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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter slammed the Centre for meddling in Bengal administration just before elections.(ANI)

Arvind Kejriwal slams Centre over transfer of IPS, calls it ‘assault on federalism’

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Government sources had said that the three officers were called for central deputation for the alleged lapse in providing security to Nadda during his two-day visit to West Bengal.
The tussle between central authority and decentralisation is relevant for democracies, especially large or diverse ones(HT Photo)
The tussle between central authority and decentralisation is relevant for democracies, especially large or diverse ones(HT Photo)

Opinion| Federalism is not a one-way street

By Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2020 07:48 PM IST
The anti-CAA stance of a few states and the legal challenge to the NIA can take a toll on the nation
If federalism is the glue that has kept the world’s largest democracy together, there are growing signs that this adhesive is becoming unstuck.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
If federalism is the glue that has kept the world’s largest democracy together, there are growing signs that this adhesive is becoming unstuck.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha election 2019: A new challenge for federalism

By Milan Vaishnav and Jamie Hintson
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Indian states have grown at drastically at different rates over the past 40 years, and seat allocation has not kept pace — leading to different sets of objections from the southern and northern states.
Congress workers waves the party flag to celebrate the party's performance in Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, in Jabalpur, December 11(PTI)
Congress workers waves the party flag to celebrate the party's performance in Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, in Jabalpur, December 11(PTI)

Centre and states should work with cohesion

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 05:28 PM IST
From the earliest day of the Republic, there haves been allegations that the central government is undermining the autonomy of the states
A strong unitary spirit underlies Indian federalism.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
A strong unitary spirit underlies Indian federalism.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Opinion | Why federalism can’t just be another slogan

By Pavan K Varma
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 12:16 PM IST
Regional parties with powerful leaders are no longer subservient to the party at the Centre. Their priorities, too, have come to the fore.
Somnath Chatterjee had a significant role in initiating discussions over the formation of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), says CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.(PTI/File Photo)
Somnath Chatterjee had a significant role in initiating discussions over the formation of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), says CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.(PTI/File Photo)

He fine tuned democracy and helped safeguard secularism, federalism: Sitaram Yechury on Somnath Chatterjee

PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2018 11:17 PM IST
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 and marginalised sections of society.
Liutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party’s politics is based on a protest-based approach that requires it to be opposed to all formal political formations, and which, as a result doesn’t naturally take to being in power. The BJP, as evident from its electoral strategy since late 2013, wants it all, and seems to believe the ends justify the means.(PTI)
Liutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party’s politics is based on a protest-based approach that requires it to be opposed to all formal political formations, and which, as a result doesn’t naturally take to being in power. The BJP, as evident from its electoral strategy since late 2013, wants it all, and seems to believe the ends justify the means.(PTI)

The Delhi crisis is co-operative federalism’s worst moment

UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 07:24 PM IST
Governments and political parties should know what powers they have, and don’t have under the Constitution
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi, May 28(PTI)
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi, May 28(PTI)

Narendra Modi’s vision of cooperative federalism

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 06:40 PM IST
The PM brought this understanding to the table at the recent Niti Aayog Governing Council meeting
Ashok Mitra, the first Left Front finance minister of West Bengal, died in Kolkata at the age of 90.(HT Archives)
Ashok Mitra, the first Left Front finance minister of West Bengal, died in Kolkata at the age of 90.(HT Archives)

Ashok Mitra, Bengal’s first Left finance minister and champion of federalism, dies at 90

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 04:33 PM IST
Ashok Mitra, who died in a Kolkata hospital on Tuesday, was member of the Rajya Sabha and also India’s chief economic advisor from 1970 to 1972.
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