As was expected, the Modi government is going to amend the Land Acquisition Act which was enacted by the UPA government last year only. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill was made an Act after due deliberations in the Parliament and various other fora. The new Act… Read More
Smt. Renu Gambhir, president, Socialist Party (India) Delhi Pradesh, has filed the following complaint to the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani for giving false information in her affidavits submitted to the Returning Officers at the time of filing her nominations. She has made a demand to the ECI to take… Read More
The Socialist Party strongly condemns the recent attacks over the last six days on Palestine’s Gaza by Israeli forces killing more than 160 civilians including a large number of small children and women. The party terms the attacks just as barbaric, and a heinous crime against humanity. The excuses propagated by the Israeli authorities are… Read More
Contrary to the expectations raised by speeches made by Narendra Modi during his election campaign, the annual budget (2014-2015) presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is hardly any different from its predecessor – the Congress-led UPA government. The Congress president Smt. Sonia Gandhi herself has dubbed the budget as a ‘copy of the UPA… Read More
The Rail Budget (2014-2015) presented today by the Railway Minister Shri Shadanand Gowda can be described in brief as essentially anti-poor. The unprecedented hike – 14% – in the fares will burden basically the large segment of the poor of the country. There are no concessional provisions for students and unemployed in the budget who… Read More
Organized by: Giri Institute of Development Studies Dear friends, As some reports that monitored news coverage of political parties around Lok Sabha elections 2014 have shown, BJP got a lion’s share of news coverage compared to other major political parties. Smaller political parties or independent candidates often got negligible coverage. One such report was done… Read More
Front-page content analysis of 5 newspapers in Lucknow during Lok Sabha Elections 2014:
A presentation by Monish Babbar, delivered at the Socialist Party conference on May 30th, 2014 at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi.