The Modi juggernaut is all set to paint the five south Indian states in saffron colours, writes R Rajagopalan. After conquering most parts of the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief election strategist Amit Shah has set his eyes on winning over southern India. To make inroads in the five south Indian states, which together send 130 MPs to the Lok Sabha, the BJP has set up an internal think-tank to study the dynamics of the 15 regional parties that matter in these states. The party is ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday inducted into the cabinet his son Nara Lokesh and six others besides the four opposition Yuvajana, Shramika, Rythu Congress MLAs, who had joined his Telugu Desam Party, after dropping five ministers. Naidu effected the first major reshuffle of his cabinet since formation of the TDP-Bharatiya Janata Party government on June 8, 2014, attracting angry reactions from Leader of Opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and triggering discontent in ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'This Finance Bill cannot go this way. It should be challenged. ' 'This bill should be rejected and sent back to Lok Sabha for a relook. All non tax matters should be deleted.' The Opposition on Monday charged the government with trying to promote crony capitalism, creating fear by giving “unbridled power” to taxmen, trying to snoop into people’s lives through increased use of Aadhaar through the provisions of the Finance Bill. Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha, ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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