If raising national security issues for electoral gains is patriotic, how is it unpatriotic to raise doubts about the failures of the government on the national security front?
The 75-year rule was not made by the BJP through any institutional process. It was the result of one man's fiat. And at that time, it was the easiest way to retire a lot of senior people who might have been thorns in the flesh of the new rulers, or at least been inconvenient to them. The rule can be easily dispensed with, now that its purpose has been served. After al...
As far as I am concerned I am happy being "Roll Back Sinha" rather than "Obstinate Yashwant".
India has some of the smartest economists in India and abroad, two of them are Nobel laureates. Is the government consulting them or even listening to them? They have offered free advice in the past and also on the present crisis facing the Indian economy. So far, such advice has fallen on deaf ears.
We have witnessed unrest among the workers, there have been law and order problems, and if our society does not wake up and force the government to call in the armed forces to quickly resolve the problem, the situation will go out of hand and none of us, staying comfortably in our homes, will be safe. I plead with you to speak up.
The budget presented on February 1 is in tatters; neither the receipt figures nor the expenditure figures have any relevance any more. What the Finance Minister has been doing over the last few days is to serially present a new budget. The time has come to formalise it and take the first opportunity to present a new budget.
'Bandi' appears to be the 'mantra' of this government. First it was 'note-bandi', now it's 'log-bandi'. The poor suffered the most then; the poor are suffering the most today. Yet, we are expected to stand up and clap!
Today, these workers are in the news for all the wrong reasons. Their savings are meagre, they have lost their livelihood, they and their families have nothing to fall back upon and all they want to do is to return to their villages where perhaps they hope to survive somehow. This is their only fault.
We urgently need a young leader who is prepared to go out there and fight the forces of evil.
Now that the cataclysmic events of the last few days are behind us, we could turn our attention, once again, to the state of our economy, which had receded into the background.
In 2006, Pragya Thakur was the main accused in the Malegaon bombing case, a terrorist attack in which six people were killed and another 100 injured.
The message that the BJP is sending is loud and clear - it has swallowed its pride, forgotten the humiliations of the past, is prepared to make sacrifices in order to win the forthcoming elections at any cost.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the agenda for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and won. He is successfully setting the agenda for the 2019 elections too and succeeding, for the simple reason that the parties in opposition are falling into every trap he is setting for them.
The interim Finance Minister, Piyush Goyal, rose to present the interim budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha on February 1, but in a 22-page budget speech spread over 105 minutes, he sought to present a full budget.