A lot of political observers are asking why Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of Bengal and leader of the Trinamool Congress, seems to be in the thick of opposition politics in the run-up to the 2019 election.
The Nirav Modi swindle brought that into sharper effect. The 11,000 crores he has stolen from Indian banks - before being allowed to escape abroad - could have repaid the debts of literally millions of farmers. And to think small farmers commit suicide because of a loan of a few thousands rupees!
The Rs 20,000-crore plus Nirav Modi scam has led to the collapse of Punjab National Bank's share value and also posed a big question mark on the accountability and regulatory systems that govern our government-owned banks. Common investors and depositors have suffered while Mr Modi is celebrating in his luxury hotel suite in New York.
The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana has seen a 27.56 per cent increase when compared to the Revised Estimates of Budget 2017-18 however serious flaws and drawbacks of the Yojana have been ignored.
Every day, the government - the BJP and its family are Olympic gold medallists in propaganda techniques and technology - pummels us with more numbers, more statistics, more surveys and more data to prove it's a Regime of Superheroes.
The recent incident in North 24 Parganas district of Bengal is a case study on how a religious controversy is manufactured and promoted by the Rumour Spreading Society (RSS). Its affiliates join in for the political benefit of the BJP. The BJP has been trying to make inroads in Bengal. In 2014, it invested heavily in an expensive campaign in the st...