18 January, 2021

Remembering Dipankar

The bachelor-politician had hurt a lot of interests by being an industrious and committed parliamentarian, who was never seen loitering around the Press gallery

Remembering Dipankar

As we go to press, we still don’t know what Rahul Gandhi has up his sleeves. He has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of personal corruption, something that the Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has already done in the assembly. The political animals of the capital’s power zoo have now been speculating for over 24 hours: does RG have something new or is it additional, incremental information on the Sahara-Birla diaries that the inc­ome-tax sleuths of the former finance minister P. Chidambaram purporte­dly raided and seized? If it is so, it is sad, because even the Supreme Court is not impressed with those diaries. If it is not, it could become a piece of earthshaking news. Well, unless Rahul Gandhi opens his cards we would never know.

But one thing is sure: this could become the turning point in Rahul’s political career, if he indeed makes an expose. We had in an earlier editorial termed his protest and arrest in Delhi over the suicide of an ex-serviceman as his Belchi moment. If he ret­racts at this stage, he will lose his credibility...



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