Kamal Morarka

Hindu Society Should Look Within

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The Bombay High Court has directed the BCCI to shift the IPL matches out of Maharashtra. There is a lot of criticism in the press both for holding the match and the High Court’s decision to shift the match. The fact of the matter is that there is a huge water shortage in the country, and Marathwada region of Maharashtra is suffering from severe drought. It is not the question of calculation as to by holding the match or by ...

Should There Be Reservations At All: Incipient Danger In The Gujarat Agitation : FIND A SOLUTION BEFORE MATTERS GO OUT OF CONTROL

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The sudden demonstration by people in Ahmedabad, Surat etc. has taken the country by surprise. A 22 year old person suddenly springs up as a leader and can collect such vast crowds defies the imagination of the common man. It cannot be spontaneous. There has to be an organisation which was silently working and managed this. Who they are we don’t know but let us get to the crux of the problem. The problem is shortage of jobs, shortage of ...

On The Rupee Front, No Need For Unnecessary Panic : POLITICALLY, THERE IS NOTHING FOR THE BJP TO GLOAT ABOUT

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It is sad to see that the level of political discourse and even political actions is reaching a new low. As we have discussed, the monsoon session which got washed out — that was a new low in legislative functioning in India. Now we see that for the State election in Bihar, the Prime Minister has already made two visits and probably is going to make a few more. The tone and tenor of the election speech of the Prime ...

A Trap To Degrade The System : NON-BJP PARTIES SHOULD UNITEDLY SAVE THE SYSTEM

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The press has talked about the washout of the Parliament session but I think they have missed the point. There has been a lot of talk of Bills not being passed and the reform process being held up. This is not quite true because the only Bill was the GST Bill which was also much diluted and whether passed or not passed cannot really materially affect the growth of the country. The Land Bill was not sought to be passed ...

Bihar Elections: Advantage Nitish Kumar

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The dates for Bihar elections are yet to be announced by the Election Commission, but the activity has started in full swing in both the camps. The main thing for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that he wants to announce maximum concessions for Bihar before the code of conduct is implemented. In his over-enthusiasm he has announced figures which are partly from the already allotted budget or from the Finance Commission allocations. Well, at normal election time such fudging ...

New Low Reached In Parliamentary Functioning : PM CANNOT BE A SILENT SPECTATOR

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Recently, Parliament saw a new low in the history of this Lok Sabha in the last 15 months. Right from the beginning, the Congress got only 44 seats. It has been on the edge trying to create difficulties for the ruling party. However, what has been happening is beyond Parliamentary norms and norms of political conduct. If a crucial Bill has to be passed, it is the ruling party which has to get the Opposition on its side, arrive at ...

Remedial Action Should Be Taken In Time : LOSING CREDIBILITY WILL NOT HELP THE GOVERNMENT

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The last week of July was dominated by the news of whether Yakub Memon will be hanged or not. Many questions have been thrown up. The straight division of those who wanted he should be immediately hanged and those who wanted that the death penalty should be waived is a common thing of two sides, but I am not on that issue. I am on a deeper issue. The public wants to know whether it is a fact that he ...

Both Sides Are Confused : HOW CAN YOU STOP PARLIAMENT OR CONVERT IT INTO A POLITICAL MATCH?

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Parliament began on July 21 and was in a stalemate for the first 3-4 days. Already there were rumours before Parliament began that both sides have hardened their stand and therefore the priority of getting Bills and legislations passed has been put on the back burner. Even the BJP has decided in its own wisdom that just to get the Bills passed it will not be wise to get the resignation of its Ministers and Chief Ministers. It will give ...

A CRISIS OF POLICY MAKING AND GOVERNANCE

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As the BJP has completed one year in power they have started realizing the dangers of making election commitments which are difficult to achieve. Already the foreign money and the mistake of saying that every Indian will be getting 15 lakhs of rupees has become the butt of jokes. Amit Shah dismissed that as a ‘chunavi jumla’ (election talk). Now Amit Shah has come up with a statement that ‘acche din aane wale hain (good days are about to come) ...

A Deadlock Doesn’t Help Anybody : FOCUS MUST BE ON FRIENDSHIP FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT

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It is heartening to note that on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Ufa, Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Contacts between India and Pakistan at various levels are always welcome and a deadlock doesn’t help anybody. Also heartening is that we have come to an agreement that the Mumbai attack case will be vigorously pursued and including the voice samples etc, which is a step forward in ...
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