Developments that have taken place in last few months in the country has shaken my confidence. But being an eternal optimistic, I still believe that 31% of last time voters would not get an upper hand in the next Lok Sabha election as an when it will be held. Interim Pyrrhic victories of ruling party or opposition in small polls are never sustained in the long run. I keep my fingers crossed.
One Rank One Pension(OROP), or "same pension, for rank, for length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement", is a longstanding demand of the Indian armed forces and veterans. The Congress government played with this issue for long and was later shown the door in last Lok Sabha polls.
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the first female prime minister of India. She served three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and a fourth term from 1980 to 1984. She was the daughter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India after independence was achieved from the British in 1947.