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.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said late Somnath Chatterjee’s wisdom was necessary to restore democratic order in Parliament, and outside Parliament, being a distinguished lawyer, he fought cases related to the rights of the underprivileged... read more
There is no increase in direct taxes to meet governmental expenses which exclusively rely on indirect taxes which are a burden on the vast majority of the people. The contraction of expenditures comes also in education (from 0.49% of GDP to 0.45%) and... read more
Increasingly, it is appearing that the people of India will have to extract happy days from the Narendra Modi-led BJP government. Otherwise, growing economic burdens will continue to break our backs and increasing social and communal tensions will deepen... read more
The current winter session of Parliament began later than usual, tailored to accommodate our prime minister’s ever growing foreign visits. Soon after the session began, he has taken off again to attend the climate change conference in Paris, to make... read more
Instead of implementing the many promises they made to the people procuring their mandate in the 2014 elections, the singular agenda that the Modi government is vigorously pursuing is to advance the RSS agenda. read more
A fundamental question regarding the role of Parliament in our constitutional republic has come to the forefront in the background of the current disruptions. The issues under contention causing these disruptions are the serious allegations of misuse... read more