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Union Budget 2018 – A precursor to Elections 2019

union budget 2018

With the General Elections a year away, the Union Budget 2018-19 is the last full year budget which was presented by the Modi Government. While it is a given that the elections will have a substantial implication for Mr. Jaitley, the budget seems to have ushered in a shift in

Are Simultaneous Elections to Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas Constitutionally Sound?

Simultaneous Elections

After the recent streak of television interviews given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the possibility of simultaneous elections to the 17th Lok Sabha and all State Assemblies has returned to the political discourse in the country. Although the issue was in limelight in 1999 after the 170th Law Commission Report,

69th Republic day celebrations with gusto

Republic Day

India is all set to celebrate its 69th Republic Day in presence of the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers and the who’s who of the political world. But what will make this Republic Day special will be the presence of 10 ASEAN leaders who will be attending this ceremony

What will be the impact of Triple Talaq Bill in India?

Triple talaq bill

Last week the winter session of parliament ended with the triple talaq bill being shelved into a deadlock, in Rajya Sabha. The bill was introduced in Lok Sabha & was passed with majority, but the same bill could not be passed in Rajya Sabha . Interestingly, the arguemnts and their

What is the role of Nehru in India’s struggle for Independence?

India's struggle for Independence

Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, though acknowledged in his role of Prime Minister by many, has not garnered much historical attention, relatively, for his role in the national freedom movement.  There might be a whole set of reasons for this; one of the major reasons

Why is Congress losing its ground in India?

Congress losing

Being the first party of the Indian subcontinent, Indian National Congress always played a major role in this country from being a mediator between the crown and subjects to becoming a freedom fighter’s party till governing the nation for past 70 years (64years of Government rule). Although the impact of

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