In an explosive interview, the former BJP leader Arun Shourie hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The former union minister discusses his motives for leading a civil society delegation to the Valley and how peace can be achieved.
The Yashwant Sinha-led delegation of “concerned citizens” has in its report observed that there is anger among the people due to India’s refusal to recognise Kashmir as a politically contentious issue.
The BJP has distanced itself from the outreach, saying it was Sinha’s personal initiative.
In the summer of 2003, senior ministers like L.K. Advani and a number of Indian strategic commentators kept up a steady drumbeat calling for the country to send troops to help the Americans. But Vajpayee kept his cool and refused.
No matter who did what, in order to reduce possible economic uncertainty, the government’s absolute first duty is to announce a successor without delay.
RBI governor Raghuram Rajan needs to halve India’s lending rates and allow companies to get out of debt in order to revive growth and undo five years of flawed policymaking.
The new Aadhaar Bill does not address many issues raised by the standing committee that reviewed the original bill, including data-collection irregularities, and privacy and security issues.
The budget speaks of giving the UID system “statutory backing”. However, it is clear the intention is to find a way to accelerate its use, not deal with the glaring problems that have already surfaced in its rollout across the country.
The Gang of Four may be upset about having to kow-tow to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah but they are all silent about the polarised campaign that the two party leaders ran in Bihar.
The party has been completely emasculated and a thorough review of the Bihar campaign is needed, say Advani, Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha
A sting operation by Cobrapost has caught six hardened Ranveer Sena killers admitting to their crimes and naming former PM Chandra Shekhar and the BJP’s Yashwant Sinha, Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushil Singh Modi as leaders who helped the Sena