March 1, 2021

Delhi is secret: a matter of theory

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is known for his word play. On Thursday, it was the turn of “policy.” It began with a consultation at a meeting of leaders, with policy decisions to be made on the business to be carried out in the Assembly. Welcoming this suggestion, Naidu came up with a policy that applied to all policies in his characteristic style. The main problem with policies is that such principles are often violated in principle and the breach of policy must be maintained in principle. The accompanying leaders had heartfelt laughter.

Between friendly countries

As Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar emerged from a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, reporters asked him if there was any discussion on cabinet expansion this week. Kumar, who is visiting the national capital for the first time since the formation of the state government, said he had discussed various issues. But the most interesting answer came when asked what was the role of LJP leader Chirac Paswan in the elections. “You have to ask him, he can tell you,” Kumar said, adding that BJP leader and Union Minister Nithyanand Roy was also there. JD (U) leaders have blamed some BJP leaders for encouraging Paswan to attack Kumar ahead of the elections.

Looking inward

Based on the Swedish-based company’s 2020 report on Indian democracy, an MP. Rajya Sabha Speaker Venkaiah Naidu was not allowed to ask a question on Thursday. Aam Aadmi Party MP When Sushil Kumar Gupta was quoted in the report as asking a supplementary question to Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Naidu interrupted him and asked, “What is the use of the Swedish report? These are all political. They need to be inward. All countries commenting on India should first look inward and then comment on India. Gupta then asked another question.