Justice Markandey Katju writes: My NRI friend Irfan Ali, who lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, recently asked me my prediction of the coming 2024 Indian Parliamentary elections. My reply was that my assessment was that the ruling NDA, led by the BJP will come back to power, but with a reduced majority. At present, the NDA has 329 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha (the lower House of Parliament), the BJP alone having 300 seats..
Opposition parties in India will meet on Monday to devise a strategy for Parliament proceedings following the suspension of Congress MP Rajani Patil and expunging of parts of speeches of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge with regards to the Adani report by American shortselling research firm Hindenburg.
Electric vehicle (EV) sales in India witnessed a surge in the last two years. While 48,179 EVs were sold in 2020-21, the figure increased to 2,37,811 in 2021-22 and 4,42,901 in 2022-23 (till December 9).
The United States’ Department of Defense said that it continues to closely watch developments along the Line of Actual Control at the India-China border and noted that China “continues to amass forces and build military infrastructure along the so-called LAC.”
India will be able to achieve the target of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2025-2026 despite the prevailing global headwinds, top officials told a Parliamentary panel on finance on Monday.