26 November, 2020

Delhi Diary

Mana­ging the headlines may be standard operating pro­cedure for Modi Sarkar but it still hasn’t found a way to stop tongues from wagging after dark.

Tribhuvan Tiwari
Delhi Diary
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The siege within

Even at the best of times, the national capital is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories. Who pushed Arunji to drag Arvindji to court? Is ‘chh­ota’ bhai getting a leg-up to cut down ‘bada’ bhai? Will PC ‘saar’ succeed in sneaking in a Pun­j­­abi ‘babu’ into the PMO? Tendentious twaddle, which would have otherwise populated Subramanian Swamy’s Twitter timeline, now lubricates swish dinner parties. Mana­ging the headlines may be standard operating pro­cedure for Modi Sarkar but it still hasn’t found a way to stop tongues from wagging after dark.

Even so, a piece of gossip worthy of consideration is whether a section within the BJP and the RSS is trying to stymie the advertised arrival of ‘achche din’. We are not talking sabotage-level stuff here, but something is clearly amiss when the actors start deviating from a tight script under the gaze of a strict director. The fate of the GST bill offers some indication of what is afoot. Days...

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