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Prabhu Chawla is the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express group.

Having begun as a reporter and spent over 30 years in journalism during which time he has headed The India Today group and The Indian Express as Editor, Chawla has witnessed and recorded dramatic changes in Indian democracy — from the trauma of the Emergency, the pathos of Rajiv Gandhi's rise and fall and the angst of Mandal to the churning of liberalisation and the rise of coalition politics.

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Shankar Rao

bengaluru 22-03-2017

Q: If BJP is communal for appeasing Hindus can't we call Congress and other Opposition also communal as they appease the Muslims for votes? It is a dirty vote bank politics to the core. What's your take on secularism in our Country?

A: In India, secularism means running down the minority and appeasing the minority to grab power, fame and money.


Chennai 22-03-2017

Q: Adi Yogi in South and Yogi Adi in north. Modi had a role in both the Yogis since he is instrumental in installing them. What a coincidence.

A: Adi Yogi is meant for the entire universe while Yogi Adi in North is taking forward his agenda through politics.


uk 22-03-2017

Q: Have enough Muslims voted for BJP. for it to win seats in each of Muslim majority constituencies. do you think yogi's appointment as CM is bare dare of BJP to show off its hindutva agenda or to prove Sangh leaders need not be feared for discrimination as may be evident by yogi's rule in UP.

A: BJP has won such a massive because every section of the electorate has voted for it. Now it is for the Chief Minister to live up to the mandate and work for all. Hindutva is not any religion if understood properly. It is way of life which ensures peace and prosperity to all irrespective of caste, community and religion.


palani TN 22-03-2017

Q: Now all is well that ends well. UP CM Yogi and 2 excellent deputy CMs have taken oath with 44 cabinet ministers. My pertinent or impertinent question is out of 325 MLAs there is no CM for UP and is imported from Delhi. Am I correct sir?

A: None of them were imported from Delhi. In fact, two of them Yogi Aditya Nath and Keshav Prashad Maurya were exported from UP to the Parlaiment. Now they have gone back to their home state to deliver on Modi's agenda. Dinesh Sharma was already mayor of Lucknow.


Bangalore 22-03-2017

Q: Now the FM of TN has said total outstanding credit of the state is 3.14 Lakh crores. Other states are also under huge debt. Who and how these debts are going to be repaid? Is it not the high time to stop freebies and loan waivers.

A: We should reduce the size of the government and collect a large amount of revenue which state agencies never recover from the defaulters. Why should be there so many Ministers and babus? Some of the freebies should be stopped but state cant withdraw welfare measures which are meant for the marginalised and the poor section of the society.


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