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STRAY THOUGHTS AFTER THE WINTER SESSION

Posted on 24 December, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

The Winter Session of Parliament has just concluded yesterday. The Winter Session gives rise to a few legitimate thoughts which I must share. On Parliamentary Democracy: Parliamentary Democracy has been India’s foremost strength. Different shades .....

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Text of IB annual lecture delivered by me today on ‘Economic& Criminal Offences & Evolution of Jurisprudence in India’

Posted on 23 December, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

ECONOMIC OFFENCES: DEFINITION AND GENESIS While commemorating its golden jubilee in 1995, one of the key commitments of countries at the United Nations was the urgent need for international cooperation in countering transnational crime. In the 20th cen.....

WHY THE CONGRESS IS WRONG

Posted on 10 December, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

The Congress Party, for the past few days, has disrupted both houses of Parliament. Its Goebbelsian propaganda is that the party’s leadership is a victim of political vendetta. What then are the facts? A company was created for the purpose of starting .....

Rebels Without a Cause

Posted on 17 January, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

The Chairperson of the Censor Board has sent her resignation to the Government. So have some other Members. They have alleged interference by the Government and corruption in the Board. Along with my colleague Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, I look afte.....

The Truth of Railway Fare Hike

Posted on 21 August, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

The Indian Railways for the last few years have been running at a loss. The only way that Railways can survive is when users pay for the facilities that they avail. The passenger services have been subsidized by the freight traffic. In recent years even f.....

Why Blame the Supreme Court, Election Commission or the Media

Posted on 14 March, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

I have heard two important comments in the past twenty four hours which worry me. The External Affairs Minister Shri Salman Khurshid was delivering a talk in London. In the course of his lecture he appears to have commented that both the Supreme Court an.....

Moral Isolation

Posted on 05 March, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

It was about two months ago that the Union Government decided to constitute a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the alleged “Snoop Gate” in Gujarat. The Gujarat Government had already constituted a Commission of Inquiry which is enquiring into the .....

Can a State government investigate a decision of the Central Government?

Posted on 12 February, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

Federalism is part of the basic structure of India’s constitution. Federal principles are unamendable. The jurisdiction of the Centre and the State is clearly demarcated. There is no scope for any grey area. Ordinarily, when we perceive threats to fede.....

How the Congress Party manipulated the CBI in the last decade

Posted on 09 February, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

Yesterday, a statement of the CBI Director, Shri Ranjit Sinha was published in the Economic Times . The truth had slipped out. He said that the UPA would have been happier if Amit Shah had been charge-sheeted in the Ishrat Jehan case. He further went on t.....

Has the Prime Minister destroyed the collegium system?

Posted on 05 February, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

There are a large number of public appointments which are expected to be on non-partisan lines. Government is a political entity. Appointments which are exclusively made by the political executive in the government fail to inspire confidence. It is for th.....

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