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The Politics behind the Budget

The Politics behind the Budget

Rediff.com2 Feb 2021

The BJP would want that by March 2022, when UP votes, the economy starts looking up and it heads into the polls with no other issue distracting from its main poll plank of the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

'Congress has shifted from general ward to ICU'

'Congress has shifted from general ward to ICU'

Rediff.com1 Dec 2020

It is likely that the party's allies in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, two of the five states going to the polls in April-May, might insist on allocating fewer seats than they did in 2016, reports Archis Mohan.

Chirag Paswan has the BJP-JD-U worried, and rightly so

Chirag Paswan has the BJP-JD-U worried, and rightly so

Rediff.com26 Oct 2020

Insiders say the BJP is now concerned the LJP putting up a good fight against the JD-U would mean benefitting the MGB in those seats. Moreover, Chirag and Tejaswi are known to be friends, and the former is battling for his political survival.

Why Amarinder backs Rahul to lead Congress

Why Amarinder backs Rahul to lead Congress

Rediff.com15 Sep 2020

While it made sense for Capt Amarinder Singh to support the Gandhis since none of the 23 'rebels' had any mass base, the truce was important for his ambition to lead the party in the February 2022 state elections. Archis Mohan reports.

Amid Raj crisis, Union minister to face credit scam probe

Amid Raj crisis, Union minister to face credit scam probe

Rediff.com24 Jul 2020

Court orders probe into Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat's role in a complaint linked to Sanjivani Credit Cooperative Society, in which thousands of investors allegedly lost Rs 900 crore a year ago.

Parliament's monsoon session likely in September

Parliament's monsoon session likely in September

Rediff.com4 Jul 2020

The plan involves the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha seating half of their members in their respective chambers, reports Archis Mohan.

SARC & Associates appointed as auditors of PM CARES Fund

SARC & Associates appointed as auditors of PM CARES Fund

Rediff.com13 Jun 2020

The firm, headed by Sunil Kumar Gupta, was appointed auditors of the PM's National Relief Fund in 2019, reports Archis Mohan

Social distancing throws spanner in holding monsoon session of Parliament

Social distancing throws spanner in holding monsoon session of Parliament

Rediff.com10 Jun 2020

Officials have said the national capital lacked a convention centre big enough to seat so many MPs and adhere to social distancing norms. Additionally, holding a 'virtual session' looks slims as any change in the rules requires a motion to be carried in both the Houses of Parliament.

Privatisation against national interest: RSS-backed union

Privatisation against national interest: RSS-backed union

Rediff.com17 May 2020

The government was going in the "wrong direction" and it was "highly condemnable" that it did not discuss the proposed changes with trade unions and other stakeholders, says BMS, trade union arm of the RSS.

Many MPs not keen to donate funds to PM CARES

Many MPs not keen to donate funds to PM CARES

Rediff.com2 Apr 2020

Many feel that the money from their MPLADS should go directly to a district hospital in their respective constituencies rather than a central fund like PM CARES. Archis Mohan reports.

Bengal becomes 4th state to pass anti-CAA resolution

Bengal becomes 4th state to pass anti-CAA resolution

Rediff.com28 Jan 2020

Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan are the other three states to pass a resolution opposing the contentious legislation, reports Archis Mohan.

What BJP wants in Budget: Not tax cut, but solutions to 'real problems'

What BJP wants in Budget: Not tax cut, but solutions to 'real problems'

Rediff.com24 Jan 2020

Sources said much has been done to ease the tax burden of the middle classes in the last five years, and that such a measure affects only a limited segment of people when the focus should be to put money in rural areas. Archis Mohan reports.

GST compensation: States plan political battle over delayed allocation

GST compensation: States plan political battle over delayed allocation

Rediff.com9 Dec 2019

States are planning to pass resolutions in their legislative assemblies; however, such tactics will be used as the last resort if the Centre continues to stall allocations.

How Oppn plans to fight Citizenship Amendment Bill

How Oppn plans to fight Citizenship Amendment Bill

Rediff.com9 Dec 2019

Opposition parties, though resigned to the fact that they lack the numbers to defeat or stall the bill in the two Houses, have decided upon different tactics that they would employ to highlight their reasons for opposing it.

Opposition comes up with plan to fight Citizenship Bill

Opposition comes up with plan to fight Citizenship Bill

Rediff.com6 Dec 2019

Unsure about having the numbers in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and other parties have decided they will create awareness about the "divisive" nature of the proposed legislation, reports Archis Mohan.

RSS arm says divestment of Air India, BPCL was 'uncalled for'

RSS arm says divestment of Air India, BPCL was 'uncalled for'

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

In a resolution passed at its national assembly in Haridwar, the SJM said the Modi government's proposed strategic divestment of PSEs was an "imprudent business decision" and "against national interest".

'We have brought down naxal violence by 40%'

'We have brought down naxal violence by 40%'

Rediff.com27 Nov 2019

As the Congress party prepares to launch protests against the economic slowdown, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel tells Archis Mohan that his state has escaped its effects as his government has pursued policies that have put money in the pockets of workers, farmers, housewives and tribals, which has helped spur demand.

Blow to BJP in Jharkhand as alliance with AJSU collapses

Blow to BJP in Jharkhand as alliance with AJSU collapses

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

The 19-year-old partnership ended after the ruling party refused to accede to the ally's demand for 17 of 81 seats.

RCEP: 'India has enough bargaining chips'

RCEP: 'India has enough bargaining chips'

Rediff.com13 Nov 2019

'RCEP may be in India's long-term interest, but it is certainly not in India's short-term and medium-term interest.'

After Art 370, Ayodhya, will Sangh aim for Uniform Civil Code?

After Art 370, Ayodhya, will Sangh aim for Uniform Civil Code?

Rediff.com11 Nov 2019

A small step in this direction was taken with making triple talaq a punishable offence in the last Parliament session. But UCC is difficult to implement, reports Archis Mohan.

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