N D Sharma

is a senior journalist, and Patron of eNewsroom India.

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‘Temporary’ Chief Minister and mess in the government in Madhya Pradesh

Shivraj Singh Chouhan said at a Mandsaur function on September 20 that he is a temporary Chief Minister (of Madhya Pradesh). Chouhan is not known to be a person to say such things lightly; hence...

Slimy side of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh

On September 20, the Rajya Sabha witnessed uproarious scenes as the opposition members created a bedlam demanding a division on farm bills. They were provoked by the cavalier attitude of Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh...

Congress lost the ‘will’ to survive in May 2014

Congress seemed to have lost the will to survive as an effectual political party on May 16, 2014 when the Lok Sabha election results were announced and Narendra Modi’s BJP bagged 282 seats out of...

BJP’s gamble on Scindia puts the party in a difficult situation in two states

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s central leadership gambled in Madhya Pradesh when it gave too much importance to Jyotiraditya Scindia by persuading the State unit to induct as many as 11 of his supporters (none...

Vagaries of Akashvani (All India Radio)

Under the present dispensation, Akashvani has become whimsical. Programmes are started, dispensed with, renamed or disrupted abruptly, reminding of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s whimsical announcements of demonetisation and lockdown without any planning, forethought or preparations...

Why BJP downplays cross-voting by its MLA

Cross-voting by a BJP MLA in the June 19 Rajya Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh has placed the party in an ugly situation. BJP always prides itself for discipline within the party but it has...

Chouhan reveals central leadership wanted Kamal Nath government to go

A leaked audio clip of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s speech before party workers makes it clear that Jyotiraditya Scindia’s loyalist 20-odd Congress MLAs had not voluntarily decided to bring down the Congress...

The day Jawaharlal Nehru died

During my Varanasi days a class mate, Bajrang Dev Dwivedi, had some work in Allahabad and he asked me to accompany him. We took the night (metre gauge) train reaching Allahabad in the morning. Put...

How MP’s Chouhan sailed through spot where Gujarat’s Chudasma sank

The petition, which resulted in Gujarat minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma’s election to the Assembly being declared null and void, had allegations similar to those levelled against Shivraj Singh Chouhan in 2005 --- misuse of government machinery...

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BJP leader Vs BJP CM in Jamshedpur East

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Experts question why scrapping of handloom and craft boards when center has no alternate to offer

Kolkata: After the handloom, handicrafts and later, powerloom boards got scrapped one after another, many in the sector expected the Government of India (GoI)...