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The crucial question is not who will be the next President of India but what sort of President the ruling combine would like sitting in the gilded 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan perched on the crest of Raisina Hill. The answer lies in the pick it makes.

 

The symbolism of a Dalit becoming head of state is enormously powerful. Clearly, the BJP has chosen to send out a strong political message by nominating Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA’s candidate for the presidential office.

 

India’s increasingly fragile national ego was hurt this week by a cricket match. Fifteen people, all Muslims, were arrested from Madhya Pradesh’s Burhanpur district and slapped with sedition for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory in the final of the Champions Trophy.

 

“Maine jaise swayam safalta paayi, vaise tum log bhi mehnat karo (Just like I achieved success on my own, you should work hard for it too)”.

 

With the agitation in Bengal’s Darjeeling Hills intensifying over the last few days, all stakeholders in the region must realise how close the situation is to a complete breakdown.

 

With the agitation in Bengal’s Darjeeling Hills intensifying over the last few days, all stakeholders in the region must realise how close the situation is to a complete breakdown.

 

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to choose Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for president raises three questions and I’m not sure if the answers will please Messrs.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah sprang a big surprise, again, by announcing Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind as NDA nominee for president.

 

There is scope for intelligent speculation when the government is scouting for talent on the promise of assembling a consensus on the candidature for the top constitutional office — the Republic’s President.

 

There is scope for intelligent speculation when the government is scouting for talent on the promise of assembling a consensus on the candidature for the top constitutional office — the Republic’s President.

 


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