Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Narendra Modi’s projection as PM candidate is inevitable

In a detailed interview where Prof. Arvind Panagariya of Columbia University criticises Food Security Ordinance, in response to one last question on Modi, he says it is inevitable that Modi will be made the PM candidate. As usual, ET only headlines this. But do please read the entire article to see the correct perspective on FSB.
Are you happy about projecting Modi for Prime minister? Are you impressed with his style of campaigning? What do you think of the controversial "puppy" remark?

That Modi, with his enormous success in bringing prosperity to the people of Gujarat, will be projected as the PM candidate is inevitable. Modi is also forcing a debate on the importance of growth to economic and social development, which I greatly welcome. [Full Article]

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pay Rs 5 to attend Narendra Modi's rally

Modinomics: Pay Rs 5 to attend Narendra Modi's rally in Hyderabad - Times of India

The BJP is charging Rs 5 per ticket for the public meeting and on day one of the online registration for the meeting on Monday, about 8,000 persons signed up. Organizers are expecting anywhere between 50,000 to one lakh attendance for the meet, which at the rate of Rs 5 per ticket would amount to about Rs 5 lakh in case the party manages a full house. [article]

Monday, July 15, 2013

Modi's agenda for improving education in the country

Narendra Modi's 10 point agenda revealed before students - DNA

* In Gujurat first of its kind 'I create institute", is coming up under the guidance of Infoysis founder chief Narayan Murthy. Here we will groom students for the professions they have aptitude in. If I ask what is the biggest concern today for parents, it is that their child should get a good teacher. We have huge youth power, but no liking towards teaching profession. Gujurat is coming up with first of its kind Teachers training university. Then there is one Forensic Science university too is coming up.

* When I approached Narayan Murthy to head an institute in the country, he took six months to take the decision as he was scared that he received invitation from Modi, will it land him in any trouble. An IT raid probably. [article]

Modi attacks food security bill

When people want food, Congress throws a piece of law on plate: Modi - The Hindu

Taking a dig at the Food Security Bill, Mr. Modi said when it became impossible for the Congress to fulfill the promise, the party took the easy way out. “They threw a piece of law instead of food in the plate. This country is tired of acts, it wants action.” [article]

Monday, July 08, 2013

Digvijay Singh casts aspersions on Modi

Digvijay Singh takes to Twitter rant, hints at Narendra Modi's role - DNA

As the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen is under scanner for its role in the serial blasts at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, Singh tweeted that it was too early to say whether Muslim involvement waas there or not.

In a series of tweets, Singh took a dig at the Gujarat Chief Minister, saying that the blasts took place a day after Modi addressed BJP workers and asked them to teach Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a lesson. [article]

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Modi addresses Bihar BJP cadre

Narendra Modi to address 1500 BJP members in Bihar today via teleconference - DNA

After being endorsed as Bharatiya Janata Party's key strategist, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address about 1,500 party leaders and workers in Bihar via teleconference on Saturday.

This would be Modi's first foray into Bihar politics, seen as an opportunity for him to settle score with rival Nitish Kumar, whose party Janata Dal(United) severed ties with BJP over his elevation as campaign committee chief on June 16.

The BJP campaign committee chief will be giving election tips to party workers in Bihar through video conferencing. [article]