21 September, 2020

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Golden Oldies

Bengal CPI(M) leaders are ann­oyed with reports that the party is full of oldies. Since clashes began with the ruling TMC, almost all top CPI(M) leaders have taken to the streets. Pointing to recent photos of the police dragging away a young party worker during  the nomination process for panchayat polls, a veteran obs­erved, “We are a party full of young blood, but even the older members are not afraid to go out and protest. Perhaps you see our older ones more as they are more spirited than those in other parties.” The veteran was referring to the way both the big national parties have sidelined their senior leaders.


A Freebie Hunt

It hasn’t been easy for the Election Commission to keep tabs on freebies to woo voters in poll-bound Karnataka. And it isn’t just about the tangibles on offer—the parties are also sponsoring lavish meals, wedding receptions and temple festivals. Loads of mutton and chicken are flying off the shelves, but the EC’s teams are...

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