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Yechury rules out alliance with Cong, want secular parties to unite against Modi

Apr 26, 2015

Yechury rules out alliance with Cong, want secular parties to unite against Modi

Ruling out an alliance with Congress, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday sought co-operation of all "secular" opposition parties to fight the Narendra Modi government's economic policies and the "Hindutva agenda". #Congress #Sitaram Yechury #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #CPI(M) #Secular Parties
Wrong remedies: MSP hikes, debt waivers have done little to ease farm distress

Apr 26, 2015

Wrong remedies: MSP hikes, debt waivers have done little to ease farm distress

The increase in MSP by this government has admittedly been muted and there is sound economic logic behind it, but sound economic logic does not get traction when emotions are running high. Apart from loan waivers and unthinking MSP increases having a negative impact on the economy, do they really work on the ground in terms of alleviating stress? #Congress #Planning Commission #MSP #Land Bill #debt waiver #farmer crisis
Are farmers' suicides in India hyped to divert funds, attract attention?

Apr 26, 2015

Are farmers' suicides in India hyped to divert funds, attract attention?

The entire exercise, though humane, is quite pointless because the farmer is no different from any other Indian, nor is he more prone to commit suicide than, say, college student or industrial worker. #Politics #Economy #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #InMyOpinion #Rahul Gandhi #National Crime Records Bureau #Farmer suicide #land acquisition law #Gajendra Singh
16% polling in Bengal civic polls in first two hours; 1 dead in clashes

Apr 25, 2015

16% polling in Bengal civic polls in first two hours; 1 dead in clashes

Amidst incidents of violence that left one dead and reports of alleged malpractices, polling for the 91 municipalities across West Bengal registered 16 percent voter turnout in the first two hours on Saturday. #Politics #India #Mamata Banerjee #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #West Bengal #CPI(M) #TMC
West Bengal: Polls to 91 civic bodies begin amid tight security

Apr 25, 2015

West Bengal: Polls to 91 civic bodies begin amid tight security

Polling for the 91 civic bodies in West Bengal began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #West Bengal #Kolkata #TMC #Left #SR Upadhyay
Rahul should become Congress president sooner than later, says Kamal Nath

Apr 24, 2015

Rahul should become Congress president sooner than later, says Kamal Nath

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi should be brought as party chief sooner than later despite Sonia Gandhi leading it with great distinction as "fatigue factor will come in", senior party leader Kamal Nath said on Friday. #Congress #Rahul Gandhi #TheySaidIt #Kamal Nath #Congress President
Congress attacks Modi govt of making 'U-turn' on GST Bill

Apr 24, 2015

Congress attacks Modi govt of making 'U-turn' on GST Bill

Attacking Government over moving the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress on Friday accused BJP of making "U-turn" and demanded that the bill should be referred to a Standing Committee of Parliament. #India #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #AIADMK #NCP #TMC #NDA #BJD #Left #GST Bill
We will not support land acquisition bill: Mamata  Banerjee

Apr 24, 2015

We will not support land acquisition bill: Mamata Banerjee

The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. #India #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool Congress #TheySaidIt #Land Acquisition Bill
Jaitley moves GST bill in Lok Sabha, Opposition walks out in protest

Apr 24, 2015

Jaitley moves GST bill in Lok Sabha, Opposition walks out in protest

The long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was on Friday moved in the Lok Sabha for consideration amid stiff resistance by several Opposition parties, even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it is a "win-win" measure and states have nothing to fear. #Politics #Sonia Gandhi #UPA #Congress #finance ministry #NewsTracker #AIADMK #Arun Jaitley #GST #Standing Committee #NDA