“I was struck by his (Modi) sustained determination and optimism, despite the inevitable headwinds to reform,” said William Burns, former US Deputy Secretary of State.
Rejecting criticism of concentration of power in PMO, Modi said Prime Minister and PMO are “very much part of the constitutional scheme, not outside it”.
Naidu rubbished allegations that the BJP has struck a deal with BJD by slowing down the CBI probe into Odisha’s chit fund scam.
Other senior party leaders including Vijay Malhotra, Meenakshi Lekhi, Maheish Girri and Ramlal too addressed the gathering.
One area that has seen some reform, though, relates to minimum support prices (MSP) payable on official paddy and wheat purchases.
Leyen had met PM Modi earlier during the day after having met defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday evening.
Dealing with the farm distress, while simultaneously creating enough non-farm job opportunities, is going to be a tough task.
Following a request by India, the United Nations had declared June 21 as International Yoga Day last year.
Land boundary agreement ratified, more good news could follow.
I have not used public office to enrich myself, family or friends, says former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Modi government has damaged the rights-based legislative framework without spelling out what will replace it.
If TV polls are correct on public appreciation of the PM’s performance, then why is the BJP preaching to the converted?
Singh also questioned BJP government’s claims on economic development, saying rural India was under acute distress and the economic recovery was fragile.
The Bill also provides repeal of 111 State Appropriation Acts enacted by Parliament between 1950 and 1976.
Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sheila Dikshit, Ahmed Patel, Sri Prakash Jaiswal and Ajay Maken too paid homage at the memorial of Nehru on the occasion.