Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicNational Democratic Alliance

Topic: National Democratic Alliance

‘Officials don’t listen to me’, says Bihar minister as bureaucrats’ power irks Nitish’s allies

Ex-CM Jitan Ram Manhji supported minister Mukesh Sahani’s complaint in front of CM Nitish Kumar at NDA meeting Friday, in latest instalment of tussle over officials’ dominance in Bihar.

NDA just lost its 19th ally since 2014, but here’s why Modi-Shah pretend they can’t care less

The only way to look at Modi’s and Shah’s seeming indifference to departing allies has to be in the context of the BJP’s expansion plans and its willingness to shed unwanted, extra baggage.

End of the road for Nitish’s ‘Laxman’ in Bihar — Sushil Modi unlikely to return as deputy CM

CM-elect Nitish Kumar and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh skipped questions, but Sushil Modi himself hinted on Twitter that he will just remain a worker.

Double-digit growth but high unemployment — challenge before Nitish Kumar’s new Bihar govt

Tejashwi Yadav's RJD offered 10 lakh new jobs, while Nitish’s ally BJP offered 19 lakh. Here’s how victorious NDA can set about fixing the problem.

AIMIM wins 5 seats in Bihar, but hasn’t made a big dent in Mahagathbandhan vote share

The AIMIM fielded 20 candidates in the elections to the 243-seat assembly, of which 14 were in the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region.

Chirag, Nitish, caste, Naxals and land reform — Modi’s 5 messages to Bihar voters

PM Modi kicked-off his Bihar assembly polls campaign Friday with rallies at Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur. CM Nitish Kumar was present at two.

BJP treated allies like spare tyres, has no minority support now, says SAD chief Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal, whose party broke away from NDA after 24 years, says BJP never consulted allies on significant decisions & just expected them to fall in line.

Harsimrat’s resignation political decision, SAD still part of NDA, says Punjab BJP chief

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal had said that his party's future course of action and whether to stay in the BJP-led alliance or not will be decided in a party meeting later.

GST an absolute failure, 2nd major attack on India’s unorganised economy, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi alleged that the NDA government has kept four different tax slabs to help big industrialists with means and contacts to change the taxes under the GST regime.

Be realistic about your strengths — BJP’s advice to Chirag Paswan on battle with Nitish

BJP has advised LJP president and MP Chirag Paswan to tone down his attacks on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which have rattled the NDA boat ahead of state polls.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.