Between July 2016 and January 2017, the hunter Justice Lodha pursued the quarry BCCI relentlessly, but to no avail as the errant zamindars and jagirdars continued to play truant. Their thinking predicated on playing a waiting game. Waiting for chief justice T S Thakur’s retirement on January 3.
Finally, the process of demonetisation got over last week and it is time now to focus on remonetisation. The way remonetisation shapes up in terms of geographic allocation and pace would determine the roadmap for the economic recovery ahead.
Prime minister Narendra Modi turned Santa Claus on New Year's eve, unveiling a pro-poor mini budget, just before the election code of conduct in five states. In the give-and-take relationship between politicians in the government and the electorate, PM Modi’s demonetisation move has taken a lot out of people, now absorbed, it was time to give.