Not much is known outside the affected north-eastern state of Assam about the raging ‘NRC controversy.’
The controversy pertains to the identification and elimination of ‘foreigners,’ mostly of Bangladesh origin, from the National Register of Citizenship or NRC. With the draft proposal now excluding 40 lakh persons, the issue could be
In the winter of 2014, when J&K threw up a hung assembly, the BJP joined hands with the PDP to form the government out of national interest. A little under four years later, the BJP got into splitsville, again due to the national interest.
With the general elections due in
In our last issue (IE- May 2018) we pointed to Tamil Nadu earning the notoriety as the agitation state of India. This is largely a result of the absence of decisive action by the government.
Almost every opposition party along with other interested groups jump into the fray at every opportunity.
If there is one welcome outcome from the fast-moving political developments in Karnataka, it is the arrival of a young professional leadership in the Congress. It had learned the lessons from Goa, Manipur and Assam and was not to be outwitted by the BJP again.
For the first time, the Congress
States vie with one another for attracting investments. Development is receiving much needed attention against the familiar offer of freebies.
From Assam to West Bengal to Maharashtra, states have been organising global investor meets with several developed countries as partners and road shows spread across the country with Chief Ministers making