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After Maliwal incident, Kejriwal’s position minus 10 from where it was, says Union minister Hardeep Puri

New Delhi: The Swati Maliwal ‘assault’ incident has not taken Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal back to square one but his position today is ‘minus 10’ from where it was, said Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri in an interview with ThePrint Friday. Predicting that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-Congress alliance would not get a single seat in Delhi, Puri said that what happened with Maliwal is not just a factor for Kejriwal. “It’s a very serious factor,” he said, adding that women are 50 percent of India’s electorate.  “And here is not just any woman. In the official residence of the CM, this lady who happens to be the former chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, who is now a Rajya Sabha MP, is abused,” the housing and urban affairs and petroleum minister told ThePrint.  ...
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Gentleman politician from JP era, Nitish’s ‘Lakshman’, Sushil Modi leaves a void in Bihar

Patna: In the political landscape of Bihar from 1990 to 2020, three figures stood out — Lalu Prasad Yadav, Ram Vilas Paswan and Nitish Kumar. Yet, Sushil Kumar Modi emerged as an influential fourth force. The late economist Shaibal Gupta once remarked, “Sushil Kumar Modi lacks the charisma of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav,” but he firmly believed Modi could have been an excellent chief minister for Bihar if given the opportunity. Unfortunately for Modi, his prospects of becoming CM dimmed when his party chose Nitish Kumar as the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) chief ministerial candidate in the November 2005 assembly elections. “Well, it’s the order of the party and I have to accept it,” he told this correspondent. Show Full Article ...