Beneath the Line – The Hindu BusinessLine

Beneath the Line – The Hindu BusinessLine

Dahi politics

Being a regulator in India isn’t any straightforward job given the various linguistic preferences of Indians. Meals regulator FSSAI not too long ago discovered this to its dismay after its order on labelling in Hindi the time period “ dahi” created a push again and a political storm, under the Vindhyas!

With the governments of some southern States crying foul over this transfer and describing this as an oblique “Hindi imposition”, the FSSAI promptly retracted on its earlier order and allowed the usage of regional names on labels of curd packets.

Whereas the storm could have blown over, however many economic system watchers see this  dahi controversy as a “comedian aid”, and had been fast to cheekily level out that “a curd is a curd is a curd is a curd”, by no matter title it’s labelled!

Only a hearsay

It’s no secret that there isn’t any love misplaced between TN BJP president Okay Annamalai and AIADMK supremo Edappadi Okay Palaniswami. However when Annamalai thundered a number of weeks in the past that he would give up as president if the occasion continued its alliance with AIADMK for the 2024 common elections, the hearsay was that his robust stance had the entire backing of the powers-that-be in Delhi.

Ultimately, it proved to be simply that: hearsay. With House Minister Amit Shah categorically stating a number of days in the past that the BJP-AIADMK alliance will proceed, talks of Annamalai breaking away and floating a brand new occasion (although the proposition is a tad fanciful) have regained momentum.

As candid as she will get

It’s now well-documented as to how the continuing second leg of the Finances Session is being carried out — with none dialogue, amidst sloganeering and ruckus created by the Opposition on their demand for a JPC on the Adani problem.

What was most exceptional this previous week was how Lok Sabha Speaker Rama Devi sought to place the ruckus-creating Opposition members of their place.

She bluntly advised these displaying placards and shouting slogans in entrance of her to quieten down and return to their locations, reminding them that in the event that they proceed such acts the folks of this nation won’t elect them once more to the Decrease Home subsequent time spherical!

Ballot ‘vacation’

In relation to voting in elections, city voters lag behind rural voters. With Karnataka all set to witness election for the legislative meeting on Might 10, the main focus this time spherical is on city voters, particularly in Bengaluru. In his current press convention, the Chief Election Commissioner, Rajiv Kumar, mentioned one of many causes to contemplate Might 10, a Wednesday, for polling was to forestall city voters from occurring a visit to different locations on polling day.

An city voter could not take the chance of taking depart from mid-week and go on an prolonged week-end journey. Polling on a Monday would have helped the voter mix the weekend with the ballot vacation, and enterprise out. Rajiv Kumar mentioned a further day’s depart too would have helped an individual to exit of Bengaluru — if the polling was scheduled for Tuesday, that’s. That is without doubt one of the causes for scheduling the polling on a Wednesday, he added.

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