Why Electoral Bonds are Necessary

Posted on 07 January, 2018 , No Comments Comments admin

India is the largest democracy in the world.  However, despite strengthening various institutions for the last seven decades, India has not been able to evolve a transparent political funding system.  Elections and political parties are a fundamental fe.....

The Myth of Congress Campaign in Gujarat

Posted on 09 December, 2017 , No Comments Comments admin

Having been an active participant in the Gujarat Assembly elections since 2002, I cannot resist the temptation of analysing the Congress campaign 2017.   The first distinct aspect of Congress Party’s campaign is that it has clearly demolished its ow.....

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.....