Gujarat, Odisha, Tamil Nadu are taking the sting out of the powerful central Motor Vehicle Act and diluting it. Other states are likely to follow suit. Hefty penalties for traffic violations may look draconian but deterrent measures are necessary in India where road fatalities are the highest in the world.
Jagan’s Naidu move not only reeks of political intolerance but also lacks vision
House arrest of TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and his son to prevent their protest rally — after the removal of his security cover and undoing the Amaravati city project — is deplorable. AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy’s governance style not only reeks of political intolerance and authoritarianism but also lacks vision.
Nirmala Sitharaman’s assessment of millennials owning cars is fallacious
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s explanation that auto sales have slumped also because millennials afraid of EMIs are using Ubers and Olas sounds like sheer sophistry. Millennials, like everyone else, need well-paying jobs, cheap loans, good roads and a growing economy to prosper. They will then automatically graduate to buying cars.
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