The writer is Union minister for communications and IT.
It would be a great achievement for the nation if the people of the country respond to the challenge posed by the coronavirus by exercising their collective will and performing their duties. Many initiatives of PM Modi and some state governments are being appreciated globally.
There has been a divide in J&K between the Kashmir and Jammu regions for variety of reasons but I distinctly noticed a yearning for change, a quest for a new narrative and an overpowering desire for development and good governance.
Every citizen plays a key role in building a New India — a clean, healthy and prosperous nation. Everyone performing their duties, even mechanically, would pave the way for a better neighbourhood, better society, and ultimately, a better country. Let us together build a responsible India.
Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: "There was a thinking in New Delhi that if a few families of J&K are handled well, then problems of the entire state will be taken care of. These few families perpetuated their power, indulged in rank corruption and whenever accountability was sought, they took shelter behind Article 370."
The India of 2019, under PM Modi, is set on a path of reform. The mantra of reform, perform and transform is not only for governance or economy, it extends even to the reforming of society without discrimination or without any reference to vote bank politics.
Creating a digital interface between government and citizens has helped curb corruption, delays in service delivery. The next step involves digitising internal processes of government
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a leader without rancour, gentle but firm reformer, a great human being.
Policy paralysis of the UPA years has been replaced with inclusive growth, successful programme implementation, stress on equity.
The institutions envisioned by the founding document of the republic have shaped India’s polity. These have made the common people aware of their rights and abide in the democratic process.
Digital technologies are being harnessed to empower people, create employment opportunities and bring about transparency.
Merger of tribunals in the Finance Bill will lead to uniformity in rules of service, prevent overlap and save taxpayers’ money
The people have rejected negative politics. BJP triumph in UP is the victory of hope and aspiration.
The Congress held sway over the state for many decades; the BJP too, for a few years, but for nearly two decades, the two regional parties, the SP and BSP, were dominant players.
This government has promoted and democratised the Internet like no other in the past
The Congress will be unsuccessful in its strategy to change the subject from its governance failures