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Sonic Bloom

Demoralised, defunct, doomed, the pundits proclaimed. But the Congress laughs all the way to Parliament. Updates

Sonic Bloom
T. Narayan
Sonic Bloom
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Leading from the front

The Gambits

February 16, 2003: Sonia Gandhi's dinner for opposition unity. Invitees: Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Chandra Shekhar, Deve Gowda and Laloo Prasad Yadav.

September 23, 2003: The first leader to call on a stroke-hit, forgotten Kanshi Ram in hospital

November 15, 2003: Ram Vilas Paswan, Ajit Singh, and SP and RJD members attend her iftaar.

January 15, 2004: Meets Sharad Pawar at his Delhi residence.

January 15, 2004: 'Opts' out of the PM race, says decision will be consensual

February 6, 2004: Lunch for prospective friends—BSP, SP, NCP, DMK, CPI(M), JD(S) and Chandra Shekhar

February 14, 2004: Meets Karunanidhi and clears DMK in Rajiv assassination

May 12, 2004: Speaks to Deve Gowda on phone, meets Anil Ambani

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