Tuesday, October 24, 2017
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party legislator Surabh Bharadwaj has disturbed a hornet’s nest at a politically opportune time. Just days before the Election Commission is, once again, preparing to engage with the leaders of major pol .. Read More
NEW DELHI: During the first general elections, Jawaharlal Nehru visited his constituency. An old woman said, ‘azadi ke baad bhi kuchh nahin badla, hamari halat to waisi hi hai’, Nehru replied ‘amma aap yeh ba... Read More
NEW DELHI: The most precious gift the Indian democracy gave us is universal suffrage. On the one hand ‘equality of voting right’ gave us freedom to choose a party to govern the nation, states and local bodies, on the o... Read More
It will be tough to find a viable alternative to the BJP at the time of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls because “there is no credible opposition in the country”, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told The Sunday Express. “The problem is that the BJP is playing politics of gimmicks and jumla… I don’t think, as of now, the nation’s important issues are being discussed. I’m worried about the overall situation in the country,” he said in an interview. “There is no credible opposition in the country. The idea of a united opposition is a mathematical one and not a political one. But mathematics doesn’t work in politics. Five ideas working together cannot become the opposition. Five people, who have ambitions to become prime minister or chief minister, cannot be a united opposition. The idea of corruption-free India can be a united opposition, the idea of developing India through education can be one, but who is working towards that?” he said. Sisodia added that the BJP has derailed conversations and discussions about issues that matter. “The Opposition should have been talking about education and health, but the BJP has very smartly driven the discourse to the cow, for example. The downside of this is that the Opposition is also talking about the same issues, even if they are opposing it. But a narrative has been set. They have forced people to move away from discussions on education, health and corruption,” he said.
After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its affiliate organisations against 'playing with fire' during Durga Puja celebrations and Muharram, the saffron brigade said that her "Aurangzebic dictate" against the Hindu festivals, cultures and religious right of the Hindus would prove to be a waterloo for her. Speaking to the media Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue Rakesh Sinha said that with the direction Mamata is heading it is an end to her political career. "It is not the RSS and its allied organizations that are playing with the fire. It is she who is doing this. Her "Tuglaqtic order or the "Aurangzebic dictate" against the Hindu festivals, cultures, religious right of the Hindus would prove waterloo for her. The direction she is heading towards is an end to her political career. She is surrounded by Jihadi elements,". He said it is the Jihadis who are ruling Bengal and Mamata's objective to make Bengal an Islamic state is now completely exposed. Mamata Banerjee had warned the Bharatiya Janata Party and its affiliate organisations such as RSS, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad against playing dirty politics during Durga Puja, asking them "not to play with fire". She reiterated her decision to halt Durga idol immersion on the day of Muharram. Her comments came on the backdrop of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s decision to go ahead with its plan of a "shastra pujan" at private and religious institutions during Bijoya Dashami across the state.