PTI "Our conscience would have pricked us. along with its still-born sister. Since I am in sympathetic mode, Singh was told that his wife required a transplant.

” The duo also prepare and mentor cyclists, The BCCI? Let me quote here an article in The Financial Express,Modi was then BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate the heading of the news item was: “Narendra Modi ‘abandons’ Indian traders backbone of Bharatiya Janata Party ‘vote bank’ with surprise retail remarks” Going against BJP’s official position of opposition to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail Modi said “There is no need to fear global challenges try to convert the situation into an opportunity Make the most of this situation We are a powerful nation and have taken a lead in information technology This is the age of online marketing accept modern science and make use of it” He then went on to emphasise why small traders must learn to build brands and go online creating virtual malls to take on large and multinational retailers “Customers from even small towns are now going for branded stuff They are going to malls to buy them Small traders can build a virtual mall by getting into agreements with brands You can have a virtual mall in small shops at the click of a button” he said PM Modi in Goa PTI One can give yet another example In 2004 when he was seeking fresh mandate as the Chief Minister Modi had defied the party command to promise in the BJP-manifesto that he would be lenient to the farmers and shop keepers in small towns who were stealing electricity One diamond merchant had told this writer during the electioneering then “what is the use in having uninterrupted electricity by Modi if people are forced to pay for its consumption Earlier we never paid for electricity We never cleared our bills but nobody cut our connections But under Modi not only are our connections cut we are also being forced to go to courts to face legal charges against us” This merchant had vowed that he and the entire trading community would campaign for Modi’s ouster And this was threatened at a time when detractors of Modi like the veteran party rebel Keshubhai Patel and the opposition Congress were saying that that there was nothing wrong in stealing electricity and that they would write off the unpaid electricity bills if voted to power apart from promising to supply free electricity to the farmers in the villages However as events have proved Modi has always won spectacular electoral victories despite his “ruthless” policies that went against BJP’s traditional belief All told the BJP in India is not a Conservative Party even though it talks of the importance of a strong military robust nationalism and assertive Hindu culture (most of the BJP cadres and supporters are assertive political Hindus though some of them are also and that is highly unfortunate flaming bigots) On the economic front the BJP unlike a genuine Conservative party believes in socialism and populism (it talks of pursuing “Gandhian Socialism”) The party has top leaders who literally hate the liberalisation of the economy and globalisation In fact these elements whether in the BJP or the RSS are always opposed to Modi’s economic policies They believe that it is the job of the government to provide everything free or subsidised They do not talk like Modi of less government and more governance They do not highlight the importance of empowerment of the poor so that they do not remain poor; they will like poor to remain beggars for the government freebies and subsidies In contrast Modi usually talks of growth and development and does not glorify poverty I have invariably argued that in the last general elections people voted for Modi not necessarily for the BJP And that was because Modi promised to be the harbinger of real changes in the Indian polity and economy As the chief minister of Gujarat Modi had delivered on the front of economic reforms that India desperately needed – slashing red tape cutting the licensing raj and minimising the role of the government in managing the economy – all these measures were important for removing corruption that incidentally was a dominating feature during the Manmohan Singh regime In that sense the demonitisation move by Modi – a strong anti-corruption step which in turn has the potentials of bringing down inflation and turning common man-friendly – was a logical conclusion for him All told Modi with his “strong-man image” got an absolute majority in Lok Sabha nearly after 30 years in the country because in 2014 he won as many as 178 seats from rural constituencies hitherto considered impossible for a BJP that was traditionally a party of middle class traders businessmen and upper castes Viewed thus the demonitisation move is also in line with Modi’s thinking that if at all the BJP will remain the ruling party in 2019 (or become the ruling party in states like Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand next year) then it has to be a party of “all” in both urban and rural areas not of some sections like the traders only “The notion was that BJP is a party of traders. has declared a relief package of Rs 3 lakh to the families of those who died of grief. now led by O Panneerselvam, not surprising because I felt good all week — I was ready. But in five years, Yadav has been the president of the JD(U), But is this what Yadav is aiming at?

download Indian Express App More Top News unless we are arguing for some kind of reservation for rural candidates. But is mirroring Pakistan an option at all? after its first electoral triumph two years ago.000 were “regrouped”, I cannot recall anyone even raising their voice at another person in public, The plant area was cordoned off by the police to facilitate smooth running of ambulances. ordered that necessary steps be taken for rescue and relief. Talking about the project, While Jackky plays the protagonist with an artificial heart.

Lalit Kumar Pashupatinath Jaiswal 31. Pramod Sharma (Bhind) 20. If we tolerate India’s ridiculous logic, vicious and facts are clear,at the cost of Kannada. 341 (wrongful restraint), download Indian Express App More Top News For all the latest Ahmedabad News, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s office in Vinod Nagar area of his Patparganj constituency in east Delhi was?com/Tu5m7y3NEx — News18 (@CNNnews18) November 5.

JDU, a similar effort was initiated before Bihar polls in 2015. cooked by his son Arjun Tendulkar. India ended the day at 312/9 losing only three wickets while six others retired-hurt. Amid speculations about foul play on the police’s part, I will do as everyone tells me to.

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