Idea Exchange Video

‘Govt should be close to industry, not individual industrialists… Hear industry, but do what’s right’

Co-chairman of Forbes Marshall Naushad Forbes gives his view on employment statistics, says that they are “flat” and that jobs have been created in the informal sector. He believes that government's decision to block the NSSO survey backfired.

There is no alternate leader… Indians know how to distinguish between state, LS polls. BJP will win’, Ravi Shankar Prasad

With a few days to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has been raising the national security issue in its campaigns. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the Opposition questioning Balakot strikes is a poll issue.

‘In Chhattisgarh, we dispelled notion that Amit Shah is an election winning machine. There is no fear nw. Will do it in LS polls too’, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel believes that BJP's move to replace its incumbent MPs in driven by 'fear'. He also calls PM Modi's promises 'jumla' and asserts that people's trust in Rahul Gandhi is growing. All this & more in this Idea Exchange.

Muslims from Assam, UP, Bihar different… Fight is against Bangladeshi Muslims, not Indian Muslims

Finance Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, believes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will not affect the BJP’s prospects in the state, says national security is not the only issue in Lok Sabha elections.

‘2019 won’t be 2014, irrespective of what PM Modi, Amit Shah do… BJP numbers will fall sharply: Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma, talks about the challenge of catching up with the “well-funded” BJP’s digital campaign, accuses the Centre of deflecting discussion on real issues by focusing on national security, calls PM Modi “clueless” on terror and Pakistan

‘There’s frustration in businessmen, a fear… They wanted more from govt. There’s a dissonance’, global investor & author Ruchir Sharma

In this edition of Idea Exchange, global investor & author Ruchir Sharma says that national security will not be the only narrative in Lok Sabhpolls and he believes that the Opposition has ‘understood the game’ this time.

‘The market is not creating pressure on the private sector to work towards skilling people’ – NSDC CEO, Manish Kumar

In this edition of Idea Exchange, The NSDC CEO says the problem is not jobs but wages, notes that while automation is leading to loss of jobs, it is also creating many, & stresses the need to introduce skilling courses in schools.

‘NGMA is a space for artists, they should be allowed to say what they have to say’: NGMA Director-General, Adwaita Gadanayak

The NGMA Director-General says Amol Palekar had every right to say what he wanted but he was misinformed, denies any move to curtail space to independent artists, explains why new work have not been added, & talks about bringing art to children

‘Why does a boy pick up the gun? It’s not about Burhan Wani… need to address idea behind him’

In this edition of Idea Exchange, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti dismisses any future alliance with the BJP, asserts that there has to be some dialogue with separatists and also acknowledges that Pakistan is important in resolving the Kashmir crisis.

Gehlotji is 28 years older than me. He can say what he wants. I accept it with humility: Sachin Pilot

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Sachin Pilot says the decision to make him Rajasthan Deputy CM was collective and he is optimistic that an opposition led by Congress will defeat BJP is Lok Sabha polls.

Idea Exchange | Senior Lawyer H S Phoolka

Idea Exchange | Senior Lawyer H S Phoolka

‘Think of it the other way, not about govt raiding RBI, but how RBI could have behaved differently’

In this edition of the Idea Exchange, Former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian talks about demonitisation, defends GST, explains the reasons why growth has not been robust and reflects back on his tenure as Chief Economic Adviser of India.