Category Archives: Politics

Articles written by Kunal Majumder on politics and political parties.

Opposition leaders unite against India’s brewing farm crisis

Around 50,000 farmers from across India marched on the country’s national capital New Delhi on Friday, demanding loan waivers and more remunerative prices for their crops. The farmers’ march to the Parliament, under the aegis of a joint front of 2o8 organizations, has stirred up a political storm ahead of general elections in 2019. With Read more »

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Will RSS’ “unsettled” business spoil Narendra Modi’s Independence Day party?

This morning, I woke up to listen to a brilliant Independence Day speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Unlike many of his predecessors, India’s 15th Prime Minister spoke extempore, touching on many issues that ail the country. From the need to build toilets for girls to lethargic government officials; he stressed on creating a manufacturing Read more »

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Documents showing Vadra’s real estate business deals released by Kejriwal

Documents showing Vadra’s real estate business deals released by Arvind Kejriwal. There is no way Kunal Majumder can verify the authenticity of these documents. Press Release – English by Read more »

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India’s regent Prime Minister

A slew of articles have appeared recently in foreign press, including Time Magazine, Foreign Affairs and The Economist, on the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s leadership abilities. After the departure of Pranab Mukherjee from the finance ministry, the PM has taken over his original job. He is credited for having fathered the economic liberalisation process in India as finance minister in the 1990s. However, somewhere between the criticism and counter-criticism and the rhetoric on good and bad economics, people seem to have missed the original reason for the mess in the Singh government. One of the first agencies to criticise the government was Standard and Poor’s (S&P), which pointed out 10 reasons for a possible downgrading of India’s credit ratings. Five of these reasons were clearly political: divided leadership, Sonia Gandhi holding no cabinet position, an unelected PM who has no political base, his limited influence over the cabinet, and the Congress party being divided on economic policies. Read more »

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In Robert Vadra’s Wake

ON THE last two days of the Rae Bareli campaign, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s arrival is a much awaited event in Unchahar, a rural Assembly seat in Sonia Gandhi’s constituency. A patient bunch waits by a tea stall at Sahebganj, where the roadshow will begin. They are discussing the grand rallies addressed by Sonia Gandhi, Rajnath Singh, and Akhilesh Yadav. All the VIPs were here to woo the most high-profile constituency in the country. Read more »

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