Predicting disasters about dams and floods is something in which you can never go wrong â€“ if you wait long enough. Some time, some day you will have an Uttarakhand happen whether you build dams or not. Why, even Mumbai had horrible flooding in 2005.
Political observers say the Congress was not initially in favour of supporting Kanimozhi. But the DMK pulled the right strings.
Asking the government to explain its "hurry" on the matter, Left leaders, including Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) and Gurudas Dasgupta (CPI), told a press conference that the issue should be discussed in Parliament in the upcoming Monsoon Session as any increase in the gas prices would be effective only from April 2014.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Congress government's policy over Kashmir, while addressing his first mega rally after being anointed as the BJP's poll panel chief. The Gujarat Chief Minister said Kashmir would have developed and prospered under former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's leadership.
Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seems to be dreaming of becoming the prime minister and indulging in vote bank politics.
There is now a universal outward consensus against Narendra Modi between the ruling party at the centre and the various other opposition parties in centre and states. But the opposition is to him as an individual, even though it is couched as a consensus in favour of secularism.
All India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijay Singh's hinted at a function in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh that his son Jaivardhan may contest assembly polls from Raghgarh seat.
Nitish Kumar led Janata Dal (United) won the confidence vote in the Bihar Assembly after it broke away from its 17-year-old alliance with the NDA. A total of 126 votes were in favour of the incumbent.
For quite a while now, the Gujarat-versus-Kerala model has been seen as short-hand for the growth-versus-distribution argument: whether the state should try and promote growth first to increase incomes and hence reduce poverty, or try and distribute resources more equally first and then enable faster growth.
JD(U) leaders said Nitish Kumar was "calm and cool" and spent the day in office on Tuesday, not worried about the trust vote in the 243-seat legislature. "Nitish Kumar was busy as usual in office work. He was not at all tense," an official in the chief minister's office said.
sources have indicated that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has raised concerns over LK Advani's resignation letter to Rajnath Singh.
The government‘s track record does not inspire any confidence. There was nothing in that cabinet reshuffle yesterday, which inspired confidence that this government means business, says Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief, CNN-IBN
Modi will be in Delhi primarily to meet Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and finalize the state's annual plan. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will meet Advani here tomorrow
The United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) to have another cabinet reshuffle; possibly the last one before the 2014 elections, shows clear signs of fatigue in the UPA-II regime.
Manmohan Singh referred to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a secular leader, and said Narendra Modi is not a threat to the Congress in the next Lok Sabha elections, as the people know what he stands for.
Monday's cabinet rejig is being viewd as a reshuffle which has not been driven by any big idea , but just the necessity to accommodate a few individuals ahead of elections. Also that the Congress party has now realised its future lies in the party organisation and not in the government.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit back at Nitish Kumar led JD (U) for ending its ties with the NDA and called him double faced and a frustrated leader.
The Ministers of State to be inducted are Manikrao Gavit, Santosh Chowdhury, J D Seelam, E M S Natchiappan. Ola and Fernandes were ministers in the UPA-I but did not find a place in the UPA-II government.
Several answers have been suggested, including the division of powers between him and party President Sonia Gandhi, which ensures that all key decisions need her okay. Another explanation is coalition compulsions.
With no ties between the two sides, Nitish Kumar didn't wait for his Cabinet colleagues from the BJP to resign and instead he sacked them. "It is unacceptable that some ministers are shirking work. This is why I have decided to sack some ministers," Nitish said.
BJP President Rajnath Singh today said he was "saddened" by the "unfortunate" walking out of JD-U from NDA and maintained that it would weaken the fight against Congress.
Constituting Rahul Gandhi's team for the 2014 Lok Sabha battle, Congress today brought in former Union Ministers Ajay Maken and C P Joshi along with Ambika Soni and Gurudas Kamat as General Secretaries and dropped Ghulam Nabi Azad and Oscar Fernandes.
Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has decided to quit his post of chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers on the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Accusing JD(U) of betrayal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said the breakup with the 17-year-old partner in the NDA will be marked as a black day in the history of Bihar politics but remained firm on its decision on making Narendra Modi poll panel chief for 2014 general elections.
Accusing JD(U) of betrayal, Bihar BJP today said it had walked out of NDA despite repeated assurances that it would be consulted whenever the Prime Ministerial candidate is chosen.