There is much sympathy for Manmohan Singh for having had to face public humiliation from the Congress Vice President. The Economic Times even called on Sonia Gandhi to discipline Rahul in an edit titled "Rahul Gandhi's ignoble tantrum".
After a mega rally in Bhopal, Narendra Modi landed in Jayalalithaa's land this week - to win over Tamil Nadu and possibly even woo Amma and other regional parties to join the NDA.
Attacking the outcome, BJP leader and member of the committee Yashwant Sinha said a contrived majority has been "unashamedly" used to adopt a report based on "wrong facts, falsehood and prejudicial" findings without the consideration of the Committee.
The Congress clearly appeared flummoxed by Rahul's stand as Ajay Maken, at a programme, completely backtracked from his statement praising the ordinance as 'perfect', made minutes before the party Vice-President took the stage and denounced the measure calling it 'complete nonsense' and 'wrong' on the part of the government.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that the ordinance on convicted legislators was a complete nonsense and should be torn right away.
Senior party leaders Rajnath Singh, LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Uma Bharti and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan shared the stage as the party went all out to project a united face.
Modi alleged that the Congress Party is "running away" from giving its performance report. He charged that a strong "vested interest group" is shielding the Congress party from its mis-governance.
The Congress is keen to contest Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the UIDAI for the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. It is looking to offer him a ticket from the Bangalore South constituency.
US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said the Gujarat Chief Minister is welcome to apply for a visa and await a review like any other applicant.
A three-time Chief Minister, Modi, a former RSS pracharak (preacher) who will turn 63 on September 17, has battled all odds and stiff opposition from within the party to emerge as the face of BJP for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday informed its allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is its choice for the post of Prime Minister if BJP-led NDA won the elections in 2014.
Rajdeep Sardesai says the BJP has gambled big time by putting all eggs in Narendra Modi‘s basket. If LK Advani, opposed to Modi becoming the PM candidate, decides to leave BJP, it will send shockwaves across the saffron party.
BJP President Rajnath Singh finally decided to bite the bullet on Modi's anointment, calling the Parliamentary board to anoint Modi as the party's PM candidate despite protests from Advani and Sushma Swaraj.
The veteran leader has made it clear to BJP President Rajnath Singh that he will not step back from his decision to oppose the candidature of Modi as the party's PM candidate.
Taking a dig at Congress for corruption in the country, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi devised a political alphabet ABCD.
Singh asserted he would be happy to meet Sharif under "normal conditions" as he had respect for the Pakistani premier, who had said the right things about how India-Pakistan relations should evolve.
Singh also maintained that Rahul, the Congress Vice President, will be an "ideal choice" for the prime ministership post after the next Lok Sabha polls.
Launching a frontal attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said that though he is 'doctor of the rupee', his treatment of the Indian currency has landed it in the hospital.
Coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal had said last month that the coal block auction is likely to be held in the next two months. Officials had earlier said the number of blocks to be put on auction were yet to be finalised.
CBI said there is no requirement of sanction for prosecution in cases where court has either directed investigation or is monitoring investigation of case.
"If need be we can extend the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Key legislations are pending and must be passed. I am hopeful that all political parties will recognise this and cooperate," Nath told reporters outside Parliament House.
Continuing its tirade against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh outside Parliament following his aggressive stance in Rajya Sabha on Friday, BJP today termed him as a "failed economist" and attributed current economic woes to the flagship schemes of UPA government.
Singh's remarks on Modi came a day after party leader Arun Jaitley said that there should be no controversy over the issue of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate as that would be akin to committing a "hit-wicket" and turn out to be the only possible reason for the main opposition losing the upcoming general elections.
For a country seeking to get projects off the ground to reverse the slowdown and the rising tide of economic pessimism, the Land Bill is just what the doctor did not order.
Listing some of the external factors that have impacted rupee and Indian economy, Singh said US monetary stance and problems created by tensions in Syria and its "inevitable consequences on oil prices" have played their role.