PM Modi said all the right things about testing, vaccinations and restrictions to stop a second wave of Covid. His government now needs to act. Controls on vaccination should be lifted and everyone encouraged to take shots. Rapid antigen tests should be stopped in high prevalence states such as Maharashtra.
NCP’s Kerala campaign shows it’s a free radical but Congress’ doublespeak on Left is no strategy
Sharad Pawar drafting in ex-Congressman P.C. Chacko to campaign for the Left in Kerala upholds NCP’s image as a free radical in Indian politics. Congresspersons are getting disillusioned as the party lacks ideological cohesion. Fighting against the Left in Kerala and allying in Bengal is political bankruptcy, not a strategy.