Modi government ministers should take a leaf from the younger Doval’s playbook and stop the demonisation of Pakistan and Pakistanis.
The former RBI governor, hesitant about appearing politically partisan, has apparently agreed to consider the Delhi chief minister’s offer.
India Foundation, run by Shaurya Doval, who is partner in a financial services firm, has top ministers as directors, and relies on financial support from foreign and Indian corporates some of which have dealings with the government.
Former finance minister P. Chidambaram talks about the Modi government’s handling of the GST, Robert Vadra, Karti Chidambaram, attacks on the opposition, Gujarat elections and more in an interview with journalist Swati Chaturvedi.
The prime minister, who now spends several days a week campaigning in Gujarat, is reduced to blaming the Congress party, who he says did not allow development.
How does the Modi government fare on tackling cronyism within its ranks? Not well, it would appear.
With only 18 months to go for the general elections, the BJP seems to have decided to abandon the vikas plank and go back to full-throated Hindutva and minority baiting.
While Narendra Modi has frozen out the free press and not held a single press conference during his time as prime minister, journalists seen to be on his side have been adequately rewarded.
Many BJP leaders are attacking the finance minister every day, but there is a convenient silence around the prime minister’s role in the economic decisions that brought us here.
Modi has been called out several times for following abusive Twitter handles, most recently after the murder of Gauri Lankesh, but he doesn’t seem to care.
The status of cases against the likes of Vijay Mallya, arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and former IPL chief Lalit Modi is the same as theirs – lost in transit.
Narendra Modi has learnt never to engage with his opponents; he sets the agenda and a hapless opposition and media try to keep up.
In any sane democracy, the death of over 60 children in a few days would have been a career-ending event. Not here.
The BJP may have inherited from the Congress the misuse of investigative agencies for political purposes but it is now taking the tradition forward.
In the push ahead from a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ to an opposition-free India, the AAP in Delhi is proving to be an easy target for the BJP.
The party today is a pale, forlorn shadow of its once vibrant self.
Now that promises of progress and development haven’t played out as they hoped, the BJP’s top duo are turning back to communal polarisation.
The political reality of women in India pretty much mirrors the actual reality.
In an explosive interview, the former BJP leader Arun Shourie hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi