UP deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya’s ‘Mathura-next’ declaration is a cynical attempt to rake up Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah dispute ahead of elections. It betrays lack of confidence in Yogi Adityanath government’s much-touted development agenda. Voters are growing weary of communal rhetoric. BJP must learn lessons from Bengal and Delhi elections.
Celebrating GDP numbers would be pre-mature. India had a slowdown pre-Covid, now Omicron stares
GDP, GST, core sector output, fiscal deficit, unemployment – macro numbers prove economic recovery is underway. But remember, India had a slowdown before Covid. So, celebrations about pre-pandemic levels need tempering. India should also avoid knee-jerk reactions like lockdowns and travel restrictions to Omicron. Faster vaccination and preparedness are what’s needed.
Char Dham Temple Board Bill repeal unfortunate. Learn from Vaishno Devi, Tirupati
The repeal of Char Dham Temple Board Bill in Uttarakhand is unfortunate. Temples run by government-mandated boards and trusts tend to be cleaner and more efficiently run. Temple money can be used to improve site infrastructure. Jagmohan has shown the way with Vaishno Devi temple board, as did Tirupati Devasthanam.