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BJP, Congress Misleading Farmers: Anna Hazare

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BJP, Congress Misleading Farmers: Anna Hazare

As the political climate is getting hot in India over the Land Acquisition Bill, social activist Anna Hazare – who is going to launch a massive agitation against the government – said Sunday that both BJP and Congress are not serious about the welfare of farmers. Hazare was responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio [...]

Land Bill Battle in India: Congress Writes to BJP

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Land Bill Battle in India: Congress Writes to BJP

By Rakesh Raman In the persisting political gridlock over the Land Acquisition Bill in India, the opposition Congress party wrote a protest letter to the ruling BJP on Thursday. In the letter – addressed to Nitin Gadkari, BJP’s Transport Minister – Congress has voiced its concerns over the proposed Bill, stating its stand on Gadkari’s [...]

Kisaan Satyagraha Against BJP’s “Land Snatching Ordinance”

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Kisaan Satyagraha Against BJP’s “Land Snatching Ordinance”

By Rakesh Raman Close on the heels of social activist Anna Hazare’s announcement to begin the next phase of his agitation against the BJP government’s ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill, the opposition Congress party has also stepped up its campaign to oppose the government’s move. The youth wing of Congress, the Indian Youth Congress, launched [...]

Congress Blames BJP Government of Political Espionage

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Congress Blames BJP Government of Political Espionage

The opposition Congress party accused the ruling party BJP in India for spying on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Congress on Saturday demanded an explanation from both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the alleged intrusion by Delhi Police into Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s personal life. “This kind of political espionage, [...]

Anna Hazare Announces Padyatra, Says ‘No’ to Arvind Kejriwal

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Anna Hazare Announces Padyatra, Says ‘No’ to Arvind Kejriwal

The anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who believes in the Gandhian philosophy, will begin a month-long Padyatra (foot march) from Sevagram. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare has announced the next phase of his agitation against the government’s ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill. The anti-corruption crusader Hazare, who believes in the Gandhian philosophy, will begin [...]

Remove Rebels from Aam Aadmi Party: Bhagwant Mann

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Remove Rebels from Aam Aadmi Party: Bhagwant Mann

Bhagwant Mann suggests that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebels – Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav – should be thrown out from the party. By Rakesh Raman Bhagwant Mann, an Indian comedian and leader of the trouble-torn Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), suggests that the party rebels – Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav – should be thrown [...]

Hindutva Forces Threaten Indian Democracy: Communist Party

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Hindutva Forces Threaten Indian Democracy: Communist Party

The 21st Party Congress of Communist Party of India (CPI-Marxist) will be held at Vishakhapatnam on April 14-19, 2015. The Party has released its Draft Political Resolution for the event. According to the resolution, the United States is exerting to retain its hegemony in the face of rising difficulties. Its military interventions in West Asia [...]

Can Aam Aadmi Party Stay United? No Way.

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Can Aam Aadmi Party Stay United? No Way.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was founded on the vices of greed and one-upmanship where everybody is ready to pull everybody else down deceptively. By Rakesh Raman The fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a classic case of political dirt in the already dirty Indian politics. Within just two weeks of its victory in the Delhi [...]

BJP Budget: Dhan Wapsi Budget for the Corporates

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BJP Budget: Dhan Wapsi Budget for the Corporates

Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister of India, presented the Union Budget 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha on Saturday. Like all governments in India claim, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government also believes that it’s a pro-poor Budget. However, the opposition political parties have dismissed the government claims, saying the Budget has ignored the needs [...]

Congress Protests Against BJP’s Land Acquisition Ordinance

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Congress Protests Against BJP’s Land Acquisition Ordinance

Congress held Wednesday a rally to protest against the Land Acquisition ordinance brought by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India. Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Jairam Ramesh and Ahmed Patel were present at the “Zameen Wapsi Andolan” organized at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Congress leaders dubbed the changes BJP is trying to make [...]

Will Rahul Gandhi be the New Congress President?

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Will Rahul Gandhi be the New Congress President?

The buzz is getting louder that Nehru-Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi is all set to take Congress party’s reigns in his hands some time during April. By Rakesh Raman If you prefer to believe in rumours, you should not have any hesitation in accepting this rumour as true. The buzz is getting louder that Nehru-Gandhi scion [...]

Anna Hazare Reality Show Season-2 Coming to Delhi

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Anna Hazare Reality Show Season-2 Coming to Delhi

By Rakesh Raman While the first national-level campaign of social activist Anna Hazare in 2011 focused on mounting levels of corruption in India, his next campaign is going to be against the anti-farmer policies of the government. Hazare is all set to come from his village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra to India’s capital New Delhi [...]

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