India has witnessed an unprecedented level of development, in terms of finance and technology, in the past few years. This has been possible under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose revolutionary scheme Digital India has been the most ambitious of the lot. Digital India is a campaign to empower India as a technologically savvy and stable nation by emboldening online infrastructure and increasing internet connectivity as well as digital awareness.
The possibilities of a parliamentary majority at 40 months in both Houses, tending towards 80%, through 2019 and beyond are both transformative and dynamic. This momentum describes a spectacular political consolidation and enormous personal popularity of the Prime Minister, with polls giving him over 70% approval ratings.
The studied decision of the Supreme Court to expand the ambit of the petition challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Indian Constitution (that allows the state of Jammu and Kashmir to define state residency and its concomitant rights), by referring the matter to a three-judge bench in response to a plea by Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, that it warranted a “larger debate”, has stirred up a hornets’ nest and raised the hackles of Kashmiri political leaders.