Congress,on the other-hand has had as many lunches and dinners as possible with Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav,chiefs of BSP and SP parties,respectively,to make sure the calculation of retaining the govt in power does not fall short, at any cost ! 😀
Bal Thackery the controversial yet popular Maratha Leader has left a huge baggage of his popularity and fan following after his demise which can still play a prominent role in Maharashtra politics ! Its a human tendency to look upon for a replacement, equally competent,of such mass leaders.Often,obvious choice is any immediate blood-relation of such crowd puller!
Uddhav Thackeray, son of Balasaheb was undoubtedly a perfect son but is he a perfect successor to the throne of Bal Thackeray,is a question which arose since the popularity of Balasaheb’s nephew Raj Thackeray who was considered far more competent than Uddhav and quit the Shiv Sena to form his own political party , MNS, when he understood his role would remain limited in the Sena.
He proved his worth by taking his party head strong against Shiv Sena within 6 years and it was only this year,Bal Thackeray had managed to bring Raj close to Sena to support eachother’s party rather than behaving rivals.
A cartoonist, a journalist , an influential speaker,a political leader , a godfather, a mentor, a visionary and to some, a reason to fear , Balasaheb Thackeray’s name would remain inevitable in the Maharashtrian politics ! Often compared to a tiger by some and to Adolf Hitler by many,Bal Thackeray was a known personality not only in the nation but also worldwide !
The hardliner Hindu political leader and Marathi Manus and the Supremo of Shiv Sena,commonly compared to a tiger-Bal Thackeray, has attained stability in health and is recovering well after being on life support, a day back. The 86 year old who was not keeping well since past three weeks was visited by all major bollywood stars, known political leaders and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev !
On Thursday, many areas of Mumbai came to a stand still after Balasaheb Thackeray’s health turned critical.Shops were closed,Mumbai police was put on high-alert and and RAF was deployed guarding ‘Matoshree’,Thackeray’s residence!
Often wearing a white or saffron kurta and garlanded with rudraksha beads, with a grey beard and sitting on a throne-like chair,Balasaheb Thackeray’s personality speaks for itself. Such is his popularity that only after Balasaheb’s son Uddhav publicly confirmed that Balasaheb’s health was stable,Mumbai seem to have attained normalcy!
The former national level athlete(middle distance runner) who brought glory to the nation by winning gold medals at various international competitions has been declared a male, after tests conducted by doctors at SSKM Hospital,Kolkata.The athlete has been denying rape and cheating charges slapped by athlete’s live-in partner.The police has filed rape case on Pinki after the gender-determination test has revealed Pinki is a male.
Now,even if she may not be found guilty of rape( in case),she may still have a chance of being stripped off her medals which she won in women’s catagory. Hopefully,now Pinki would know the difference between a male and a female !
Briton Ed Hawkins,a sports journalist who has spent several years investigating corruption in cricket,in his yet to be released book-‘Bookie,Gambler,Fixer,Spy’ , has questioned the authenticity of India Vs Pakistan World Cup 2011 Match which India won and eventually the World Cup!
With few Pakistani players, previously, found guilty of being involved in spot-fixing,the claims made in the book cannot be rubbished completely.This may also put Indian Cricket Team’s reputation and achievements to question,as well.
Safeguarding the govt against possible ‘No Confidence Motion’ in the upcoming winter session of the parliament,prime minister,Dr Manmohan Singh met Mulayam Singh,chief of SP, over dinner and Mayawati, chief of BSP,next day,over lunch!
The growing impact of regional parties has led to trend of coalition govts since decades,now.Central govts many a times,stand helpless in front of such allies and under all circumstances its the nation, the economy and the ‘aam aadmi'(common man) which suffer.
To have a better future,is it not time,India be ruled by a single-party?