In the last couple of general elections, there has been a controversy about the educational qualifications and financial assets of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani, who are due to face off for the second time in Amethi in a few weeks.
The Karnataka episode is over - at least for the time being. We can blame the BJP, Governor Vajubhai Vala and B S Yeddyurappa. But that is not fair. Governors have been disgracing themselves for years - and with increasing frequency. We have been going down this slippery slope for at least the past 50 years where Governors are partisan, bend rules, disregard norms and...
In a divided "hung" house, who should the President or the Governor offer the first opportunity to form a government?
According to the average of exit polls, the BJP is likely to win 115 seats out of 182 seats. But how likely is this outcome?
Since leaders of the two largest parties in parliament are backing the same system which allows them to collect money, I thought it may be a good idea to look at it carefully.
We need first-rate judges - because they are the final word in a democracy. Many top-notch lawyers would be willing to accept judicial positions if they were better compensated than they are today.
The latest brouhaha about land acquisition misses the main point. Why are the farmers up in arms? The 2013 Act/Ordinance is so progressive - it is good for the farmers and good for the government which must provide infrastructure.
Thanks to its intervention, the government has accepted the Election Commission's recommendations that NRIs, who are also Indian citizens, be permitted to vote either through an e-ballot system or through proxy.