Time and again the Socialist Party has questioned the Constitutional validity of the Planning Commission of India. The Planning Commission was set up through a resolution by the Cabinet within seven weeks of the adoption of the Constitution.
As was expected, the Modi government is going to amend the Land Acquisition Act which was enacted by the UPA government last year only. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill was made an Act after due deliberations in the Parliament and various other fora.
The Socialist Party strongly condemns the recent attacks over the last five days on Palestine's Gaza by Israeli forces killing more than 120 civilians including a large number of small children and women.
Contrary to the expectations raised by speeches made by Narendra Modi during his election campaign, the annual budget (2014-2015) presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is hardly any different from its predecessor - the Congress-led UPA government.