This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande and Raman Kirpal are joined by Vandita Mishra, national opinion editor at Indian Express.
The discussion starts with opposition protests against Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha disqualification, from Kejriwal’s speech to a TMC rally. The panel talks about this unity on display though, as Manisha says, “We are not sure whether this will come up later as political unity as well. That is still a big question.” Vanita talks about the BJP’s “politics of vendetta”, providing data on how central agencies like the CBI and ED are “weaponised against the opposition”.
They also talk about the upcoming assembly election in Karnataka and Prashant Kishor’s politics in Bihar.
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