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Category archives: Politics

From Swachh Bharat, noteban to Ganga and Digital India: Govt schemes enter NCERT textbooks

The new NCERT textbooks are dotted with references to decisions and flagship programmes of the NDA-II government. Of the 13 references spotted by The Indian Express as part of its analysis of 25 textbooks for Classes 6 to 10, the majority were devoted to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, followed by Namami Gange Programme, Digital India, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana on skilling, and demonetisation. Earlier, the […]

Soft Hindutva and OBC' will be panacea for BJP in Gujarat ahead of Lok Sabha polls

The Gujarat BJP on Wednesday announced the poll management committee with its eyes on Lok Sabha (LS) polls. The committee conducted its first meeting at Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s residence on Wednesday evening. The committee comprises of party chief Jitu Vaghani, CM Vijay Rupani, deputy CM Nitin Patel and other 11 top brass state leaders. The meeting concluded with the point that the party needs to bring the flock of […]

Clamorworld Special: Four Years Of BJP Rule, How Have The Various Schemes Fared?

If you check the news flow over the past 48 hours, there is a plethora of information about variety of Modi schemes. The Government has practically flooded the news timeline with a great variety of information on the scope of development. You see a plethora of commentary both for and against the variety of measures that the Government has taken. But it is hard to deny the fact that the […]

Naidu slams PM Modi: Lot of slogans but where’s change?

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said a coalition of regional parties, and not the BJP, would form the government at the Centre in 2019 and added that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) would play a key role in the formation of the non-BJP government by aligning with like-minded parties. The TDP chief said: “TDP had helped in the formation of governments at the Centre in the […]

Banks did not implement demonetisation properly: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar alleged on Saturday that banks did not implement demonetisation in a proper manner, and said people could not receive benefits to the desired extent owing to it. Addressing a quarterly review meeting of state-level bankers’ committee in Patna, Kumar also made an indirect reference to the PNB fraud, stating that big defaulters were able to obtain huge loans and escape from the country, while the […]

Why did an Indian minister just go to North Korea?

On Thursday, India revealed that it had sent a minister to North Korea for the first time in two decades. The last time an Indian minister visited North Korea was in September 1998. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, information and broadcasting minister of the then ruling BJP-led alliance, had flown to Pyongyang to attend a film festival. This time, it is more substantial. VK Singh, a junior foreign minister and the former […]

BJP’s defeat in Karnataka has exposed a chink in the armour of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah

BS Yeddyurappa tried to do an Atal Bihari Vajpayee by resigning as the Karnataka chief minister without taking the trust vote in the Assembly on Saturday. Concluding one of India’s shortest chief ministerial tenures, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader acknowledged he had failed to do what he thought was possible barely two days ago: bring enough MLAs from the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) to his side. His resignation […]

Karnataka tussle: SC to resume hearing on Congress' plea over Guv's decision to invite BJP to form govt today

Amid high political drama, the Supreme Court on Friday will resume its hearing on Congress’ plea regarding Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government in their state. The apex court will also hear senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani’s petition to have an urgent hearing on the same. While the elections in Karnataka witnessed a lot of two-and-fro allegations filled with jibes between Prime Minister […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Game Of Thrones Ensues In Karnataka

The Karnataka Assembly election results almost look like a game of chess with way too many pawns in one. The electorate has given a mixed verdict. No single party managed to secure a clear majority. That has only added to the high drama in the state. The parties which were bitterly contesting against each other are suddenly busy courting each other. Earlier during the campaign, the Congress referred to JD(S) […]

Karnataka election results 2018: As state throws up hung House:top developments

The results of the closely-contested Karnataka Assembly elections have sent the politicos in state in a tizzy. With the BJP emerging as the single largest party but falling short of a clear majority, efforts were on in state to woo Janata Dal (Secular) to form the government. For now, the Congress seems to have emulated the precedent set by the BJP in previous elections. The party has quickly stitched a […]