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by khatvaanga
21 Jun 2019 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 344
Views: 35091

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What happens to the remaining 2 RS MPs of TDP?
by khatvaanga
21 Jun 2019 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: One Nation One Election: News & Non-political Discussions
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: One Nation One Election: News & Non-political Discussions

Going to full on-line is the way to do One Election. saar with dumb microcontroller, without ports only 21 parties are going ape-sh*t crazy. in a fully integrated online system maybe extremely vulnerable for hacking no? Though I think for our electionprocess to be online is a few decades away. Need...
by khatvaanga
20 Jun 2019 23:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 344
Views: 35091

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Grapevine is that 2/3 LS MPs are ready to go to BJP. If that happens we will see the end of a party in real time.
by khatvaanga
20 Jun 2019 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: One Nation One Election: News & Non-political Discussions
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: One Nation One Election: News & Non-political Discussions

The recommendations are pretty solid and have taken into consideration the vagaries of our multi-party system. The two phase elections along with riders for what happens if a govt falls within out-of-cadence with the Two Phased approach is pretty good and I think this is something that will be benef...
by khatvaanga
20 Jun 2019 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 445
Views: 31221

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

ramana wrote:BJP has decided to takeover TDP and become viable in Andhra Pradesh.


heard there was a secret meeting of TDP Kapu leaders. Now where they go will decide how hard BJP has to work in AP.
by khatvaanga
08 Jun 2019 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 445
Views: 31221

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

There has been some chatter on how an ordinance on Sabarimalai would have fetched 2-4 seats in Kerala. After looking at AP, TN in GE I am not sure it would have helped. Btw Modi will be in Tirupati on 9th. Hopefully a better translator this time...

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by khatvaanga
06 Jun 2019 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 344
Views: 35091

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

this is still the Political Analysis thread right?
by khatvaanga
06 Jun 2019 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 445
Views: 31221

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

There could be hope for Andhra more than TN or KL. thanks to the EJ & his family who are showing their cards right from day 1. Many andhras are now worried that it could be halleluyapradesh if something doesnt get done.. acknowledging the problem is the first step. As a result seebeeyaan is tryi...
by khatvaanga
06 Jun 2019 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 344
Views: 35091

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

We need to take more care of the environment for future generations. But we seem to think only of today. Maybe artificial lakes could be built and an ecology may come up around it after a manual start? this has to be done. of the thousands of lakes in Texas <10 are natural. I am curious to see what...
by khatvaanga
05 Jun 2019 21:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 344
Views: 35091

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

the biggest thing to me from BJP manifesto is their promise of potable water to all thru pipes. While i am a (lot) skeptical about it due to the distances from water sources in, lets say, states like RJ or lack of any perennial water sources in districts such as Anantapur etc. I hope these things ar...
by khatvaanga
31 May 2019 20:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 48349

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

I am not sure if this was already discussed here, but I was talking to someone about urban infra in India, and he made a comment on why India doesnt look at hub-and-spoke model for all its metros? The biggest challenges in second rung cities as opposed to metros are 1. Education 2. Employment Opport...
by khatvaanga
31 May 2019 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94330

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Amit Ji in the home ministry will help fix the whole internal security situation and completely destroy internal BIF. Also will solve the Kashmir soft terror situation very quickly with Gen VK getting MoS road transport [N + NE / China most probably], Jaishankar getting EAM and, Shah as HM I am hop...
by khatvaanga
31 May 2019 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 445
Views: 31221

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

There seems to be an interesting phenomenon playing out in AP, too early to judge if it is in passing or if it will sustain into something tangible. Last few days and especially last two days telugu WA has been flooding with images of jagan with bible next to him, how his top officers are all RoL re...
by khatvaanga
31 May 2019 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 73
Views: 7376

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

I am not sure how many here have looked / read the NITI Aayog report on India @75 where it takes about things that need to be done by 2022/2023. It has a list of "end results" for various reforms that most here have been taking about [except, obviously, Judicial or Police reforms]. I would...
by khatvaanga
24 May 2019 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94330

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

an oft repeated phrase here - 4th Battle of Panipat... now in words. Not sure who wrote it but makes very pertinent points..

https://www.opindia.com/2019/02/mamata-banerjee-narendra-modi-2019-elections/
by khatvaanga
21 May 2019 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Gus wrote:
"bjp will lose wonlee" :((


oh thanks for letting me know Gus.

bjp will lose wonlee :((
by khatvaanga
21 May 2019 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote: Yes #Jihadidi game is over and she knows it. That's why high decibel ChabiLevelIndex 5.0 screaming and violence using state police.
Even they were replaced after Phases 2 onward.


as per sources on ground, connected to some TMC leaders, bjp could win anything from 12-26.
by khatvaanga
21 May 2019 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

nachiket wrote:At 67.11%, 2019 turnout highest ever for Lok Sabha polls

Suraj saar will be interested in this. Overall turnout in 2014 was 66.4%, which was already a record.


earlier today I read some report in Hindu which said 2019 was 2-3% less than 2014. That moment I knew it had to be better than 2014..
by khatvaanga
21 May 2019 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dilbu wrote:BJP will lose onlee :(( :(( :((


may we all be rewarded for your reverse jinxes Dilbu ji.
by khatvaanga
21 May 2019 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Exit polls are not exact polls, most have gone wrong since 1999: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/exit-polls-are-not-exact-polls-vice-president-venkaiah-naidu/article27178918.ece Some analyst said Exit polls are used to influence mostly betting markets...
by khatvaanga
20 May 2019 04:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OmkarC wrote:All in all, I hope Chandranna suffers the ignominy of defeat at national and state levels leading to his political wipe-out from AP.


best case for all of india. irrelevancy of telugu states but strong central govt.
by khatvaanga
20 May 2019 01:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:Disgusting that Malloostan and TN seem to be only exceptions.


even here peoples forget AP which is giving a grand 000000
by khatvaanga
20 May 2019 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

nachiket wrote:
abhijitm wrote:Very close contest. Most likely win for RG.

Even PP who is predicting 300 for BJP alone said Pappu was winning in Amethi. :cry:
by khatvaanga
19 May 2019 06:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Suresh S wrote:Agree with above posts that 370, 35A and Ram Mandir will be and must be done in next 5 yrs and in 2024 these will be of historic interest.


Shah already said they will repeal it by [or in?] 2020.
by khatvaanga
19 May 2019 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

CRamS, He’s married to Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow at the CFR in DC. A south Asia “expert”. Thankfully Orange-uran doesn’t give a hoot about such people and is into real power politics. she seems more indian than this guy. I read her book *our time has come: : How India is Making Its Place in the W...
by khatvaanga
17 May 2019 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

He has no record at a false positive in a wave election, i.e. he has never asserted a wave election when there wasn't one. However he has one instance of a false negative, where in CG 2018 he didn't notice the wave against the incumbent, but then no one did, including the INC. which is why i am mor...
by khatvaanga
16 May 2019 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:UBCN prediction for the first 5 minutes of Counting/Announcement:
BJP 5, NDA total 6, Congi 5, M.GaddhaBandhan total 6. UNDECIDED: 533
{Dhoti shiver Lungi shiver}



:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by khatvaanga
11 May 2019 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Muppalla wrote:Looks like BJP is heading for a landslide win on May 23rd. So far not a single mistake in the campaign path and plan.


this looks and feels like a wave election. either bjp will get wiped out as in chattisgarh or win really big as in UP. 12 more days..
by khatvaanga
10 May 2019 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

nachiket wrote:Modi was an unknown quantity to me too....


only reason i heard about him was because he was instrumental in LKAs Rath Yatra. Was known as an excellent organizer who thought about eveyrthing.
by khatvaanga
10 May 2019 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Lilo wrote:Are we discussing the succesors to Modi in 2024 and beyond in this thread now ? :rotfl:
With 2019 hardly in the bag we are discussing the PM candidates in 2024? wah !


never too early to start. like enrolling yet-to-be-born kid in IITJEE coaching.
by khatvaanga
08 May 2019 20:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

More thoughts on RaGa's messaging: 2a) It is very hard to keep track of the numbers. They keep changing. 10K here, 30K there, 40K.. The least RaGa could do is maintain some kind of 'Claims Passbook' where he can add new entries . For example 'Recipient' column can be pre-filled in as 'Modi' , unles...
by khatvaanga
08 May 2019 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Shahul Hameed https://twitter.com/ShahulAhm/status/1125761673787248642 UP in Lok Sabha 2019 seems to be a carbon copy election of UP Vidhan Sabha 2017 - Then it was Uri + Demonetization + Ujjwala - Now Balakot + Reservations for EWS + PM-KISAN + PM Awaas only more vigour and more traction looks more...
by khatvaanga
07 May 2019 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote:I would suggest to acquire a Gutrgoo account and post the original idea there and link it in Twitter.


there seems to be some issue with being anon on Gutrgoo.
by khatvaanga
07 May 2019 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

CRamS wrote:Guys, what do you think of Ram Madhav's comment. Was he just speaking off the cuff, or was he saying based on internal polling? But surprising he has to say it even if its true.


he said conservatively 271 is what bjp will get amd NDA will get full majority.
by khatvaanga
06 May 2019 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote:eklavya one thing about traditional politicians is believe the opposite of what they state.
BMW and Akaless are in dire straits for her to make this statement at this time.



exactly. if it was working they wouldn't have to give a public statement that it is working.
by khatvaanga
06 May 2019 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

what are those theories? 1. They are waiting this out since by 2024 there are few additional constituencies that will be more like Wayanad or Hyderabad LS. Their impact will be felt much higher. or 2. They have given up on this elec due to modi wave [which is evident on the ground in village after ...
by khatvaanga
06 May 2019 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

He was misquoted. He explicitly said at a very conservative estimate 271.
by khatvaanga
06 May 2019 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

PP's optimism actually worries me. I have been reading through all his analysis; and as per that the "seculars" have just rolled down and died. I cannot believe that! that does seem to be the story of this election. Not just in UP but else where too voting percentages are down in peaceful...
by khatvaanga
05 May 2019 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 472354

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I will worry about the bringing of rg after 23rd of May. If maut ka Saudagar is ok. If khoon ke dalili is ok. If Modi chor hai is ok inspite of zero evidence. Then rg bhrashtachari no 1 is ok as well. Winning is everything in this election. absolutely. i have no love lost for any of the congi goons...

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