Manoj Kumar Jha

Manoj Kumar Jha is the national spokesperson of the Rashtriya Janta Dal  

Articles By Manoj Kumar Jha

History shows lack of debate is a symptom of majoritarianism

A majoritarian parliament is different from majority in the parliament. Majority in parliament gains legitimacy through deliberation but in a majoritarian parliament, numbers trump every other moral consideration.

Dear friends in the Opposition

The people of India are right in asking that we present an alternative vision of governance. We must provide one.

Constant disruptions in Parliament fail the mandate of the people

Parliamentary democracy can get us the best results only when authorities are willing to look for common agreeable propositions.

Dismantling the public university

The debate on privatising higher education must be founded on the role of such institutions in developing a democratic and inclusive society.

On the ashes of the Mahagathbandhan, a son rise

Unlike some commentators who would want to believe that Opposition unity has been severely jolted, we are of the view that Nitish Kumar’s departure is good riddance. Moreover, you cannot cement a greater association with a snake in your bosom.

The politics of vendetta in the BJP

Whenever the political churning for Opposition unity gets momentum, the BJP machinery unleashes a campaign to malign the image of Opposition leaders. This is how the investigative agencies are being increasingly seen as a new instrument in the BJP’s politics, under the present leadership.

Don’t write off Lalu Yadav yet

At another level, any voice raised against the ruling dispensation in Delhi has to now deal with not only the BJP, RSS and several of their other social-cultural affiliates but also government agencies such as Income-Tax authorities, the ED and the CBI.