Powertrip: Bad news for DK brothers, Naidu’s main demand to BJP

An exclusive scoop on Indian politics.

Uddhav Thackeray, Annamalai, DK Suresh, and DK Shivakumar.

As the parliament sizzles in a new form after 10 years with the Lok Sabha seeing a strong opposition, state politics is also keeping pace. It’s decision time for many parties based on the election results and upcoming elections – how much will the general election mandate change how regional parties and state units of national parties function? 

In Karnataka, a set of powerful siblings are under the scanner in the Congress party. An internal report has found that they’ve put their personal gains over the political.

Maharashtra’s opposition alliance, meanwhile, has a problem of plenty ahead of the state assembly elections later this year – plenty of contenders for the post of Chief Minister.

Kerala’s big parties, CPIM and Congress, have to make some important decisions on specific districts – whom to pick, whom to choose, and whom to side with – to keep the flock together.

And Annamalai’s foreign trip has a Kailash connection. No, not Nityananda’s Kailasa, but Kailash Manasarovar. Is this really the optics that work in politics?

In this week’s Powertrip, exclusively curated for Newslaundry and The News Minute subscribers by Dhanya Rajendran, Shabbir Ahmed, Pooja Prasanna, and Nidheesh MK, we give you the inside scoop from four southern states and Maharashtra.  

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