Centre’s proposals for single-point solutions to state subjects raise the Opposition’s hecklesThe BJP-led NDA government's plan to link ration cards with Aadhaar cards has raised a stink. In any case, food is a state subject and why is the Centre usurping that, asks the Opposition
Separate elections give space to regional parties to find their political voice. It seems inappropriate to subjugate the people’s mandate at the local level to the whims of the politics beyond, writes former CEC Dr. S.Y. Quraishi
Often called the greenest chief minister of India, Pawan Chamling is to Sikkim politics what Bhaichung Bhutia is to Indian football. Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front has ruled the roost in the picturesque North-Eastern State and doesn't look like stopping.
Simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections can be held in two phases, provided at least two provisions of the Constitution are amended and ratified by a majority of the states, the Law Commission had recommended.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited heads of all parties who have an MP either in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha for a meeting on June 19 to discuss several issues, including the 'one nation, one election' idea.
The opposition leaders who have been invited include Congress President Rahul Gandhi, TMC Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, JD(S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
There is a view within the BJP that Shah may join the government after playing a crucial role in the party's return to power with an unprecedented majority. Shah has refrained from commenting on the matter.