Narendra Modi's Kerala comment is much more dangerous for the party than what he said in Bihar about Nitish Kumar's DNA. The Bihar comment was against an individual, but the Kerala comment is against the state as a whole. There is another difference between the Bihar and Kerala comments. Whereas the PM expressed an <em>opinion</em> about the Bihar leader (with which one could agree or disagree), in Kerala his statement flew in the face of facts.
N R Mohanty
Director, JIMMC, Noida
I had my early education in Orissa and higher education at JNU, New Delhi. I was elected President of JNU Students' Union in 1982-83, defeating the established communist student groups for the first time in the JNUSU history. <br> <br> After my JNU days, I became a journalist, worked with Times Of India for 10 years, with Hindustan Times for five years and India TV for two years. For the last eight years, I am serving as the Director of a media education Centre, JIMMC, at NOIDA, UP.
The government's stance on the AgustaWestland scam smacks of duplicity. When some questions were raised about the corrupt practices of the UK-based company and its parent body at Italy in 2013, the then Congress government promptly cancelled the chopper deal. The BJP was so happy with the government action then that it did not feel the need for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the matter. Why is it then, after three years, that the BJP is accusing the Congress leadership of corruption in the same deal?
11/05/2016 8:22 AM IST
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