The BJP today termed the Centre’s big-ticket reforms push to hike foreign direct investment in at least a dozen sectors as a “hasty” decision taken under the “influence” of developed Western nations. “The UPA government’s decision was taken in a haste and under pressure from developed western countries. BJP will examine the merit of each and every proposal,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar stated.
Cong launches fresh attack on BJP over Raza’s resignation
The resignation of Delhi BJP vice-president Aamir Raza Husain over Narendra Modi’s “puppy” remarks gave Congress a fresh handle to attack the opposition party as it wondered what stand the other Muslim leaders in the BJP would take. In what is being seen as the first fallout within the BJP
over Modi’s “puppy” remark, Husain had tendered his resignation.
23% child mortality due to environmental degradation: WB
About 23% of child mortality in the country is caused by environmental degradation and diseases caused by poor water supply, sanitation and hygiene, a World Bank study has found. The report also states that environmental degradation costs the country 5.7% of its GDP, but maintains that this can be reduced significantly.