After being out of politics and the nation for 57 days , Congress VP Rahul Gandhi is going to make a comeback with a rally at Ram Lila Maidan against the Land Acquisition Bill. The Congress says the bill is anti-farmer and representatives of farmers from many states are expected to participate in the rally.
Rahul’s comeback may have given fresh hopes to few in the Congress, however, the revival of Congress seems a distant dream.
Ashok Khemka has been posted as Secretary, Archaeology and Museums Department and Director General, Archaeology and Museums transferred from the post of Transport Commissioner and Secretary of Haryana. This is his 45th transfer in his 24 years of career so far. While the Haryana Govt claims its a routine transfer, Khemka’s tweet after the decision explained his pain on the transfer.
Just few days back, key AAP members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were removed from the party’s Political Affairs Committee attracting sharp reactions from within the party. The party had reasoned that both Yadav and Bhushan were propagating against the party and Kejriwal during Delhi elections hence did not deserve to remain in the committee. Many in the party are seeking proper explanations on the decision of sacking Yadav and Bhushan. The party seem to have divided into supporters of Kejriwal and other key-members like Yogendra Yadav , Prashant Bhushan and Mayank Gandhi.
To add to the trouble, former AAP MLA, Rajesh Garg, alleged Kejriwal was involved in trying to lure six congress MLAs to leave Congress and make their own party and support AAP during its last tenure of 49 days. He released an audio tape in which Kejriwal allegedly, is heard, trying to poach congress MLAs. Resulting this, another key- member from Mumbai, Anjali Damania has resigned from the party.
Newly appointed CM of BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Saeed has sparked a controversy while addressing the media giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and terror groups credits of peaceful elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
To add on, some lawmakers of the PDP have also demanded remains of Afzal Guru back.
While, the BJP has preferred keeping distance from Mufti Saeed’s views on peaceful elections in J&K, opposition has left no stones unturned to criticize and take a dig on Mufti Saeed and Modi on these controversial statements.
Pakistan has never won against India in World Cup matches ever in the past. Will 2015 World Cup match break this World Cup jinx against India ?
India does it again. Refrains Pakistan from winning against India in World Cup 2015. Jinx intact !!
Delhi gives full support to AAP lot beyond the exit polls. BJP has been swiped away badly enough and Congress stands no where so far!!
BJP to Delhi : Fir se bolo… Ab ki Baar!!!
Delhi to BJP : bohot hua.. ab ghar ja yaar
The results are overwhelming for AAP but is it the win of Kejriwal or loss of Modi or is it completely the win of voters who are playing smarter than ever ???
Opinion Polls show AAP is maintaining a winning trend in Delhi Elections with probability of getting as many as 42 seats out of 70 to be able to make its government easily. Arvind Kejriwal , as per exit polls, show he still remains the major favourite as Delhi Chief Minister.
AAP winning Delhi would give a major setback to the ‘Modi Wave’ which is believed to have maintained its impact on state elections so far since 2014 General Elections where the wave broke trends of coalition govts by giving Modi a chance to make a majority BJP govt in the Centre.
Nine months since Nitish Kumar stepped down as Bihar CM and was replaced by Jitan Ram Manjhi, Nitish Kumar plans to return as CM of the state. Although, Manjhi has remained unwilling to leave the CM’s post, his re-entry as Chief Minister was endorsed today by the law-makers from his party.
It is undeniable that 2015 Delhi Elections certainly required a stern and prominent face like Kiran Bedi to be the face of BJP. Keeping in mind that Arvind Kejriwal had managed to counter-attack, if not nullify, the NaMo wave, in 2013 Delhi Elections. It might be an appropriate step to choose Kiran Bedi as the CM face against Kejriwal. A major common factor between Bedi and Kejriwal is that they both are not that great as team players. While, Kejriwal is comfortable as the Top Boss of his political party AAP , Bedi has joined a team where she might not have the liberty of being herself entirely.
While, Kejriwal is rowing his boat on his own , its Kiran Bedi who is on a ship which is Captained by PM Modi.
Here is a great article on Hindustan Times highlighting the similarities and differences between Bedi and Kejriwal if one might be interested to know in-depth about the way both handle tasks at hand.
BJP knows that Kiran Bedi joining BJP and being portrayed the CM candidate can ease the competition with Kejriwal but cannot eradicate the fear of loss. Keeping this in mind, party president, Amit Shah, has made aggressive plans to attack AAP and the BJP is about to hold 250 rallies within the next few days left for elections. These rallies include 4 rallies by PM Modi himself.
- Is the ‘Modi wave’ fading out slowly, that even after showcasing Kiran Bedi as the CM face for Delhi, BJP is campaigning aggressively with its top gun leaders including PM himself ?
- Is Kejriwal really a choice of Delhi as CM and Delhi feels he deserves a second chance after giving up in just 49 days, aspiring for the PM post ?
The Supreme Court has ordered BCCI chief in exile, N Srinivasan, that he can only be eligible for elections for the post of president of BCCI if he disowns Chennai Super Kings Team of IPL. In other words, he cannot enjoy the post of BCCI president and a Team franchise owner at the same time as both the positions create conflict of interests. The Supreme Court also sited that although there are no proofs but there is a strong probability that Srinivasan was involved in IPL corruption.