19 MLAs were suspended for shouting slogans demanding loan waivers for farmers during presentation of the budget in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly recently. Legislators earlier had also submitted a breach of privilege notice against State Bank of India Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya for her comments cautioning against such a policy. The Maharashtra Legislature has been held… Continue reading Should governments waive farm loans: the Maharashtra case study
Originally published: April 16, 2014 I won’t be making it to Pune to vote for the elections. We are at the cusp of such an important moment in India’s history, and I won’t be participating in it! Urging everyone to vote then, is as much a form of atonement for being an irresponsible citizen as… Continue reading Whom will you vote for?