Post trouble

If Rahul were to implement the proposal,they would all have to give up their party posts.

Written by The Indian Express | Published: December 20, 2013 3:27 am

In a move that could cause heartburn among senior Congress functionaries,vice-president Rahul Gandhi is learnt to be considering a proposal to divest them of party posts if they decide to contest elections. Most of the party general secretaries including Ajay Maken,Digvijaya Singh,Gurudas Kamat,BK Hari Prasad,Mukul Wasnik and CP Joshi,among others,look set to contest elections next years. If Rahul were to implement the proposal,they would all have to give up their party posts. But that is probably the ‘unimaginable’ way he plans to transform the party and sideline veterans in party affairs.and security and called upon security forces to effectively counter the challenge.

TONGUE TWISTER

At a public event on the screening of a documentary commemorating the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s golden jubilee,agency director Ranjit Sinha took the dais to address the gathering. While reading out from the written speech,he tried twice to read out the CBI motto,which says,“industry,impartiality and integrity”. The motto,being a bit of a tongue twister,seemed to be posing a problem. Sinha tried but could only read the first two words. When the second attempt failed him,the CBI Director gave up and wrapped up his speech instead of risking any possible faux pas.

IN HER DEFENCE

Union minister Shashi Tharoor came to the defence of wife Sunanda Pushkar on Wednesday when he was asked a question about her recently tweeted views on Article 370. Tharoor clarified at an interaction at the Indian Women Press Corps that his wife had not questioned Article 370 per se but had expressed her concern as a Kashmiri and a woman about gender equality issues. Pushkar had posted a series of tweets earlier this month on Article 370 on how a Kashmiri girl who marries a non-Kashmiri is faced with inheritance-related problems.

TAILPIECE

As the Aam Admi Party (AAP) dithers on forming the government in Delhi,people are letting their imagination fly high. Or so it seems from the SMSes doing the rounds. One such SMS asks you to think if the AAP were to form the government with the BJP’s support — and don’t let facts on the ground come in the way of imagination — what would be the “common symbol”? The SMS proffers an answer — Phooljhadu! As to why there should be a common symbol is,of course,nobody’s business in the SMS world.

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