Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said the Modi government had inherited 23 welfare schemes which were at various stages of implementation, renamed and presented them as its own.
I have once again told them that I am not willing to contest the upcoming Assembly polls, as I am more interested to work for the party organisation,” Jayantibhai Kavadiya said.
‘If public spending is slashed, it will mean cutting down expenditure on social sector scheme.” There is hardly any private investment,’ explained Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Though the BJP leadership knows that Sena is the best bet and most suitable partner when it comes to ruling Maharashtra, the party has plan B in place, in case the Sena pulls out of the alliance. The BJP has 122 seats in the 288-seat state assembly.
“What all measures will the government take to hide the failures of demonetisation?” the editorial in Saamana asked.
There are only a few ATMs in Valparai town and people in remote estate regions are facing extreme hardship to access these ATMs, BJP state general secretary Vanathi Srinivasan said.
“Benazir Arfan has been expelled after she failed to give any satisfactory reply to the show cause notice she was served last Thursday on why disciplinary action should not be taken against her for organizing a rally over the Rohingya Muslim issue in Guwahati without bringing the matter to the party forum,” said Dilip Saikia.
Though, most of the traders kept their shutters down, the call evoked little response elsewhere with commuter services, including matadors and three-wheelers, plying as usual.
“Today, the nation is experiencing what happens when people having no merit and connect with the masses enter the government and rule the nation,” the editorial said.
Under the Modi government, Amit Shah said, honest taxpayers, the majority of whom belonged to the middle class, felt they were valued following crackdowns against black money and corruption through various measures, such as demonetisation and the benami law.
Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said that since many years, BJP has been demanding that September 17 be celebrated officially by the state government as Telangana Liberation Day.
Mahant Chandnath won the Alwar seat on a BJP ticket in the 2014 parliamentary elections, after defeating the incumbent Congress candidate and former union minister Jitendra Singh.
Manish Sisodia also spoke about the apprehension among traders regarding the GST (Goods and Services Tax), which was enforced two and a half months ago. “They are worried, more so about the impact of the GST on the Indian economy, because that’s what they depend on.
Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav talks about his new role as convener of the ‘Save Composite Culture’ campaign, says democracy in the JD(U) was a “bit constrained” under Nitish Kumar, admits it is a challenge to bring the Opposition together, and asserts that Congress was more “mature” in power than the BJP
Veteran politician Amar Singh said that he was not averse to joining the BJP, but he hadn’t got any invite from the saffron party, nor had he applied to it.