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Modi’s Love for Ganga: Another ‘Jumla’

Modi’s Love for Ganga: Another ‘Jumla’ What completely exposes the Modi Government and its so-called religiosity is the government’s attitude towards cleaning of Ganga, India’s longest river along whose basin more than 40 crore people live, the largest such number in the world. Yet, it is one of the most polluted rivers in the world….

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Modi Govt has Crippled the Public Sector

Modi Govt has Crippled the Public Sector ONGC, the once-glittering and now struggling Maharatna, best exemplifies the fact that there is something sinister in the very approach of the outgoing Modi Government towards the public sector enterprises (PSUs). In May 2019, the cash reserves of ONGC, the richest PSU, had fallen in the last two…

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The Billionaire Beneficiaries of BJP’s Schemes

The Billionaire Beneficiaries of BJP’s Schemes The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s numerous schemes meant for ordinary Indians—farmers, youth, women and others—have received a great deal of publicity from the government and a fair amount of criticism from the public for their failure.   Yet, there is one highly successful scheme of the BJP government…

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Surgical Strike Against Science and Scholarship

Surgical Strike Against Science and Scholarship A term greatly beloved of the Narendra Modi government is ‘surgical strike’. It was first invoked in September 2016, after a cross-border raid undertaken by the Indian army on camps in Pakistan. Notably, the army itself did not use the term; it was the prime minister and his propagandists…

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Modinomics = Corporatonomics Part III

Modinomics = Corporatonomics Part III: Modi’s Budgets and the Social Sectors In the previous four issues of Janata, we first published two articles on Modinomics = Falsonomics, and then in the next two articles, we have analysed Modinomics. We have shown that the Modi Government, if it wants, can raise enough resources to increase its…

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Modinomics = Corporatonomics Part II

Modinomics = Corporatonomics Part II: Budgets and Agriculture In the previous part of this article, we had shown that the government, if it wants, can raise enough resources to implement a whole slew of welfare measures. But instead of doing that, it is more interested in giving away huge subsidies to the tune of several…