The focus of this Budget session of Parliament will, naturally, be on the economy, particularly how two contradictory electoral promises, which ironically fused together to fashion Narendra Modi’s victory, will be reconciled.
The ‘Modi magic’ seems to be waning a little too fast. Slogans like achhe din aanewale hain creating illusions of prosperity and the pursuit of hardcore communal polarisation at the ground level, welded together to give them electoral victories.
‘Administrative arrangements’ for civil nuclear cooperation will only contribute to the US’ economic recovery at India’s expense
After communally polarising the country, the BJP is now ruling through ordinance. This undermines the very essence of our democracy, writes CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury.
The current RS impasse is a reflection of the furious unfolding of the Modi govt’s ‘lethal cocktail’ — selling grandiose illusions of ‘prosperity’ through ‘development’ while unleashing rabid communal polarisation, writes Sitaram Yechury.
The route to put our economy back on a high-growth trajectory lies in expanding domestic demand by generating employment through public investments to build our much-needed economic, writes Sitaram Yechury.
Remembering Nehru must mean that the RSS/BJP is not allowed to inscribe their 'thought and reverie' on the ancient palimpsest of India. This requires the reversal of the present neoliberal economic reforms trajectory, writes Sitaram Yechury.
The central government is pursuing the diabolic agenda of anti-people economic reforms and communal polarisation. This is ‘vote bank politics’ of the worst order, writes Sitaram Yechury.
Modi's agenda seems to be clear: Transform the secular, democratic Indian Republic into the RSS vision of a rabidly intolerant fascistic ‘Hindu rashtra’ while simultaneously reducing ourselves to being a subordinate ally of US imperialism, writes Sitaram Yechury.
The dismissal of 11 Dalit students from a BJP state government-run school in Bikaner because they were drinking water from an earthen pot earmarked for an upper caste teacher once again highlights the continuing caste and social oppression.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims to have reversed the ‘paralysis’ that had gripped the economy. But the statistics tell a different story, writes Sitaram Yechury.
UR Ananthamurthy remained a socialist by conviction and practice till the end. He relentlessly contributed to the evolution of the idea of India. He felt the imposition of anything was alien to India’s ethos, writes Sitaram Yechury.
The RSS, which is against the idea of India as a pluralistic society, is seeking to negate the vibrancy of the mosaic that distinguishes the country, writes Sitaram Yechury.
The destruction of historical files by the BJP may have been to erase the RSS’s role in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, writes Sitaram Yechury.
The Modi government appears to send signals that it shall implement the UPA policy trajectory of widening the divide between the two Indias more aggressively.