Why Is It So Hard For Liberals To Accept Modi’s Victory?

It is a wait-and-watch situation for the Indian liberals who continue to be skeptical about Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi.   The BoomNews’s show #TheIndiaHangout’s panel discussion, anchored by Govindraj Ethiraj, with journalists Ayaz Memon, Kumar Ketkar and James Crabtree, came to the view that liberal thoughts may change based on action in the future by … Continued

Breaking Down The New Mandate

So, what worked in favour of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leader Narendra Modi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections? A clear shift of Dalit/Muslim votes to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a vote for governance and leadership and a clear preference for the BJP among young voters.   That, among others, are the salient points … Continued

Import-Dependency Has To Come Down: CPM’s Subhashini Ali

Subhashini Ali, Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate from Barrackpore, West Bengal, says the nation needs a strong democratic front to fight for the rights of the common man. Ali feels the issue of unemployment cannot be addressed if we continue to be an import-dependent economy. A key issue to be tackled after the elections, … Continued

U.P Govt Has Failed In Providing Electricity To People: BSP’s Dara Singh Chauhan

Dara Singh Chauhan, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate from Ghosi, Uttar Pradesh, says the state Government has failed completely in supplying electricity to people. Chauhan also says that he has taken initiatives to strengthen the road infrastructure in the area.   This initiative is part of Mera Neta, India’s largest candidate outreach programme, which has … Continued

Want To Ensure Factories For Steady Employment: BJP’s K P Singh

K P Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh says the previous Governments have closed all the big factories in the area leading to serious employment issues. And a key priority for Singh, if he wins the elections, would be to open factories in the area. Other tasks would be to ensure … Continued

Will Focus On Empowerment Of Youth, Women & Rural Population: CPI (M)’s Sujan Chakraborty

Sujan Chakraborty, CPI (M) candidate from Jadavpur, West Bengal says that he will always fight for the interests of the youth and work towards the empowerment of women and upliftment of the rural society.   This initiative is part of Mera Neta, India’s largest candidate outreach programme, which has exclusive updates of teh candidates contesting … Continued

Aim To Finish Water Projects In My Constituency: AITMC’s Saugata Roy

Saugata Roy, All India Trinamool Congress candidate from Dum Dum, West Bengal, says that his main goal if elected, is to finish the two water supply projects at Dum Dum and Panihati. He also said that his methods of ensuring employment were to keep the factories in his area open so that people don’t lose … Continued

Why Should People Travel For Basic Facilities: Congress’ Mohammad Kaif

Mohammad Kaif, Congress candidate from Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh, feels all his efforts would be to ensure that people don’t have to travel long distances for basic facilities like healthcare, education and even sports. He also feels that the youth should be encouraged to start projects at the local level.   This initiative is part of … Continued

Ensured Electrification Of Villages: BSP’s Rakesh Pandey

Rakesh Pandey, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate from Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, says he has ensured electrification of villages and has been providing funds from the MP fund for various educational activities. He wants the constituency to be a riot-free area with a focus on development.   This initiative is part of Mera Neta, India’s … Continued

Want To Ensure People Have Access To Mobile Hospital: NC’s Sharifuddin Shariq

Sharifuddin Shariq, National Conference candidate from Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir, says employment creation is possible only with the right Government policies. He adds that his immediate priority would be to ensure that the area gets a mobile hospital so that people staying in far-flung areas get access to quality healthcare.   This initiative is part … Continued