Rs 36,359 crores. That's the farm loan waiver announced by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in April. The new government swiftly took the decision in the first cabinet meeting, making it known that they were serious about a promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But it is this very act of generosity and alacrity that came to bite...
The 46-year-old has had a tumultuous two and a half years. But not only has he shown himself to be a political survivor, he has also emerged as one of the BJP's biggest assets by exponentially expanding his party's footprint across India's second-largest state.
Spin doctors can take it easy. Look at it upar se or neeche se. Or look at it straight in the eye. There is only one conclusion after the results of Mumbai's civic body elections: it's an absolutely stunning and staggering saffron sweep.
He hates India. He mocks our grief. He smirks at our loss. And he couldn't care less that he was one of the insidious terror brokers that killed 166 people in Mumbai. Yet, David Coleman Headley is "helping" India by testifying as an approver in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
I write this open letter as a common citizen of this country in the hope that if you happen to read it, as Civil Aviation Minister, you will act in India's interest to end the writ of 'VIP culture' that has so deeply permeated our political class. And so deeply failed our people.
9:30 am was when Arvind Kejriwal was to hold his press conference in Ahmedabad. For over two hours, the media stood waiting for the AAP chief to emerge from a local club where he was staying. But apart from his supporters and a dozen BJP protesters, there was no sign of the man.
As the blazing sun scorched the highways of the Kutch, Arvind Kejriwal's car stopped by at a road side dhaba. The weather was very dry, we had hardly eaten anything since morning and everyone took the opportunity to freshen up.
The day began with Arvind Kejriwal arriving at the Ahmedabad airport around 8.30 am. Immediately after the customary garlands and anti-Sheila Dikhshit and anti-Narendra Modi slogans, Kejriwal embarked on his four-day Gujarat Yatra in an open jeep.