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Exclusive Interviews

India needs a strong government, definitive vision: PM Modi

In an exclusive interview to The Statesman, PM Narendra Modi underscores the need for a strong government and a clear vision for India's progress. He discusses plans for the middle class, youth employment, successes in Jammu and Kashmir, and Bengal's future, highlighting the importance of a significant electoral mandate for effective governance and a Viksit Bharat by 2047.

‘Southern states will boost BJP tally’

Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Bhupendra Singh Choudhary joined the saffron brigade in 1991. He rose through the rank and file of the party and attained the reputation of a no-nonsense man.

‘Hyderabad to be UT if BJP wins’

The Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) is once again regrouping in Telangana to fight one of its toughest electoral battles following the debacle in the Assembly elections last year.

Why I am what I am…

The Statesman talks to prominent personalities in different professions about why they chose their particular field and what advice they have for youngsters who want to pursue it as a career.

‘Congress is quite strong in MP’

With Madhya Pradesh witnessing a no-holds - barred campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, Mukesh Nayak, the newly-appointed head of the Congress media cell in the state, is busy invigorating the party.

‘INDIA bloc will surprise’

Congress politician Sachin Pilot became the youngest MP in India at the age of 26. In 2004, he won the Dausa Lok Sabha seat, earlier represented by his father late Rajesh Pilot, a veteran Congress leader.