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by munna
29 Dec 2013 13:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

so, gadkari is whining that they couldnt even control the outcome of a union territory? sounds more like digging own pit. Gadkari is no stranger to political intrigues, having personally faced one himself. He is rightfully taking a hit on behalf of the party and creating a trail of evidence/stateme...
by munna
21 Dec 2013 10:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 523101

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Nice try Phillip. We purchased mil gear from the US because it was the best we could get US has laws and laws would apply in all their (stripped) majestic glory. Everyone and everything is subject to US laws that also includes the US military equipment and paraphernalia (?). Wonder how useful these...
by munna
21 Dec 2013 09:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 700587

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

No it wont happen. for a simple reason that the Lt governor was elected recently in his position. He is not likely to move in the direction, the BJP will want him to move. Sir, Delhi's Lt. Gov. is elected? I thought this was a nominated post, just like governors in other states. Nominated by Nai Di...
by munna
20 Dec 2013 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 523101

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

There was no rape. Folks in India can not understand that this is how all americans are processed. Even Ken Lay CEO of $50 Billion company was strip searched and thrown into drunk tank. Do you still want India to believe that this is a case of wage dispute with absolutely no diplomatic or espionage...
by munna
19 Dec 2013 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 523101

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

It is also a land of official stripping and cavity searches - which in our law is considered rape. Some overzealous Sancho Panza in the administration has managed to associate and identify the US in India with these two words overnight. Congratulations to Binita, Preet, MUTUs and last but not the l...
by munna
19 Dec 2013 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 523101

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Dude, do you know how powerful India's tourist industry is? They are some supremely well connected folks. You don't realize who you are potentially threatening. Think this through. Neither am I Kanwal Sibbal nor am I some person of authority. It is a section of establishment speaking on something, ...
by munna
19 Dec 2013 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 523101

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

I don't know what was going on in the diplomat's mind when she was fighting this, but now, her name is mud diplomatically. No US diplo will seriously deal with her unless she controls India's nuclear forces. Was it worth all of this? Good grief! Actually, the US should introspect whether creation o...
by munna
19 Dec 2013 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 523101

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

An ambassador's son and doyen of Indian strategic firmament's grandson defended the US actions with usual platitudes and vitality of relations excuse. As far as our outgoing PM, M of EA and even some sections of FS go, we really do not have much to look upto. An honest officer has been scarred and a...
by munna
18 Nov 2013 22:23
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 700587

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

MP is threatening to go the HP way where the CM started off well in popularity ratings and then fell off the high horse once pitted against a decent rival. This state needs to be guarded. And finally round after round of surveys are showing a differentiated voting trend by electorate for the LS and...
by munna
17 Nov 2013 19:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 700587

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

reality check: in CG the Baster is the pathway to CM chair, there are 18 seats last time Bhajapa won 15 with average voting % 65% with sukuma( congress stronghold) 35%, this time around it has been 75% but (ain't this a beautiful word) Sukuma onree 23% and 14 poll booth total boycotts i.e. onree 0%...
by munna
16 Nov 2013 09:36
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 700587

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

i have heard from some bjp guy that there is a lot of anti incumbency in chattisgarh and mp and bjp faces an uphill task contrary to what we think ...niranullah could u confirm? also con party is managing to cash in on slain leaders in cgarh...in mp 11 ministers face corruption charges and there is...
by munna
27 Oct 2013 09:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 700587

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Munna ji, we value your inputs a lot. But how come the surveys are all showing 3-1 in favor of bjp in himachal. Surveys got Punjab and to some extent HP Vidhan Sabha elections wrong too and they may be repeating the same mistake. When the party needs to win every single seat, a sense of complacency...
by munna
26 Oct 2013 11:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 700587

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh update 1) Chandigarh; Pawan Bansal is clearly riding the sympathy factor. Weak Haryana and Punjab BJP units are unable to bring any firepower to play here. Both contenders for BJP ticket, SP Jain and Sanjay Tandon are unable to crack into employee vote (least bothered...
by munna
20 Oct 2013 18:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Sankuji is right in his cautionary approach and infact for the first time there are emerging warning signs that maybe Modi has not cottoned onto a suitable political strategy. As I type this one can clearly hear the ruckus by Vijay Goel's supporters and there are indications that Harshwardhan's supp...
by munna
16 Oct 2013 10:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

5) Hoshiarpur (BJP): Traditional BSP or INC seat, poor candidate coming up I thought the BJP can win Hoshiarpur. They lost last time on a wafer thin margin (some few hundred votes or so, as I remember). Also, this seat tends to switch between Congress and BJP. BSP has not won here since 1996 (Kansh...
by munna
15 Oct 2013 23:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

paging munna. What's going on here? Is Punjab congress really in pits after an almost exit of Captain Amrinder Singh? The story failed to mention the other Camp of local BJP that kept away from the function! Punjab is a curious case as it stands. Urban voters currently detest BJP and there is compl...
by munna
06 Oct 2013 18:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 700587

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Badal scraped through barely in assembly elections. Akalis are not popular and the anti-incumbency will hit BJP. I am not so sure about Modi magic in Punjab. Punjab is all balle balle for Congress, in fact if not for Modi this is clearly a case for 13-0. BJP and RSS cadres are indulging in open loo...
by munna
16 Jul 2013 23:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Alright I just checked 2011 census, Dalit population in India stands mammoth 200 million. So almost all adults among 200 million Dalits + 180 million Muslim = 380 million are written off votes?? This is where JD(U) break off will hit BJP hard in 2014 election. Some consolation as RPI has joined all...
by munna
13 Jul 2013 14:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 700587

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Someone please explain. Why is it many indians in favour of state division say "Smaller states will provide better governance" - From Goa, to sikkim to tripura, all of which are "smaller states", I see no "better" governance. If anything the opposite is true. More MPs,...
by munna
12 Jul 2013 17:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

For the first time some one who is a potential chief executive of the nation is calling himself a Hindu Nationalist or even a Hindu - Last one to do is Shivaji Maharaj and before that Hemu and Kushab Khan - another Gujarathi. Interesting observation and very true! This is indeed first time after Sh...
by munna
06 Jul 2013 00:07
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Yes, I heard Ajit Doval telling that our IB is one of best five IBs in the world. rohitvats-ji. I had a same feeling. IB guys are like baaps of Jason Bourne. Their ultimatum will bring CBI, chamchas, kuttas, netas to their knees. It is better not to mess with them, it was obvious when I watched Aji...
by munna
05 Jul 2013 20:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Headlines Today exposing Headley's testimony live, it explicitly names Ishrat Jahan! A hot potato this case.
by munna
05 Jul 2013 19:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

That whole article when written by ex-RAW, it is getting traction. Several similar analysis by BRF members are laughed off as CTs by respectable maharathis of this forum. Derision, insults and too clever by half comments will not be able to mask the truth. People should remember that no regime is p...
by munna
05 Jul 2013 12:24
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

who can stand before the combined power of Saruman(MSM/sickular buddhijeebis) AND Sauron(10 janpath)? The Patriarch will and provide an acceptable leader who shall pass the pagnipariksha to deliver a 100% pure government. 1) He will give tickets to all "swacch chavi" folks (read cannot wi...
by munna
03 Jul 2013 15:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

muraliravi wrote:Munna Ji, Any inside news of bjp-marandi alliance.


I don't know any more than a lay person but the structural factor (Loh Purush) that was hurting Marandi stands considerably weakened so there is no major obstacle now.
by munna
03 Jul 2013 02:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

INC has no problems with Shibu Soren but BJP top leaders are on warpath to root ot and expell those against whom allegations are made and lose power? Is this because they themselves have problems? Without power they will be even more vulnerable! INC is designed towards winning elections at all cost...
by munna
02 Jul 2013 20:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

So what is the issue with BJP and Marandi? Is it the bogus holier than thou anti-corruption tag that lost them Karnataka? Just a tribal version of Yeddy. All the stratagems and tactics used on Yeddy were perfected on Marandi and Raghuvar Das in the past. Not to speak of the games indulged in Punjab.
by munna
02 Jul 2013 08:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

If BJP is ready to compromise and truck with back-stabbers, then it not only sends the wrong message - chalti ka naam gaadi, it makes tough for other supporters and allies, intellectuals to continue support BJP. BSY did not backstab the party, it was party that backstabbed him. I think the so calle...
by munna
01 Jul 2013 22:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

bhains ke aage been bajana ...Never mind. But this bhains will answer :rotfl: You see accusing someone of corruption in BJP has become a case of medieval style accusation of infidelity/adultery. There is no way of proving innocence unless one takes to lifetime of penance and virtually quits their s...
by munna
01 Jul 2013 21:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Fence siters always wait every minute 24 x 7 to explore "how to blame BJP?". I would like here "shame shame puppy shame" more but definitely wish BJP goes after raproachment with Yeddi, Reddy bros, Sriramlu and definitely Babular Marandi before LS polls. True that! BJP should no...
by munna
23 Jun 2013 08:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

10 people per innova.....15000 people....1500 trips one way to Delhi..... etc.etc.etc. Right. Just yesterday there was a news article that Uttarakhand govt. rescued 10,000. Please add 25 buses too. Further add the the train traffic. He will release the figures/operational details later and it will ...
by munna
14 Jun 2013 18:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Just read on a gujarati News paper (akilaindia.com). "Gujarat Congress leaders are asking Ahmed Patel (who is a close confident of Sonia and a Gujarat Congress individual) to declare early elections, so Modi does not have time to prepare. They are afraid of Modi having enough time and kicking ...
by munna
12 Jun 2013 14:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

There are about 20+ Forward Caste MLAs in JD(U). It will be interesting to see the Governor of Bihar getting the unexpected power suddenly. Yes, if the alliance is to be finished then it ought to happen with a vengeance. The OBCs that flock to NiKu have voted for Lalu in the past, so his OBC/MBC vo...
by munna
12 Jun 2013 13:59
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

In any case, BJP is "Ekla Chalo" in Bihar! BJP has 12 odd MPs from the state, its Upper Caste votebank is simply unbreakable as per today's conditions. Modi can cause a OBC + UC bonhomie in favour of BJP. BJP may not decline or might end up repeating its past performance as Janta Dal and ...
by munna
12 Jun 2013 09:59
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Modi, in Advaniji's eyes, is cornering a lot of glory that resulted from the hard work of a lot of others, including such founders of Gujarat BJP as Keshubhai Patel. We all know how Modi slowly edged out the old guard of BJP in Gujarat, until the entire Gujarat BJP leadership is now personally loya...
by munna
12 Jun 2013 09:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

OK munna, I'll bite. Other than a bland statement on better governance what is the position of the folks you mention on the issues common folks encounter every day. Please locate specific proposals. Again Theoji the position of BJP-walas (not me) is that just because the INC-wala are not paying att...
by munna
12 Jun 2013 00:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

At the moment I’m at loss on how exactly the BJP ruling coalition can form. For a while there it looked like something organized even if it was horribly late in the day. And now it looks like complete chaos. What sort of governance example is this. Other than LKA & SS there is very little exper...
by munna
11 Jun 2013 23:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

SaiK wrote:cant they get it from elsewhere?


Nope not till atleast 2019 or further. There is no benefit in creating a Kannada version of Kalyan Singh.
by munna
11 Jun 2013 23:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

I don't give a damn about the BJP but I do care for a proper opposition. I don't find this funny at all. Theoji actually that is the crux of it all. There is a section of Indian electorate that wants to see the BJP as an opposition and no more, Advaniji and his merry band of folks were delivering j...
by munna
11 Jun 2013 19:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1355411

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Hari Seldon wrote:Thx munna bhai.

Seems like NM will not hv enough leeway to deny tickets to the rootless wonders though...


In cadre based parties one cannot have it all, extreme concentration of power as it was in the hands of Advani is not a good thing.

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