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  • Rajasthan health minister backs UP’s population control policy

    Rajasthan health minister backs UP’s population control policy

    State minister Pratap Singh Khachriya also raised a demand for bringing in population control policy saying, "Indira Gandhi brought in the slogan of 'Hum Do Hamare Do' years back. At that time, the RSS and Jan Sangh protested against the same and made it an election issue. Now it's the time when the BJP should stop politicising the issue and follow the footsteps of Indira Gandhi on this issue," he added.

    July 15, 2021
  • Kangana Ranaut undergoes body scan for Indira Gandhi’s role in ‘Emergency’

    Kangana Ranaut undergoes body scan for Indira Gandhi’s role in ‘Emergency’

    The film is being written and directed by Sai Kabir, who helmed Kangana's 2014 release "Revolver Rani".

    June 24, 2021
  • Birth of Dynasticism

    Birth of Dynasticism

    In retrospect, there is no doubt that between Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay, a dynastic tradition had been introduced in the Congress and soon enough, this contagion spread to other political parties

    January 19, 2021
  • PM Modi pays tributes to former PM Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

    PM Modi pays tributes to former PM Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

    'Tributes to former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary,' PM said in a tweet.

    November 19, 2020
  • Lessons of the past

    Lessons of the past

    While Nixon and Kissinger adamantly supported the army rulers of Pakistan, the carnage in East Pakistan continued. The Nixon administration put considerable premium on its reliance on Islamabad for facilitating normalized relations with Beijing, as that was its top foreign policy concern. Kissinger was categorical, 'Yahya must be kept afloat for six more months'

    October 5, 2020
  • The Congress

    The Congress

    Let us turn to Gandhiji, who ruled the Congress with an iron fist concealed by goat’s milk, from 1920 to 1946. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose won the Congress presidential election with a substantial majority in the AICC, defeating Gandhi‘s favourite, Pattabhi Sitaramayya. The great leader strongly disapproved of Netaji‘s conduct. He had been president in 1938 and his standing again for the election was not to Gandhi's liking. He, therefore, saw to it that Netaji could not function in office

    September 2, 2020
  • The nation’s loss

    The nation’s loss

    As a senior member of the Congress party, he was trusted by his colleagues to present cogent analyses of political issues and chart a course that others could follow, including the drafting of party manifestos

    September 2, 2020
  • ‘Will never forget their sacrifice’: PM Modi pays tribute to those who defended democracy during Emergency

    ‘Will never forget their sacrifice’: PM Modi pays tribute to those who defended democracy during Emergency

    PM Modi also attached a clip of his Mann ki Baat radio address last year in which he had spoken about the Emergency era.

    June 25, 2020
  • One family’s ‘greed for power’ led to Emergency, ‘turned nation into prison’: Amit Shah attacks Congress

    One family’s ‘greed for power’ led to Emergency, ‘turned nation into prison’: Amit Shah attacks Congress

    The announcement of the Emergency was made on June 25, 1975, days after the Allahabad High Court found Indira Gandhi guilty of electoral malpractices and debarred her as a parliamentarian for six years.

    June 25, 2020
  • Saturday Interview | ‘CAA shouldn’t have named communities’

    Saturday Interview | ‘CAA shouldn’t have named communities’

    Before the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed recently, he had advised the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Amendment Bill as an expert, and held that it should not mention names of the communities to be granted citizenship.

    May 9, 2020
  • Third Pan-Indian Stir

    Third Pan-Indian Stir

    Unlike the first two, the third mass movement has no leaders. Events have shown that the enactment is dangerously divisive, and the CAA is the forerunner to the National Citizenship Register and National Population Register which the government is committed to implement. Once implemented, the nation could witness the largest statelessnes crisis the world has ever witnessed.

    March 8, 2020
  • Throes of survival

    Throes of survival

    There have already been at least four Prime Ministers, who do not belong to the dynasty, and they were equally successful. In the present chaotic and uncertain state of the Congress when several suggestions and solutions are being put forward by central as well as regional leaders, the party should opt for a leader outside the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

    March 5, 2020
  • India’s secular construct~II

    India’s secular construct~II

    While the extent of the Congress party's commitment to secularism needs to be qualified, regional parties follow contrasting trajectories. For instance, regional heavyweights have oscillated between secular discourse and not-so-secular practices. Some of them left the BJP-led NDA coalition after violence erupted against Muslims and Christians, but these parties have rejoined the BJP alliance when it has suited them politically

    February 14, 2020
  • Know one’s onions

    Know one’s onions

    The ground realities need to be examined in the context of onion prices. Is onion production in India terribly low? No, not below the demand, although it may be less than the need. Business enterprises, the governments which think business is not their business and their supporting economists are worried only about the demand, not the need.

    January 29, 2020
  • Sanjay Raut withdraws ‘Indira Gandhi met don Karim Lala’ remark amid row, clarifies

    Sanjay Raut withdraws ‘Indira Gandhi met don Karim Lala’ remark amid row, clarifies

    In the wake of criticisms from the ruling state ally, Raut on Thursday clarified that he has all respect for the former prime minister and his remarks were distorted.

    January 16, 2020
  • Local authorities to decide on release of J&K leaders: Government

    Local authorities to decide on release of J&K leaders: Government

    The issue of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which has since been accorded the status of a Union Territory through a legislative provision in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370, came up during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.

    December 10, 2019
  • Onions & avocados

    Onions & avocados

    This is a seasonal phenomenon but governments never seem to learn from it, nor ensure that warehousing infrastructure matches production.

    December 7, 2019