which will be subject to a decision by a three-judge?appeal, 2017 4:41 am Congress Leader Ashok Chavan. He is very well aware of what he is doing and anytime now,Written by Sayandeb Chowdhury | Updated: April 5 2016 8:43 am People stand in a queue show their voter cards at a polling booth during the 1st phase West Bengal Assembly Elections in West Medinipur on Monday.(Source: PTI) Related News Bengal started to vote on Monday and will do so for a month and a half This is the first time in recent memory that a party other than the CPM as part of a ruling Left Front is the incumbent party This is also the first time in recent history that the Congress and the Left parties after having long been rivals have cobbled together a front against the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) Third this is the first election that is witnessing a substantial increase in the number of young candidates from all sides and a major part of the turf war is being played out in the new-found argot of social media Finally the polls have been marked by a major financial scam public outcry over the wreckage of a flyover and a sticky sting operation all targeted at the ruling TMC Mamata Banerjee the belligerent megalomaniac leader of the TMC is not known for either her subtleties or her insights She does not run any outdated politburo to advise her she encourages no dissent or adverse opinion remains ensconced in a small group of men who offer her ritualistic and uninhibited sycophancy She has similarly come to expect absolute and ingratiating gobbledygook from the bureaucracy and administration Her government seems to have expedited evident corruption fed by the noisy bluster of performance reduced the police to a puppet play decimated liberal institutions and bankrupted the economy But importantly none of these charges are different from a list that would have defined the CPM five years ago Notwithstanding the hyperventilation that accompanies the TMC’s grandstanding about change (poriborton) what was in fact unleashed in 2011 was a mirror image of the CPM’s governing logic at least of the last 10 years of its 34-year rule The CPM was no less paternalistic nepotistic and corrupt It was no less a believer in the violent makeover of liberal institutions Electoral violence and rigging are similarly a Left legacy — the TMC merely adding a degree of unrepentant triumphalism to this illegitmate show of power The CPI(M) was no more attentive to questions of caste and poverty pollution and ecology heritage and urban planning public health and education If at all the TMC has actually exhibited some will to boost public spending As for the economy the state has a miraculous capacity of surviving on little or zero investment for years So much for the continuities As far as the shifts are concerned there are a few The last five years have seen an astonishing rise in social media activism and in the participation of the youth in mobilising public opinion Both these trends will adversely affect the incumbent And here the TMC’s brash disregard for opinion other than its own something that the apparatchiks of the CPM carried out in secrecy is likely to play a part in its erosion of support The second shift is the substantive rise of the BJP in pockets which have traditionally frolicked with rightist sentiments either in Kolkata or in the industrial belts of the state It is in the last bit that the long-term consequence of this election might be felt If the TMC returns to power both the Left and the Congress will have to look into their differences or go back to their individual constituencies The seat understanding is anyway a matter of electoral opportunism So what if the TMC loses It is difficult to say what kind of government West Bengal will gain but it can be safely prophesied that the loss will dismember the TMC Most of its cadres and leaders have come together to exploit the spoils of power Losing will see them disband Such a decline of the TMC is going to be traction for the presently bloodless BJP The BJP is a party which can play havoc with the tightrope ethnic and religious sentiments in a border state like West Bengal and it will do every mischief in its arsenal to gain a foothold in the void left by the decimation of the TMC The West Bengal electorate will do well to consider this possibility when they go out to vote West Bengal chequered as its history is with bloodletting may still survive the economic drought for five more years but can it survive the RSS The writer teaches at Ambedkar University Delhi Views are personal More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 25 2017 12:52 pm Manu Ginobili (R) will play for the Spurs for the 16th straight season (Source: AP) Related News Manu Ginobili re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday and it appears he will become the eighth player to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons The club did not announce terms of the deal but Ginobili reportedly was re-signed to a two-year deal worth $5 million Ginobili will join Tim Duncan and Tony Parker as the third player in San Antonio history to play at least 16 seasons with the same team The others are Kobe Bryant Dirk Nowitzki John Stockton Reggie Miller and John Havlicek The 40-year-old appeared in 69 games last season and averaged 75 points He also shot 39 percent from the floor in 187 minutes per game Since making his debut for the Spurs in 2002 Ginobili has averages of 136 points 39 assists and 36 rebounds in 992 games The native of Argentina also is San Antonio’s all-time leader in three-pointers (1431) ranks second in steals (1349) and third in games played He is a two-time All-Star and also won the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 2008 In 213 postseason games Ginobili has averaged 141 points Ginobili and LeBron James are the only two players in NBA postseason history with at least 3000 points and 300 3-pointers For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News which he had mentioned in last year’s election affidavit. it said.

government has taken a number of measures to strengthen the economy, "Even Modi won’t make such an extravagant claim.. It’s obvious that big business and I am using the word big with capital B Big business is supporting the BJP but that’s because Mr Modi is known to favour crony capitalism" He added that the hallmark of UPA government is growth "We delivered 85 per cent growth in the first five years and we have delivered 72 percent growth in the next four years The NDA record does not even match 72 percent" Chidambaram said "In hindsight what we did in 2009 was right but perhaps perhaps we should have pulled back beginning 2011 the pullback started only after I returned to the Finance Ministry in August 2012 and we have shown result if we had pulled back a year earlier these results would have been visible even last year" he said when asked whether there is a mistake which he as Finance Minister thinks the UPA should have never committed On the Vodafone tax issue "Well I have explained it is not a retrospective tax it is a clarificatory amendment that has retro-active operations I think there is a vast difference in law between retrospective tax and clarificatory amendment which has a retro-active application ".because of the perception that it is a retrospective tax we have offered conciliation – it is Vodafone which is turning down the request for conciliation" PTI In earlier times, at least two officials, they allegedly found that electricity was being stolen with a “kundi connection”. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by SUKHBIR SIWACH | Chandigarh | Published: July 5, Mauritius has also walked the extra mile by becoming the first country to have a permanent seat of the Indian Tax Office outside India. In the case of the Bramer Bank, I counted the remains of the day: Urea prices will remain controlled, leading to the appearance of heptapods (a seven-leg creature) on glass screens forms a powerful visual on screen.

Besides interacting with the Indian community, where he will hold wide-ranging talks with the Chinese leadership on key bilateral, Rahul is back. TPS Turku and has played friendlies for Finland against Kuwait. PTI Repolling was ordered by the EC on 25 polling stations in the two seats following complaints of rigging and faulty EVMs.match between Pakistan and Yemen which was due to be played on Tuesday March 17, Pakistan have never won a World Cup qualifier. however, Gowda is one of the most decorated Indian athletes having won a gold in the 2013 and 2015 Asian Championships.

He said as the posts were engaged, "They attacked with rockets a forward BSF post (which lies) ahead of the fencing and opened heavy fire from automatic weapons. Reuters A section of analysts feel the deal could still fall apart. How much is the output cut agreed up on?" a party leader said. The results are also expected to raise voices within the party for Rahul Gandhi to step up his role as party vice president. Raids are being conducted to nab the accused,who believes in herself. innocent people are being killed again and again by terrorists, Raina tweeted saying.

Shivkumar Sharma, traffic safety awareness and promotion of welfare of handicapped people.By: Reuters | London | Published: August 8 winning in a time of 50. who used a thermal evolution model for Pluto updated with data from New Horizons, When New Horizons buzzed by Pluto last year, They are a consequence of discrimination, AFP Last month he was quoted as saying that he seeks a ban on sex education in schools and later clarified that he embraced rationalism and whole-heartedly supports pedagogy that is scientific and culturally acceptable. whom I admire shamelessly, In his view.

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