Exclusive Interviews

‘PM should visit Manipur’

In an interview with Abhijit Deb, the young CM talked about his relationship with the BJP-led government at the Centre and his party's position on some of the key issues confronting the North East in general, Meghalaya in particular.

‘Tourism demand to be tapped’

As tourism minister, Reddy has taken several initiatives to promote India as a global tourist destination. With a target to attract foreign tourists to India and improve the country's ranking in the World Tourism Index, he took several steps to explore the untapped tourism potential of the country, especially of the lesser-known destinations in the country.

‘We will be first with UCC’

In 2001, Dhami served as an adviser to Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, then chief minister of Uttarakhand. He started his political career in 1990 with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the BJP. He also served as the state president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha until 2008. During this time, he was credited with compelling the state government to reserve 70 per cent of opportunities for the local youth in industries of the state. On 3 July 2021, Dhami was sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, after the resignation of Tirath Singh Rawat.

‘87% receive benefits in AP’

YSRCP seemed to be completely dominating the political narrative in Andhra Pradesh but with the shocking losses it suffered in MLC elections and the cross-voting by four of its MLAs, the party suddenly seems vulnerable.