After using ‘one rank one pension’ as a trump card during the LS polls, has the Modi regime developed cold feet? Or is it being wise in thinking through the financial implications (Rs 10,000 crore more every year)? Either way, it showed little political sagacity in breaking up the pensioners protest on I-Day eve. Public outrage and a joint letter by 10 ex-chiefs of staff led to Delhi police publicly apologising for their heavyhandedness. But the elephant is still...well...on the road.
PM Modi has always been a “whiz with numbers” but strangely, twice in the last week, he came up short. In his I-Day speech he waxed eloquent on 20 lakh consumers giving up LPG subsidy,...