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by KL Dubey
20 Jun 2019 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 310
Views: 30447

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Let us see if the 3 lok sabha MPs of TDP follow suit.

This is getting good....!
by KL Dubey
14 Jun 2019 03:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 310
Views: 30447

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/amit-shah-set-to-be-at-bjp-helm-at-least-till-year-end/articleshow/69780191.cms Looks like Amit will remain at the helm for the upcoming assembly elections in HY and MH (Oct 2019), JH (Nov/Dec 2019)...and quite possibly for DL (Feb 2020). NDA seems to be in...
by KL Dubey
11 Jun 2019 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2287
Views: 322940

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

can i get my rice bag after converting. I will be more than happy to change my name to ArjunPasteur :P :lol: :twisted: :mrgreen: That's nothing...last year I encountered a cabbie in Tvm named Richard Nixon....and I have work-related interactions with another guy in TN named Ronald Reagan (all the m...
by KL Dubey
11 Jun 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2287
Views: 322940

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

nvishal wrote:The interesting part(see lunacy) is in the second half

https://www.thetrumpet.com/20764-the-ru ... trilateral

I'm on my phone so cannot make quotes



King of the Hill was more realistic.
by KL Dubey
10 Jun 2019 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 297
Views: 24285

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Completely true. Nitishwa has shown time and again that he is the most ingrate, vicious, vengeful and unreliable person. It's unfathomable that BJP propped him up at the state level despite getting stabbed in the back by him, allowed him to ride Modi wave and get a solid block of 16MPs, and now thi...
by KL Dubey
09 Jun 2019 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 310
Views: 30447

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I was very put off by his "calling the election for BJP" after Phase IV, and was praying for the Dilbu anti-jinx to work to neutralize that. To Patil ji's credit, he made a prediction, and stayed with it till the end. One day before counting, he tweeted (in Morse Code) that "BJP will...
by KL Dubey
09 Jun 2019 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 310
Views: 30447

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:Needs to be supported. If we don't, not many others will.



[b]Dr Praveen Patil @5Forty3 Jun 4


Thanks and I agree. I continue to do my part, and hope he succeeds.
by KL Dubey
04 Jun 2019 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

He can aspire to LOP position in the next GE. No party that contested in 2019 won enough seats to stake a claim to LOP. 55 seats are required. INC has 52, of which 8 are just DMK seat sharing arragement - their native seat count is 44, same as last time. I don't think he has much aspiration. He is ...
by KL Dubey
02 Jun 2019 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Gadkari has been stripped of his favorite portfolio - Ports,Shipping and Inland waterways. He made several proud statements about cleaning Ganga, starting river transport in Ganga, Sagar mala, etc. Instead he has been given heavy industries. It would have been best to keep all transportation (road,...
by KL Dubey
02 Jun 2019 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I am (pleasantly) surprised to see Amit get HM. I agree this is exciting on multiple fronts - perhaps a "masterstroke" and surely a frightening development for BIF ecosystem. I think NS and RS are perfectly interchangeable in DM and FM. I had not expected that either. I think Jaishankar i...
by KL Dubey
31 May 2019 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I am (pleasantly) surprised to see Amit get HM. I agree this is exciting on multiple fronts - perhaps a "masterstroke" and surely a frightening development for BIF ecosystem. I think NS and RS are perfectly interchangeable in DM and FM. I had not expected that either. I think Jaishankar is...
by KL Dubey
31 May 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

One must learn lessons from the functioning of Modi Sarkar 1.0. Decisions taken are well deliberated and have reasons that may or may not be publicly well understood. They are rarely based upon online/social media demands. To assess Modi Sarkar 2.0 we should focus on the big picture, not "why t...
by KL Dubey
31 May 2019 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Don't understand how shah or jaitley can have any understanding of the complex world of economics? Are these ministers just placeholders and RBI director gets everything else done? They are the elected (or soon-to-be elected) MPs who are designated as decision makers. Their decisions are informed b...
by KL Dubey
30 May 2019 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

My guess is that Jaishankar will replace Sushma as EAM. Rajnath, Gadkari, Sitaraman will probably keep their current jobs. I think Amit may get finance, or switch with Goyal for railways. Most of the others may continue in their current jobs. Will be interesting to see what the new people will get. ...
by KL Dubey
30 May 2019 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Pure speculation: any chance there will be a "Dipty PM" this time ?
by KL Dubey
28 May 2019 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/cwc-strike-rate-4-18-many-last-fought-elections-decades-ago-5751407/ .... The rot goes deeper. Very few in CWC have contested elections in the past couple of decades. Why disturb it ? I don't think any nationalist wants a rejuvenated INC in the next 5 years a...
by KL Dubey
28 May 2019 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 420
Views: 27958

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Ash Rockzz ‏@Ash_Rokzz23 9h9 hours ago More Revanth Reddy wants to Join BJP clearly He Spoke to Amit Shah Aides & Met Many Telangana BJP leadership to Join BJP. But High command has told he can Join without any Pre Condition. I Think Jagan-DK Shivakumar-Revanth Reddy Combination will over throw...
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I do hope Amit Shah does not join the cabinet, which will distract him from BJP electoral expansion. the BJP may have a limit on the number of terms that the party president can serve. otherwise, there is no need to think of a replacement for AS. jealousy also plays a huge part in shifting him and ...
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I do hope Amit Shah does not join the cabinet, which will distract him from BJP electoral expansion.
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

To paraphrase the saying, "a fool and his legislators are soon parted". https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/jolt-to-upendra-kushwahas-rlsp-all-3-legislators-join-jdu/articleshow/69509029.cms In addition to all the MLAs defecting, they will also ask for recognition from ECI as the &qu...
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/essay/the-price-of-a-wink if there is one review on elections held you need to read this is it! Masterpiece from M J Akbar! Full of informative nuggets, analysis & punchlines (like Sam Pitroda considered himself PM candidate from congress :eek: ) Most of t...
by KL Dubey
26 May 2019 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Dr.Subramanian Swamy to Zee news: 1.RJB can be built, using existing laws. No need to wait for supreme court, only issue is adequate compensation for acquiring land. 2. Article 35 and 370 can be scrapped, no need parliamentary debates, only approval from the President required. Attributes victory t...
by KL Dubey
25 May 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 420
Views: 27958

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

There was a post on Jagan Reddy conversion to Hinduism. I tried to dig into this. It seems this is based on the following video, which apparently is not about conversion but regarding some homam he did for AP special status back in April: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riSSsErtpKo Folks in Andhra, ...
by KL Dubey
25 May 2019 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

siddhu wrote:I heard some talk about Ghar wapasi of Jagan by Modi ji. Would be wonderful if it's true.


Where was this talk heard ? Any source ? Or are you referring to 'chaiwala' matters ?
by KL Dubey
25 May 2019 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Total: 355/545 BJP 303+2, Allies 50 This will be the highest ever strength of NDA , surpassing the current strength of 341 as well as the strength of 336 after LS 2014. Even after exit of TDP and loss of 36 AIADMK seats....it is absolutely remarkable that the overall strength will increase a lot. N...
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I just hope Modiji spends some time taking it easy. The rigours of being India's leader plus his intense drive have caused him to age more than what he should have in the past 5 years. He can change gears for a bit and go easy for the first few weeks. The campaign has been hectic, and I am sure tir...
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 17:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OK, time to do a proper count of NDA numbers. There is confusion in various reports. Please correct if I am wrong. The following parties currently identify themselves as NDA members (I am only listing those who won seats in LS 2019): AJSU Party 1 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1 Apna Dal 2...
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sanjeev Balyan maintains slender lead over Ajit Singh even now. Waiting for one more corrupt dynast to fall !
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 06:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

[b]I ALMOST FORGOT: It is my solemn duty to report to BRF that Rahulbhai Chimanbhai Mehta - leader of "Right to Recall Party" :D - has lost to Amit Shah in Gandhinagar by a narrow margin of 893,527 votes. Most of these would have been NBJPRIE members bent on ensuring Mehta's defeat in thi...
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UP is showing a massive NaMo tsunami. As I predicted last year, BJP has polled 50% votes in UP ....whereas SP (18%), BSP (19%), and RLD (2%) have remained the same or lost vote share. So the "caste and religion" based "airthmetic" has totally failed and has been swept away by Tsu...
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I ALMOST FORGOT: It is my solemn duty to report to BRF that Rahulbhai Chimanbhai Mehta - leader of "Right to Recall Party" :D - has lost to Amit Shah in Gandhinagar by a narrow margin of 893,527 votes. Most of these would have been NBJPRIE members bent on ensuring Mehta's defeat in this c...
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 05:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I almost forgot to check....once again "Ganpat" Rai has lost deposit in Varanasi, as have all the other candidates except the MGB waali (who is narrowly getting it back).

http://results.eci.gov.in/pc/en/constituencywise/ConstituencywiseS2477.htm?ac=77
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Braveen Badil's prediction of 304 for BJP was bang on (actual result is looking like 303). He only slightly overestimated the NDA allies (gave them 60, whereas they have got 50). Overall it looks like all his hard work and persistence has paid off. Congrats Doc!
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 04:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

^^The Reds are now reduced to 6 seats, down from 11 in 2014 and 33 in 2009.
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 04:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I read a post that Shashi Tharoor may become Leader of Opposition. However, that would not happen since Congis have once again failed to reach 55 seats and become the official opposition party. So looks like the post will remain vacant. Of course, UPA and INC may designate someone (maybe Tharoor) as...
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 04:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:NDA-324-23



NDA total number is actually 353 right now.
by KL Dubey
24 May 2019 04:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 93646

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Bihar: - Giriraj Singh thrashes the "research scholar" by 4L. - Jitan Ram Manjhi loses (if he had won, he might have replaced Lalu Yadav as the #1 Comic in sansad). - Atmaghan Sinha trounced by 2.8L margin. Kushwaha and all his candidates thrashed. All these NDA deserters have got their re...

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