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Forget Rahul or inner voice, Sonia's decision to not seek PM post was correct
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Forget Rahul or inner voice, Sonia's decision to not seek PM post was correct

We know it wasn't the inner voice that made Sonia decline the Prime Minister's job in 2004. Did Rahul Gandhi's pleadings make the difference or was it a combination of factors that forced her to decline?

Won't be Modi's media advisor if he becomes PM: Baru
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Won't be Modi's media advisor if he becomes PM: Baru

Journalist and former media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sanjaya Baru on Wednesday said he was advised to release his book before the general elections as it would not have any significance later.

No govt files routed through Sonia Gandhi, says Ahmed Patel
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No govt files routed through Sonia Gandhi, says Ahmed Patel

Congress President Sonia Gandhi was never shown any government files, her political secretary Ahmed Patel said, while terming as "baseless" the charges made against her in a book written by Prime Minister's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru.

Baru says his book is the 'strongest defence' of PM
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Baru says his book is the 'strongest defence' of PM

Baru said that much of the controversy surrounding the book was because of the intial response, which was misplaced and media picked up what they got in their hands.

Two Grand Nobodies take on Baru Somebody - in vain
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Two Grand Nobodies take on Baru Somebody - in vain

The PM's previous media advisor, Harish Khare, has bashed Sanjaya Baru's book on the PM. He has called all media advisers as Grand Nobodies. But the attacks lack credibility.

The 4Ps of Modi's marketing mix: Why it's working while Congress's is not
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The 4Ps of Modi's marketing mix: Why it's working while Congress's is not

If the Modi juggernaut currently looks unstoppable, it is because of effective marketing. This is not something for political parties to be ashamed of. It is what makes them tick.

Baru's book is politically motivated: PM's scientific advisor
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Baru's book is politically motivated: PM's scientific advisor

"The allegation that Manmohan Singh was a weak Prime Minister with little control over his ministers is absolutely baseless.The book is an attempt to damage Singh's reputation for political mileage," he said.

Sonia, Rahul will pay the price for secretly running UPA: Modi
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Sonia, Rahul will pay the price for secretly running UPA: Modi

"It is clear (in the book) who was the actual prime minister. What Manmohan Singh says does not matter. Both mother and son have to pay a price for this," he said.

India's growth in last 10 years unprecedented, says PMO
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India's growth in last 10 years unprecedented, says PMO

The Prime Minister's Office on Friday came out with data to highlight the progress made under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the last 10 years in an effort to counter the damaging claims made by his former Media Adviser Sanjaya Baru.

Sanjaya Baru's book unethical, self-promoting, says PM's daughter
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Sanjaya Baru's book unethical, self-promoting, says PM's daughter

In a rare public interview discussing her father, Manmohan Singh's daughter Upinder Singh has hit out at the book by former media advisor to the PM Sanjaya Baru and called it an audacious account.

Did Sonia Gandhi trespass into uncharted territory of the PMO?
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Did Sonia Gandhi trespass into uncharted territory of the PMO?

The Congress party asserted that what the prime minister did was a process of consultation as per the requirement of a coalition government and not mere obedience.

Advani slams Manmohan Singh, calls him the weakest PM ever
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Advani slams Manmohan Singh, calls him the weakest PM ever

Advani alleged that Singh hid his failure to rein in corruption and scams behind compulsions of coalition politics, but he was too weak a PM to prevent corruption among ministers in his govt

BJP asks Sonia, Rahul to come clean on issues raised in books
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BJP asks Sonia, Rahul to come clean on issues raised in books

She said Baru and Parakh underlined the fact that everything revolves around "the first family" and institutional mechanism had no place to play.

No chance for Sena-BJP: In Baramati, Supriya Sule takes Pawar's legacy forward
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No chance for Sena-BJP: In Baramati, Supriya Sule takes Pawar's legacy forward

Supriya Sule is expected to win easily in Baramati, but she's also preparing for a larger role, of fashioning the NCP's future.

We can't judge Manmohan Singh from Baru's account alone
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We can't judge Manmohan Singh from Baru's account alone

That is when all the jokes about PM opening his mouth only when he went to a dentist started surfacing. Indeed it is a fate no PM would desire. But then, as I said earlier, history may be kinder to Singh as his 10 years, taken together, can be defended on merit.

Anand Sharma questions timing of Baru's book
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Anand Sharma questions timing of Baru's book

The PMO has already dismissed the claims made by Baru in the book terming them as "totally baseless and mischievous".

In Baru's footsteps: Now ex-coal secy Parakh embarrasses PM
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In Baru's footsteps: Now ex-coal secy Parakh embarrasses PM

At a time when his former media advisor's book has created political ripples, former Coal secretary PC Parakh has embarrassed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by saying that he was heading a government in which he had "little" political authority.

PM's surrender to Sonia: Baru proves what we already knew
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PM's surrender to Sonia: Baru proves what we already knew

The most important disclosure in Sanjaya Baru's book is not the idea of dual power centres, but that Manmohan Singh had clearly surrendered to Sonia's will in UPA-2. There was only one power centre. This damages both Singh and Sonia

PMO dismisses Baru's claims, calls it 'baseless and mischievous'
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PMO dismisses Baru's claims, calls it 'baseless and mischievous'

The PMO statement came as opposition launched a scathing attack on Gandhi and the prime minister, citing the claims by Baru.

PM shy by nature, Sonia never superseded, says Chidambaram
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PM shy by nature, Sonia never superseded, says Chidambaram

The party has not made a formal announcement but the world knows if Congress forms government Rahul will be PM, says P Chidambaram.