Kamal Morarka

Don’t accepted foreign studies uncritically

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Two events occupied headlines recently. The first one was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary, which was celebrated on 31 October. Sardar Patel was a personality whose life and works are in people’s hearts and minds. He is not an ordinary leader who needs government’s endorsement to be remembered. Indeed, his biggest achievement was the merger of 500 princely states into Indian dominion. When the British left India, they divided the British India into two – India and Pakistan – and ...

Secular, Socialist and Democratic Values Inherent in Hinduism

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Elections processes in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat are on. Himachal Pradesh will go to poll on 9 November, while voters in Gujarat will cast their votes on 9 and 14 of December. It is common practice for the political parties to pass slanderous remarks on opponents and exaggerate their facts during the run-up to elections. Nobody would have question if people from Gujarat campaigned in the state, but this time the BJP invited Yogi Adityanath to Gujarat. He has won ...

Alarm bell sounded for BJP in Gujarat

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Not much is happening these days. Impending Gujarat election is in the news. Rahul Gandhi got a reception in Gujarat which the best of his supporters could not have expected. It is not that he suddenly has become popular in Gujarat, but it is due to the disenchantment with the BJP for various reasons. It is also evident in the speeches of the Gujarat leaders particularly Narendra Modi, when he has now taken the whole thing on himself; and whatever ...

Good time for BJP, not so good time for democracy

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First of all the Supreme Court in Pakistan has disqualified Nawaz Sharif from being an MNA and, therefore, from being the Prime Minister. Unfortunately, if one goes through the judgment, it is not a sound judgment in the sense that Panama Papers are still under investigation. They have not come to any conclusion on Panama papers. The reason for his disqualification is he showed an entry of 10000 dirham in his return which accrued to him but not received by ...

BJP’s Policy : Congress-Mukt Bharat and Congress-yukt BJP

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The Bihar Government, ever since the Mahagatbandhan victory over the BJP, has been functioning very hesitatingly and with lot of hurdles. The main reason is that the outlook of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav are totally poles apart. The trigger of breaking alliance was the charges of corruption against the Deputy Chief Minister and Lalu’s Son Tejaswi Yadav. Lalu made his own readings of electorates and decided not to replace his son with another person, and insisted that his ...

GST Agitation: Govt. Needs Pro-active Approach To Assuage Traders’ Anger

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The president has been elected. There were no surprises. Ramnath Kovind is a responsible senior leader. I am sure he will do justice to his position. Of course he is from the BJP side but that is how it should be. The ruling party is always sponsors the presidential candidate, on should have no grudge for that. Other thing that is important is the GST. It is not easy to change the system in a short time. But a start has ...

India’s got more problems to address than start war with china

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The events which are mentioned in news are not very encouraging. There is talk of giving Ganga cleaning contract to the Israelis. While we do not object as rational people as long as the work is done with good technology, it is for the Hindutva forces to see whether they want Ganga to be clean by the Jews. England, Germany and France have already offered technology earlier. So this government as usual wants to appease somebody and tease other countries. ...

You cannot break the hearts of people and win the country

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The newspapers were full of reports of Prime Minister’s visit to Israel, the first prime minister to do so in the history of diplomatic relations between the two countries. As usual this government has perfected the art of giving selective information. While they say that Narendra Modi is the first prime minister to go to Israel which is correct, the fact that diplomatic relations were establish 25 years ago which is also correct but they want to hide the fact ...

Agrarian distress: Loan waiver is not the answer

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This week the newspapers were full of prime minister’s visit to the US. For India, the US is an important country and prime minister visiting them is important. Unfortunately, contents of the discussions etc. are not known. As always it is a good idea for a prime minister to call on the new president of the US, because India has got many matters of concern, especially regarding the US attitude towards terrorism, towards H1B visas, etc. etc. Between the lines ...

Govt.’s Crude, Clumsy Pursuance of Political Vendetta

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First of all the government has belatedly given out its mind of the selection of the presidential candidate. The Prime Minister should have done this much earlier. Traditionally, the president has been sponsored by the ruling party. Few times there have been elections, sometimes only formal elections, and once actual elections between two candidates both sponsored by the different sections of the Congress party, but it is always desirable that a president should be a person of stature and should ...