Archive | January, 2019

The Latest Gandhi In Politics

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

Yes, it was pre-decided that Priyanka Gandhi will become the latest Gandhi in the active politics of the Congress before the crucial 2019 polls; so was the fact that she will be declared the general secretary of the party and handed over the charge of Uttar Pradesh.
But, if the coos of cuckoos on 24 Akbar Road are to be shed an ear, then all of this was not to happen any time sooner than February 1. When Rahul announced the younger Gandhi sibling the general secretary of the party, Priyanka was in America for her daughter’s treatment.
UP-in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad had caught a 4o’clock flight to Lucknow that morning where he was scheduled to attend more than half a dozen meetings, completely unaware of what was to follow in the course of the day.
The very day, Rahul’s high-profile rally in Amethi was also already fixed.
Raja Bhaiya and Shivpal Yadav were also to hold a crucial meeting that evening on how to carry forward their attempts at forming a coalition with the Congress. Raja Bhaiya has a strong hold over Pratapgarh, Sultanpur and Amethi and so he was looking forward to demand four seats from the Congress of which he was bullish of bagging at least two.
Amid all this, the entry of Priyanka Gandhi, willing or unwilling, into the politics is a surprising move.
Trusted sources tell that the Gandhi clan was tipped that the central government was all set to arrest Priyanka’s husband Robert Vadra. And so, enters Priyanka into active politics as a checks-and-balances move.

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The Star-Cast Of BJP 2019

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

To keep a check on the changing mood of the nation, there is an influx of opinion polls on news channels. The statistics are visibly disturbing for the ruling saffron brigade as a downfall of 70-80 seats is being estimated for the BJP.
So, the BJP high-command has decided to place bet only on the win-sure lot. The saffron brigade is now on the hunt for those stars who can shine bright for the party in the 2019 polls.
If Yashwant Sinha contests from Delhi, be it on Congress ticket or AAP’s, then BJP’s ‘Chanakya’ Amit Shah’s hero will be Akshay Kumar. Similarly, Sunny Deol and Madhuri Dixit can be casted for the Gurdaspur (Punjab) and Pune assembly seats respectively.
Contender #2, i.e. Rahul Gandhi being #1, against PM Narendra Modi is TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee. If Mamata plans on contesting the Lok Sabha elections, then any one of the three veteran Bengali beauties – Rupa Ganguly, Locket Chatterjee, Moushumi Chatterjee – will be fielded against her.
Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi and Mohanlal can be seen on the saffron pitch. Former Cricketer Kapil Dev may also bat for the saffron brigade from Chandigarh. The party is also putting in all efforts to rope in Pawan Kalyan from Andhra. That is, BJP’s real trust this time lies with actors and actresses instead of political leaders.
Amit Shah has gotten prepared report cards of all the BJP MPs through some of his favourite agencies and the ones who failed to achieve the passing marks will have to face the consequences.

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Hawk-Eyes On Bihar Congress Tickets

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav is all for speedily sealing seats in the Bihar mahagathbandhan, but the smaller constituents of his ‘alternative smaller mahagathbandhan’ are giving him headaches.
Tejashwi, with all his heart and soul, is keen on adopting the same seat-sharing formula with Congress in Bihar which the SP-BSP have adopted in UP, i.e. an equal share of 20-20 seats of the total 40 seats of the state. Though additionally he wants the Congress to spare eight seats for the other constituents of the mahagathbandhan, namely Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP and Pappu Yadav’s JAPL, and then field its candidates on the remaining 12.
Buoyed by its victory in the three assembly polls, Congress is in no mood to settle for any less. Plus, the entry of Priyanka Gandhi in politics is gaining the party a psychological advantage. The upper class is making a swift shift to Congress. And, as a result, there is a surge in the number of upper class leaders willing to contest from Bihar Congress.
On the other hand, RJD is not willing to contest any upper class leaders on its tickets. Congress is the ultimate destination for contenders like Kirti Azad, Uday Singh (alias Pappu Singh) and Shatrughan Sinha.
Akhilesh Singh is advocating for Munger’s muscle-flexing don-turned-MLA Anant Singh, even after knowing that Tejashwi and Anant do not gel together.
Congress will also have to adjust Sharad Yadav in its seat share math. JNU-fame Kanhaiya Kumar is also an upper caste contender who is willing to contest on CPI’s ticket from Begusarai. This might also stem out of Congress’s share.
Anyhoo, the major ally Congress is not as eager to stamp the deal before the proposed February 3 rally of Rahul Gandhi, which the party has planned as a show of strength. So the expectants will have to wait till then. After that, the Congress ticket bank will be the centre of all hawk eyes.

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What’s For Rudy?

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

Will Rajiv Pratap Rudy bag a ticket for the Lok Sabha Elections or not? It still remains a million dollar question in the BJP quarters. The reason being the BJP-JDU alliance, in which Rudy’s Maharajganj seat is likely to fall in JDU’s court.
JDU wants to contest imprisoned Prabhunath Singh’s son from here. At present Janardhan Singh Sigriwal is the MP from Maharajganj, who is reportedly to be sent to Saran.
Cuckoos on 11 Ashoka Road also coo that union minister RK Singh’s Arrah ticket to Rudy, and Singh be either sent to the Rajya Sabha or be made any state’s governor.
The other way round this can be that Rudy be made party spokesperson and also be given entry to the Rajya Sabha.
Ravi Shankar Prasad is also being said to be contested from Patna, though Prasad seems least interested.

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Gadkari The Safety Valve

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

Nitin Gadkari is probably the only BJP leader at present who is equally popular with opposition parties; a long list of his friends in opposition parties being a proof of that. So whenever the Modi government is on the target of the ‘frenemies’, Gadkari comes to the rescue.
In fact, even the Sangh uses Gadkari as their messenger whenever they have any message or signal to pass on to the Modi government.
Nowadays, speculations are rife that if BJP loses its seats and falls short of the magic number (majority) with a huge gap, then Gadkari may emerge as the suitable face to spearhead the NDA.
However, an other contender in the PM race is Rajnath Singh. Gadkari and his well-wishers are aware that the Modi-Shah duo may put forth Rajnath’s name when if Gadkari’s comes up. And so, Gadkari too has dropped hints for the Sangh that he will be more than willing to be the BJP president than being the PM.
But then Modi-Shah’s first choice for president is JP Nadda. If the Sangh does not agree on Nadda then they have next lined up Sumitra Mahajan. In any case, Kailash Vijayvargiya is leaving no stones unturned to contest from Sumitra Mahajan’s Indore seat.

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What Is WEF Anyway Without Modi?

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

The recently concluded 2019 World Economic Forum, Davos, went unnoticed in India, the sole reason being the absence of PM Modi from the meet. Arun Jaitley was to represent Modi, but then he too flew off to America for his treatments. And the ones who did went failed to seize it.
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, Niti Aayog’s Amitabh Kant and former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan took part in the meet. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath also participated. Chandrababu Naidu sent Lokesh Narara to represent him. Captain Amarinder was to fly out from Punjab, but then at the last moment he too sent Manpreet Badal in his place.
Yes, the ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ stall of Tata Tea did manage to grab some attention.

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All Except Patel

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

One thing that visibly went missing from the latest Vibrant Gujarat Summit was the picture of Gujarat’s deputy CM Nitin Patel from all the posters, banners, pamphlets and hoardings of the event. Every XYZ minister, state party president and even the Mayor were pasted alongside Modi and CM Rupani, all except Patel.
If the grapevines are to be believed, the cold war between Rupani and Patel has caught up the heat and come out in the open. The crack originates from Patel’s willingness to be handed-over the finance ministry by the end of January and was constantly pressing for it. But when Amit Shah came to know of it, he instructed the exclusion of his photos from all the posters et al.
Patel was so hurt from this that when Modi reached Gujarat, he did not take part in his welcome. Following this, when Patel registered his presence in the Mega Trade Show of the Vibrant Gujarat, the Modi too ignored him. On the golf carts, too, Modi asked Rupani to accompany him while telling Patel to take another cart. A hurt Patel walked out of the venue.

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Selfie With PM

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

On the first day of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019, whilst the delegates had reached and PM Modi was being awaited, the anchor of the event tried to make the best of the spare time by telling the present representatives about the features of the NaMo App.
The anchor also appealed the representatives to download the NaMo App, and further told them that in case of any troubles faced in downloading it, then they can take help of the digital booth outside.
When the diasporas reached the booth seeking assistance, there they found a life-sized virtual cut-out of the PM placed there for selfies. What followed was a mob of selfie-lovers.

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Holy Mother Cow

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

Of late, huge cattle of old, sick cows and injured oxen can be seen roaming about the streets of Varanasi. So the Yogi administration had ensured that no such cow or ox comes strolling about the venue of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
But, oh the irony! Despite all the high profile arrangements, as soon as PM Modi reached the venue, a few cows meandered there. The Police became hyperactive. They could not make use of their truncheons as the media and a lot of cameras were there, so they had to gently shoo them off. Only after that the administration could take a breath of relief.

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English For Farmers?

Posted on 29 January 2019 by admin

On the third and last day of Vibrant Gujarat, the Modi government thought of sparing some time for the distressed farmers. For that a proper session was organised on the topic ‘Sustainable Technology Driven Agriculture For New India’.
Farmers from far off corners were invited to attend the session. But look at the irony, the speakers – experts and ministers – all addressed the session in English. Within 10 minutes, the farmers started yawning. God bless Parshottam Rupala who started off in Gujarati, only after which the farmers started looking a little alive.
When these farmers reached the lunch stalls, there were a plethora of dishes to savour, and which the farmers did enjoy to the fullest.

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