Tuesday, February 20, 2018 05:13 AM

Narendra Modi-Congress tussle in Parliament: Poor political discourse is symptomatic of larger malaise

The tussle between the ruling party and the Opposition has reached a nadir with series of elections round the corner. This degenerated discourse, ranging from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's blistering attack on Nehru to today's Congress and Congress making a mountain out of a molehill on the remark against Renuka Chowdhury, reflects a larger malaise in the political system. These are not an aberration. The personality-centric political system, decadent political values, sensation-chasing character of the media, etc are all responsible for this phenomenon.

The elections are not too far away. Normally, poll eve is associated with an unprecedented rise in political temperature. Civilised discourse will be the first casualty in such a situation. The growing rhetoric only strengthens the speculation that the elections to Lok Sabha will certainly be held before its term expires.

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Chandrababu Naidu: Centre Should Undo injustice

TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday reiterated that the Centre should undo the injustice meted out to his state in the Union Budget 2018-19.Ruling out any compromise on the state's interests, he..

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Andhra leaders should focus on development, Says BJP Leaders

The BJP described as "propaganda" the charges made by Andhra Pradesh MPs from the TDP, YSRCP and Congress in Parliament of ignoring the state's demand for special category status and urged these leaders to focus on development rather than..

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Anna Hazare: BJP has failed to fulfil poll promises

Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of not fulfilling the promises made ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections."Three years ago, the BJP leadership sold pipe dreams to the public, promising return of the..

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TJAC To Take Political Plunge, Can It Halt KCR Juggernaut?

The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) that spearheaded the movement for a separate state is now poised to take the political plunge anytime from now. Though the name, ideology and the programme of the new political party led by..

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Niinisto Re-elected As President Of Finland

With almost all ballots counted, Finnish incumbent president Sauli Niinisto was re-elected in Sunday's presidential election.Niinisto won 62 per cent of the votes as a total of 98 per cent of ballots were counted.Talking to the media when the..

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Grave threat to the Secular Democratic Republic of India

As the country celebrates the 68th anniversary of the Republic, it is necessary to recall that it was the Constitution which came into effect on January 26, 1950 that made India a Republic.  It is a sombre fact that this Constitution is..

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Petrol prices at 3-year high; diesel at record high

 Petrol and diesel prices kept spiralling even on Wednesday, touching new highs in the national capital and other metros.Petrol was sold at Rs 72.43 per litre in Delhi, the highest in three years. It cost Rs 72.51 on August 2014, according to..