Articles by Parth MN
Oct 22, 2019
Ahead of Maharashtra poll results, state revenue minister Sanjay Rathod says farm loan waiver was counter-productive, blames nationalised banksShiv Sena leader and Minister Of State for Revenue Sanjay Rathod spoke about the manner in which farm loan waiver were imposed by the Maharashtra government, and its consequences. Rathod conceded that the implementation could have been better, and it might hamper the ruling alliance in the Assembly elections.
Oct 17, 2019
With agricultural finances stalled, Nanded banks say Fadnavis-led Maharashtra govt worsened credit crisis with shoddy farm loan waiver planThe virtual non-delivery of farm loan waiver, and the repercussions that followed, will play a crucial role when Maharashtra goes to polls on 21 October, believes former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and a prominent Congress leader from Nanded, Ashok Chavan.
Oct 09, 2019
Only 39% of crop loan disbursement target met in poll-bound Aurangabad; farmers seek private lenders as banks, political parties play blame gameIn May 2019, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis okayed a 4.24 lakh crore annual credit plan, which included Rs 87,000-crore credit plan for agriculture. He urged the banks to give maximum loans to farmers by being sensitive in order to achieve the target.
May 23, 2019
Why Narendra Modi won: In heartland India, BJP's on point messaging amplified a development programme in perpetual motionThe politics of welfare has also helped Narendra Modi consolidate his caste arithmetic. In Uttar Pradesh, for example, the BJP's focus has been on the non-Yadav OBCs, and non-Jatav Dalits
May 12, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: Bihar's unemployed keep faith in Modi, mainly due to lack of credible OppositionAccording to the Centre of Monitoring Indian Economy's report of December 2018, Bihar's overall unemployment rate is 10.9 percent, far above India's 6.8, as of 27 March
May 11, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: Love for golf saves Lucknow's Martin Purva from unemployment as locals tee off careers as caddiesThe golf course has been employing at least one member from nearly every household in Martin Purva.
May 10, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: Varanasi shopkeepers, facing displacement due to Kashi Vishwanath corridor, vent ire at Yogi and ModiThe Uttar Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, is keen on building a 400-meter corridor between the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the Ganga, so pilgrims get “clear access” to the temple after a dip in the holy river
Apr 25, 2019
Between Rahul Gandhi's pacifism and Narendra Modi's nationalism, it's becoming clear which idea will win, and whyThe BJP’s insanely effective and penetrative social media machinery has successfully sold the persecution complex to the majority Hindus and made them insecure and paranoid.
Apr 16, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: GST, demonetisation, Chinese competition leave Aligarh's famed lock industry strugglingthe Tala Nagri of Uttar Pradesh, as Aligarh is popularly called, is struggling due to the combination of demonetisation, GST and invasion from China.
Apr 05, 2019
Travels in the Hindi belt: 'How bad can Rahul be, Modi hasn't set a very high standard,' say some young voters in BiharBihar is a state where caste identities probably matter more than the rest of India. The upper caste, Baniyas and Rajputs are firm with BJP, just as they have traditionally been. Yadavs and Muslims are more consolidated with the RJD and the Congress than they have ever been. The swing vote in Bihar is usually the non-Yadav Other Backward Class (OBCs) and the Economically Backward Class (EBCs).