India Politics

India Politics

'Achche din' not for those who looted nation: Modi

Mathura : Asserting that his government has secured the promised "achche din" (good days) for the people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he did not promise good days for those who looted the nation.

"Achche din' (good days) came for many, but for many 'bure din' (bad days) have come ... I did not guarantee 'achche din' for those who looted the nation for years," Modi said.

The prime minister was speaking at a rally to mark one year of his government, in Chandrabhan village near Mathura, the birth place of Bharatiya Jana Sangh's ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.


Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in India

By Amit Kapoor,

The Narendra Modi government completed one year in office on Monday (May 25). One of the centerpieces of why the BJP-led NDA dispensation came to power was is its focus on development and governance.

Government to launch 'Nai Manzil' scheme from Bihar

New Delhi : In a move to woo minority voters, the BJP-led NDA government is all set to launch its 'Nai Manzil' scheme from poll-bound Bihar next month.

"Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will launch the scheme in the presence of Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and other senior party leaders in June from Bihar's Phulwarisharif," a source told IANS.

Phulwarisharif is a notified area in Patna. Bihar is slated to go for polls in September-October this year. Muslims make up 16 percent of the population in the state.

Modi's one year in power saw 1,306 farmer suicides in Maharashtra

Nagpur : A record 1,306 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra during the one-year period of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in office - between May 20, 2014, to May 25, 2015, a farmers' watchdog body said here on Monday.

This figure is around 40 percent higher than the same period between May 2013-May 2014, said Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti chief Kishore Tiwari.


Modi government failed to revive economic growth: Congress leader

Shimla : Former union minister and AICC spokesperson Jitin Prasada on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for failing to revive economic growth and reduce inflation, as promised by him during the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

Addressing a press conference here, Prasada pointed out that Modi stormed to power riding on the promises of good governance, creation of 10 crore jobs in five years and a digital India but failed to deliver.


Governance has largely been on track

(One Year of Modi Government)

By Anuj Puri,

As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government enters its second year in office on Tuesday, there is no dearth of bouquets and brickbats for the "NaMo" regime in the media. On analysing the government's electoral assurances, the actions taken so far and the respective timelines being followed to achieve these, one would say it is reasonably on track in fulfilling its short-term, medium-term and long-term promises.

Special status of northeast states must continue: Tripura CM

By Sujit Chakraborty,

Agartala : Cutting across political lines, chief ministers of eight northeastern states, ruled by Congress, Left and regional parties, have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain the 'special category status' for the mountainous states.

"Chief ministers of all the eight northeastern states recently adopted a resolution urging the central government on special status," Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told IANS in an interview.

Bengal election commission: Inept chief or paper tiger?

By Anurag Dey,

Kolkata : He is being accused of 'failing miserably' and is being dubbed 'spineless' by opposition parties in West Bengal. Many are now asking for his resignation.

The chief of the West Bengal State Election Commission, Sushanta Ranjan Upadhaya, has been at the centre of a political slugfest over the recent civic polls.

The crescendo of criticism almost reached a climax on May 19 after Upadhaya failed to depute a lawyer to put forward the commission's viewpoint before the Supreme Court, where an appeal had been filed by the state government.


DMK to appeal against Jayalalithaa's acquittal: Karunanidhi

Chennai : DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday said his party would appeal against the Karnataka High Court's verdict acquiting Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in the disproporationate assets case.

Speaking at the party's district secretaries' meeting here, Karunanidhi said the party would appeal since the Supreme Court twice held that the DMK has the right to be impleaded in the case.

He said that both special public prosecutor B.V. Acharya and Karnataka's advocate general Ravivarma Kumar have clearly recommended to the government to appeal to the apex court.


Kejriwal to meet Delhi's civic bodies' employees

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet commissioners and representatives of employees' unions of the civic bodies of Delhi on June 1 to resolve the issue of non-payment of salaries, a statement said on Monday.

"The chief minister said he will be calling a meeting on Monday (June 1) to look into the issue. All the three commissioners and all unions would be called for the meeting to look into the matter and try to find a solution on the ongoing problem of salaries," the statement said.