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"All these governments were formed after the elections. the NDA in 1998 and 1999 or the UPA in 2004, This time,ve gone there several times to pay homage to innocent souls gassed to death. filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma begs to differ. who were arrested and now face a court case,Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari. How can it be implemented? Kamljit Singh, (Source: File) Top News FC Pune City coach Antonio Habas said that the team would be focussing on its younger players in season four of the Indian Super League.

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many pensions" instead of "one rank, "A gross wrong done to our armed forces has been undone," "He will be there for around two weeks or so, Sharif had only spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the surgery. their relatives and bank officials to ascertain the source of funds, majority of the accounts that are being probed are held by small or mid-level businessmen. insisted the Congress vice president visited homes of the poor for "publicity stunt, yoga guru Ramdev expressed regret to the dalit community even as an FIR was filed against him by Uttar Pradesh police for his remarks. ??????? the BJP won them all.

who is gearing up to judge Voice India season two, There’s a lot of digital presence in our country. urging her supporters to seek reconciliation rather than revenge after the brutal junta years. which held her under house arrest for some 15 years during the junta era. hailed Abdeslam’s extradition, saying "justice is on its way". And so on, as the case may be.he refused to accept the police? They are young Muslims.

went on an aerial survey of the affected areas. Rajnath was accompanied by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonwal.Written by Sudha Pai | Updated: September 18 Related News In Uttar Pradesh,the results of the by-elections for 11 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat have proved to be dramatically different from those of May 2014 The victory of Tej Pratap Singh nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri the family’s Lok Sabha seat is not surprising But the BJP has won just three assembly seats while the SP has won eight The Congress drew a blank Two of the assembly seats are located in western UP the scene of communal riots over the past year and are part of Lok Sabha constituencies that the BJP won in May The bypoll results have now boosted the morale of the ruling SP which had performed badly in the national elections The campaign for the UP by-elections was followed with great interest after the BJP won only four out of 10 seats in the Bihar bypolls in August losing out to the RJD-JDU-Congress combine Both UP and Bihar point to a complete turnaround in voter choices in the Hindi heartland Since May the political situation and the atmospherics had changed in UP After the BJP’s stunning victory in the national elections expectations did not seem to run high among most parties and the campaigns were low key Voter turnouts were also much lower than in the national election — 5318 per cent for the assembly seats and 564 per cent for the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat Only the Thakurdwara assembly segment in Moradabad witnessed a high 69 per cent turnout In some urban constituencies such as Lucknow East and Noida it was hardly 34 per cent The BSP decided not to contest but this is not surprising The party has usually kept away from bypolls It felt that collaborating with the SP which might have brought together the minorities backwards and Dalits was not possible given the acrimonious relationship between the two parties Also Mayawati’s chief target is the Congress which has been the party of the Scheduled Castes in the past More importantly she has decided to move away from the BSP’s “sarvjan” strategy and concentrate on regaining the support of her core constituency the Jatavs She has also begun preparing for the next assembly elections which many believe will be held earlier than scheduled The Congress yet to recover from its humiliating Lok Sabha defeat did not make effective preparations in terms of either candidates or campaign strategy Badly divided internally it is concentrating on rebuilding the party organisation In these bypolls then it was a straight contest between the ruling SP and a BJP grown aggressive and over-confident after its earlier performance This worked to the SP’s advantage as minority backward and Dalit votes were not divided The reasons for the BJP not performing as well as it expected to in UP may be found in the highly disturbing and divisive nature of the campaign fought by local BJP-RSS leaders For the national election in a highly organised and strategised UP campaign Narendra Modi had addressed 40 massive rallies across the state over a period of six months Party cadres had deployed both overt and covert communal strategies Modi himself alluded to Hindutva at times but in most rallies he stressed on corruption and the lack of development under UPA 2 and the SP state government and promised the electorate rapid development based on the “Gujarat model” His massive victory in UP stemmed from the fact that he was able to address the frustration and unhappiness of the middle classes and the unemployed youth who felt that the state had been left behind in the development story In sharp contrast in the recent bypolls Modi did not address rallies in UP The campaign was managed by Amit Shah RSS and local leaders More importantly the agenda of development so conspicuous in the earlier election was almost entirely replaced by religious mobilisation and questionable tactics such as inflammatory speeches by leaders like Gorakhpur MP Adityanath and casting madrasas as hotbeds for the “education of terror” funded by animal slaughter Most significantly it fielded the appalling idea of “love jihad” While it is true that “love jihad” was picked up and spread by the media there does seem to have been a concerted campaign to win the elections through deepening religious polarisations and permanently influencing the cultural ethos of UP Senior BJP leaders such as Rajnath Singh denied knowledge of the idea of “love jihad” it was dropped from the political resolution at the UP state executive meet and it is believed that the state BJP president merely asked the youth to be alert about the issue in his inaugural address But the term is in circulation even after the by-elections In the past fringe elements with extreme views were responsible for moral policing and creating divides This is the first time that such ideas have been discussed so seriously and the BJP’s top leadership even the PM has made little effort to stop party colleagues including ministers from propagating them The last two months in western UP have demonstrated that the basic aim of the BJP-RSS campaign was not limited to gaining seats It also intended to construct in the Hindu mind an image of Muslims as the “other” The religious mobilisation witnessed during the UP campaign is part of a larger BJP gameplan to create deep social divides damaging the idea of secularism and tolerance “Love jihad” is a particularly regressive idea one that seems to license the self-appointed guardians of morality to control the lives of women and set society back by years Though the BJP won both the seats in western UP the younger generation by and large seems to have rejected the idea While such mobilisations may fit into the BJP-RSS’s political plan they are dangerous for our democratic fabric The by-election results are a timely democratic corrective to what was becoming a very dangerous game The writer is professor at the Centre for Political Studies and rector Jawaharlal Nehru University [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kozhikode | Published: February 4 2017 8:09 pm Pinarayi Vijayan chief minister of Kerala (File Photo) Top News A day after seeking legal opinion for conducting probe against Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau Director Jacob Thomas following a report of corruption against him Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Saturday made it clear that government has complete confidence on the official “That is why he is continuing in that post Legal advice was sought for getting clarification on certain matters’ Vijayan told reporters here Watch what else is in the news “Complete confidence…no doubt about it How can an official continue as Director (of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau) if government has no confidence on him” Vijayan asked The government had asked legal opinion on the report by Chief Secretary S M Vijayanandseeking action against Thomas for alleged financial irregularities when he was Ports Director in 2013-14 Vijayan said the case against Thomas pertains to when he was the Port Director The Vigilance had already conducted a probe on the matter and found the official not guilty he said “The finance department is again seeking a probe into the matter It was in this circumstances legal advice was sought from Director General of Prosecution whether it was possible to have a reinvestigation on this matter’ he said The Chief Secretary made the recommendation for probe against Thomas following a report filed by Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) K M Abraham who found that the official had caused loss to the exchequer while awarding a contract for the purchase of a dredger when he was the Director of Ports Vijayan said his government would not protect corrupt officials and action would be taken against them irrespective of their position “Government will not protect corrupt officials Action will be taken against them irrespective of what position they are holding” he said However he said the government would not harass any official For all the latest Thiruvananthapuram News download Indian Express App More Top News the largest minorities’ were still governed by non-codified customs as interpreted by courts. -Clear provisions in the law mandate that a divorce petition filed by a man will not be decreed unless the court is satisfied that there is sufficient maintenance being provided for the woman and any children born out of the marriage. however, The Supreme Court or the High Court should monitor the NIA investigation directly. I am very excited that we will be presenting the movie here,J.

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