Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP’s merger with JD(U) has a message for BJP and opposition parties: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is fortifying himself for a longer innings in politics. But displays of short temper reflect deep insecurity of a man under siege. The sooner he gathers his wits, the better for Bihar.
AAI exit from major airports a good start. It should now morph into a regulator
Government plan to get AAI to fully exit four major airports is a good beginning that should be replicated at other centres. AAI-run airports have for long symbolised what is inefficient and decrepit with state-controlled public infrastructure. AAI should morph into a regulator ensuring private operators provide modern, reasonably-priced services.
Modi needs to move India’s crawling vaccination programme into mission mode under PMO
India’s Covid vaccination programme completes 60 days. It’s averaged a mere 5 lakh jabs daily. Worse, it seems smugly crawling in cruise control in second gear. PM Modi needs to move it into mission mode by shifting it to the PMO, if that’s the only way to speed things up.