Tuesday, June 24, 2014

From Lodhi garden to Modi garden

by Harish Gupta, National Editor, Lokmat Group

From Lodhi garden
to Modi garden

Four weeks is no time for a new-born baby to make any sound other than crying. But Narendra Modi's government, which turns all of four weeks today, is pristine in its silence. Where is the torrent of pious intentions that gushes from the winning side after every election? Where is the procession of celebratory parties thrown by the victors' "well wishers" at the five-star hotels, with an army of fixers in tow?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Economy: Modi must act tough

by Harish Gupta, National Editor, Lokmat Group

With critics in political hibernation, Modi must act tough to revive economy It is common knowledge that the job of the Opposition in democratic parliaments of the world is not to oppose for the sake of opposition, but to oppose what it thinks is detrimental to the national interest.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mr Modi's Opposition

by Harish Gupta, National Editor, Lokmat Group

Weekly Article : Mr Modi's Opposition
By:- Harish Gupta
 In this season when democracy is rocking the nation--it has brought to power a man denounced till the other day as "divisive" and "communal"--there is still a feeling that something is amiss. It is the Opposition, no doubt. With 336 seats in the lower house in the bag of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling NDA, those sitting across the government bench still number 209. Not a negligible number! The Rajya Sabha, on the other hand, looks like the place where the opposition could be on a roll. Against BJP's strength of just 44, the Congress has 68 members. Who says then that the opposition doesn't exist?

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dawn of a New Day

by Harish Gupta, National Editor, Lokmat Group

Will Modi give a Belchi, Bhindaranwale or Bofors moment to the Opposition?
Harish Gupta
Over-enthusiastic journalists tend to link the present with the past, much like a sophomore parading footnotes under his essay to impress the teacher. Thus Indira Gandhi’s victory-after-defeat in December 1979 became her “return from Elba”, regardless (or unmindful) of the irony that the French emperor had returned from his forced exile in Elba to rule his country for only 100 days.