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by Picklu
26 May 2019 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 334
Views: 33707

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Given her press conference yesterday, Jihadidi is a goner in 2021. The kind of arrogant statements she made: 1. Appeasement is ok as vote bank (accept the kick of the milching cow) 2. Done more development (than the people of the state deserve) 3. She doesn't need chair, the chair needs her BJP shou...
by Picklu
26 May 2019 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 97022

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Dubeyji, Art 35A was passed by Presidential order and never went through parliament. It is unconstitutional. Similar to secularism and socialism which were brought into the constitution during emergency. IMO such acts ought to be struck down by his honors in the SC. However, the C-system managed th...
by Picklu
25 May 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1362
Views: 334832

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So, one thing is for sure. At least one lab of DRDO have mastered the clean separation of un-powered ordnance for airbourn delivery. We lost a Jag earlier during test since we hadn't understood/calculated properly all the forces at play. Our first attempt at laser guided bomb also failed. But we per...
by Picklu
25 May 2019 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 97022

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

NG is needed for infra push. That's the key for not only our long term economy but short term job situation as well.

The job and cashflow situation is pathetic to say the least, though no fault from central govt side but an extremely strong concerted push is required to cross the hump on 2024
by Picklu
25 May 2019 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 97022

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Could be. But rumors were some of her own people didn't like her. Some senior dudes found her too bossy and assertive. May be the time has come to side line the senior dudes. What they did post SI is for everyone to see. And if those senior dudes are bureaucrats or educationists in the ministry, th...
by Picklu
25 May 2019 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 334
Views: 33707

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

One interesting story Bagga has told on a youtube channel - When he was arrested and kept in police station - many police constables etc spoke with him and told him that BJP will win lot of seats and Mamata has crossed all limited. They have told that the entire society is fed up with the criminal ...
by Picklu
24 May 2019 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 334
Views: 33707

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Cross posting from election thread ----------------------------------------- The story of WB, the revenge of Mukul Roy This stunning performance of BJP in WB has many fathers but none more influential than Mukul Roy. He caused a vertical split of TMC where the loosing faction within TMC everywhere i...
by Picklu
24 May 2019 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 97022

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The story of WB, the revenge of Mukul Roy This stunning performance of BJP in WB has many fathers but none more influential than Mukul Roy. He caused a vertical split of TMC where the loosing faction within TMC everywhere in WB worked for BJP while being TMC on paper. The scale of the ops and the p...
by Picklu
24 May 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Bengal - news and strategy thread
Replies: 334
Views: 33707

Re: West Bengal - news and strategy thread

Updates from the ground. Between start of April until 19th May, I flew 4 times to Kolkata. Did my part on 19th. So, whatever Dilip Ghosh and Rupa Ganguly are saying is absolutely correct. BJP would have reached 30 if there were protection provided by central forces in early phases of the election. ...
by Picklu
23 May 2019 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 97022

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Katare wrote:Deploy your lungi at will! We have the election!!!!


Shiva(r)! Shiva(r)! Shiva(r)!
by Picklu
22 May 2019 04:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

After NDA1, The bif forces anticipated and created mitigation plan for 1 term out of power occasionally with suitably placed power brokers in bureaucracy, judiciary, media and other places to ensure continuity. This possibility of going 2 terms out brings in a lot of unplanned scenarios and they are...
by Picklu
21 May 2019 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

NRIs, at least in US is a microcosm of RIs. They reflect the same hin-dhoot-va vs leli divide. Joos under seize in their homeland couldn't afford such luxury.

Give the NRIs another decade of BIF vs PIF battle and they will too will go after every hindu phobic entity with a pitch fork in unison.
by Picklu
21 May 2019 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Aiyyooo! THAT prediction from UBCN is coming all too true. :eek: :shock: Time to head for the caves. Until 23? To the credit of Pranab Mukherjee, be hath spoken (probably to cover for Mamata's crimes) But deflates RaGa & Co. New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee complimented the Election...
by Picklu
19 May 2019 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I still do not believe BJP is getting more than 5 in WB....

Dhoti will stop shivering only after 23rd May ....

And if anything bad happens, pitch fork the octopus :evil:
by Picklu
19 May 2019 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 73
Views: 7600

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

RS majority is needed to change the constitution. The candidates are many 1. Tactical - NJAC, Triple Talaq, Aadhar etc 2. Strategic - UCC, 370, 35A, RTE etc But I think even before this, BJP should focus on striking the root of the opposition unity and ensure truly national parties/coalitions can co...
by Picklu
18 May 2019 22:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BJP is finding it heard to provide polling agents in all booths in WB, an indication of intimidation by TMC goons so that the previously agreed polling agents are backing out.

Have asked EC to relax the norm to find polling agents from outside the area within the same assembly seat.
by Picklu
17 May 2019 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The new generation is also not aware of Gandhiji's "experiments" with her underage relatives and the real disease that caused death of banditji. Not that they are secret, rather the eco system has done a great job of hiding them in plain sight by making them academic affair away from popul...
by Picklu
17 May 2019 06:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sadhvi is playing her part in "change the narrative" process. A small but immensely important part. Narratives, that are held for ages, do not change just like that. It is a process. And one important step in that process is to have a storm trooper to raise the unpopular POV at the initial...
by Picklu
16 May 2019 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

nachiket wrote:As for PP, looking at his unbelievable projections right now, I will either declare him the Mahdi on May 23 or stop listening to what he says altogether :mrgreen:


Not just PP.

Dr Sachin Reddy, Savvyasaachi, Chintamani and Suyesh too.

Either all heroes or all zeros.
by Picklu
16 May 2019 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The WB State BJP leaders are total nincompoop to say the least. The kind of backfoot defensive play on the statue vandalism issue is unbelievable. TMC came to power after famously vandalizing state assembly. Legacies worth 100 years were gone. Bench and seats sat by likes of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bo...
by Picklu
15 May 2019 03:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

There is no mention of the stadium rape case anywhere on internet. For youngistan crowd it is folklore same as yeti. That's how strong the eco system is.

Some one present at that time should blog these as link able reference; even if anonymously from outside India to avoid any reprisal.
by Picklu
15 May 2019 01:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Singha thanks for asking as I was looking for SS Ray I found this titbit: Basu government had kept Ray and Mamata Banerjee waiting for hours during a visit to their village in Howrah. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6881760.cms?referral=PM&utm_source=contentofintere...
by Picklu
15 May 2019 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

chetak wrote:not that twitter lacks for election humor


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Each of the fake whatsapp chat screnshots from skindoctor in twitter is pure gold, this is the latest one.
by Picklu
15 May 2019 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Well, here's something for you to chew on: https://twitter.com/IamIconoclast/status/1128353993132998656 Jivatma @realkrishnan 2h2 hours ago More #BengalWithBJP #Loksabhaelections2019 BJP likely 35-40% At least 18 Alipurduar, Cooch, Darjeeling, Malda N, Balurghat, Raiganj,Krishna n, Asansol, Ranagha...
by Picklu
15 May 2019 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

RaGa saying 'chor' is just crass election campaigning by someone who doesn't realize it's a rather bad idea to abuse someone close to his father's age, who's very well regarded by a significant part of the population - as even the not particularly BJP-friendly CSDS states. It's really disappointing...
by Picklu
15 May 2019 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Picklu: you mentioned earlier about how Didi isn't targeting the Left in WB and how that's a calculated effort to break the left vote moving to BJP. Here's what Rishi Bagree says: https://twitter.com/rishibagree/status/1128157633095979008 Rishi Bagree @rishibagree Follow Follow @rishibagree More A ...
by Picklu
15 May 2019 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Either BJP will do extremely bad and won't be able to form the govt ; in which case this is the first salvo of taking down NaMo legacy OR More probably, MSA has been specifically activated to remind that comment again and create a controversy so that the blame of the defeat can be deflected to him ...
by Picklu
15 May 2019 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Picklu MSA and Pitroda are being set up to take the fall for the Congress defeat and ring fence the Gandhi duo.

MSA is specially a convalescent brought out to take the blame which he gladly will to prove his #Pidi #1!


Hence the "more probably" in my post
by Picklu
14 May 2019 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Some people are so stupid that it is difficult to believe that they are humans. MSA and khujli come to mind. It's almost as if evolution has gone wrong. Nothing of that sort. That guy had kept quiet assiduously all throughout the election and suddenly found a place to give interview without anyone'...
by Picklu
14 May 2019 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Supreme Court orders release of BJP activist Priyanka Sharma who shared Mamata Banerjee's morphed photo, says she must apologise immediately after Supreme Court called the lawyer of Priyanka Sharma again and dropped the apology requirement. The precondition of bail has been dropped, not the require...
by Picklu
14 May 2019 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1362
Views: 334832

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

My guess is, this is going straight to L&T, to the same plant and the same sub system vendors that are building K9.

If that's the case, this is not a capability for military, this is a capability building for a non psu private MIC.

Enlargement of a supply chain without the OFB bottlenecks.
by Picklu
13 May 2019 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Also, one thing to keep in mind is that - not the entire amount comes to account, only the subsidy amount. The poor still need to pay for the non-subsidy part of the cylinder. Since the subsidy is capped and the remaining price is still higher compared to UPA period, it gives the opposition a stick...
by Picklu
13 May 2019 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Another important factor is that the rate at which development has occured from the perspective of the bottom of the pyramid, has accelerated significantly. Us middle class folks largely don't see it or appreciate it. But data is pretty broad based. In 2004, only about 15-20 percent of the Indian r...
by Picklu
13 May 2019 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

RaGa will.have to expel Pitroda as I suggested on Twitter. R Ji, I think it would be too late now even if Sam is expelled. Moreover Aam janta finds it a drama after what happened with Mani Aiyar. The die has been cast and Sam has taken down Congress hopes in Delhi,Harayana and Punjab. Whatever cong...
by Picklu
13 May 2019 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BJP this time has got galore of actors fighting elections. Starting right from Sunny Deol to Niruha to Ravi Kissan to Manoj Tiwari to Kirran Kherto Hema Malini to Smriti, Add Babul Supriyo and Hans Raj Hans to the mix, This seems like everyone from tinsel town wants to jump the bandwagon of politic...
by Picklu
13 May 2019 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Btw, everyone on RW side should brazen out the radar, email etc etc on twitter Looks like this is a well rounded ploy to keep the opposition engaged in nothing ness than any issue that can actually impact election Let them keep on ROTFL and keep on talking about Radar and digital photo and email; 90...
by Picklu
13 May 2019 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Some photos from the vernacular newspapers about yesterday's poll in WB; mind you, the ECI has already declared it peaceful . You may not be able to read but the photos are enough and then you make your own decision how the polling is going on in WB. The news are from ABP by the way, not from some s...
by Picklu
13 May 2019 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

A question for people familiar with WB landscape. If today TMC is acting as per Left playbook and that the model is flawless how come, TMC still beat the Left in its own game in 2009 parliamentary election and later in 2011 despite the handicap of a hostile central govt back then? to paraphrase a b...
by Picklu
13 May 2019 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Btw, here is the jist of voting in Delhi in 4 lines:

1. The millionaires who hate billionaires - voting for congress
2. The millionaires who wants to be billionaires - voting for BJP
3. The millionaires with daddy issues - voting for AAP
4. People who are not even millionaires - don't exist
by Picklu
13 May 2019 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 480319

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BJP had very good chance of winning this seat on the work of Bajrang Dal but unlike Purulia, this area does not have a contigious border with Bihar to provide the Bajrangi's a safe sanctuary. Hypothetically, say if there was a 356 in place throughout the state, do you think that this might change? ...

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