Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has come out as the victor after his party’s core committee and the Union cabinet bowed down to his wishes and recommended that the controversial ordinance be withdrawn. However, the UPA allies are seemingly unhappy with the developments and have decided to back the Prime Minister while expressing concern how a single individual could force the government to review the considered decision of the Union cabinet. In the larger interests, the cabinet has withdrawn the ordinance and decided to kill the Bill that is pending in Parliament. Read more

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The promulgation of the Food Ordinance by the President on July 5 following the decision of the Union Cabinet has given rise to intense speculation about an early poll. There is also speculation on whether the Monsoon session of Parliament, which is normally held at the end of third week of July, will take place at all. Read more

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Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi has warned Congressmen that he would come down with a heavy hand if he finds party activists indulging in factionalism. Read more

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The Congress has been in the news for the wrong reasons. Two Cabinet ministers belonging to the party, both Punjabis had to quit the government recently following separate controversies. Read more

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Yet another controversy this time involving the newly elected deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, Prof PJ Kurien and minister of state for parliamentary affairs, Rajiv Shukla has erupted during the monsoon session of Parliament. Read more

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With the Congress expected to name the new leader of the House in the Lok Sabha in the immediate future, speculation has already started as to whether the selected person would be the real number two in the government. The position of the leader of the House in the Lok Sabha is very crucial and most of our Prime Ministers have held this position by virtue of their being heads of government. Dr. Manmohan Singh is the longest serving Prime Minister who has never been a member of the Lok Sabha but is heading the government while being leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha. Read more

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Much has been made out of the presence of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s presence at the Prime Minister’s dinner to mark the third anniversary of UPA government’s second term. Read more

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All is certainly not well in the Congress and a Cabinet Minister had in a letter stated that the party was in the ICU and the government was in coma. Read more

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The announcement by the Delhi Mayor renaming the main road, which runs through Chandni Chowk as the Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar Marg, is blasphemous. Read more

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Those who watched the live proceedings of the Lok Sabha debate on the lokpal bill on Tuesday were in for a rude shock over the manner in which the Bharatiya Janata Party, the principal opposition in Parliament conducted itself. Read more

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