2019 Elections

Can Modi convert the roaring success of PM Awaas Yojna into tangible vote share?
2019 Elections, Analysis, Government Schemes

Can Modi convert the roaring success of PM Awaas Yojna into tangible vote share?

Housing is one of the most basic means essential for human survival. Yet to own a house is still a dream for a major chunk of our population due to financial constraints. The last few decades have witnessed the launching of several Central and State schemes to provide the homeless with houses. These schemes have achieved have limited success but the problem is far from over. The 2011 census counts 17, 73,040 homeless people in India -  52.9 % in urban areas and 47.1% in rural areas – on the basis of a definition that identifies a person or family as homeless if they do not live in a ‘census house,’ which refers to a ‘structure with a roof.' Thus, with an aim to fulfill this basic need, PM Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Housing for all on June 1, 2015. This scheme has two com
Top 12 Takeaways From the First Interview of PM Modi in 2019
2019 Elections, Analysis, India, Lok Sabha

Top 12 Takeaways From the First Interview of PM Modi in 2019

“I believe in the judgement of people” PM Modi says he believes in the goodwill he has earned."If the Opposition does not spread fake propaganda, how will they stitch an alliance? They are weaving a narrative to harm us. But I believe in the judgement of people," he says.  “I am happy they believe in some Modi Magic” Modi says he would like to thank everyone who acknowledges 'Modi magic' even if, they think, it is waning."When my opponents say the Modi magic has disappeared, I feel happy. They believe the magic is there. Woh maantey hain ki Modi magic naam ki koi cheez hai. They have acknowledged the magic, I am thankful," he says “Pakistan will not mend its ways so easily” The prime minister says it will take a long, long time for Pakistan to fall in line."Ek ladaayi se Pakistan sud