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Episode 435 July 12, 2019

Goa meltdown, Railway’s give-it-up option and BJP MLA’s daughter fears for life

The Congress party in Goa is facing a major meltdown after 10 out of 15 MLAs of the party yesterday joined the BJP. Smita Nair, who reports on Goa for the Indian Express, joins us on a call from Panjim to talk about what lead to this and what it means for the future of Goa politics. Next, Avishek G Dastidar who reports on the Railways for the Indian Express, talks about why the Railways is finalising an option for passengers to voluntarily “give up” the subsidy component in tickets. And last, Bareilly BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter Sakshi and her husband Ajitesh file a petition in the Allahabad High Court after alleging that there was a threat to her life from her father.


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Goa meltdown, Railway’s give-it-up option and BJP MLA’s daughter fears for lifeThe Congress party in Goa is facing a major meltdown after 10 out of 15 MLAs of the party yesterday joined the BJP. Smita Nair, who reports on Goa for the Indian Express, joins us on a call from Panjim to talk about what lead to this and what it means for the future of Goa politics. Next, Avishek G Dastidar who reports on the Railways for the Indian Express, talks about why the Railways is finalising an option for passengers to voluntarily “give up” the subsidy component in tickets. And last, Bareilly BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra's daughter Sakshi and her husband Ajitesh file a petition in the Allahabad High Court after alleging that there was a threat to her life from her father. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.