A few months ago, BJP won all 10 LS seats and more than half the votes in Haryana. However, it is not this alone that is holding Manohar Lal Khattar steady. From a feeble, divided Opposition to a successful job hiring scheme and appeal of Art 370, The Indian Express travels across the state to find out why BJP is sitting pretty
Speaking to The Indian Express in an interview, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government will “respect” the verdict in the Ayodhya case that is being heard in the Supreme Court.
While underscoring that people excluded from the NRC will not be deported as this “option is not on the table”, a senior government source said that the NRC exercise would not be attempted in other states.
PM has flagged ‘challenges’ posed by India’s ‘population explosion’. While India is expected to soon overtake China as the world’s most populous country, the total fertility rate has been falling almost everywhere in India
Seven states — UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand — that account for about 45 per cent of the total population in the 2011 Census, recorded a higher TFR than the national average.
Speaking to the country on Independence Day, PM Modi appeared to use the opportunity for a larger objective to wipe off the hangover of socialist outlook of the past when he told the nation that “unless wealth is created, we can not distribute wealth” and consequently the wealth creators should not always be suspect in public eyes.
Referring to hope, aspiration and opportunity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the people of J&K that withdrawing the state’s special status was not about claiming territory but an instrument for their development and prosperity.
The Prime Minister, according to this source, reminded his ministerial colleagues that being the ruling party, BJP leaders should be aware of the “repercussions” of such a decision and its effect on a section of people.
Census 2011 counted 14.2 crore migrants in the decade preceding it, intra-district to inter-state. Women moved for marriage, men for work, economic reforms drove the change, and Surat emerged as No. 3 destination while Chennai fell far behind.
Beliefs are flexible according to political expediency. As Prime Minister in the late ’90s, Vajpayee had suspended the political belief of the 1970s. But beliefs have a survival instinct that sustains them in adversity.
In 2014, then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced over two dozen schemes, many with a token allocation of around Rs 100 crore. Five years on, the confidence of a second term with an enhanced majority was apparent in Sitharaman’s speech, in which she avoided new announcements with token budgetary allocations
“Prime Minister’s vision, implementation and monitoring is very robust,” one of the sources said, suggesting that ministers have to be conscious about these parameters while drawing up five-year visions for their ministries.
While calling off the alliance with SP, BSP chief Mayawati has blamed an erosion of SP’s Yadav votes. The fact, however, is that BSP did gain from the alliance in the Lok Sabha polls. What explains the announcement?