by Modi government

As chairperson of the campaign committee for Madhya Pradesh and as someone who is young and friendly with Rahul Gandhi, it was assumed that Jyotiraditya Scindia would be the party’s chief ministerial choice.

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Inside Track: From speculated Gandhi family reunion to CBI war politics – all you need to know

Maneka Gandhi’s frontal and public Twitter attack on Maharashtra forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar over the killing of man-eater tigress Avni in Yavatmal has angered some high-ups in the BJP.

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Inside Track: From alleged Raw hand in CBI row to Rahul Gandhi’s missing party cadres – all you need to know

The midnight removal of CBI chief Alok Verma on October 23 was reportedly triggered by a meeting between R&AW chief Anil Dhasmana and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21.

Inside Track: Why there is mess in CBI, ED

If the CBI is on the boil, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), where director Karnal Singh’s term has just ended, is simmering.

Inside Track: From CBI’s chief replacement to Rahul Gandhi’s photo op bungle – all you need to know

The government is searching for a reliable replacement for CBI chief Alok Verma, who retires in January next year.

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Inside Track: From purported ‘Rajput Raj’ in BJP to doubts over Divya Spandana’s role in Congress – all you need to know

The propaganda that the BJP is no longer concerned about Brahmin interests has been reinforced by the lack of representation of the community in key slots in the party and government.

Inside track by Commi Kapoor: India-Pak talks, NSA Doval, Sardar Patel statue; here’s the buzz

During former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s regime and even after he demitted office, Indo-Pakistan negotiations were conducted from the Indian side largely by NSA Doval, who kept in regular touch with his Pakistani counterpar

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