THE Congress-CPI Opposition was up in arms again in the Rajya Sabha over the issue of a House committee going into corruption charges against the families of the prime minister and the former home minister.
Jayaprakash Narayan would have been 115 today. In an India that is very different, but is dominated once again by a single political force, what is the significance of his righteous but, in the long term, unworkable, message?
Jayaprakash Narayan urges youth associations to organise them for they are too helpless to organise themselves. While such class organisations are necessary, political and social organisations should make it a rule to have representatives of Dalits, women, Adivasis and backward communities on their committees, he says.
The convenor of the steering committee of the proposed party, N.G. Gorey, said that the parties would formally endorse the merger in Bombay in June and also decide the name, programme and constitution of the new party.