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Prabhu Chawla is the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express group.

Having begun as a reporter and spent over 30 years in journalism during which time he has headed The India Today group and The Indian Express as Editor, Chawla has witnessed and recorded dramatic changes in Indian democracy — from the trauma of the Emergency, the pathos of Rajiv Gandhi's rise and fall and the angst of Mandal to the churning of liberalisation and the rise of coalition politics.

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Dr. Raghavendra Bhat K

MANGALORE 28-06-2017

Q: What will be the fate of Congress led by Sonia Gandhi after 2019 Lok Sabha elections? Where will the other opposition parties stand?

A: I don't make political predictions. But, one thing is clear. All the non-NDA parties will have to come together to defeat Modi. If they don't, they will vanish.

Marina Joseph

Kozhikode 28-06-2017

Q: Is it right for Rahul Gandhi to take a vacation at this crucial hour of the President election. So many are abusing him for this decision. What's your opinion?

A: Rahul Gandhi doesn't care about what others think about his style of politics. His party has accepted him as its current and future leader.

Akshay Poudel

Tezpur,Assam 28-06-2017

Q: It would be good if your newspaper comes out with a north-east edition.

A: Good suggestion.

Pra Kant

India 28-06-2017

Q: Honourable Prime Minister had announced around two years back a mega package of Rs. 1.25 lakh crore in central funds for Bihar. Any news about its disbursement/progress?

A: Since Nitish Kumar is leaning towards Modi, he must have got enough funds for his state. Nitish is not making noises about the package.

Sadhan Kumar Dutta

Cuttack Odisha 20-06-2017

Q: Sir, it has become intolerable and disgusting to hear and read in media reports about the sacrifice of our Jawans in Jammu and Kashmir without a regular war. This is happening for the last 60 years. No Govt. at center could find out any solution nor have any concrete policy on this critical issue. High hope was there on Modiji. But present situation shows that he has also have neither any solution nor any policy on J&K . What I feel, this situation will continue for another sixty years or more whoever comes to center and our Jawans will continue to lay down their life. My question is Sir can Modiji will be able to solve this problem for ever.

A: I share your sentiments. But Prime Minister Modi has also his limitations. This problem can be resolved only after a full-fledged decisive war in which terror camps have to be destroyed. But for that Modi must bring international community to his side. America has realised it and soon it may stop financial and military assistance to Pakistan. In that case, India can definitely go for the kill.  

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