The Multitasker At Work
Home minister Amit Shah is not ambidextrous, but his multitasking skills betrays signs of a mind steeped in equanimity as he learns the ropes in the ministry with multiple presentations from various departments while keeping the party’s wheels whirring at full speed too. Remember, he continues to be the BJP president. There’s no weekend offs either. An advisory was sent to the West Bengal government on Sunday (June 9) over post-poll violence in the state. Shah also met the party core teams of poll-bound states of Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand the same day. So, how long will Shah continue at both posts? Until the state elections by end-2019?
Narendra Modi should owe part of his success to Rahul Gandhi. After all, Rahul gave the BJP a war cry to galvanise its foot soldiers. RaGa went all guns blazing with his chowkidar chor hai barb at Modi for the alleged Rafale-Ambani scam and the BJP turned around the slur into the winsome Main Bhi Chowkidar. On May 23, as a battle-bruised Congress licked its wounds, the chowkidars had the longest laugh and the schadenfreude spilled over. The official residence of Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, located opposite the Congress HQ on Akbar Road in Delhi, boasts a new installation at its gate—a replica of the Rafale jet. The IAF insists it has nothing to do with the poll outcome. But did we just hear giggles at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg?
O Kaptaan, My Captain
As former kaptaan of the Pakistani...