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    ...Less than two years in power, thegovernment doesn’t know whether it’s going Right or Left; whether it’s on right-of-centre course, which was its stated intent, or it’s forced to go down the UPA’s path. What else can explain the “ditch-digging” scheme, of which Modi was so contemptuous just about a year ago, now becoming a “cause of national pride and celebration”as a minister said at the 10th anniversary of MGNREGA? Remember Modi’s biting sarcasm and mocking barbs in the Lok Sabha! “People can doubt my understanding on some subjects but no one can doubt my rajneetik sujh-bujh. My understanding tells me never to scrap MGNREGA because it is a living monument of six decades of the Congress’s failure. It pays the poor to dig ditches.” Modi let it be known the reason why he wouldn’t scrap the programme was because it was politically expedient to keep it going, not because it made economic sense or helped the poor. ...

    ABP on Feb. 11, 2016, midnight

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    ...The incident points to a disturbing development in the national politics if it’s true that the men in plain clothes were indeed RSS members. If they were not, that is still and no less worrisome matter. Because then the question would arise as to who were they? Were they policemen not in uniform? Or they were thugs deployed by the RSS? And the police didn’t question their identity and, in fact, merrily joined them in beating the students who had assembled there to protest the death of Rohith Vemula of Hyderabad? The use of force against protesters and protest movements is nothing new. Nor is the tacit and open collusion between the ruling party and the police in attempting to stamp out dissent and protests. ...

    ABP on Feb. 3, 2016, midnight

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    ...“We have made it clear that if there is a UN resolution and if there is UN flag and UN mission, we will participate”, Parrikar said in a careless remark. And then equally absurdly, Parrikar linked it to India’s stellar record in participating in UN peace missions, without taking into account the domestic, global and strategic dimensions of anti-ISIS operation and without distinguishing it from UN-led peace missions. Parrikar made the statement soon after his return from a visit to the US earlier this month where he met with his US counterpart Ashton Carter. The Pentagon chief has been busy trying to broaden the anti-ISIS coalition. Parrikar might have got away in the past with many off-the cuff and absurd remarks, but this statement of his on India’s readiness to participate in anti-ISIS coalition cannot to be taken lightly. It had serious implications. ...

    ABP on Dec. 21, 2015, midnight

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    ...Modi’s recent telephonic talk with the Emir of Qatar who extended an invitation to him to visit the gas-rich country, the wealthiest by per capita GDP in the world, and Modi’s quick acceptance of the invitation, point to the importance India has begun to attach to the region. Modi visited the United Arab Emirates in August, first by an Indian Prime Mister in over three decades, and following it up with Qatar within a few months speaks volumes about the changing dynamics of India’s relations with the Gulf. Modi’s impending visit to Qatar will be after Qatari Emir visited India in March. The recent push to the region comes in the wake of the tectonic shifts taking place in the Middle East. ...

    ABP on Nov. 26, 2015, midnight

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    ...There is no centre, and it can’t hold, it seems. Gloves are off, swords are out. It’s no longer between a saffron fringe, any shadowy group on the one side and some awardees of film, literature and art occupying liberal mind space on the other. There is no fringe; it’s all in the mainstream now. The shifting of the discourse from the fringe to the mainstream is healthy because the battle for the supremacy of idea has to be fought and won. For long, the liberal opinion inclined towards Left-Liberal has occupied and dominated the mind share of ideas and the right of the centre voice has found little or no space. The right has often been confused and equated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) too. The blurring of ideas and ideologies has often and for long confused and confounded the people. But that’s no longer possible. ...

    ABP on Nov. 9, 2015, midnight