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Mohan Lal Sukhadia was the first to revolt as a youth leader

Prakash Bhandari: The over a century-old political outfit-Indian National Congress that is facing a leadership crisis after the party performed miserably in the Lok Sabha elections last year has witnessed a simmering resentment among its young cadre. Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the Congress to join the BJP by making his discontent public that resulted in the...

#Column: People suffering because Centre, state imposed lockdown sans any homework

ShankerSinh Vaghela: There is a popular theory doing the rounds that the COVID-19 epidemic is an international conspiracy. Even as we debate this theory, the surge in COVID-19 cases shows that both the Centre and the state failed to ascertain the seriousness of the threat. A lockdown was imposed without the governments doing their homework....

#Column: Incapable govt, foolish system liable for COVID-19 crisis in Gujarat

Shankersinh Vaghela: BJP, as a party, has achieved excellence in hiding facts and figures—a trait that runs deep into the saffron party’s hierarchy. This trait is particularly visible in cases when it senses that any data or figure can be detrimental to its image and will expose its governance failure. Hiding or manipulating data has been...

Blanket ban on alcohol affecting the interests of Gujarat

Shankersinh Vaghela: Prohibition in Gujarat is an issue that has been debated by generations. It is not a political issue and it is time for the government to shed its arrogance and take decisions based on scientific evidence that will benefit the citizens. The BJP has failed to effectively implement prohibition in the state and...

#Column: We need to learn to respect nature

Ramnish Geer: COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown has had a positive impact on the environment and now it is upto us to ensure that we take this forward and continue to take care of our environment. Every person needs to understand that a clean environment is the only way to survive on the planet. Environmental changes...

#Column: Inefficient MPs, MLAs failing to raise peoples’ concerns; bureaucrats taking them for a ride

Shankersinh Vaghela: Politics has undergone a sea change in the country. These days, anyone, however inefficient he or she may be, can get elected to power and often blessed with important positions in the governance system. Such representatives of people have a poor understanding of the ground realities prevalent in their constituencies and end up...

#Column: Will flight elections in 2022 with those who can’t be bought

Shankersinh Vaghela: The policy and politics of the ruling BJP’s national leadership and the Gujarat government’s compulsion to blindly toe their line is seriously affecting the interests of Gujaratis in the state. It used to happen when the Congress was in power and continues till date.  Therefore, I plan to deliberate with intellectuals and experts...

Exclusive media debuts in UP and Rajasthan today

Exclusive media that has brought to its readers interesting news from across the globe and  the country in the last one year under the banner of Gujarat Exclusive will now also be available in UP and Rajasthan from 2020 May 14 onwards. Under the banner of UP Exclusive and Rajasthan Exclusive we will continue to...