but remained under pressure to Arabise their culture. They are an ancient religious group that lives among the Kurds of northern Iraq. there is neither any transparency nor a foolproof guarantee that consumers’ interests are fully protected. till that order was amended in 2000 and the PSUs were given the freedom to fix prices on a normative basis. A common civil code, Had the court left the matter at that,000-odd schools in the city.

which has controlled Mumbai’s municipality for nearly two decades now, There is much talk of the social obligations and responsibilities of railways. It needs to raise revenues and cut costs. a strong individual who has been captain and commanded respect from cricketers around the world, all this might seem usual grist to the mill that would happen even in a school team when different individuals come together. [email protected] But these declarations only serve to highlight that Saarc has near zero credibility. 55 per cent said their husbands left them after they were admitted to a mental hospital. the Thane Mental Hospital says police picked up 324 mentally ill patients from public places and referred them to the Thane institution for treatment in 2016. he is the de facto leader of the BJP.

lived with this disconnect. B. “I can get a little Frank.

as far as FIFA rankings are concerned he has delivered what no other coach in India has been able to achieve so far.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: September 3 The right-hander stamped authority of her talent when she became the first Indian to get signed by an overseas T20 franchise. Here’s a look at how the Indian squad looks like. Srikanth stunned reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen 14-21, The lanky Indian shuttler finished the game comfortably,Shining? We know that is not the caseand not the case especially in UP Gandhi continues: You guys dont have a shirt on your backyou go hungry at nightand there are no jobs You have to migrate out of state to look for jobs Situation is terribleGandhi swears And whyhe rhetorically asks Becausehe answersthe poor people have not had a Congress government for 22 years Henceto better themselvesit is in the voters interest to grovel back to the Congress This last punchline was echoed in speeches by Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi My problems with the speech dont know where to begin Firstthe India Shining slogan is eight years oldand was an electoral taunt at the BJP in 2004 In 2012just like the Congressthe BJP is not an important player in UP It is fighting to not come last in the four-cornered race So who is the India Shining and the desperate poverty appeal aimed at To the Dalits and the poor who have finallyafter 43 years of Congress misrule between 1947 and 1990seen a major improvement in their lives And whytell me whyshould the voter bring back the Congress For less corruption For better development And what is the evidence that the Congress delivers In streetside conversationsthe voters in UP stated that if Bihar can have developmentso can UP and BiharRahul Gandhis speech-writers please noteis not only not ruled by the Congress but it is also the state in which the Congress reached the abysmally low level of 4 seats in the last assembly election in 2010 Alsoin order to win the caste votethe Congress brought out Sam Pitroda and embarrassingly and shamelessly displayed him as their OBC representative Lookwe have a major Congressite who is an OBC For the Muslimsthe Congress was even more retrogressive they promised them an extension of a very bad ideareservations Not much-needed affirmative actionbut discredited quotas in jobs and education Can somebody pump 2012 reality into the Congressrather than the me-poor-and-caste-and-poverty-stricken-country of the 1960s The speeches by the leaders of the BSP and the Samajwadi party could not have been more different Under MayawatiUP has grown at an above 7 per cent average for the last five yearsthe highest five-year average rate the state has experienced in its history Even thenMayawati was apologeticand stressed that development had not been enough Akhilesh Yadav stressed the positives that come about with growthand emphasised that his party could do better And apologised for the goondagiri that so obviously prevailed the last time his party was in power I did not have occasion to watch any BJP leader speak presumably they stressed how rath yatras by their supreme leader bring about development by increasing sales of cold water The Congress obtained 22 seats in the 2007 assembly election and 100 equivalent seats in the 2009 Lok Sabha election Exit polls suggest that the Congress would be lucky to cross the 50 markand that the SPled by another youth leaderAkhilesh Yadavwas likely to obtain 160-plus seats and form the next government in UP If the exit polls turn out to be broadly correctthen the UP election might mark the beginning of the end of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in Indian politics While the debacle in Bihar could be written off as a necessary aberration in a rebuilding exercisethe defeat in UP would not be that easy to explain To be sure50 seats are more than double the 22-seat tallybut are also half that of the 100 seats won in 2009 Indeedin their bravadothe Congress leadership has consistently maintained that they would get a minimum of 100 seats And rememberUP was the semi-final; howafter losing it by obtaining only 50-odd seatscan you enter the final Two youthful leadersboth belonging to political familiesfighting for their political futures In one cornerAkhilesh Yadavsounding modernand guaranteeing free computers to the young generation In another cornerRahul Gandhiheir to a 127-year-old heritagebaldly stating that the UP electoratewas poorstarvingshirtlessuneducated and without jobs FurtherYadav seemed to enjoy politics; in contrastGandhi appeared to be a reluctant leaderhis heart really not in being a politician Objectivelywho do you think best represents hope and development The choice is clearand it will be difficult to counter the impression that the Congress does not have a Gandhi leader capable of rallying India and winning elections It is possible that the exit polls are wrong and that the Congress obtains 75-plus seats on its own In this instanceemploying the same logic as aboveGandhi will begin to have credibility as a political leader And he can look forward to making a fight for it in the 2014 general election After the Bihar defeatUP will be seen as a major triumph In the youth battleRahul would have sneaked ahead No matter what the resultthe UP election is a watershedand a turning point in Indias democracy The writer is chairman of Oxus Investmentsan emerging market advisory [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newss political history.#TubelightTrailer is out and so is Laxman!com/203JFEzzKh — Tubelight (@TubelightKiEid) May 25, He is a very intelligent and a passionate filmmaker and he understands films.

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