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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There has been so much written about the Army and other wings of our armed forces during the past few months. Some of the stories suggest that if there was anything wrong in this country it was only in our defence forces. As if everything is right elsewhere.
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General VK Singh, Chief of the Army Staff continues to be in the news and the government as well as the political class do not seem to like it one bit. When Singh had gone to the Supreme Court on his age issue, I had written a blog demanding his dismissal for insubordination, which in the armed forces is one of the biggest sins. Read more

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There have been very few political leaders in our country who have had clarity on various issues. Read more

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The time has come for the Congress and its government at the Centre to seriously introspect and make course correction before it is too late. Read more

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Suresh Kalmadi’s arrest in connection with allegations of irregularities in the award of a particular contract for the Commonwealth Games is perhaps giving nightmares to many others. Read more

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Though the Prime Minister did not reply to a journalist’s query of why he had convened his press meet for the electronic media editors, it was very obvious that it was a feeble attempt to correct his image, which during the past few months has taken a beating. Read more

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The landslide Bihar results in favour of Nitish Kumar and his ally—the BJP
has perhaps paved the way for the projection of the pragmatic chief minister on the national centre stage for the 2014 elections. Read more

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As expected the blame game has started in full swing and a lot of scandals are likely to be unearthed in connection with the CWG projects. The guilty must be punished if the government wants to restore its credibility and a thorough probe by our enforcement agencies must look into every aspect of corruption. Read more

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The Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi have been a great success with India getting its biggest medal haul. However that does not mean that those responsible for the mess up during the run up to the Games should go scot-free. Read more

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