articles by Sanjeev Singh

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First Kedarnath, now Bhiwandi: Rahul sets his sights on the RSS

The subtle shift in his approach to the RSS question has been in the making for sometime. He has often been honest about the Congress being perceived as anti-Hindu during the 2014 general election campaign. The topic got attention even during his round of meetings with senior leaders and party candidates post elections. But he believes the perception is more due to a propaganda by the Sangh rather than their party leaders going overboard with minority appeasement.

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Smriti Irani responding to Rahul Gandhi in LS: BJP is ready to battle Congress for Amethi

Rahul may have inadvertently reminded the PM of his unfinished task by raking up the issue of “revenge” against Amethi.

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Playing the middle class card: Rahul takes leaf out of AAP's playbook

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is talking a leaf from the Aam Admi Party's book by connecting to the masses and focusing on issues concerning the common man.

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What Rahul Gandhi's Kedarnath yatra tells us: He's the new Hindu poster boy

Rahul Gandhi’s trek to Kedarnath is loaded with political symbolism, particularly in view of the Narendra Modi-led BJP having more or less established itself as the sole voice of the Hindu community.

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Rahul's Parliament speech charges up Congress ranks in LS, govt rebuts with facts

Rahul Gandhi has finally spoken in 16th Lok Sabha. He spoke during a discussion on Agrarian crisis in the country. This is his first speech in the Parliament from the opposition benches, third in his 11-year parliamentary career.

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Forget land bill, Ramlila Maidan rally is all about unveiling Rahul Gandhi 2.0

The Congress rally at Ramlila Grounds this Sunday is perhaps the most anticipated political event in recent times. The return of Rahul Gandhi after a 57-day hiatus marks a flurry of activity in the Grand Old Party.

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Our guiding force is anti-corruption: Manish Sisodia unveils AAP's plans for Delhi in exclusive Q&A

Firstpost caught up with Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister who shared AAP Government’s vision for Delhiites over the next few years.

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From Modi's land bill to Rahul's leave: Jyotiraditya Scindia speaks of NDA's report card in past 10 months

Former Union Minister Scindia spoke exclusively to Firstpost’s Sanjeev Singh on issues ranging from Rahul Gandhi to Land Bill to the NDA's report card in the past 10 months.

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Modi govt's land bill could be Sonia's return to political prominence: Here's why

Congress president Sonia Gandhi might just turn the Modi government's land bill into something which brings her lost prominence back in politics.

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Land Bill protest: Sonia leads march, Rahul missing, Congress not amused

With Sonia Gandhi being able to rally her troops effectively, she has again shown that all it requires is a little humility and application to organise a disoriented Opposition into a cohesive fighting unit. While the entire Congress, especially the party president would have wished it was Rahul leading the charge, the script remains the same. The baton meant for him seems to have evolved into a boomerang, going all the way back to Sonia Gandhi again.

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Rahul Gandhi snooping: Congress-led row is not about principle, but sycophancy

Nothing explains it better than Congress' eagerness to make such hullaballoo over the snooping row what appears to be nothing more than a routine police procedure.

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Coal scam: Sonia, Congress' solidarity march for Manmohan Singh is ironic

It’s the Congress which probably caused more damage to the squeaky-clean image of Dr Manmohan Singh than any outsider.

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Manmohan summoned in coal case: Cong counters embarrassment with defiance

Though Manmohan Singh has not been charged for any crime, he has been asked to appear before the Court on 8 April to put forth facts relating to the case.

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Masarat Alam's release: Congress delighted as Mufti undercuts Modi in J&K

The BJP’s alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is proving to be a bigger embarrassment than the party could have ever imagined. For them, their old friend Mufti comes as a surprise package. This has helped the Congress in cornering the government over many issues.

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Rahul's 'leave' pays off: All new state chiefs have the Congress VP's stamp

It is known that Rahul wanted a reshuffle in the organization way back in September/October but it has been on hold for the lack of consensus between senior leadership over key issues.

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Budget 2015: Congress disappointed as Jaitley gives them nothing to complain about

Jaitley disappointed Congress. It’s not about the disappointment over the budget by a rival party. It's about how Jaitley gave them no reason to complain.

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Congress old guard jolts back to life: Rahul's sabbatical is the best thing to happen to the party

With Rahul missing, everyone knows it’s their best chance to rise to the occasion and make their presence felt over other equals. That has been the single best thing that happened to the party in almost a year now.

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You promised, we delivered: AAP's message to BJP through water, power tariff cuts

Any doubts over the seriousness of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to deliver on its promises should be over now. As they move from facing allegations of promoting anarchy to delivering on promises of cheap power and free water within days of taking charge, it is clear that the party is here to stay for the long haul.

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When a 'leave' is not just leave of absence: Decoding Rahul Gandhi's vanishing act

Rahul Gandhi's latest decision to "reflect on recent events" does not seem to be a spur of the moment one. It seems almost a forced one where there was little option left for him.

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The Congress dilemma: Should Rahul be made party chief in April or should it wait longer?

After a series of electoral disasters, Delhi being the latest, and shrinking vote share everywhere, the big question at 24 Akbar Road is whether Rahul Gandhi will be anointed as Congress president during the All India Congress Committee (AICC) session to be held in Bangalore on 10th April, 2015.