Ahead of the big Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi’s promise of minimum income guarantee for poor has caught the attention of masses but Narendra Modi led govt was quick to indicate that centre may soon announce some major dole for the voters. From cash transfer for farmers to tax relief for the middle class, there has been much speculation about the populist measures the government may announce on February 1. Are populist schemes more about optics and agenda setting than real development? How much will it cost to implement these populist measures? News18’s Executive Editor, Bhupendra Chaubey, analyses the mathematics of these claims.

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The Zero Hour in the legislative assembly on Wednesday saw various issues being raised by MLAs.There were some important calling attention motions that were brought up on this the second day of the session.Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha alleged that the police officials have been misusing their powers as far as noise pollution is concerned as they have been acting against some violators while turning deaf ears to others.She also opposed the proposed marina plans of the government.

from The Navhind Times http://bit.ly/2ToymNQ