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Aaj Ki Baat December 03 episode

Opinion | The curious case about breach in Priyanka Gandhi's security

Dec 04, 2019, 08:44 AM IST

There is no doubt that the manner in which the vehicle was allowed to enter Priyanka's residence without any physical checks was a serious breach of security and such mistakes must not be allowed to occur again. 

Aaj Ki Baat December 02 episode

Opinion | Rapist killers should not be shown mercy, they must be hanged

Dec 03, 2019, 01:42 PM IST

Whenever such horrendous incidents occur, starting from the infamous Nirbhaya gang rape in Delhi in 2012, there had been outrage, massive street protests, there had been change in laws pertaining to rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 29 episode

Opinion | Sadhvi Pragya has apologized, but what about Rahul Gandhi?

Nov 30, 2019, 09:23 AM IST

BJP MP from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya had to apologize twice in Lok Sabha on Friday for describing the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi as 'deshbhakt' (patriot). In her first apology, she targeted Rahul Gandhi, without naming him, for calling her a 'terrorist' and claimed that her 'deshbhakt' comment was twisted and misrepresented. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 27 episode

Opinion | Why Uddhav Thackeray has a lot to answer?

Nov 28, 2019, 12:06 PM IST

In my long experience as a journalist in the world of Indian politics, I have never seen an individual like Ajit Pawar. He revolted in his family, tried to break the party, attempted to foil his supreme leader's efforts to forge a coalition, and yet coolly returned to the party and family, saying "I was always with the NCP, I am in the NCP and I shall stay in the NCP." 

Aaj Ki Baat November 26 episode

Opinion | How Sharad Pawar emerged as the 'Mahanayak' of Maharashtra politics

Nov 27, 2019, 01:08 PM IST

The outgoing chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who ran the state government for five years commendably, ultimately cut a sorry figure. For five whole years, Shiv Sena criticized his government, made caustic remarks which even the Opposition leaders never made, and yet, during election time, Fadnavis agreed to an electoral alliance. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 25 episode

Opinion | Onus is now on Maharashtra MLAs to decide at the floor test

Nov 26, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

Even in the ruling BJP camp, the party leadership is yet to trust the rebel NCP leader Ajit Pawar, who has been anointed deputy chief minister. MLAs do not trust their own party leaders and vice versa. Nobody knows who will go with whom. 

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OPINION | How Amit Shah outsmarted Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray

Nov 23, 2019, 02:40 PM IST

​Anything is possible in love, war and politics. On Friday night, the Shiv Sena camp was elated after NCP supremo Sharad Pawar declared that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray would head a coalition government for the next five years.   

Aaj Ki Baat November 21 episode

Opinion | Let us hope SS, NCP, Congress will provide a stable government

Nov 22, 2019, 11:08 AM IST

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar wants that the coalition government must be stable, but if we look into past records, coalition governments of this nature hardly last their full tenure, because of inherent contradictions. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 20 episode

Opinion | Why Amit Shah said NRC will be implemented across India

Nov 21, 2019, 10:24 AM IST

The NRC process to be implemented across India will take time because the National Population Register(NPR) is not ready. The NPR will be updated during the 2021 Census. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 19 episode

Opinion | How normalcy is finally returning in Kashmir Valley

Nov 20, 2019, 10:05 AM IST

Shopkeepers in the valley were till now afraid of terrorists who had threatened them of retaliation if they opened their shops. Markets have also reopened in the other towns of the valley.

Aaj Ki Baat November 18 episode

Opinion | Why is Sharad Pawar keeping Shiv Sena on tenterhooks?

Nov 19, 2019, 11:54 AM IST

Sharad Pawar is an experienced politician, and he knows the political situation of his state inside out. Pawar first became the chief minister of Maharashtra 41 years ago, at the age of 38, the youngest chief minister of India at that time. 

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat November 14 episode: SC verdict on

Opinion | Supreme Court verdict on Rafale raises questions over Rahul's credibility

Nov 15, 2019, 12:22 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi and the Congress spokesperson on Thursday, however, quoted a portion of Justice K. M. Joseph's verdict and claimed that the door for ordering an inquiry was still open.

Aaj Ki Baat November 13 episode

Opinion | Uddhav will have to bow to most of the demands of NCP, Congress

Nov 14, 2019, 11:48 AM IST

Amit Shah's clarifications have come at the right time. For the last 18 days, Shiv Sena leaders had gone to town claiming that Shah had promised 50:50 power share, meaning two and a half years each for both alliance partners and that he had agreed to give the CM post to the Shiv Sena. 

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat November 12 episode

Opinion | How Uddhav Thackeray overplayed his cards

Nov 13, 2019, 05:07 PM IST

​With President's rule in force in Maharashtra, all hectic efforts by Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP in the last one week to form a coalition government have now somewhat abated.   

Aaj Ki Baat November 11 episode

Opinion | How Uddhav Thackeray was ‘blinded by affection’ for his son

Nov 12, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

The main reason behind Congress’ refusal to endorse the Shiv Sena-led coalition government was that senior party leaders were apprehensive about losing support of Muslim voters in the event of forging an alliance with the Shiv Sena.

Aaj Ki Baat November 04 episode

Opinion | Lawyers must curb the tendency to resort to violence

Nov 05, 2019, 01:12 PM IST

The Delhi High Court on Sunday directed immediate transfer and suspension of police officers and ordered a probe. On Monday, lawyers in Delhi went on strike, but several video clips that appeared on social media tell a different story. 

Aaj Ki Baat November 1 episode

Opinion | Why Imran Khan is suffering from Modiphobia?

Nov 02, 2019, 02:25 PM IST

On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan was in Gilgit Baltistan, where he alleged that the Maulana was speaking like "an Indian national". He vowed to send all corrupt politicians to jail, and recited Islamic verses to seek support from the people. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 31 episode

Opinion | Why PM said, revoking Article 370 was a fitting tribute to Sardar Patel

Nov 01, 2019, 11:45 AM IST

For more than 70 years, none of the governments at the Centre mustered the courage to revoke Article 370 and Article 35A that gave the J&K government special powers under a separate Constitution. J&K continued to exist with a separate flag, a separate Constitution and separate emblem.

Aaj Ki Baat October 30 episode

Opinion | Major shift in Pakistan politics, emergence of a Maulana

Oct 31, 2019, 12:06 PM IST

Imran Khan had promised the people that he would lower inflation, root out corruption and revamp the economy, and the Maulana is now promising the same. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 29 episode

Opinion | Why terrorists in Kashmir Valley are desperate

Oct 30, 2019, 10:45 AM IST

The common people in Kashmir are fed up of militancy and want peace to return to the valley. They want prosperity, peace and development, and it is a heartening sign that the Centre has initiated many programmes for the well being of Kashmiris.

Aaj Ki Baat October 28 episode:

Opinion | Significance of European Union MPs visiting Kashmir valley

Oct 29, 2019, 09:59 AM IST

It is true that there are still restrictions in place in the Valley. Internet connections have not been restored because the terrorists have been openly using this channel to communicate. 

Aaj Ki Baat

Opinion | Wise move by BJP to strike coalition deal with Chautala

Oct 26, 2019, 11:53 AM IST

Amit Shah has surely played a wise move to ensure that Haryana is given a stable government, sparing the hassles of dealing with all independent MLAs who had already offered support. In the power game, Dushyant Chautala has emerged as a wise politician. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 24 episode

How Modi effectively prevented poll reverses in Haryana, Maharashtra

Oct 25, 2019, 12:03 PM IST

Both the BJP and Shiv Sena had to face problems. One, from party rebels who had crossed over to other parties after being denied tickets, and two, both the parties accommodated turncoats from other parties and gave them tickets. The net result: lesser gains, more losses. 

Aaj Ki Baat

Opinion | No surprise in exit poll results for Maharashtra, Haryana

Oct 22, 2019, 11:14 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was BJP-Shiv Sena's star campaigner. He raised local issues in his speeches and also pointed towards confusion in Congress and NCP ranks over a national issue like revocation of Article 370 in Kashmir. 

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat October 18 episode: Let us exercise

Opinion | Let us exercise restraint over murder of Kamlesh Tiwari

Oct 19, 2019, 12:50 PM IST

Kamlesh Tiwari had set up a political outfit named Hindu Samaj Party. In the recent past, he had courted controversy by making disparaging remarks against Islam and Prophet Mohammad. Two Islamic clerics from Bijnor had offered a bounty of Rs 1.5 crore on his head in 2008. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 17 episode

Opinion | Why are the Congress workers totally demoralized?

Oct 18, 2019, 11:45 AM IST

The party's star campaigner Rahul Gandhi, after spending private time in a Southeast Asian country, returned home and spent barely two days addressing election meetings. At his meetings, Rahul delivered speeches that were given almost six months back, raising old and dead issues like Rafale deal. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 16 episode

Opinion | Let all sides refrain from comments till Ayodhya verdict

Oct 17, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

The verdict will be given on cross-appeals filed by Hindu and Muslim parties who have been embroiled for the last 70 years claiming ownership over the 2.77 acre disputed site. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 15 episode

Opinion | Why Modi said, Xi Jinping liked Aamir Khan movie 'Dangal'

Oct 16, 2019, 11:22 AM IST

The movie 'Dangal' is the highest-grossing non-English foreign film in China, which has so far earned $216.2 million in that country alone. The movie was watched more than 400 million times on Chinese video streaming platforms. No wonder that the Chinese President thought it fit to watch the movie. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 14 episode

Opinion | Revocation of Article 370 is irreversible

Oct 15, 2019, 12:42 PM IST

Modi knows that political leaders in the last 70 years clearly lacked the guts to revoke Article 370 giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 11 episode

Opinion | How Modi, Xi have taken India-China relations to a new level

Oct 12, 2019, 12:35 PM IST

The body language of the Chinese leader on Friday clearly indicated that Xi understands India's position on issues like terrorism, Kashmir and CPEC, and wants to take India-China relations to another level. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 10 episode

Opinion | What one should expect from Modi-Xi summit

Oct 11, 2019, 10:59 AM IST

Modi was lavishly treated to Chinese hospitality during his visit to Wuhan last year, and it was then that he decided to return the hospitality to the Chinese leader in India. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 9 episode

Opinion | Why Congress leaders are unhappy over Rahul 'walking away'

Oct 10, 2019, 01:23 PM IST

When the Indian Air Force successfully carried out strikes on terror camps at Balakot inside Pakistan, Rahul Gandhi was in a dilemma - whether to support or oppose the action. 

Opinion | Aaj Ki Baat October 8 episode: All credit for

Opinion | All credit for acquiring Rafale aircraft goes to PM Modi

Oct 09, 2019, 06:30 PM IST

India received its first French-made fourth generation Rafale fighter jet in Tuesday with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flying a sortie after the hand over. This is the first of 36 Rafale fighters to be delivered to India. The deliveries will be over in the next five years.   

Aaj Ki Baat October 7 episode

Opinion | How Pakistan is instigating protesters to cross LoC

Oct 08, 2019, 10:25 AM IST

It was Imran Khan who had asked the protesters to wait till he returned from the UN General Assembly. After returning empty-handed, Imran Khan has now asked supporters to go ahead with their march.

Aaj Ki Baat October 3 episode

Opinion | Why Shiv Sena decided to field Aaditya Thackeray in assembly

Oct 04, 2019, 01:30 PM IST

Shiv Sena was founded in 1966 by Aditya's grandfather Balasaheb Thackeray, and in the last 53 years, the party had never fielded any member of the Thackeray clan to contest elections. 

Aaj Ki Baat October 2 episode

Opinion | Modi fulfills one big promise, an open defecation free India

Oct 03, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

According to official data, all 699 districts in India have been declared ODF. The data show 100,748,884 toilets have been built in 599,963 villages across India. From 38.7 per cent coverage of toilet cover in rural India in 2014, it has now reached 100 per cent.