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    BJP can do course correction.. Here it is..

    Were EVMs rigged last year in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh? Or when AAP swept Delhi? If the UPA / regional parties do better than the exit polls predict, will this EVM controversy just go away? I think the NDA will accept the verdict if they lose tomorrow. The opposition however...
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    Pulwama attack

    There should be a time period after which these are made public after the immediate national security considerations no longer apply.
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    Pulwama attack

    Cross border raids may have been conducted as an operational tool though have not been made public. Now in a democracy do the people have a right to know or should the government be allowed to conduct military operations in secret against a nuclear adversary? One argument is a secret operation...
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    Sexual Harassment Allegations against CJI

    Metoo is completely against the rule of law and the principle of innocent until proven guilty. I have zero respect for those who use Metoo selectively when it suits their political ends. As far as sexual harassment charges are concerned, people should be considered innocent until the matter is...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    China is now trying to replace the dollar with a yuan system. Its not really taking off at the moment but this will gain traction because China has a more productive economy than the US and is also the biggest importer of oil. Remember reserve currencies don't last for ever. Before the US, it...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    The US uses debt to fund its deficits. As to why, the question really is why not? If you can print money and still keep a stable currency why not do it while you can.
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    The supremacy of the US dollar will end when other countries are successful in moving to a non USD based system. China has started the petro yuan futures market. Russia is trading in Euros. Iran and Venezuela would be keen to join such markets to bypass US sanctions. It this takes off then the...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    The US dollar is the primary currency for the oil trade. So other countries have to hold it in their reserves. When the US prints money, the cost of holding devalued currency is borne not just by US taxpayers but by the rest of the world also. The US is very insistent that oil trade continues...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    One of the John Podesta's emails shows how Citibank handpicked Obama's cabinet appointees. Citibank received one of the the largest bailouts. Obama made the right noises about bringing bankers to justice In the background however Citibank was working on setting up Obama's team, with utter...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    Pre-emptive war is illegal under international law. In any case Iraq was not planning to attack the US by terrorism. The whole argument against Iraq was a tissue of lies and WMD was a major part of that. Your argument for the US going to war with Iraq can be applied to many other countries and...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    It is true that corruption is rife in India and across party lines. However no Indian should be stupid enough to put their faith in foreign powers to improve things in India. There is a brazen defense today of neo-colonialism in the west but the actual results of bringing democracy and rule of...
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    Pulwama attack

    These terrorist groups turn on their benefactors like they did with the US and UK who supported the Taliban. Sooner or later these terrorist groups (there is enough variety) will turn against China and more important will target the CPEC i.e. Chinese investments and Neo-colonialism. China may...
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    Pulwama attack

    China controls 90% of rare earth minerals which go into electronics components. Building a capability similar to China requires investment in this primary/extraction industry. It is polluting and environment groups will oppose. The other point is a industrial policy and protectionism for...
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    Pulwama attack

    ^^ Sometimes we hear some analyst say that India this year has a higher growth rate than China. The real point however is that at our stage of development, China was growing at more than 15% and this sustained for almost three decades. This is the development India needs for at least a...
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    Pulwama attack

    If Government provides the right incentives, Indian companies will do just fine with R&D. Companies in a market economy invest in R&D to get a long term return on investment The Chinese had put in place policies to allow reverse engineering with little focus on R&D. This has been changing for...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    Religious polarization is not something new like it is made out to be. The British sowed the poisonous seeds of division by religion. The Congress had an opportunity to create a truly secular country after partition but squandered the opportunity. Instead they continued in a smaller way the...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    In some countries, if NOTA (none of the above) gets the most votes, a reelection in called. This is not the case in India where the candidate with most votes is declared the winner even if they got less than NOTA
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    When the WB/IMF say good governance they mean good governance for western corporations not for the people of India. They required that we open up the country to western trade and investment. No country has pulled people out of poverty by liberalization imposed by WB/IMF. The key is good...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    The world bank is a tool of western interests. They are responsible for forcing countries like India to put the interests of agribusiness like Monsanto over small farmers. They have caused misery around the world by such policies. Why would anyone consider the world bank as an authority on...
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    Rahul Gandhi on Rs 12K minimum income plan for poor

    Talk is cheap especially from politicians before an election. What is different in the Congress today from the Congress of the past that their sound bytes on jobs, growth, and development can be believed?