Rahul’s new team in place
- SC allows Italian marine Girone to fly home after Centre backs plea on humanitarian grounds
- India's states have to help navigate country's growth: Modi tells Journal
- 'Under PM Modi, decision making has replaced policy paralysis witnessed during UPA regime'
- Economy’s green shoots yet to strike roots: Private investment still frozen
- Amit Shah nuances 'Congress-mukt Bharat': Freedom from Congress system
Ending suspense regarding his new team, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has finally chosen AICC secretaries Meenakshi Natarajan and Bhanwar Jitendra Singh to assist him. Both the secretaries are in their thirties. So far, Rahul was dependent on a one-man team — Kanishka Singh, son of Rajasthan Governor S K Singh. While induction of Meenakshi Natarajan, former national president of the NSUI, in Rahul's team was in the offing, Bhanwar Jitendra Singh's entry came as a surprise to many.
Singh, a protégé of former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, is from the erstwhile royal family of Alwar and represents the constituency in the state Assembly. He was appointed AICC Secretary in an organisational reshuffle last September and his induction as an AICC office-bearer had come in the backdrop of former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh's ouster from the Government and the party in the wake of UN oil-for-food scandal in Iraq. Natarajan was also appointed AICC Secretary last September. While AICC General Secretary Mukul Wasnik was said to be instrumental in shaping her political career, she also enjoyed the confidence of former MP Chief Minister Digvijay Singh.
- Modi govt’s backward-looking instincts pulls down its forward-looking mission
- Judge-population ratio is not the apt parameter to determine judiciary’s strength
- Quick decision-making and out-of-the-box thinking have defined the Modi govt
- TV would be better off travelling to Marathwada, reporting the drought
- NDA government’s plans for agriculture are still to bear fruit
- Increasing attacks on freedoms in between polls must worry us all