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Will the Government Not Give Us Jobs?

“WE were called today by phone. Having reached the station, they are now sending us back. They are saying that the train is full”. Soyna Munda is a worker in a construction company at Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. His worry now is where he can go from here. “The company owner won’t allow us to go back in there, and we are not being allowed to stay here at the station either”.

Why EVMs Must Go

THE results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections were announced on 23 May 2019, following which there been a vigorous debate on the efficacy of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used during the polling process. At this juncture, it would be useful to look at some of the key arguments being offered in defence of the EVMs. Let us ask ourselves: what is the nature of this defence? Is it being suggested that technically speaking EVMs can never be tampered?

People's Charter For General Elections 2019

(A summary of the charter released by the All India People’s Forum)

We want an India for the 99% And not for just 1%

DEAR friends, we, the people of India, are witnessing the Modi Government assaulting hard-won rights of India’s people, eroding  and weakening democratic values and institutions, dividing the people on communal lines and emboldening communal-criminal elements, and sharply increasing  corruption and corporate plunder.

A Convenient Conscience

(Except from article by Kavita Krishnan in The Wire)

Nitish’s conscience is certainly an organ of convenience. It did not give him even a twinge when he continued to remain an NDA minister even after the Gujarat government headed by Modi orchestrated the riots in 2002. In 2003 – after the Gujarat riots – Nitish’s conscience allowed him to hint at a national role for Modi thanks to Gujarat’s ‘development’ success.