Tonight on The Buck Stops Here:
Politics of disruption: BJP getting taste of its own medicine?
If there was a glimmer of hope that a fractured Opposition would mean this session of Parliament would be allowed to function, it seems to have disappeared. The Rajya Sabha where the BJP doesn't have the numbers was shouted down by the Congress, even though the BJP made it clear that Sushma Swaraj was willing to immediately make her statement on allegations against her in the Lalit Modi scandal. On The Buck Stops Here, we debate: with Congress adopting Parliamentary disruptions as a tactic, is the BJP getting taste of its own medicine?
No mercy for Yakub Memon in 1993 blasts case: Justice or just symbolism?
Yakub Memon, the man seen to be one of the masterminds of the 1993 Mumbai blasts in which 257 people were killed will hang on July 30. This after Supreme Court dismissed his curative petition. But this is a case where Memon is the only person who would be hanged, his co-conspirators are serving a life term. What is the larger message being sent out here? We debate.
Advani wasn't in favour of terrorists' swap: Farooq Abdullah reveals inside story of IC-814 crisis
"Let me be very honest to you, I felt Advaniji was not in favour of this (terrorists' swap). This is God's truth I tell you. I felt at that time, he was pushed into it," said Farooq Abdullah revealing the inside story of IC-814 hijack crisis. Speaking to NDTV, the National Conference supremo said he had warned Jaswant Singh and LK Advani not to swap terrorists. "I asked Jaswant Singh," he said, "'is the nation so weak that we can't put up a fight?'" In a frank conversation with NDTV over the controversial memoirs of former R&AW chief AS Dulat, Mr Abdullah said, "unless sacrifices are given for this nation, this nation will never build. Nation has to be tough. You cannot make India by being soft."