Kumar Shakti Shekhar

OPEN TO OPINION

Delhi-based journalist with more than 20 years of experience in reporting for print, TV & digital media.

POLITICS

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Why BJP is afraid to sack critics like Yashwant Sinha

Public mood against the government may turn stronger if action is initiated against the former finance minister.

Kumar Shakti Shekhar
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POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

7 challenges BJP faces in Gujarat Assembly elections

Besides threatening to weaken the grip of Modi and Shah on the party, a loss will have a bearing on the subsequent polls.

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VOICES

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When Smriti Irani made news as I&B minister and Narendra Singh Tomar was left out

After Venkaiah Naidu's nomination for the vice-presidential elections, Tomar was given the additional charge of housing and urban affairs.

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POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Don't expect Rashtrapati Bhavan to host iftar for the next five years

NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, if elected, is unlikely to continue the tradition of his predecessors.

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POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Presidential election 2017: Why BJP will give these four Opposition choices a pass

The ruling party wants to ensure that the president be elected not just by consensus but also minus any controversy.

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POLITICS

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Why Rahul Gandhi's Mandsaur visit won't help Congress in Madhya Pradesh

This wasn't the first time the Nehru-Gandhi scion indulged in such histrionics.

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VARIETY

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VOICES

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Why Anil Madhav Dave's death comes as a massive shock to me

The Union environment minister lived a healthy and austere life like a true pracharak.

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POLITICS

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Why Ram Jethmalani wants to bite Arun Jaitley's head off

Senior lawyer did it again, called the finance minister a crook during cross-examination in DDCA defamation case.

Kumar Shakti Shekhar
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