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2017-12-02T11:09:56+05:30

Luck By Fourth Chance

Polls make politicians do all sorts of things, but this one takes the cake. Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh recently bought 19 top-end Pajero SUVs to repl­ace his cavalcade of Tata Safa­ris. Each new bull­etproof SUV costs Rs 50 lakh, and all have registration numbers with the digits 0004. The Congress camp is claiming it has been done on astrological advice—19 apparently stands for the number of years he will be in office (this is his 14th) and four signifies a fourth term for him. The CM’s version is that the Tata Safaris were more than 10 years old and needed to be replaced—obviously, all at the exchequer’s expense.


Communication Gap

The Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala’s penchant for TV sound bytes on a daily basis has ruffled quite a few feathers in the party. By flaunting his closeness to Rahul Gandhi, he has also managed to rub many party seniors the wrong way. His wings were clipped some months ago, when he created confusion with...

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