26 November, 2020

Deep Throat

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Deep Throat
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Andhra Pradesh
Family Affair

NTR’s daughter Daggubati Pur­andeswari, who joined the BJP last year, seems all set for a bigger role in the party. Curr­en­tly in-charge of the mahila morcha, the buzz is she may be in line for the state president’s post since incumbent, Visa­kh­a­p­atnam MP Kambhapati Har­i­­babu, isn’t keen on continuing. While Hari­babu is seen as Union minister Venkaiah Naidu’s man, Purand­eswari is the choice of other state leaders. But given her uneasy vibes with the CM (who is also her brother-in-law), her ascension may not agree with Chandrababu Naidu, though BJP sources say this is one way of reining in an ally. Yes, the two share power, but of late the TDP boss  has been grumbling....


West Bengal
Poll Straws

With elections around the corner, Mamata Banerjee is fishing for talent. Rumour is the CM plans to rope in...

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