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by abhijitm
29 Nov 2019 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Rony wrote:Read in full

BJP's Maha Folly

Good article. Every word is solid, including DF and his tryst with "secularism". Shani Shingnapur and Mahalaxmi temple incidents should have also got the mention. Because both places in 2014 BJP candidate won, in 2019 BJP candidates lost.
by abhijitm
28 Nov 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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https://twitter.com/AgentSaffron/status/1199988380689453056 Vanara @AgentSaffron BJP govt got Sadhvi Pragya get justice. She'd have died in jail otherwise. BJP gave her ticket from a super safe seat. BJP didn't take action against her for first time. BJP govt gave her parliamentary committee post. ...
by abhijitm
28 Nov 2019 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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Imagine if someone in BJP or associated with BJP or a BJP supporting columnist said the following, except replacing Brahmins with Muslims or Christians, buy this time all hell would have broken lose. Here is one Libtrad's hate of Brahmins and he is an 'inettectual' nikhil wagle @waglenikhil It is s...
by abhijitm
27 Nov 2019 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Heh .... https://twitter.com/TimesNow/status/1199644507995721728 TIMES NOW @TimesNow #Breaking | Sources: @NCPspeaks demands Maharashtra CM post for 2.5 years . | #PawarDoubleCross Even though I am posting it here, one has to be cautious with the "Breaking News" business .. better to wait...
by abhijitm
27 Nov 2019 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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BJP was equally greedy in the first place. Why did it go for a pre poll alliance with an unstable ally like Shiv Sena? Uddhav has been signalling for a long time. Even a 2.5 years rotational chair would have worked in BJP's favour. I guess sometimes arrogance of power leads to downfall. Every party...
by abhijitm
27 Nov 2019 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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If Fadnavis and Shah really tried to pull this off with just Ajit Pawar's backing I have no words. It was monumentally stupid. Fadnavis for one should know very well not to get involved in a SP vs AP slugfest. There was always going to be only one winner and that is not AP. I was hoping that this w...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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He shouldn't have desecrated shani shignapur. Ghor paap. Not a God to be messed up with. How much of a resistance was their from the common Marathi people when Trupti Desai & Co started their tricks? Why blame BJP & Fadnavis alone when there was no major support from the common people as we...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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This is like peace after Munich agreement. Mark my words within 2 years Shiv Saniks will be cursing Uddhav. Thackrays not used to have criticism from marathi people as they only control the government remotely. This is going to be interesting for UT as criticism will flow left and right no matter w...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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I don't think so at ground level in urban areas SS INC NCP cadre are rivals, they will fight check SS supporters today, jubiliant :) , I am sure NCP/Cong supporters will be too. Somehow BJP managed to become their 'common enemy' in MH. Its like Shia, Sunni, Ahmediya. They fight each other after tog...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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I will not be so sure about the talks of 1 year/6 month terms. We underestimate the adhesiveness of money. My bet is it was all Sharad Pawar game from the beginning, right from egging Uddhav on to throwing Ajit Pawar under the bus. Now he has a government who is amenable to himself, which would hav...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 17:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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he 'almost' lost isn't same as lost. Yes, ED will come knocking for sure and we will hear of various anti-migrant and valentine day attacks from maharashtra and channels will have field day maligning bmc, roads, farmers and corruption. But govt will survive if they are disciplined. One difference i...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 16:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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I too strongly feel that SP played this pre-poll understanding with SS purely out of vengence of BJP who tried to break his party even when he played nice with them. Does any one remember Uddhav's press conference on Arrey trees issue before election? He said 'we will punish them (who cut the trees...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 16:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657444

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

So has Ajit Pawar gone back to NCP now? What a masterstroke by NCP! Though I dont know why BJP fell for it. No problem, otherwise SS and INC where playing a drama, now they have openly come out with their agenda- this was a post poll setting but a pre poll alliance, its too contradictory for cadre ...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657444

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Why lie that we have numbers for so many days when they didn't? They lied during Karnataka, they lied in MH. Why? Breaking other parties etc. is okay, part of politics but it pains me the party I support lies for so many days and gives false hope to its supporters.
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 15:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

cant resist putting 2 lines regarding MAH fiasco,,, . DF ( BJP) should not have cut so many trees in araay milk colony. They should leave Mumbai and look towards development in other regions( not that they are not doing,,, but still). He shouldn't have desecrated shani shignapur. Ghor paap. Not a G...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 15:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657444

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

cant resist putting 2 lines regarding MAH fiasco,,, . DF ( BJP) should not have cut so many trees in araay milk colony. They should leave Mumbai and look towards development in other regions( not that they are not doing,,, but still). Mistakes started from 2014 1. Before 2014 election SS refused to...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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Assuming DF wins the vote of confidence (I expect violence in assembly tomorrow)), Where would that leave SS ? I think DF would quit in case he doesn't have numbers even before the voting. Lets hope AS is a better player than we think he is. This looks to me karnataka redux. Anyway, you got to try ...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
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Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Those tomatoes in the vidoe are of lowest quality. You can't sell them in Indian cities. No indian woman will touch those. i have been told that it is a very good source of protein...waiting for pakis to come up with those arguments..anyways it might not be haram..after all their ancestors would not...
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657444

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Fadnavis days are numbered. But the message AS has sent is strong that bjp will not go down without fighting and its never over.
by abhijitm
26 Nov 2019 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Strange that bjp did not go after leaderless cong MLAs in MH, instead chose to split NCP and burn the bridges with SP.
by abhijitm
25 Nov 2019 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Shiv Sainiks taking an oath in the name of Sonia Gandhi and Abu Azmi is supporting a SS Gov't. After all these years of politics what are the INC and Shiv Sena cadre thinking. Other than money surely some will be seeing the ideological irony. What I learn is as long as party they support comes to p...
by abhijitm
25 Nov 2019 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Didn't they give signed support letter of 162 MLAs to the governor today?
by abhijitm
25 Nov 2019 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

sajo21 wrote:
Ashokk wrote:


Biggest indicator that BJP has thrown in the towel? Does he imply that all NCP MLAs who supported the new gobermint farmation have been "bought" back into the Pawarfold ?

He was referring cong bought entire shiv sena.
by abhijitm
24 Nov 2019 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 975
Views: 77115

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Recently i noticed many times when I click on 'Forum' link of BRF home page it redirects to a site and my anti-virus gives malicious redirection warning. This is happening only for BRF. Other websites are working fine for me. Just wanted to check if other members are also facing the same issue and w...
by abhijitm
24 Nov 2019 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Intriguingly no editorial in Saamana (SS mouthpiece) on yesterday's development. Usually the paper is full of verbal diarrhea when they are crossed.
by abhijitm
23 Nov 2019 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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IMHO if SP was not onboard then this move was unnecessary. This will burn bridges with SP and ncp.

I also think AS played his ajit pawar card too soon. He should have let these parties form a government and then pull it down with help from AP.
by abhijitm
23 Nov 2019 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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^^ The last tweet makes more sense
by abhijitm
23 Nov 2019 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Table turning again in MH. NCP is now claiming all "rebel" MLAs have come back.
by abhijitm
23 Nov 2019 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Game is not over yet? Total confusion. Its not over until the floor test.
by abhijitm
23 Nov 2019 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If UT still can't understand pawar game then he doesn't deserve to be in politics at all.
by abhijitm
23 Nov 2019 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Raut is giving clean chit to SP! this guys is playing his own game with UT. I remember vaguely many years ago raut took liberty and wrote editorial criticising some thackray's decision. He received lot of protest and forced to say sorry. Why I feel that he is taking his revenge on his earlier boss's...
by abhijitm
23 Nov 2019 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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Raut was pawar's handler all along
by abhijitm
23 Nov 2019 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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media is running news based on tweets.
by abhijitm
23 Nov 2019 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657444

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

UT royally gamed

I am so surprised NCP broke the pre poll alliance with cong. But hey, anything can happen in politics.
by abhijitm
22 Nov 2019 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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BJP intriguingly is very quiet so far only some statements here and there but no strong criticism, no morcha dharna etc. In other circumstances a party would have brought its supporters on the street for protest but nothing of that sort. There is unusual quiet. Either they have a plan or they are st...
by abhijitm
22 Nov 2019 16:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657444

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For the people in those 100 odd constituencies that voted NCP + INC, pretty good, I guess. ...and 56 constituencies that voted for SS. They wanted their man in power and are getting it. Can't complain. True. To add to your point, SS has fed their voters enough poison about BJP, they don't care. Lit...
by abhijitm
19 Nov 2019 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
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^^ not surprising eh that they don't teach anything about maratha empire in schools.
by abhijitm
19 Nov 2019 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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As much as I am not a fan of Bhaiwood but its nice to see words like 'Bhagwa' becoming part of lexicon. Somewhere some forgotten Heros are being brought to life. Soon it will become a Tsunami. Expect a movie on Maharana Pratap soon. Waiting the day they make a Hindi movie on Vijaynagara & Chola...
by abhijitm
19 Nov 2019 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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If the "alliance" does not form the govt, there are "other" considerations in play. the abrahamics understand the concept of taqiya very well indeed and use it frequently to achieve their ends. twitter Congress managers are smart enough to realise that not a single Muslim, Chris...

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