Soothing concerns regarding rainfall shortage, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the monsoon is expected to be average this year. It also downplayed the El Nino weather phenomenon.
While the Narendra Modi government is being slammed, and rightly so, for the politicization of armed forces, we should not lose sight of the fact that other interest groups are also involved. The fact that two of the eight former defence chiefs have denied having signed the petition to President Ram Nath Kovind in this regard clearly shows that the anti-Modi elements are not exactly the paragons of propriety.
The Election Commission (EC) has penalized UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) head Mayawati for allegedly violating the model code of conduct (MCC). They had made improper statements in public meetings.
In a big embarrassment to the Narendra Modi government, over 150 military veterans, including eight former chiefs, have written to President Ram Nath Kovind to stop the politicization of armed forces in the ongoing poll campaign.
In a couple of setbacks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Election Commission yesterday disallowed the screening of a biopic on him till the completion of Lok Sabha elections and sought the certification of the content of NaMo TV.