India Today November 1, 2021

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in this issue

3 min
from the editor-in-chief

Speaking at the India Today Conclave earlier this month, writer-journalist Thomas Friedman underlined the relativity of power. Mother Nature, he said, was the mother of all superpowers. It is hard to argue with that when you see the world’s sole great power, with an arsenal capable of destroying the Earth 10 times over, brought to its knees by a simple globetrotting virus. The pandemic has disrupted human lives across the world, like no other event in recent history. It has proved that power is ephemeral. For a second year running, it has brought a churn in the INDIA TODAY power list. Our annual exercise profiles people who wield power in areas beyond their own and who have an outsized impact on our lives. Their clout is a result of factors…

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3 min
rajasthan ready for the third wave of the pandemic

THE SECOND WAVE OF CORONA CREATED PANIC AROUND THE COUNTRY, WITH MANY HOSPITALS FALLING SHORT OF OXYGEN AND BEDS. AMIDST THIS GRAVE SITUATION, THE RAJASTHAN GOVERNMENT CONDUCTED A DOOR-TO-DOOR SURVEY AND PROVIDED MEDICINES AND CARE AT HOME FOR THOSE IN NEED. THIS EASED THE PRESSURE ON CITY HOSPITALS AND PEOPLE GOT THE NECESSARY TREATMENT AT HOME. NOW WITH OXYGEN BANKS, BUFFER STOCKS OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES, AND TREATMENT FACILITY RIGHT DOWN TO CHC LEVEL, RAJASTHAN IS GEARED UP TO COMBAT A POTENTIAL THIRD WAVE OF COVID. India learned from the second wave of the pandemic that liquid medical oxygen was a critical requirement. Preparing the State for a possible third wave, the State has now built oxygen banks at both, the district and divisional levels. In addition to this, oxygen concentrators are…

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5 min
a new look for the grand old party

On October 16, during a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), general secretary (organisation) K.C. Venugopal finally released a schedule for party elections. It’s been a long time coming. After many fumbles, the party drew up a roadmap in early 2021 to elect a regular president by June 30, but the second wave of Covid-19 got in the way. In a meeting on May 10, the CWC extended the deadline indefinitely. The process will now begin on November 1, with the enrolment of members for the organisational election, and conclude in September 2022, with the election of the national president and CWC members. If executed as planned, the exercise could dramatically alter the party’s organisational structure. In her inaugural speech at the CWC meeting, Congress president Sonia Gandhi offered a glimpse…

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1 min
pm cares

You can take the man out of Gujarat but you cannot take Gujarat out of the man. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally supervising the January 2022 Vibrant Gujarat summit in Gandhinagar, a flagship investment jamboree he started as state chief minister in 2003. He recently reviewed the preparations for the summit and has even roped in the foreign ministry to bring in outside delegations. Besides global investors, the PM wants all Union ministries, PSUs and state governments to attend. Non-BJP states may not comply. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has already objected to PSUs diverting funds to invest in Gujarat at his Dussehra rally.…

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1 min
like father…

Talk of following in daddy’s footsteps. Former Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal began with the Congress, moved to SP, then BSP, floated his own party—the Akhil Bharatiya Loktantrik Congress—before joining the BJP in 2018. Now, son Nitin, an SP MLA, has become deputy speaker in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, defeating his own party’s candidate! Nitin won an assembly seat on a BSP ticket in 2008, vaulted into the SP for the 2012 and 2017 state polls. In 2018, he supported BJP in the Rajya Sabha poll. The party has now returned the favour, with an eye on the Baniya vote.…

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1 min
a losing streak?

A week is a long time in politics. And a month, an eternity. The Gandhi siblings Rahul and Priyanka may have supported cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in outflanking Captain Amarinder Singh as Punjab CM, but they refused to play ball when Sidhu took on new CM Charanjit Singh Channi. Infuriated, Sidhu quit as PCC chief on September 28 and tweeted the letters he wrote to Sonia Gandhi. Worryingly for the ex-opener, no other party has approached him so far. And while the Congress has yet to accept his resignation, his space in the party is shrinking.…

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