The suspension of MPLADS for two years to divert money to the consolidated fund for Covid-19 crisis is wise. MPLADS was a flawed idea that encouraged institutionalised corruption and was too restrictive for impact. Poorly monitored, it was plagued with misreporting and inflated costs and created an unnecessary parallel bureaucracy.
BJP has much to be proud of at 40, but is it truly Bharatiya or just Hindu majoritarian?
BJP has reasons to be proud on turning 40. From a Hindi heartland ‘Brahmin-Bania’ to a caste-neutral, pan-India party with a massive membership, it has come a long way. It must introspect too. Is it truly Bharatiya or just Hindu majoritarian? What’s its vision and leadership beyond the Modi cult?