Yogi Adityanath needs to demonstrate what he stands for apart from his aggressive brand of cultural nationalism. Mr Modi would often flaunt the Gujarat model of development with its focus on rapid industrialisation before becoming the Prime Minister. Adityanath’s three-pronged development model for Uttar Pradesh – law and order, infrastructure creation and a thrust on rural economy – is very much a work in progress.
The Centre and the states may be willing to cut duties as other sources of revenue pick up – such as GST – with the economy reopening, but retail or pump prices will also take a cue from how the pandemic plays out globally in the days ahead, and that is far from clear right now.
The nation of prudes expects its leaders, including those still young or young-at-heart, to behave as per our double-standard of politically-correctness in public.
Many scientists believe Covid spreads in winters when people huddle together in confined spaces. Really? In India, Covid raged during the summers and mysteriously receded during the winters, and is now spreading again as we head towards summers. And Kerala is among the worst affected states despite not having severe winters.
Indeed, to truly empower the poor, the underprivileged, the small businesses, independent India needs a vibrant judiciary.
The judge’s order also holds out a lesson for the higher judiciary on how to uphold the majesty of the law.
Jayalalithaa is larger than life in Tamil Nadu politics, four years after her death. Indeed, Amma remains the pivot around which this election is being fought and she continues to set the agenda for politicians in her absence.
Rahul Gandhi’s loyalists say that Tamil Nadu is the part of India where Rahul has greater traction than the prime minister.
India’s farmer protest has not only created a nationwide stir but has also caused ripples on a global scale.
He is certainly on road to a successful career as a politician. After all, like most politicians, Justice Gogoi knows the art of blaming others and offering unsolicited advice without doing much himself.