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Election New Delhi 2013: AAP or BJP: To be or not to be?
New Delhi went to poll last week and results are out. The main contest was believed to be between ruling Congress Party and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). But as it turns out, the ruling party stands decimated and the contest was between traditional BJP and last year formed Aam Admi Party (AAP) or Common Man’s Party. The latter is a new entrant and offering itself as a clean image and corruption free party. Out of 70 total seats in Delhi legislature, BJP got 31 and AAP got 28 seats respectively. After its rout the ruling party got 8 seats out of which 5 are from Muslim population dominated area.
It appears that BJP got its traditional voter support with a little or no addition. AAP got the votes of poor, migrant and students. Continue reading
Election 2013 in New Delhi
This is a musing about state of affairs of elections and politicians. The election to State assembly of New Delhi will take place on 4th of December, 2013. Being a parliamentary form of government we shall be electing the members of Delhi legislature, who will form the Govt. While it is certain from the attitude of Ruling Party that they are tired of being in Government for ten years and now have no intention to be further troubled. This is reflected by two things:
1. No gesture of remedial steps taken in respect of any of the grievances made in past one year and when I am saying remedial, I only mean gesture because remedy can not be expected from such corrupt and inefficient government.
2. They do not have any election slogan. While opposition parties are shouting corruption and inflation, the ruling party does say something but it does not register as it is a mumbling of few meaningless words or slogan like ‘great existentialism’. Continue reading
Happy Diwali 2013
Happy Deepawali 2013
May it end the darkness inside us.
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Remembering Gandhi in 2013.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a Gujarati by birth place, Bania or trader by birth caste, lawyer by education, an unparalleled mass appeal leader by occupation, global enigma as a philosopher and failure as a politician. This is how the Gandhi would be summed up today his birthday in 2013 and a national holiday.
Gandhi was assassinated by a fire arm. A violent death for an ardent propounder of Non-violence.
For every person of Punjabi descent, Gandhi is a person who betrayed Punjab. It is told to me by my parents and grand-parents that in Public Speeches made in East Punjab (Now Pakistan), Gandhi would proclaim that:
“there is no question of partition of the country and if it happens it would be on my dead body.”
As things turned out, Gandhi, was no politician and his own progeny Nehru edged him out of stage and accepted partition of the country on religious lines without any inkling what to speak of vision about the fate of people and the possible exodus. The decision cost Millions to suffer ranging from poverty due to sudden forced migration to rape to death. Women raped and children murdered in cold blood. Continue reading