- Apr 06, 2015 21:10 IST
In his, by now ‘compulsory’ address on the State-owned radio, Mann ki baat, on March 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the combined Opposition in Parliament opposing the amendments moved by this government to the land acquisition Bill, 2013 of spreading a pack of ‘lies’ as a ‘conspiracy’ to undermine farmers’ interests.
- Mar 23, 2015 23:35 IST
Modi marking this martyrdom is ironic also in the sense that while the PMO occasionally tweets the PM’s non-public utterances urging the ‘spirit of tolerance’, the PM brazenly refused to give any assurance to Parliament that action, as prescribed by the existing Indian Penal Code, will be taken against Cabinet ministers and BJP MPs for their vicious communal statements.
- Mar 09, 2015 21:43 IST
Despite the unprecedented embarrassment the Modi government recently faced in the Rajya Sabha, it continues to seek the circumvention of parliamentary procedures. It moved to withdraw three crucial Bills from the Upper House.
- Feb 23, 2015 22:31 IST
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.
- Feb 09, 2015 23:45 IST
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.
- Jan 26, 2015 23:18 IST
‘Administrative arrangements’ for civil nuclear cooperation will only contribute to the US’ economic recovery at India’s expense
- Dec 29, 2014 22:02 IST
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.
- Dec 16, 2014 22:12 IST
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.
- Dec 01, 2014 23:57 ISTleft hand drive
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.
- Nov 17, 2014 22:48 ISTleft hand drive
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.
- Nov 03, 2014 21:24 ISTLeft Hand Drive
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.
- Oct 06, 2014 22:25 ISTLEFT HAND DRIVE
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.
- Sep 23, 2014 22:05 IST
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.
- Sep 08, 2014 23:12 ISTLeft Hand Drive
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.
- Aug 25, 2014 22:00 ISTleft hand drive
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.