Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in the Lok Sabha as ‘arrogant’, the Congress on Tuesday said he lost a ‘good’ opportunity to present his vision and what he and his party stood for. “This was quite an arrogant reply. This was the last opportunity for him, because next budget and President’s address will be before the next Lok Sabha election. “He should have used this window of opportunity to present his vision, clarity and also ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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‘Well done Mr Jaitley, now go and implement your schemes. No leakages, no lapses and no laziness,’ columnist Sudhir Bisht's mother's wise words for the finance minister. Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. Every year, after the finance minister announces his Budget for the next financial year, my mother, a 78-year old homemaker who lives with my 82-year old father, a retired bureaucrat, asks me a few questions. I try to answer them in the form of giving facts, without offering my ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Monday asked the electorate to vote for the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine in Punjab for the third time, stating that the alliance’s victory was necessary for the security of the country. “The election in Punjab is an election for the security of the nation. Being a border-lying state, it is the responsibility of the electorate to choose a government which can ensure secure borders, communal harmony and peace. Punjab ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
A Bharatiya Janata Party government was installed in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday after 33, out of 43 Peoples’ Party of Arunachal members of legislative assembly led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, joined the saffron brigade in this politically fragile state. Khandu paraded the MLAs before assembly Speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok who accepted their joining. The high-voltage political drama began since late Thursday night after PPA President Kahfa Bengia temporarily suspended Khandu, his ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'From natural party of governance, Cong has moved to fringe': Jaitley takes dig after another poor result
Just after Congress suffered another humiliating defeat in the Maharashtra Assembly Elections, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took no time to mock the grand old party. This result comes close in heels to the Odisha panchayat results, where Congress lost ...DNA, 1 day ago
Now that an elected chief minister is at the helm, it is high time the Centre initiate discussions to appoint a full-time governor at the earliest, given that the state is set to face some challenging times, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Image: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami being presenting a floral bouquet by Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao after the the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on February 16, 2017. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo. With acting ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
'Right time, right place, right business and I could see I was the right person. It was a now or never moment in a sense. If I didn’t do it then, then when? There is little point in entering a business as an entrepreneur when someone else has proven the concept.' BJP leader Yashwant Sinha's son started ReNew Power during the UPA II government to focus on clean energy. Big business in India suffers from a perception problem. Few believe that you can achieve success and create huge wealth ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
Political analysts say that with 32 per cent vote share, the BJP would still be ahead of what BSP had polled in 2007 or SP in 2012. A lot depends on the mood swing of voters in Uttar Pradesh as even a small change in their mind can tilt the scale for or against a candidate or party, going by the poll data of recent years. As the state is witnessing a razor sharp contest this time among the Samajwadi Party-Congress combine, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, even minor ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
A defeat in UP will, therefore, dent the Modi government's efforts to win more seats in the Rajya Sabha.Archis Mohan reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a public rally in Aligarh on February 5 that winning the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls was important to help his party get a majority in the Rajya Sabha. The BJP's rivals, he said, have come together in Uttar Pradesh not just to win the assembly polls, but to frustrate his party's efforts to get a majority in the Rajya Sabha. 'They are ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Suresh Prabhu on the priority being given to safety and the need for more funds for railways to move ahead. After the first Union Budget where railway finances were merged with the main one for the government, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu spoke to the media. An excerpt. Your immediate take on the Budget? For the first time in the railways’ history, a Rs 1 lakh crore safety fund has been announced. That was the exact amount we have given to the finance ministry. We are focussing on ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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