Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicOpposition leaders

Topic: Opposition leaders

Conduct of Opposition members in Rajya Sabha ‘shameful’, says Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Opposition members tore rule book, threw papers at the desk of the Rajya Sabha's Deputy Chairman and climbed the officials' table.

The opposition in India has a ‘distribution’ problem

It doesn’t matter what the opposition says, because voters don’t get to know their ideas anyway.

Opposition leaders sent back to Delhi an hour after landing in Srinagar

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik said there was no need for Rahul Gandhi in Srinagar. The delegation was visiting to see the ground reality after the Centre abrogated Article 370.

Why India’s opposition parties don’t have good orators

It is no coincidence that both BJP prime ministers, Vajpayee and Modi, have been good orators. The BJP puts a premium on public speaking.

PM Modi urges opposition leaders to forget number of seats & be impartial in Parliament

Prime Minister Modi reached out to the opposition on the first day of the monsoon session saying their every word in Parliament was valuable for the govt.

Opposition’s issue with VVPAT shows desperation, says BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan

Opposition party leaders met the Election Commission, demanding a verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling booths a day before counting of Lok Sabha votes.

Kumaraswamy, expected to meet opposition leaders over EVM issue in Delhi, cancels trip

Karanataka CM Kumaraswamy was scheduled to join a meeting of opposition leaders in New Delhi in the morning, and head back to Bengaluru the same evening.

BJP takes an early lead over rivals in securing partners when it comes to alliances

BJP President Amit Shah has made some strategic moves like stitching an alliance with the AIADMK and getting smaller parties to join NDA.

Opposition leaders condemn Modi govt for politicising current situation with Pakistan

Opposition leaders criticised the Modi govt for not taking the country into confidence over the developing issue, and raised concerns over national security.

Three steps backwards

Even through differences in ideology, our politicians never lost their sense of conduct. Now, when maturity is needed within parties, it is replaced by an unprecedented bitterness.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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.