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 ...

BJP Has Become One-man Show

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The NDA government and the BJP have finally decided to settle down to political business as we have known in India. They have started the game of breaking MLAs from the rival camp and propping up their own government. They did it successfully in Arunachal Pradesh and they are at it in Uttrakhand. There are two problems in this: First, if the BJP has understood that this is how Indian democracy works, why did they not do it in Delhi ...

Poor BJP They Are Just Following Congress

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The prime Minister has cautioned his party members that it is not necessary for all members to speak on various subjects in public; instead they should concentrate on the development of their areas. It an advice that come a little late, atmosphere has already been spoiled by the various yogis, sadhvis, etc., making irresponsible comments. And I hope with the Prime Minister’s caution they will be restrained in their speech. Of course the Prime Minister has not spoken on the ...

Opposition Must Have It’s Say

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The first part of budget session has concluded yesterday. There are two sides of it: the good side is that some legislation work got done because of fewer disruptions and some sort of understanding between the treasury benches and the opposition. That is the good sign because in a democracy it is after all parliament which should reflect the people’s opinion and it should work. What has been happening over the last few years, and this tradition was started by ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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