The Manmohan Singh government was on Wednesday caught between the conflicting pulls of an across-the board political pressure and harsh economic reality as it deferred a decision on the demand to enhance the MSP of paddy.
A direct corollary of the sharp communal polarisation in Gujarat has been a gradual decline in the participation of Muslims in the political process in the state.
Unlike many other states, Gujarat presents a perfect example of bi-polar polity.
The BJP scored a hat-trick of victories in a staggering 66 constituencies since the 1995 assembly election.
The denial of the chief ministership in Karnataka to B S Yediyurappa may have already triggered the process of Lingayat consolidation behind the BJP.
The contents of the letter - written on Mr Vajpayee’s letter-head, but without his signature - were used by those opposed to Mr Advani to stall any move to see him at the helm.
Leadership buzz notwithstanding, party seeks to put it straight: Advani will lead next poll battle.
Says NDA is a better manager of coalition affairs than UPA, corners govt on foreign policy front.
"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi must pressure DMK chief M Karunanidhi to withdraw his derogatory, blasphemous and offensive remarks on Lord Ram," Rajnath Singh has said.
Message talks of incomplete yajna, hurdles erected by friends.
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