Trivedi’s next move

The Financial Express - - OPINION -

It is an open se­cret that Di­nesh Trivedi is not on the best of terms with his TMC boss Ma­mata Ban­er­jee. In fact, there was spec­u­la­tion that the for­mer rail­way min­is­ter may be plan­ning to switch po­lit­i­cal sides since he is friendly with both Prime Min­is­ter Narendra Modi and Congress vi­cepres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi. Trivedi at the mo­ment, how­ever, is not look­ing at po­lit­i­cal al­ter­na­tives. He wants to launch an in­ter­na­tional fo­rum for peace ini­tia­tives to tackle grow­ing in­ci­dents of vi­o­lence throughout the world. He plans to launch his move­ment on Oc­to­ber 2, Ma­hatma Gandhi’s birth­day, from Sabar­mati Ashram, Ahmed­abad, along with Sam Pitroda and Kar­tikeya Sarab­hai, son of the late sci­en­tist Vikram Sarab­hai. The theme of the pro­posed fo­rum is that the best way to fight ter­ror­ism is not by re­tur ning bul­lets but by draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from great men of peace like Ma­hatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nel­son Man­dela, Kabir, Tul­si­das and oth­ers.

Af­ter ruf­fling feath­ers in the Congress with his book The Ac­ci­den­tal Prime Min­is­ter, au­thor Sanjaya Baru is now set for an en­core. In his forthcoming ti­tle, 1991: How Narasimha

Rao Made His­tory, Baru ar­gues that Ra­jiv Gandhi con­trib­uted to the Indian eco­nomic cri­sis not just with his poli­cies, but also with his po­lit­i­cal ma­noeu­vres

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