Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

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Postby svenkat » 09 May 2014 20:01

'Puthiya thalamurai' is the name of the magazine.

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Postby krishnan » 09 May 2014 20:02

and name of a tv channel

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Postby krishnan » 09 May 2014 20:10

neechKarmaOfCONgress ‏@mamtan14 1m

Action speaks Loud ! RT @htTweets: President Pranab Mukherjee decides against voting in #LSpolls to express political neutrality”

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby krishnan » 09 May 2014 20:39

Retweeted by neechKarmaOfCONgress
MediaCrooks ‏@mediacrooks 6m

After whining & chest thumping ..CEC removes Varanasi DM.. I rightly called them .."The Quixotic EC" .. http://www.mediacrooks.com/2014/05/the- ... 2z2bShY7fs

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Postby KrishG » 09 May 2014 20:49

The more Mamata abuses Modi, the more she gets herself trapped

....Modi's groundwork on local issues is challenging other regional leaders. The credit for effecting this welcome change goes to Narendra Modi who, during his country-wide campaigning that took off intensely after his anointment as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, spoke on issues relevant to places he has been to. It hasn't been a rosy journey for the man but yet he continued to steal the show at rallies that he addressed at remote corners of India, thanks to extensive researches on the ground reality.

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If she could oppose Teesta water-sharing treaty with Bangladesh, why not infiltration from Bangladesh now?Banerjee made a major interference in the India-Bangladesh bilateral relation by opposing the Teesta water-sharing Treaty, citing the Interest of her state. But she is silent when illegal entry by Bangladeshis in hordes is posing a serious threat to the socio-economy of her state. Why? Was show of strength over a hapless UPA II government led by a weak prime minister her priority rather than actual work? If that is the case, then tackling Narendra Modi will be a different ball-game, Banerjee must remember.

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby rvishwak » 09 May 2014 20:51

krishnan wrote:
Retweeted by neechKarmaOfCONgress
MediaCrooks ‏@mediacrooks 6m

After whining & chest thumping ..CEC removes Varanasi DM.. I rightly called them .."The Quixotic EC" .. http://www.mediacrooks.com/2014/05/the- ... 2z2bShY7fs


Is he? TimesNow says an additional observer has been posted
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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby krishnan » 09 May 2014 20:53

yes and sent an observer

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Postby sudarshan » 09 May 2014 20:53

archan wrote:
Dilbu wrote:It says 'puthiya thalamurai' which means new generation. Now on stands. Must be some magazine. Jaswant and Alagiri are 'rebel voices'. The line below asks will the campaign by cinema stars give result?

How does Jaswant Singh and the phrase "new generation" go together in a sentence?


Jaswant Singh goes with the phrase "Kalagak kuralgal," which means "voices of confusion."

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby Gus » 09 May 2014 20:58

I thought its a play of words - kazhagam (party) and kalagam (protest/rebel)..nothing special there people. What's the interest in this silly postor?

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Postby A Sharma » 09 May 2014 21:18

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Rahul Gandhi issued notice by Election Commission for alleged remarks that 22,000 people will be killed if BJP comes to power

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Postby pankajs » 09 May 2014 21:18

TIMES NOW ‏@timesnow 1h

Election Commission directs further probe into allegations of Rahul Gandhi entering the EVM area of polling booths in Amethi on May 7 - PTI

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby Rahul M » 09 May 2014 21:22

the views of EC HS Brahma, originally from assam but belonging to AP cadre, on illegal immigration is interesting, to say the least ! ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harishankar_Brahma

krishnan wrote:now didi says she would have put modi in jail if she was in delhi.

didi - becoming didi's comedy show

she is steadily losing the bhadralok support. if bjp play their cards right AND work hard, they have an opening they can exploit in 2016 assembly polls, a full decade before I thought it possible in WB ! all due to one man ! :shock:

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Postby Victor » 09 May 2014 21:55

Rahul M wrote:the views of EC HS Brahma, originally from assam but belonging to AP cadre, on illegal immigration is interesting, to say the least ! ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harishankar_Brahma

Times Now saying:
* differences have cropped up in EC top leadership
* Brahma is giving interviews left and right
* Sampath has met Prez for advice on handling the situation
* red faces in EC
Varanasi developments could be a result of Brahma's objections.

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Postby vivek.rao » 09 May 2014 21:56

^^ all due to one man and one woman called Mamta

Behind every man's success, there is woman. never forget it!

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Postby pankajs » 09 May 2014 21:57

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EC's "booth breach" notice to Rahul an afterthought following EC Brahma's open criticism of CEC Sampath #DamageControl

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby ramana » 09 May 2014 22:02

Singha wrote:from rajiv days various italian firms and diplomats did get the inside channel into GOI to land lucrative contracts though. so they facilitated outbound FDI from India.

hopefully the agusta-westland thing is the last ever.



An Italian manager in a place I used to work told me that Snam Progetti was getting all sort of contracts in mid-eighties due to the RG-SG nexus. Way before Bofors.

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby pankajs » 09 May 2014 22:07

Samir Arora ‏@Iamsamirarora 1h

I think that the main reason why market went up today is because both Behenji and Didi said that they will not join the NDA govt.
ShivrajSingh Chouhan ‏@ChouhanShivraj 38m

I feel sad at the tragedy of Shri Nitish Kumarji. He failed to gauge the mood of the nation for the lure of an elusive vote-bank.
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Nothing wrong in Amit Shah's speech about Azamgarh: EC http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... IIndiaNews

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby SaiK » 09 May 2014 22:37

One can't imagine India's future continuing under the horrible hands of RG Sr. to RG Jr. fandom. How the heck in the sanity definitions that desis are so gullible to be not thinking for the nation for even that much.

I thank the sci-fi community to raise India up the bar on par with the none but the best! we have done it in space-race to niche areas of defence.. but totally lacking in civilian and humanitarian needs. We keep getting this rehashed very often in all discusssions. I think it is a matter of national shame that we only focus on defence needs and ignored civilian advancements.

Gujarat model, better Amdavad model is ideal for our villages! Modi was the need of the hour some 25 years back!

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Postby pankajs » 09 May 2014 22:41

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Banaras wale Modi ji ko itne vote margin se jitwaye ki woh banaras me hein reh jaaye @indiatvnews
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If Arvind Kejriwal continues in politics after 16th May I will surely debate with him & fulfill his wish @indiatvnews pic.twitter.com/XEzFLNBKzY
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Postby vishvak » 09 May 2014 22:42

I was wondering if NDA at center will be played up as divide-and-rule tactic of Andhraites losing clout as Gujarat-vs-Andhra kind of nonsense. Or Gujarat-vs-Bihar or A1-vs-A1 but blue on blue exclusivist Nandi droppings as legitimate propaganda.

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Postby Cosmo_R » 09 May 2014 22:43

ramana wrote:
Singha wrote:from rajiv days various italian firms and diplomats did get the inside channel into GOI to land lucrative contracts though. so they facilitated outbound FDI from India.

hopefully the agusta-westland thing is the last ever.



An Italian manager in a place I used to work told me that Snam Progetti was getting all sort of contracts in mid-eighties due to the RG-SG nexus. Way before Bofors.


Yup. Heard the same from reliable sources.

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Postby muraliravi » 09 May 2014 22:50

The CEC is Sonia/YSR stooge Sampath

The 2 Election Commissioners are HS Brahma and Syed Nasim Zaidi.

Good Balancing from Congress to screw everyone else. I am more and more sure that massive rigging has happened.

No public servant is so brazen to foist cases on the potential next PM with no basis (like the modi selfie), stop his rallies, unless he knows for sure that the potential PM will always be PM in waiting.

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Postby SaiK » 09 May 2014 22:52

on snam progetti, quatrrochi is let off! well nobody talks of him since july '13!

http://books.google.com/books?id=npdqD_ ... ti&f=false

277 connections on progetti alone!
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Postby Brad Goodman » 09 May 2014 22:53

21:22 Student shot dead, tension erupts in Muzaffarnagar: A student of class ten was shot dead by some youths in a mobile shop here today, sparking tension in the area. Furious over the killing of Uvais, locals blocked road traffic, the police said.

One person had been arrested in connection with the killing of the student while another, allegedly involved in the crime, was absconding. Senior police officers rushed to the scene and brought the situation under control.

Adequate police personnel were deployed in the area as a precautionary measure.


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http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2014/ ... pdates.htm

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Postby vivek.rao » 09 May 2014 22:56

muraliravi wrote:The CEC is Sonia/YSR stooge Sampath

The 2 Election Commissioners are HS Brahma and Syed Nasim Zaidi.

Good Balancing from Congress to screw everyone else. I am more and more sure that massive rigging has happened.

No public servant is so brazen to foist cases on the potential next PM with no basis (like the modi selfie), stop his rallies, unless he knows for sure that the potential PM will always be PM in waiting.


That is my concern too. Sampath is a fraud who will go to jail if NDA comes

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby Kati » 09 May 2014 23:20

Rahul M wrote:the views of EC HS Brahma, originally from assam but belonging to AP cadre, on illegal immigration is interesting, to say the least ! ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harishankar_Brahma

krishnan wrote:now didi says she would have put modi in jail if she was in delhi.

didi - becoming didi's comedy show

she is steadily losing the bhadralok support. if bjp play their cards right AND work hard, they have an opening they can exploit in 2016 assembly polls, a full decade before I thought it possible in WB ! all due to one man ! :shock:


Today I did my another informal campaigning for NaMo by calling people I know - all docs, engineers, lawyers ...- typical bong bhadraloks. They all said not to worry since they are going for lotus. They also told me that publicly they are keeping mum, and giving a pro-didi image.

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Postby Mihaylo » 09 May 2014 23:21

muraliravi wrote:The CEC is Sonia/YSR stooge Sampath

The 2 Election Commissioners are HS Brahma and Syed Nasim Zaidi.

Good Balancing from Congress to screw everyone else. I am more and more sure that massive rigging has happened.

No public servant is so brazen to foist cases on the potential next PM with no basis (like the modi selfie), stop his rallies, unless he knows for sure that the potential PM will always be PM in waiting.



I hope you are wrong.

-M

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby pankajs » 09 May 2014 23:24

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby Prem » 09 May 2014 23:25

rsingh wrote:
Dilbu wrote:Have dhoti, will shiver. :rotfl:


Have Money buy property in Varanasi. if Modi cleans up and modernise the area, it will attract maximum numbers of tourists from abroad and within India.

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Postby pankajs » 09 May 2014 23:32

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Postby Mort Walker » 09 May 2014 23:40

muraliravi wrote:No public servant is so brazen to foist cases on the potential next PM with no basis (like the modi selfie), stop his rallies, unless he knows for sure that the potential PM will always be PM in waiting.



1. The rally in Varanasi was cancelled due to local officials, but the EC did give go ahead for the Arti. No doubt the decision was flawed, but it did appear that NAMO asked for permission late.
2. The media and opposition screamed when the selfie was done, but NAMO knew full well it was outside of 100m zone. The EC jumped, but did nothing after Gujarat police dropped the matter.

At this stage, I don't think the EC can even stop NAMO.
I suspect you trying to pull a Dilbu on us and make us all an Ullu. :D

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Postby IndraD » 10 May 2014 02:10

https://twitter.com/vagabondoc/status/4 ... 28/photo/1
In WB slowly news coming in massive rigging in many places, esp rural Bengal (Telegraph)

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby V_Raman » 10 May 2014 03:56

I talked to my Muslim colleage who went to Bareilli, UP and just returned. He says, many people of his community is tilting towards BJP and they will win lot of seats in UP. Their hate for Congress is more than their fear of NaMo.

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby SwamyG » 10 May 2014 04:52

What time does the counting start on the 16th? And, by when would the first results start trickling in? Is the counting done in one day? I hope EC does not have a plan to count for a week.

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Postby Shanmukh » 10 May 2014 04:55

SwamyG wrote:What time does the counting start on the 16th? And, by when would the first results start trickling in? Is the counting done in one day? I hope EC does not have a plan to count for a week.


Counting starts at 0800 IST. Many trends should be available by 1000 IST. And first results should be available by 1400 IST. By the end of the day, most results should be out.

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Postby vivek.rao » 10 May 2014 05:11

BJP in Bengal: Storm before the storm?

This is coming from Hindustantimes. Must be really really really true...

For the first time, the state is witnessing serious rise of the BJP, which has been a fringe force. The party’s PM candidate Narendra Modi has sensed a great opportunity.

Ruling Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) fiery leader Mamata Banerjee has decimated rivals. If the Left, which ruled for 34 years, is hobbling, the Congress is on its knees. There is a huge vacuum in the opposition space.

The BJP, propelled by Modi’s popularity, wants to fill it. It may not win too many seats in the Lok Sabha polls, but it has bigger ambitions: To become Bengal’s biggest opposition party before the municipal polls and 2016 assembly elections.

Not for nothing has Modi, 2014 elections’ busiest campaigner, held eight packed rallies here. Wherever you travel, he is the centre of conversation…at ‘addas’, wedding receptions, offices.

The organisation is spreading like duckweed. Primary membership has increased from 90,000 in 2010 to more than 4 lakh now. There has been a 74,000 jump in youth membership in May.

Highest jumps have been in Kolkata, Nadia, Burdwan, Birbhum, Hooghly, South 24 Paraganas, Medinipur and Barasat. Even in tribal-dominated Jangalmahal comprising three districts (Bankura, West Medinipur and Purulia), 19 new party offices have come up and membership has increased three-fold this year.

Modi seems to have found five hot buttons in Bengal.

First, the state’s thirst for the elusive ‘progoti’, or progress, after ‘poriborton’, Mamata’s now-legendary call for change.

Second, a series of brutal and highly publicised rapes like the ones in Park Street and Kamduni, and Mamata’s verbal attacks, not on the rapists but those alleging rape, has shaken many.

Third, Mamata Banerjee is facing corruption charges for the first time in her otherwise remarkably clean political career, and not facing them well. As a senior Kolkata journalist puts it: “Her attacking play is outstanding. But on the defensive, she is trying to hit every ball, not leaving any.”

Fourth, the growing perception that Mamata has appeased Muslims with R2,500 allowance for imams, putting larger-than-life billboards of praying with her head covered, or freely allowing illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to settle here and using them as votebank.

Five, Modi has found in Mamata’s emotive, reactive politics a great opportunity. He taunts, she or her party reacts with “shaitaan”, “Butcher of Gujarat”, “donkey”. Modi has perfected the art of turning personal attacks on him into his strength.

From all this, the party is significantly gaining.


Also, although early Hindu nationalism can be traced to Bengal — Bankimchandra chronicled it, Aurobindo Ghosh and other were ideologues and took part, Shyamaprasad Mukherjee exported — its people view BJP-RSS’s ‘Hindu, Hindi, Hindustan’ heartland nationalism with suspicion, even disdain. Interestingly, Modi, in his north Kolkata speech on May 7, invoked Aurobindo and his arrest by the British from a Maniktala hideout.

Mamata came to power breaking the CPM’s mighty village-level organisation with two fierce movements — Singur and Nandigram. Village after village fell to her for fear of losing land.

The BJP and RSS are spreading. Modi, not a man to say things loosely, has asked Bangladeshis to leave after May 16. A communal flare-up may pose the biggest challenge yet to Mamata’s hold over rural and semi-urban Bengal, where there is resentment over measures like the imam-bhata and fears about the allegedly growing Bangladeshi population.

In five districts the Muslim population ranges from 33% to 63%.

On the other side, alarm over the organisation-building by BJP and RSS has already triggered the inflow of money, people and arms from across the border in places like Sunderbans, say political insiders.

Just behind the current storm in Bengal politics may lie darker clouds.

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Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Postby SwamyG » 10 May 2014 05:40

nageshks wrote:
SwamyG wrote:What time does the counting start on the 16th? And, by when would the first results start trickling in? Is the counting done in one day? I hope EC does not have a plan to count for a week.


Counting starts at 0800 IST. Many trends should be available by 1000 IST. And first results should be available by 1400 IST. By the end of the day, most results should be out.

Thanks....so it is going to be a Sivaratiri for some of us maasa folks.


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