All stories by Anita Katyal
'Hooda did not pay heed to even Sonia's advice'Rediff.com27 Oct 2014
Former Union minister and Haryana Congress leader Kumari Selja decries former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's style of functioning, his inability to carry everybody with him and pitches for a fresh leadership in Haryana after the poll debacle, in an interview with Anita Katyal.
'If a Muslim girl marries a Hindu boy...'Rediff.com1 Sep 2014
'... The girl's parents would probably react in the same manner as the parents of the Hindu girl who marries a Muslim boy.' Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla, in an exclusive interview.
Modi may ignore Nehru's 125th birth anniversary, so Congress plans celebrationRediff.com26 Aug 2014
Sonia, Rahul emerge from exile, but expected poll rout will wreck CongressRediff.com21 Aug 2014
Sonia's spirited speech at the Mahila Congress event was seen as an announcement that she has not abandoned the party and will steer it through these troubled times.
Why the Congress is angry with ModiRediff.com20 Aug 2014
Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi using official functions to 'embarrass' Congress chief ministers?
Why is the Congress furious with Modi?Rediff.com20 Aug 2014
Sonia, Rahul to break silence on WednesdayRediff.com19 Aug 2014
Three months after the Rout, the Congress finally stirs into action. Anita Katyal reports on Wednesday's party convention, the first since the debacle.
RSS now more assertive about its influence over BJPRediff.com14 Aug 2014
The rakshasutra programme organised by the RSS at BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu's residence shows how the Sangh and BJP leaders are no longer afraid to proclaim their identity with each other, says Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal
Govt to repeal 36 archaic laws following Modi's directiveRediff.com8 Aug 2014
Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad tells Rediff.com that the government have decided to repeal 36 obsolete laws immediately, but many more will be added to this list in the coming months. The minister also informs that this exercise was undertaken on the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had flagged the issue soon after he took charge. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports.
Govt hard-pressed to end deadlock over Insurance BillRediff.com7 Aug 2014
The National Democratic Alliance government is keen on the passage of the Insurance Bill before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US to send out a message that economic reforms are back on track in India. Anita Katyal reports
Maneka's remark on Varun dredges up memories about Sanjay GandhiRediff.com5 Aug 2014
When Union Minister Maneka Gandhi sought to project her son Varun as a possible future chief minister of Uttar Pradesh last Sunday, it was widely seen as an attempt to claim Sanjay Gandhi's legacy. Anita Katyal reports
NDA, Opposition impasse over Insurance Bill continuesRediff.com4 Aug 2014
The Congress has reasons to enjoy the BJP's discomfiture. After all, the Insurance Bill was introduced by the UPA government in 2008 but was constantly blocked by the BJP on some pretext or the other which was then in the Opposition.
NDA to divide opposition in Rajya Sabha for passage of insurance billRediff.com1 Aug 2014
The National Democratic Alliance government's parliamentary managers have a busy weekend ahead, says Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal.
Why Cong leaders are knocking on BJP doors in HaryanaRediff.com30 Jul 2014
With several Congress leaders pushing for Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's removal, the Congress is finding it difficult to keep its flock together in the poll-bound state. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports.
Rahul's 'old friends' fail to show up at Sonia's iftar partyRediff.com28 Jul 2014
The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's key confidants -- general secretaries Madhusudan Mistry, P C Joshi and Mohan Prakash -- were clearly among the most notable absentees. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports
'Modi is a loner by nature, but he is clear about what he wants to achieve'Rediff.com25 Jul 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's spin doctors are on an overdrive these days to project him as a "tough talking" leader following a spate of critical media reports about his sudden silence on key issues, says rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal.
Congress fails to shine even as opposition party in LSRediff.com24 Jul 2014
The past three weeks have demonstrated that the Congress is still to recover from the drubbing it received in Lok Sabha elections, says Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal
Infighting dogs Congress, Rahul's silence adds to woesRediff.com22 Jul 2014
With infighting in state units showing no signs of abating, Rahul Gandhi is once again in the line of attack for not taking the initiative in tackling this rebellion and showing the way forward in the poll-bound states.
Modi govt's dilemma over Israel-Palestine conflictRediff.com16 Jul 2014
"We have diplomatic ties with both nations. Any discourteous reference can impact our relations with them," says External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
Cong members feel 'chintan shivir' will do them no goodRediff.com16 Jul 2014
Many in the Congress feel that holding meetings at the block, district and state levels would reveal the real reasons for the Congress's defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports