'Opposition parties now recognise that the king on one side of the chessboard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is ensconced, and unlikely to be shaken, although on his side there are no identifiable kings, queens, rooks, bishops or knights,' says Radhika Ramaseshan. With a little over two years to go before the next Lok Sabha election, some pieces on the national political chessboard have started moving, thinking up the scenarios that could evolve from the prospective realignments emanating from ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The Opposition on Wednesday criticised the general budget as one lacking in vision and offering no growth prospects, as it again targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he ‘followed’ Pakistan in deciding on demonetisation and launching a surgical strike ‘on our own people’. Congress leader Veerappa Moily initiated the debate in the Lok Sabha on the Union Budget 2017-18 in which he picked holes in the government’s economic policy and targeted Modi over a host ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Monday took the government to task for ignoring the woes of the common man hit hard by demonetisation and attacked Bharatiya Janata Party members for only painting a ‘rosy picture’ to the prime minister as they were ‘scared’. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla, participating in a debate on the Motion of Thanks for President’s address, said it was a ‘disappointment’ as there was nothing new in it. He said every speaker from ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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