December 3, 2020

A Deputy CM Left Sulking (Not Pilot), a Turncoat-in-Chief’s Deft U-Flip and Extra Gossip



File photos of Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi. (PTI photos)

File images of Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot and Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi. (PTI images)

From the sequel of EPS versus OPS drama to the Rajasthan rollercoaster, all of the hush-hush buzz from the political circles laid naked for you.

From the sequel of EPS versus OPS drama to the Rajasthan roller-coaster, all of the hush-hush buzz from the political circles laid naked for you.

Defence Mess

The defence ministry was busy making preparations for Rajnath Singh’s maiden press convention as Raksha Mantri in Delhi when the information of MoD paperwork admitting Chinese language transgression made headlines. Earlier than the information may grew to become a serious embarrassment for the Raksha Mantri, MoD pulled down the report, taking to process the official chargeable for it, and cancelled the media interplay slated for August 7. Subsequently, the massive Atmanirbhar initiative of the MoD, by way of which India banned 101 gadgets for import, needed to be comprised of Rajnath Singh’s Twitter deal with.

Tit-for-Tat

Ever since Covid-19 outbreak, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is claimed to be upset for not being invited by Chief Minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami to attend the video-conference with Prime Minister Modi. Sources from the OPS camp say that different states ensured that each the CM and the Deputy CM attend the net meets. The EPS camp additional rubbed it in with two AIADMK ministers unilaterally asserting Palaniswami because the CM candidate for 2021 meeting elections.

Knocking on Priyanka’s Door

What might be Priyanka Gandhi’s everlasting tackle after she strikes out of her Gurguram condominium? Congress normal secretary’s pro-active position in brokering piece with Sachin Pilot has given hope to many a veteran. Not discovering a affected person viewers in Rahul Gandhi, they really feel not less than Priyanka would hear them out however not many know how you can attain her. A piece of social gathering leaders deliberate to contact her on the Gurugram condominium, however the society has been cordoned off and is inaccessible to them because of safety causes.

Snakes and Ladders of Karnataka

A senior BJP MLA is now going through the ire of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. The Yediyurappa camp believes that the MLA is nurturing ambitions to be the subsequent CM. When Yediyurappa was quarantined after being discovered Covid-19 constructive, the MLA made a secret journey to neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to carry out a particular Pooja at an historical temple. He was accompanied by one other social gathering MLA who can also be disgruntled with the CM for not making him a minister.

However the story doesn’t finish right here.

When each leaders reached the well-known temple, to their disappointment they realized that the temple was sealed because it was in a containment zone. The auspicious Muhurath for the Pooja was 5:30 pm on that day and they didn’t need to return with out performing the rituals. The CM-aspirant used his connections and made the priest open the temple doorways for him.

The chosen priest, who’s well-versed in tantric rituals, secretly performed a particular Pooja to the satisfaction of the CM-aspirant. The occasions haven’t gone down too nicely with the CM who’s himself an ardent believer in astrology.

BJP Desires of ‘Piloting’ Uttar Pradesh

Sachin Pilot’s strikes in Rajasthan had been being intently monitored by a bit of the BJP. Particularly the leaders from the Gujjar neighborhood, drawing their very own conclusions from appointment of a Jat chief — OP Dhankar — as Haryana BJP president when former minister and Faridabad MP Krishna Pal Singh Gujjar’s title was virtually finalised.

The opposite BJP chief who scanned developments with nice curiosity was Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, Surendra Nagar. Nagar acquired his Rajya Sabha nomination from the Samajwadi Get together in 2016, however later jumped ship to affix the BJP. His time period ends in 2022 and after former Kairana MP Hakum Singh’s loss of life, the BJP in UP has been looking for to develop the subsequent technology of management from the neighborhood. Pilot’s entry would have fully modified the dynamics in UP forward of the subsequent state meeting polls.

Turncoat-in-Chief

Bhanwar Lal Sharma, the insurgent Congress chief from the Pilot camp, was fast to leap the ship on the first whiff of a rapprochement. Named within the FIR filed by the Rajasthan police for alleged horse-trading on the idea of purported conversations with union minister Gajendra Shekhawat, Sharma determined to fend for himself.

A day earlier than the official photo-ops in Delhi, a veteran of many a coup in Rajasthan met a Congress normal secretary near Rahul Gandhi to attraction for a truce. Having acquired a inexperienced sign, he hit the freeway straight to Jaipur to satisfy Ashok Gehlot and declare his loyalty to the Rajasthan Chief Minister. All this whereas a bit within the Pilot camp in Delhi was busy briefing journalists on plans to drift a regional social gathering. Sharma has additionally been accused of leaping ship prior to now.

Pak Military Saves FM Qureshi’s Chair

Rumours had been rife in Pakistan that Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi may lose his job due to his feedback in opposition to the Saudi management over the OIC not taking on the Kashmir concern across the one yr anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370. Nonetheless, some others declare that he should handle to retain his place as a result of it seems that he’s the favorite of the Pakistan military for a doable change, if wanted, within the PM’s place. In the meantime, there are additionally stories that Pakistan Military chief Basic Qamar Bajwa will himself be travelling to Saudi Arabia quickly to appease ruffled feathers.

Cross-Get together Camaraderie

The primary particular person to name up the PMO when Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi died was BJP media head Anil Baluni. The 2 leaders went again a good distance and had been keen on one another regardless of having risen from ideologically numerous moorings.

Recalling Ram Mandir

With invite to the ground-breaking ceremony at Ayodhya restricted to a choose few, some who had been intently related to the motion watched the proceedings on TV. Amongst them was Union Legislation Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who had argued for ‘Ram Lalla’ within the Ayodhya title swimsuit earlier than the Allahabad Excessive Court docket. He has remoted himself at his house after coming in touch with Residence Minister Amit Shah who had had examined constructive for Covid-19.

Prasad dialled journalists on the BJP beat and recalled his days as counsel within the case earlier than the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad excessive court docket. Prasad was pitted in opposition to former West Bengal Chief Minister SS Ray who appeared on behalf of All India Muslim Private Legislation Board with out charging a penny for the case.


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