The fall of UPA’s crony capitalism – A year of reform

Posted on 25 May, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

Look back at the situation that existed a year ago before the NDA Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office. The Government wanted to centralize power in its own hands rather than promote non-discretionary and rule-based governance......

Amendments to the Land Acquisition Law – The Real Picture

Posted on 04 January, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

On December 31, 2014, the Government promulgated the ordinance to amend some provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (Amendment) Act, 2013. What was the need to amend the 2013 law .....

2014 – The Year of Challenges and Reforms

Posted on 31 December, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

2014 was one of the most challenging years for India. For two consecutive years our GDP growth was sub 5 per cent. Employment generation had declined, the revenue buoyancy was low and the country had become investment starved. The 2014 general election re.....

The Vindication of Amit Shah

Posted on 30 December, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

CBI Special Court at Mumbai has discharged Amit Shah, the BJP President, of all charges relating to a case of his involvement in the alleged killing of Soharabuddin and Tulsi Prajapati. I have been following this case actively from the time of its investi.....

Atal Ji – The Gentle Giant

Posted on 24 December, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji turns 90 on 25th December 20 14. I wish him all the best. The Nation has honoured him and Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya ji with the Bharat Ratna. I first heard Atalji’s speech in 1967, when I was a school student. There was a po.....

Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2014-15

Posted on 11 December, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

Read my response given in Lok Sabha on December 10, 2014 with respect to Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2014-15.

Joint Statement issued by Shri Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha) & Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition (Lok Sabha)

Posted on 22 February, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

The last session of the Parliament ended yesterday. We look back on the last five years with a mixed feeling. The last five years showed a disturbed Parliament. On one hand, the disturbances in Parliament were much higher than in the past. On the other ha.....

BJP and the division of Andhra Pradesh

Posted on 21 February, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

The creation of Telangana, having become a reality, political observers and media persons will now start analyzing the political beneficiaries or otherwise of the decision. It would be unwise to view the decision of the central legislature only through th.....

Brief points: Andhra Pradesh (Reorganization) Bill, 2014

Posted on 20 February, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

I am speaking on the Bill with a mixed feeling. I am indeed happy and delighted that we have been able to create the separate state of Telangana. We are fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Telangana and the fact that my party has contributed to th.....

Why was the Rajya Sabha adjourned at 5PM today?

Posted on 19 February, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

The sudden adjournment of the Rajya Sabha at 5 PM came to me as a surprise. I was given to understand that the House may sit late today and discuss ‘The Andra Pradesh Bifurcation Bill 2014’. The BJP stands committed to the twin principle of creation o.....