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With Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, there is a big question mark over who is in charge of the Congress

The president’s resignation is effective only after it is accepted by the Congress Working Committee (CWC). But no one is sure who has the authority to call a CWC meeting.

Inside Track: Myth & reality

N M Ghatate, a lawyer and close friend of Atal Bihari Vajpayee since 1957 who visited him regularly, is positive that Vajpayee never described Indira Gandhi as ‘Durga’ after the Bangladesh War. 


Inside track: No longer friendly

Ironically, the CAATS (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions) Bill in the US Congress was introduced by California Congressman Ed Royce, who is hailed as a 'friend of India' and one of the founders of the Indo-US Caucus.

Inside Track: Caught in the middle

The hapless Frank Noronha, who was on leave prior to retirement as PIB chief, was reportedly asked by the PMO to immediately issue the WhatsApp message declaring that the PM had ordered the I&B Ministry to withdraw its notification.

Inside Track: On pundit's order

A cabinet minister became nervous on hearing about the ministerial reshuffle since he feared that PM might feel that his performance was not up to scratch.

Inside track: The Orissa era

Manmohan Singh’s PMO was dominated by officials from Kerala, including T K A Nair, Shivshankar Menon and M K Narayanan.


Inside track: Zero Hour

Modi believes that there will be unnecessary delays if objections are put as file notings, as these files shuttle back and forth.

Inside Track: The PM-CM tiff

Raje has not forgiven Modi for ignoring the ministerial claims of her son Dushyant Singh, a three-time MP.

Inside Track: Not so welcoming

Advani’s office continues to work out of the old BJP headquarters in Khanpur area of old Ahmedabad.

O Solo Namo

The wall outside the Ashoka Road party headquarters is an indicator of this dilemma.