Samajwadi Party’s Tej Narayan Pandey alias Pawan Pandey won by a margin of 5405 votes over BJP’s Lallu Singh. This constituency has been of BJP since 1992, the year when the Babri Masjid was demolished !
The BJP has never emerged as a big party all the more because of absence of visionary political leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee. All the more BJP marked as a Hindu-Party since the demolition of Babri -Masjid faced criticisms immensely after they fail to construct Ram Mandir on the disputed location in Ayodhya. This stood as one of their major agendas and no matter how hard they worked on other grounds, some voters felt cheated. Well, it has been decades since that fanatic and horrific incident took place and the election results in Ayodhya , this time, may be indicating that both communities have moved on and development seems the core agenda among voters!
Days before the results were declared and on the basis of exit-polls , Congress performance when analysed as bad , senior leaders went ahead shielding Congress General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi, by considering themselves as responsible for the humiliating result that came into being today.Rita Bahuguna Joshi,the UP Congress Chief blamed the Candidates and defended for the loss and appreciated Rahul’s work.
Digvijay Singh and Salman Khurshid tried taking the responsibility in the media however, Rahul Gandhi has been courageous enough to accept that Congress has a lot to do in Uttar Pradesh to create an impact. He took the responsibility and declared results as a lesson to him as well. So Digvijay Singh and Salman Khurshid need not be showing any generosity by taking the congress loss on their shoulders. Rahul Gandhi also congratulated Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh for their outstanding performance and assured he would continue to work for the welfare of the state.
Well, surely this is like a leader who takes the responsibility of loss not just the credit of win. Uttar Pradesh elections saw Rahul Gandhi as an aggressive campaigner trying to promote his party dead-hard and even after senior leaders trying to treat the prince of Gandhi kingdom like one and willing to take all failures on their name, Rahul Gandhi took the initiative to admit he was the one who should shoulder the defeat.
Is it the Akhilesh Yadav magic or the magic of non-performance by the BSP ? Whatever it is, Uttar Pradesh election results indicate clear intention of most of UPites to bring the SP government back and hence SP is about to win seats over 202 , the base mark for majority. This way it would not need help of either the Congress or the Independent Candidates to form Government.
However, this win does come with loads of expectations of development of the state in every field, be it industrial, educational or agricultural. Construction of Memorial Parks , Monuments and Statues cannot be claimed as development anymore!
So far Mulayam Singh’s Samajwadi Party, guided by son Akhilesh Yadav is heading towards lead over all other parties. As expected Bahujan Samaj Party of Mayawati seems to be getting out of power and Samajwadi Party seems to be making the government. In the worst case with the association of Congress, as BJP has declared they would not support either the SP or the BSP. 202 out of 403 seats would be the number of Majority which any party or a group of parties would need to form a government. SP seems to be getting over 150 plus seats so far and it might have to deal with Congress to cover up the gap as BJP would not support them and BSP is the major opponent with which SP itself would not be joining hands.
As per media reports , Mamata Banerjee aka Didi Government has found a solution to control rapes in the state hence The Excise Department has disallowed (LCL) Late Closure Licenses to night-clubs for the coming month.
The late night alleged rape of a 37-year-old woman in a moving car , highlighted the fact that the incident took place while returning from a popular city night-club, at around 1:30 am and even the victim got friendly with the accused in the night-club itself.
How much will Mamata Banerjee be blamed ?
Initially, Didi gave a statement in haste, declaring the incident as fabricated and when proved true she was also criticized badly. And with 6 incidents of rape in a months time, coming in limelight, the TMC supremo seems getting deeper into controversies with her statements.Ban on late-night clubbing may have invited criticisms to the Bengal Chief Minister from Party Animals of the city.
However, it is not just the city of Kolkata and the Late-Night Party Lovers who are at risk but every woman and at any time of the day is unsafe in Bengal and in India. Face it! No city in India is safe. Highlighting Kolkata suddenly just because of change in Government would not be fair. Were the people of Bengal living perfectly under the Left rule? Had it been so, TMC would not have replaced them! The number of rapes reported in Bengal, in a month may equal Delhi’s weekly or may be daily numbers of similar crime. How many times do people question and criticize Sheila Dixit? Should Mamata Banerjee not be given a fair chance to take proper control of things rather than forced to make comments in haste .
Anticipations of SP winning with majority and probable alliance opportunities amongst the Big Parties to form government has been flooding news channels and sites. It is a noticeable fact that all the major parties have been blaming each other for something or the other , in their respective speeches during campaigning. Now it would be noteworthy if parties join hands to form government, as clear win for any party seems still doubtful, so far! Well, no matter whosoever wins , all the major parties including Congress,BJP,SP and BSP have got opportunities in the past and none left the opportunities to dishearten the state.
Votes in Uttar Pradesh are still divided on the basis of caste and religion and regardless the leaders be corrupt or inefficient they convince their voters either by blaming Central Government or by declaring corruption charges as conspiracy against them. It is not even the fault of voters,most of whom live in rural areas and are below or at par with poverty line. Literacy percent is still low and exposure to the outer world is very limited. In Uttar Pradesh, the major agenda should be development of the under-grown state and even the voters should think of benefits of the State as a whole and not just a community.
On 1st March , Shiv Sena activists reportedly halted shotting of Ajay Devgn’s ‘ Tez’ on grounds that foriegners were included for some roles.Foreigners who work in Bollywood are under different associations.Well, they were being convinced somehow and shooting started therafter.
Similarly, on 3rd March Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists halted shooting of Brad Pitt starrer movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ a movie on Osama. The crew came to Chandigarh to shoot. They wanted to represent Abbottabad on the screen, the city of Pakistan where Osama was killed, hence Chandigarh was chosen. This demanded some Shops addressed with Urdu Hoardings and some Pakistani flag being hoisted around the area to give it Abbottabad look. VHP activists protested this.
What is so patriotic about these acts? Is Bollywood the only source of earning for Marathi Manus that foreigners be objected ? Why always Bollywood ? Is it not because it will make Headlines ? Why do activists portray patriotism, by halting shootings and disallowing Pakistani flags to be hoisted for the same ? Who are they impressing ? And how does these meaningless shooting halts help the common man, ‘ AAM ADMI’ ? The only thing it does is it brings a smile on our face when we read or watch such Parishads And Senas halting shootings, thowing chairs and pelting stones, for no reasons and just to come in limlight. Should we thank them for making us giggle on their acts? Interestingly, when MNS attacks the North Indians , no VHP or Bajrang Dal activists utter a single word against this. Hope, the Senas and Parishads start understanding that at least Urban India is no more a fool and they do not buy these stunts anymore. Better start helpingt the common man- AAM ADMI, for real. Else, who minds smiling on funny shooting halts and baseless road blocks ?
Disproportionate Assets Case has led former Mumbai Congress President face arrest.The Special Investigation Team in Mumbai seized his properties including a bungalow, seven flats and about hundred acres of land. Properties on the name of relatives are also being doubted by media.
Kripashankar Singh is an example of rags to riches , as when he came to Mumbai from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, he used to sell vegetables and now he stands being accused of owning multi-crore assets in the same city ! He was also being criticized for misguiding representation of his academic qualification and astonishingly for holding two Pan Numbers, in the past.
Well, may be he is innocent and he really worked hard to achieve multi-crore dynasty by selling vegetables but quite contrary to this is a fact that Maharashtra is one of the states where farmers in the past were forced to take their own lives due to poverty. How come the same vegetable reseller ended up making such huge profits ? Guess that’s why we say ‘This Happens Only In India!’
Brad Pitt’s visit to India for shooting Kathryn Bigelow’s movie on Osama bin Laden seems useless after VHP activists halting the shooting at Chandigarh. The movie demands the view of Abbottabad,Pakistan , the city where the assassination of Laden took place, out of Chandigarh. Some shops required sign boards to be in Urdu and some Pakistani flags were being placed in certain areas to portray Abbottabad.
The activists disallowed Urdu sign boards and Pakistani flags being hoisted and pushed and abused cameramen and also screamed slogans against Pakistan. The activists also made a formal complaint to the cops. Vijay Singh Bhardwaj, the leader of the activists declared Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) will never allow any part of Chandigarh city be portrayed as Pakistan.
Sounds patriotic ? Well, may be it is for the political group which seems to be missing no chance to get to Headlines but the question is where were these guys when BJP ministers in Karnataka shamed the nation watching objectionable contents on the phone, while in the Assembly and where were they when the Karnataka Government was promoting Rave Parties in the sacred Coconut Island? Does this behaviour not give a picture of Indian narrow minded approach towards Pakistan which anyways is popular for being narrow -minded towards improving relations with India? Does it not depict to the foreigners that even Indians are equally hating to improve relations with neighbours? This does not mean Pakistan is a saintly neighbour but we have always been making better approaches, so far! Moreover, there are hundreds of places in several cities and towns of India where Pakistani flags remain hoisted 365 days a year and never do the self-proclaimed patriotic Hindu-Activist groups say anything. Why do they pretend ‘unknown’ about this ? After all, is it not all about portraying a city? How does it matter? Are we giving away Chandigarh to Pakistan as gift that the issue is being politicised ? Why our activists perform no activity on real-issues and remain active to make petty things, an issue ?