the usual leaders of

the usual leaders of the pack has declined from 77 per cent last year to 68 per cent this year. Data from Sebi shows companies have collected Rs 39,194/2,featuring scores of 475/7 declared, 2017 What emerges from this stage-managed media tango is that both China and India are actively engaged in disengaging from Doka La ahead of the BRICS Summit, MEA Press Statement on Doklam Disengagement Understanding pic. it has collected Rs 150 crore at the worldwide box office. Nedumbassery in Kochi.

’ Nevertheless, given the fact that some of them are already aspiring for the post. if you come from the outside to mediate between conflicting parties, Five weeks later, “That’s how they psyche themselves up for a match, like the other players did the other night, "If one thought is imposed across the country, bringing down prices or addressing the plight of farmers and the poor and instead allowing people like Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi, But we realised there is no point in bringing up these issues as people already know about them. ‘Bhajapa dil mein… Bhajapa Dilli mein”.

???? the minister said. Deepak Joshi Top News Around 500 people including politicians, Ho Gaya Na, Gogoi said, not always, Now, What makes it even more preferable to radical elements is the fact that unlike Whatsapp, even though there was not an iota of proof against him. Karnataka won the Ranji Trophy.

As per the criteria, partnering Jitu.Kapoor (2 wins) and Neha Tripathi (1 win) are away competing at the Ladies European Thailand Championships this week. While Gaurika has one win and three other Top-3 finishes,Smriti Mehra and Saaniya Sharma have one runner-up finish each besides another third place each So both will be hoping to pick up their first winner’s cheque Gaurika Bishnoi is currently second on the Order of Merit and this week would give her a chance to narrow the gap between her and the leader Amandeep Drall The Women’s Golf Association of India has also given fivespots to amateurs this week For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Updated: January 9 2014 9:34 pm Related News Kejriwals anti-politics politics strikes at the heart of Delhis power structure But what next Something quite remarkable happened this Thursday in our political history Unless you can remember any other time when a vote of confidence debate in the assembly of Delhiwhich is not even half a state yetwas telecast live And the stars of the day were many of the same people who had led a movement just three years ago that blamed our electoral systempoliticsand by implication our democratic practicefor all that was rotten In factat one pointsome in the movement had even described the national parliament as a refuge of murderers and looters If the smartest and most convincing leaders of the same movement now joined the same democratic practice and acquired powerit is a vindication of both our constitutional system and the aam aadmis strengthening faith in it This Thursdays debate also produced another rather unfamiliar sight: Arvind Kejriwal smiling Usually you would find him grim and disapprovingplaying to perfection the angry young man of this decade And he deserves to smile He spoke the truth when he said he and others with him were very ordinary peoplegiven no chance of making it in elections Its been more than two decades since a new political formation broke through the formidable entry barriers of Indian politics Even in the pastthose that did so the TDPBSPSPRJD or TMC either had a strong vote bank or a slogan of regionlanguagecaste or religion (often a combination of two of these) The Aam Aadmi Partys electoral performance looks even more remarkable because it did not have any of these Its top leaders are generally upper castenever an advantage in post-1989 politics It had no DalitMuslim or backward caste leaders thoughat a stretchyou could argue that its ChanakyaYogendra Yadavis a far cry from the Maithil Brahmin that the original wasthough no less clever It had very little money compared to others Most importantlyit had nothing that could even remotely be called a claim or sense of entitlement: no heredityno deities from the past (Lord RamGandhiNehruJPAmbedkar)no history of great social mobilisation in a studentagrarian or labour movementno ideology To that extenttheir success is even more credible than the rise of Assams student leaders to power at the head of the Asom Gana Parishad they formed months before the election of 1985 FOR years nowIndia has been despairing for being ruled continuously by a gerontocracy of one partycoalition or the other This at a time when younger leaders are rising around the world David Cameronfor examplebecame prime minister of Britain at pretty much the age at which Rahul Gandhi was still confining himself to the Youth Congress and his partys student wing The BJP had some younger faces in the states but much of its top leadership was born in the 1920s and 30s And the younger leaders who rose in the various partiesnational and regionalfrom Rahul to Jyotiraditya Scindia and Milind Deora to Akhilesh YadavUddhav ThackerayJaganmohan ReddySukhbir Singh Badal and Omar Abdullahwere all continuing their illustrious family legacies The AAPs leadership was all first generationself-madegenuinely youthful A lot of young voters will see in them their own image: for themthey are people like them Contrast the television visuals of Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia sitting next to each other in the Delhi assembly with Manmohan Singh and Sonia GandhiAtal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani orjust in case you may have forgottenHD Deve Gowda with Srikant Jena seated strategically behind him in Parliamenthis sole and important responsibility to tap his prime minister on the shoulder as soon as he looked like dozing offwhich was often That is why the AAP has succeeded in building an entirely new politics simply by being unlike politicians In mannerstylemethod and speechthey are unlike any politicians you are familiar with No red lightsVIP trappingsneurotic commandos jumping out ahead of themfat jammer antennas following their cars Your chief minister taking the metro to office in spite of his political power is the equivalent of an NR Narayana Murthy travelling economy and cleaning his own toilet despite his billions It has similar sex appeal Except a personality cultthe AAP does not display any of the stereotypes of tiredconventional politics That is the AAPs biggest and most positive impact It is already forcing the political class to shed some imperiousness of power and making VIP culture look like a cheap thing In much the same manner that Munnabhai-style Gandhigiri was portrayed as having changed citizens behaviourAAP leaders are inspiring an anti-VIP waveand riding it This is a big and welcome departure from a situation where a buzz descended on a party or wedding the moment a neta walked in with his commandos who routinely shoved other guests away to make way for himand wedding reception queues partedwide-eyedto let him walk up So deep had this culture seeped in that everybodyincluding (in factnotably) prominent journalistshad begun to expect similar status Young officers of the Central Industrial Security Forcewhich oversees airport securityroutinely tell me stories of familiar media faces throwing tantrums if subjected to normal frisking: jaanta nahin main kaun hun Some of this action has been caught on CCTVand it is embarrassing It is not as if the AAPs is the first leadership to eschew privileges P Chidambaram hasfor decadesbeen seen carrying his own bag through securityoffering himself for pat-downsand refusing security escorts even when he was home minister Over the past monthsI have been on flights with the chief ministers of Kerala (Oommen Chandy) and Goa (Manohar Parrikar)who carried their own bags and rode buses with the rest of us between the terminal and the aircraft But nobody noticed them You only noticed the VIP motorcade pulling up to the plane One daysoon enoughthe Congress party and its ruling family will wake up to the damage they have been caused by Robert Vadras name proudly listed at airport security checkpoints among those exempted If it disappears at some point soonyou have to say thank you to the Aam Aadmi Party BUT after riding an anti-establishment agendathe party has now become the establishment The chief minister will need an official carhouse and a retinue of staff Even if he scales it downhe will never be able to beatsaya Mamata didi at this game Governance is a completely different craft from agitating Remember that passage from Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collinss Freedom at Midnight that angered the Congress and nearly got the book banned in India It was Nehru and Patelshaken by the Partition killingsconfessing to Mountbatten they didnt quite know what to do as they had learnt to agitatebut not yet to govern Peace reigns in Delhi now and in most of Indiaso that is not the challenge for the AAP Yet it has to make that transition from an angryconstant questioner to a calmaccountable ruler In their anger with existing politicsmost people have not really bothered to look at their larger political philosophyparticularly their economics The AAP has grabbed the aam aadmi from the Congress and Bharat Mata from the BJP But sometimes they could also look like they have taken the most retrograde socialist economics from the Left and the most disconcerting extreme nationalism from the Right No other political party in India is threatening to renationalise airportsand the power and oil sectors Similarlyno one employs Bharat Mata Ki Jai and the tricolour as political slogan and banner Nobody not even the Akali Dalour most religious party gives god the credit for their success At least not in public statements There is much work to do in these areas Ideologicallythey have made their first move by defining themselves in opposition to the BJP Which puts them firmly in the secular or third force campwhich also suits their economics In other wordsthey have a formidable political rival and equally challenging likely partners (from the BSP to DMKSP and RJD) Kejriwal will have to do more than keep trashing them as bhrasht or lecturing every party that only the AAP has a monopoly over the aam aadmior telling them that we give you the privilege of supporting us In factHarsh Vardhans excellent speech in the Delhi Assembly was perhaps the first time they heard criticism from someone in the same roombarring the occasional irritated snarl from Pranab Mukherjee when they were drafting the lokpal bill jointly with the government Having arrived this far so fastKejriwal will need to pause and course-correct Power politicshe will figureis a heady but tough business It also needs you to be flexiblegenuinely liberal and thick-skinned Most importantlyonce in public lifeyou will need to understand the necessity and value of engaging also with those who disagree or argue with you [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Using Bollywood, 2017 6:25 pm Kochi is one of the venues of FIFA U-17 World Cup. "We can not imagine the extent to which this mindset has damaged the country. it would be a real delight to observe the austerities of Chhath". They are being grilled by party workers and sympathizers on this issue.” The RJD leader’s argument.

For two years it worked well and in fact this year also the Chinese authorities had prepared for the reception of Indian pilgrims and informed the Indian side about it, I should say it doesn’t belong to Bhutan.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Comments