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by greatde
01 Mar 2021 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 99
Views: 8749

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

The voting been relatively lower since 2019 LS. Plus more unpredictability in Covid era. BJP needs a good turnout and fight on election day itself. That should be the key issue. And how is Assam election? Like 35 seats are already gone due to demographics. Thus , remaining 90 seats, NDA needs a win ...
by greatde
24 Feb 2021 15:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2572
Views: 238177

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

True. I am astounded by the absence of strategy countering the BIF front and the termites eating away from the inside. This is an international battle, and it was always inevitable. One could buy people, or create counter lobby groups, but that takes time, so we are starting from backfoot. One coul...
by greatde
24 Feb 2021 13:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2572
Views: 238177

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: So, between elections, it is okay for us banana shittizens to get killed in riots, absorb high losses in productivity and subsidise these MCees? You may call it “loopholes” in democracy. And not just India, but other countries are facing such “irrational” protests. T...
by greatde
24 Feb 2021 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2572
Views: 238177

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1. Yes there are other interested parties within and outside the country to create trouble. 2. What is the strategy of the ruling party when unrest is created? 3. Shaheenbagh was a template which resulted in Delhi riots. The entire episode showed criminal failure on BJP and the responsibility of th...
by greatde
01 Feb 2021 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2572
Views: 238177

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So farmer dalal have option to take Modi's deal of 1.5 years. If they don't, the case will go to SC and also govt will file Uapa charges. Then they have no option but to accept SC's compromise which may be worse that Modi's deal. But SC process may be delayed which means andolan can go on for few m...
by greatde
01 Feb 2021 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2572
Views: 238177

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Never imagined that the government would be even more on the backfoot, after the 26/1 riot. It's a lost cause, and the conduct of courts is the most puzzling. At least media is showing the discrepancies, faultlines in this protest. But no effort nor correction from the other pillar of democracy. The...
by greatde
28 Jan 2021 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2572
Views: 238177

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Many similarities between India & US today, where many citizens want to overrule the elected government and, have their election conspiracies theories,. Both governments should be natural partners in today's time, yet our techs/media/courts aren't aligned with government here. India could use th...
by greatde
27 Jan 2021 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2572
Views: 238177

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yesterday, the government showed it's tolerance, and that should be appreciated. Yet, this create "Kashmir" all over India, is the template and looming threat. I am not sure how the government can really deal with it. The immediate thing would be to create "pressure points", so t...
by greatde
11 Jan 2021 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 462
Views: 45159

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

An Indian global new channel should be the first aim. And yet, in nearly 7 years, nothing big has come.

Online Indian social media platforms is a even tougher task.
by greatde
10 Jan 2021 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2572
Views: 238177

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Why hasn't the government talked about the consumers? Or the common-man in this farm bills? Aren't they are biggest beneficiaries with lower prices. Maybe change the bill name to some Aam Aadmi goods bills? There should be focus towards the biggest group which is the consumers. Indirectly make it a ...
by greatde
13 Dec 2020 23:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Why is government focusing so much on benefits of 3 new farm bills? Instead, they should explain what was wrong in the existing system, which this bills aims to fix. Today, many common man thinks the existing system was fair and clean, and this government has disrupted it. Destroy those myths.
by greatde
07 Dec 2020 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I dont see how this is going to end well for the government. The government will have to walk back on some of the amendments. Leave alone face saving measures, the farmers organisations are currently not budging from their demand of complete withdrawal of all 3 laws. If it devolves into violence th...
by greatde
07 Dec 2020 14:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

“He who shouts the loudest gets heard”.To resolve that, was key underlying reason why Modi was elected, alongside development and Congress mukt Bharat. Be it the 2nd largest community group and their veto power, or any lobby groups. Yet, this show of force protests or taking roads as hostage has onl...
by greatde
29 Nov 2020 21:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So "mahool" is more important the "facts". That's the premise of all secular parties, and the so called anti-farm protects reflect that. No actual arguments, but a creation of bad environment has been done. Then, make a "Silliguri" in our major cities. Choke the vital p...
by greatde
15 Nov 2020 00:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So it seems that Jharkhand has passed a bill for Sarnaism, separate religion from Hindu.

Now, its up to center to approve it. Difficult times ahead both ways...
by greatde
12 Nov 2020 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

First of all Trump is not an "establishment Republican" just like Tulsi Gabbard is not exactly an "establishment Democrat". The best president from India's point of view would have been Tulsi. Unfortunately since she couldn't make the cut, Trump is the next best bet. Plus he is ...
by greatde
12 Nov 2020 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Here’s hoping Arnab remains a journalist foremost. He doesn’t and should not make it a personal or emotional fight. He can easily do a Kejriwal and join politics, and that would not be great tactic. He has to fight within the mainstream media and using the same tools. Learn from NDTV and how they we...
by greatde
12 Nov 2020 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

^^^You’re rationalizing the already negative disposition the incoming administration has to fit your views. India must have a positive relationship with the largest economy in the world and one it’s largest military suppliers. There is no where else for India to go except the US for many of its eco...
by greatde
12 Nov 2020 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Big difference. Obama was never involved in the anti Modi policies like Hillary or Bush. Biden and Harris are hostile from the start. Its a circle. The republicans had evangelicals who have anti-Hindu policies despite Trump never directly involved. Biden’s wins empowers 2nd & 3rd tier leaders o...
by greatde
12 Nov 2020 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Biden on his website indicated India must restore Cashmere hyuman rights, opposition to CAA and NRC. If that isn’t interference, then I don’t what is. Harris openly stated in a fund raiser she would call out people (India) for cashmere hyuman rights. They’ve openly stated positions on India from th...
by greatde
11 Nov 2020 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

^^^Trump was allowing India to have strategic space and the benign neglect means not having another headache with the US on nonsense issues like Cashmere, human rights, democracy, etc. In Feb. 2019, India could have gone in and destroyed PAF military installations and the Trump administration would...
by greatde
11 Nov 2020 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

It all depends what is Biden's, main target/enemy. Trump & Modi have totally different behavior, values, journey yet aligned as top target was same kind. It's similar in local politics as well, where Congress & Left align as the no.1 target is Modi.
by greatde
11 Nov 2020 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not in simple, but what about Sudarshan News?

Since the judge says if you dont like a channel, then dont watch it. There is discrepancies around.
by greatde
11 Nov 2020 00:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

HAM/VIP are the kingmakers. They can change sides.

And if NDA alliance do form the government, its essential BJP gets the speaker post.
by greatde
10 Nov 2020 21:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The rise of the AIMIM in Bihar is worrying. They have started carving out a space for themselves in the Muslim heavy Seemanchal region, winning *5* seats. This is not good as this will exacerbate tensions significantly. This is also going to have significant effects in UP, and possibly Bengal. Assa...
by greatde
10 Nov 2020 20:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

MGB can form the government. VIP & HAM party can change alliance and join MGB, and there only for the money/fame.

BJP+JDU themselves will not reach the mark.
by greatde
09 Nov 2020 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So many complains and whining. Its a circle, and Modi could lament at his supporters who simply dont even turn up on election day. How can he be empowered with such weak turnout and thereby bad results. Its 4 state election where post polls and results differ from pre-polls. And Modi was elected for...
by greatde
08 Nov 2020 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33491

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

In 2014, many here thought US relations would be down, and Modi would not visit or deal with them due to visa ban. Turns out differently, and both countries ties improved. Similar case with Middle East. Its more about pro-Pakistan than pro-India, India cant afford a pro-Pakistan stance by its so cal...
by greatde
08 Nov 2020 19:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The flaw in Indian democracy system, is result entirely depends on "voter turnout", "the who is more motivated" on election day. How many of the pre-polls survey people actually go out to vote on election day? After Haryana, MH, Bihar probably is the 3rd election where post polls...
by greatde
08 Nov 2020 10:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NDA lost 2015 Bihar because the people loved Nitish. It is losing 2020 because they don't like Nitish. NDA lost in 2015, due to RSS gaffe about reservations. The love for RJD was there in 2015, and now also in 2020. Nothing much about Nitesh, he is a non-factor. This potentially Bihar defeat, boost...
by greatde
07 Nov 2020 20:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This Bihar election will impact Gujarat election. Similar situation, where a big anti-incumbency , and a weak CM persona.

The jungle raj agenda of NDA, failed in 2015, and failed again 2020.
by greatde
06 Nov 2020 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63211

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Surely, irrespective of which government, US needs status quo to prevail, and remain of the discrepancy/gap within various countries. Overall, India has to be restrained for them. There might be a bigger fish now, so India is more useful to them currently. Yet , our clash is inevitable as long as In...
by greatde
06 Nov 2020 12:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63211

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Its a case of “could be”. So why is Trump so immune here? Trump’s base of evangelicals could cause issues and pressure for India. Trump is transactional, so if other countries offer good deal, he would align with that. See his comments on Kashmir. Nobody is a true, and India has to work with unholy ...
by greatde
05 Nov 2020 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63211

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Trump's team and certain pollsters still confident about AZ, and if and if, it flips back. It's game ON.
by greatde
04 Nov 2020 23:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Hope BJP is paying close attention to US results, the voter turnout matters. Trump retained his base, yet Biden winning as turnout is higher. BJP needs to motivate it's voter base on election day, and also bring new laws for NRIs, or even mail. Bihar isn't encouraging, and thus, it's tough ongoing b...
by greatde
04 Nov 2020 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63211

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

It seems like Biden has won WI with a margin of around 20k votes. So, does this nail the coffin on Trump's chances? NO. Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona are the key states. And Biden needs to be at least 3 of them, and appears on course. Thus, if the leads becomes...
by greatde
04 Nov 2020 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 63211

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Its gone for Trump. Biden will flip MN, WN and already winning AZ
by greatde
04 Nov 2020 14:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

India so called secularism is about serving their own. Offering veto power to certain groups. Whereas, Arnab isnt one of their own, so he has to discarded and caught.

And also see the silence by the courts, freedom activists, human rights groups, and common people. Its bad implication.
by greatde
01 Nov 2020 11:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The other side dont look at Congress or similar parties to solve their “issues”. They have learnt to do it on their own and have their own channels, irrespective of who is in power. That should be the aim of Hindu side. Create non-politically affiliated voices and organisations. It’s a multi battlef...
by greatde
29 Oct 2020 22:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391224

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There's some blame that goes to Hindu voters. Many have fell for false narratives about Modi and GJ riots. Modi didn't lie when he said that he did everything possible to keep muslims safe. Opposition isn't scared of any Hindu messiah's arrival. Even if that means another arrival of Durga and Krish...

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