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Deep Throat
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2016-09-18T09:39:49+05:30

Uttar Pradesh
Lonely Furrow

While the tussle between Sonia Gandhi loyalists and the ‘baba log’ around Rahul Gandhi is old hat, the ‘Grand Old Party’ now appears divided between Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi loyalists. It is heard that Priyanka is mesmerised by election strategist Prashant Kishor, who has convinced her that the party should contest over 400 seats in UP. Agencies hired by baba log seem to have pleaded for an alliance with the BSP, even though Mayawati apparently offered the Congress just about 60 seats. The BSP-Congress combine, they have argued, could put up a far more formidable challenge.


New Delhi
Shock & Awe

Even at 93, maverick ‘criminal’ lawyer Ram Jethmalani continues to shock and awe the learned justices of the Supreme Court. Some lawyers have begun to carp that ‘Ram’ is indulged too much by the judges. They cite a rare case, which Jethmalani actually lost, but not before the bench went out of its way to humour him....

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