Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: UPA

Congress attacks BJP on scams and corruption, brings out special booklet

Congress claims BJP’s policy of ‘zero tolerance for corruption’ has turned into‘zero tolerance for accountability on corruption’.

Remembering Arjun Singh: Loyal Rajiv Gandhi aide, accessible Congressman and astute politician

Arjun Singh, who was born today, was an old-fashioned Gandhi family loyalist who believed he was denied the prime ministership twice, as Narasimha Rao and then Manmohan Singh were preferred, both of whom he considered lesser leaders than himself.

Manmohan Singh’s critics privately said he was a ‘super-cabinet secretary’ in UPA govt

In this excerpt from 'Ballot: Ten Episodes that Have Shaped India’s Democracy' author Rasheed Kidwai writes about the various battles in the UPA government. 

Controversy, not a scam: Can’t let Rafale heat freeze military modernisation

Many more Rafale jets needed and the Modi govt can clear opposition doubts by just addressing their concerns.

BJP will mollify NDA allies closer to 2019, when it risks getting a reduced majority

Nineteen states have NDA governments, but the partners have lost their bargaining power because the survival of Modi government does not depend on them.

Will linking MSP with cost really have any benefits? No, say farmers & experts

Farmers' bodies and experts say the key to any benefit to farmers lies in how the production cost or the cost of cultivation is calculated.

The 2G judgement will impact Tamil Nadu politics

It is a political judgment, coming out of political convenience, because perhaps the current government needs the support of certain people.

No one volunteered to enter the witness box: Why judge Saini shot down the 2G probe

‘Many prominent public-spirited persons made representations before various authorities, but none volunteered to enter the witness box,’ wrote the judge.

2G scam: A. Raja, Kanimozhi and all others accused acquitted

The high profile list of people accused in the 2G scam included politicians, bureaucrats and top businessmen.

Manmohan Singh didn’t speak much, but did as much to fight terror: former NSA Narayanan

All governments are concerned about fighting terror. But international collaboration on countering terrorism has improved tremendously in the last 10 years.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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.