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Punjab CM constrained to abruptly call off his press conference due to red carpet controversy

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The chief minister of Punjab Captain Amrinder Singh was constrained to abruptly call off his press conference at 2.30 PM at the Nirankari Bhawan premises in Amritsar where a controversy erupted regarding the laying down of red carpet at the Nirankari Sant vicinity where yesterday two anti social elements in mask targetted the congregation throwing hand granades killing three persons on the spot and injuring about 20, some of them grievously.

The chief minister Punjab was to visit the congregation site where the unfortunate incident occured in order to asses the situation but after the red carpet placed in the vicinity for his supposed welcome raised a heated controversy in the media with opposition leaders of Akali Dal castigating him for allegedly acknowleging red carpet welcome at a time when the entire state is in the state of grief and shock after the brutal killing of three people and injuries to 20.

However, the officer looking after the arrangements denied the charge saying that they were not aware of the colour of the carpet and it was laid down to suppress the dust on the arrival of the CM’s cavalcade as it would have harmed the health of those attending the press conference including the mediamen.

However, after the eruption of the controversy highlighted on every television channel, not has the red carpet been changed with the green carpet but the chief minister was also constrained to call of his press conference as well as the visit at the tragedy site.

Meanwhile the chief minister Amrinder Singh who’d already announced the monetary compensation to the tune of Rs. five lakhs to each of the family of the deceased and some amount to the injured as well, the IG Police of Punjab has today declared the prize amount of Rs. 50 lakh to anyone giving clues about the accused of yesterday’s grenade attack at the Nirankari Sant Samagam in Amritsar.

The Home minister Rajnath Singh has also convened a high level meeting at his North Block office attended by senior police and IB officers to discuss the aftermath implications of the sitiation and to find ways and means to unearth the hand behind this unfortunate incident n nab the culprits at the earliest.

The National Investigating Agency is in Amritsar investigating the tragedy very minutely in order to nab the actual culprits behind this shameful incidents. Sources reveal that it’s the joint conspiracy of Pakistan sponsered hardcore terrorist organisation Jaishe Mohammad, LET and the Khalistani organisations having the support and blessing of ISI and various terror outfits active in Pakistan.

It may be recalled that in June 2016 a group of terrorists from across the border had stolen the car belonging to the Punjab Police and had barged into the Pathan Kot Air base killing seven soldiers. Similarly,the train massacre in Amritsar on the day of Vijay Dashmi killing 60 persons has also raised a storm against the Amrinder Singh government giving enough ammunition to his opponents especially the Akali Dal n BJP leaders to criticize him to the core.

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Two Indian helicopters to stay in Maldives, says new Defence Minister Mariya Didi

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24 hours after new President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was sworn in, the new Defence Minister of Maldives, Mariya Didi, has said that Male won’t be returning back the two Indian helicopters which New Delhi had gifted.

Maldives under Abdulla Yameen, who was defeated by Solih September election, had asked India to withdraw two helicopters along with 50 military personnel this year.

Speaking to WION, Mariya Didi said, “It’s not in our culture to ask neighbours to take back what they give.”

One chopper is deployed in the Indian Ocean nation’s southernmost island of Addu and the other in the strategically-located Lammu.

The helicopters were gifted in 2013 by India on Maldives‘ request.

“The helicopters can be put to good use for medical evacuations and for search and rescue,” Mariya told WION, in her first interview to an Indian organisation after taking charge as the first female Defence Minister of the island nation.

Maldives’ former ambassador to India, Ahmed Mohamed had told news agency told Reuters that “They were very useful in the past but with the development of adequate infrastructure, facilities and resources we are now in a position to handle medical evacuations on our own.”

Yameen had junked pro India “India first policy” and increasingly aligned himself to China. Yameen’s predecessor Mohamed Nasheed had indicated that China was responsible for the development and told WION a few months ago that Yameen was under pressure from “external forces to remove these helicopters”.

Solih took oath as the new President of Maldives on Saturday in the presence of 17 foreign dignitaries and representatives from 46 countries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In his first address as the President, Solih said, “We will endeavour to fortify existing ties with India. Maldives will hereupon bolster its shared role to retain enduring peace and harmony of the Indian Ocean.”

In his 100 days goals, Solih has said, he will “endeavour to fortify the existing ties the Maldives has had with India.”

India was the only country invited at the Head of State/Government level at the presidential oath-taking ceremony and PM Modi was the first foreign leader Solih metafter being sworn in as President.

Both Maldives and India also issued a joint statement calling to strengthen ties and ease visa regime. The new Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid will be visiting India on November 26.

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BJP changing names almost every day but not accepting proposal to rename West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the Centre on Wednesday for allegedly dragging its feet in clearing a proposal to rename West Bengal to ‘Bangla’, which was unanimously passed by the state assembly in July.Banerjee said the BJP has been changing names of historical places and institutions unilaterally “almost every day” to suit its “interests” but when it comes to Bengal, the attitude is totally different.

On July 26, the assembly passed a resolution unanimously to change the name of the state to “Bangla” in the three most-spoken languages Bengali, Hindi and English and sent the proposal to the Union Home Ministry.Banerjee’s government had proposed to rename the state on three earlier occasions.

It suggested “Paschimbanga” in 2011, which was turned down by the Centre. In 2016, it proposed “Bengal” in English, “Bangla” in Bengali and “Bangal” in Hindi, which too was turned down. Finally, it proposed the name ‘Bangla’ in July this year.

“It is pending there (with the Home Ministry) for a long, long time,” Banerjee said in a statement.

“After Independence, there have been changes in the name of a few states and cities, like Orissa to Odisha, Pondicherry to Puducherry, Madras to Chennai, Bombay to Mumbai, Bangalore to Bengaluru etc, keeping in view the sentiments of the state and local language. Those are genuine,” she said.

The West Bengal Assembly had passed a resolution to change the name of the state on the basis of local sentiments related to “our mother tongue, Bangla”, she added.

“The Union Home Ministry advised us to use the name Bangla in all three languages. Accordingly, our assembly passed a unanimous resolution to change the name of the state to ‘Bangla’ in all three languages and sent it to the Union Home Ministry again,” she said.

On reservations from some quarters that Bangla would sound very similar to Bangladesh, she said names should not create a hurdle as “there is a Punjab in our neighbouring country as well as in India”.

Criticising the BJP, she said a political party with “zero strength” in the state cannot decide on changing the name of that state.

The proposal to change the name was made only after a resolution was passed unanimously by the state assembly in accordance with the constitutional obligations and federal structure, which should be respected, she said.

“The people of Bengal must get a positive response immediately,” Banerjee said.

Later, she told a Bengali news channel that they (Modi government) are ‘bulldozing federal structure’ of the country.

They are not following the constitution. They are doing whatever they like. This cannot go on. What we have done (suggesting a name change), we have done it constitutionally,” she said.

 

 

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Rahul says, what he commits, fulfills ! can contact anybody in Punjab and Karnataka and ask about our fulfilment of pre election pledges, we have waived off all kisan loans !

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As the dates of the elections are nearing the political parties are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the electorates are enticed by their populist measures n large promises.

Both BJP and Congress parties are trying to take the lead in convincing the voters to vote for them and get everything at the cheapest rates including KARZA MAAFI, loan waivers and handsome support prices for their produce. The Congress which is in the opposition in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for the last several years did not want to take any risk of losing the election this time.

Hence its menifestoes are full of concessions for farmers and the weaker sections of the society. Addressing a well attended public meeting in Kabirdham, Chattisgarh today as a sequel to several meetings addressed earlier, highly over confident Congress chief Rahul Gandhi assured the audienve especially the women and the farming community of maximum support prices on their produce and loan waivers just within ten days of his government coming to power in the state.

Rahul Gandhi said like Dassault chief Eric Tappier I never lie, what ever I commit I fulfill my election promises. I commit that while the support prices for sugarcane would be 2500 per quintal, the rates of electricity would be just half and the farmers would be relieved of all the bank loans within 10 days of his government coming to power.

Speaking eloquently and assuring the farmers of the state about implementing the land acquisition act in the state Rahul Gandhi said that the farmers whose land would be acquired for projects or factories would get the 4 times more of the prevailing market rates in.the condition of completion of the factories or projects on the acquired land within the stipulated time of five years and incase the needful is not done the farmer would get back the ownership title again.

He was addressing the Congress rally at Kabirdham, Chattisgarh in support of the two contesting MLA candidates. In order to substantiate his honesty in fulfilling the pre election promises Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said if you have any doubt you can just phone anybody living in Punjab and Karnataka and ask if the Congress governments there had fulfilled my pre election commitments of loan waivers of farmers or not.

And you will get the reply in affirmation. I never tell a lie n stand to my commitment said Rahul Gandhi whilehe castgated the BJP led NDA government of remitting the loans worth of more than three lakh crores of fifteen top industriakists of the country but could’nt waive off the poor farmers loans.

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Will Rafale repeat the Bofor’s trend ?

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The Bhartiya Janata Party which was full of confidence, overwhelmned with joy and highly filled with a feeling of invincibility about eight months ago, always claiming of staging a come back in almost all the five states viz. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana and in the general elections of 2019 with even more than the present majority, seems to have lost that confidence to a great extent, particularly after the recent C voter survey predicting the saffron party’s defeat in at least three states on confirmed basis, though the opinion polls have not always proved correct going upside down.

The speed and spirit with which prime minister Narendra Modi’s juggernaut had compelled the major national party Congress, the Samajwadi Party and even the left lose their traditional bastions in majority of the states finally unfurling the saffron flag in 20 states squeezing Congress to only two states of Punjab and Puducherry n later in Karnataka in league with Janata Dal(S), it seems, the earlier spirit and Modi charisma is gradually fading out.

If one minutely analysis the political developments thereafter the ruling party BJP has gradually started losing its grip over the country’s electorates as issues like demonetisation, dubious Rafale Jet fighter deal with French company Dassault, banking frauds, charges of promoting crony capitalism, increasing prices of petro products, agrarian crisis, increasing farmers suicides, unemployment in the country, the non fulfilment of the pre poll promises, women insecurity, attack on media freedom, murder of journalists, killings of innocents in the name of cow vigilantism, no talks of the bullet train, the CBI imbroglio and alleged corruption at various levels n failure of demonetisation in recovering black money are some of the important points that have majorly put the incumbent government and the saffron party on the dock.

There have undoubtedly been lots of pronouncements of several people friendly schemes like electrification, of villages, Jan Dhan accounts, MSP for farmers, national health insurance scheme namely Ayushman Bharat, housing for the poor, Swach Bharat Abhiyan, provision of toilets in lakhs n crores etc by the Modi government but they are still not able to show the results on the ground in practicality as compared to the excessive media hype and the exaggerated media pomp and show.

In addition to all this the state units of the Bhartiya Janata Party are badly infested with intercine squabbles and are division ridden. The entire national party is being run by the duo of PM Narendra Modi and the party Supremo Amit Shah. Towering leaders like L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and several others have been shown the door to pursue things quitely, feebly and calmly.

The Rafale issue had been the biggest tragedy of the ruling party compounded with the alleged misuse of the premier investigating agencies the CBI and Income tax departments to settle scores with the political opponents as charged by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and the nucleus of the non BJP grand allaince n AP CM Chandra Babu Naidu.

The former BJP leaders n union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Swaraj India’s activist and supreme court lawyer Prashant Bhushan including Shatrughan Sinha to some extent have been exposing the government of Rafale deal alongwith the Congress party by way of holding press conferences and organising pan India level protest demonstrations.

They have even shown the guts to register the FIR in the Central Bureau of Investgation and filed petition in the Apex Court with serious allegations of undue favour to Anil Ambani’s company and perpetration of alleged corruption in the 59000 crore Rafale deal.

The alleged raids of income tax department on several media organisations for allegedly not towing the ruling party’s line and voicing their points of view against it, has also earned the wrath of the fourth estate accusing the ruling political dispensation of misusing the official machinery to silence the progressive media.

Today, Rafale issue reminds one and all of the Bofors kickback issue that had surfaced during the tenure of prime minister Rajiv Gandhi during the eighties and nineties n resulted in his ouster, creating hell of the uproar in and outside parliament and political instabilty though the latter was acquited of all charges but unfortunately after his sad demise and so much of political defamation globally. Will it happen with the present PM is a big question mark. However, Rafale is proving to be a hot cake for the non BJP opposition parties who are seemingly looking honest this time to form a grand alliance before 2019. Now the moot question is which way will the wind blow in 2019 general elections?

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Despite Rafale matter in Apex court, Rahul’s attack on PM Modi continues !

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Even after the government submitting the details of the Rafale deal including the price details to the supreme court in an sealed envelope and the hearing of the date postponed for 14th November the main opposition party Congress and its leaders Rahul Gandhi and the chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala are still trying to put the government in the dock by criticizing the Dassault chief as well as the prime minister incessantly.

The chief of the Dassault EricTrapier has also given a clear statement that he never tells a lie and that his company Dassault has used its own discreation to award the offset contract to Anil Ambani’s company without having been directed or pressurised by the government.

But the statement of Trappier dosen’t seems to satisfy the Congress leaders who are day in and out issuing statements and tweets on Rafale issue openly accusing the PM, NDA government of alleged corruption and arbitrary practices despite the very fact that the entire matter is now subjudiced.

In their respective tweets and a vedio posted in the twitter handles of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Randeep Singh Surjewala today, both of leaders have openly castigated the prime minister of the alleged wrong doing and held him responsible by accusing him with harshest allegations. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi : Supreme Court me Modiji ne maani apni Chori. Halafnaame me maana ki unhone bina vayusena se puche contract badlaa aur 30000 karod rupaya Ambani ki jeb mein daala. ( In Supreme court Modiji accepted his theft, Admitted in the affidavit that he has changed the contract without asking the Airforce and put 30000 crore rupees in Ambani’s pocket ).

As if this criticism was not enough the chief spokesperson of AICC and Rahul’s close aide Randeep Singh tweeted : Nation dosen’t need doctored explanation but fair investigation. Fixed match between the BJP government and Dassault and PR stunts of PM Modi and Eric Trappier can’t hide the blatant corrption.

In a vedio released under the caption after the tweet Surjewala says: The fixed deal between Eric Tappier and the government nor the dictated interviews and the manufactured lies can hide the layers of corruption in the Rafale deal. The first rule of law is that the mutual beneficiaries and the co accused statements hold no value.The second rule is : the beneficieries and accused cannot be the judge in their own case. Truth has the way of coming out Mr. Modi. The nation does not want doctored explanation from you.

It may be recalled that the entire pricing details of the Rafale Jet fighters as desired by the apex court had been submitted to it yesterday in a sealed envelope and the court has also shared with petioners seeking queries on the deal a redacted version of the report submitted to the top court last month detailing the decision making process that led to the purchase.

The Congress and the rest of the non BJP opposition parties have been criticizing the govt for turning down the earlier deal, enhancing the cost of the jet fighters from 560 crores to 1720 crores or so, arbitrarily helping Anil Ambani’s company to seek the Rafale offset contract sideline the govt defence undertaking HAL.

The matter blew out of proportion when the former French president Francois Hollande in an interview to MediaPart made an alleged stunning disclosure that his govt has not choice but to allot the contract to Anil Ambani as he was recommended by the incumbent government, the allegation repeatedly denied by the government and the Reliance Defence. Now the matter is in the Apex court and the next hearing is slated for 14th November.

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A new pan Indian Green Party to take birth on 17th 18th November. Two day convention at Garhwal Bhawan, New Delhi

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Hectic preparations are on for the formation of the first ever green party at a pan India level namely INDIA GREENS with its two day convention being held in New Delhi on 17th and 18th November where about 300 delegates who’d already registered themselves would interact, deliever speeches, present their valuable views and papers, and pass resolutions in this two day event.

The invitees comprise of enlightened individuals, members and office bearers of the Indian Greens, journalists, writers, activists from other like minded political parties, lawyers, members of the intelligentia, NGo representatives, college students, and environmental activists.

According to the convenor of the convention Sr journalist Suresh Nautiyal India Green is fully committed to the Global Green Charter and its core principles namely ecological wisdom, sustainability, social justice, non violence, participatory democracy and respect for diversity.

While there will be speeches and presentations on the significant and burning environmental and ecological issues, the main features of this two day event would be : Adoption of the party constitution, Preamble, Principles and policies.

In addition there will also be dance performances on climate change, poster competition of the art work on the theme of ecology, environment including global warming , poetries on environment n global change including a book stall on green books.

Speaking to newsviewsnetwork.com the convenor Suresh Nautiyal revealed that the executive of the pan India Green party will also be duly elected in this two day convention.

Meanwhile, Bob Brown, former Senator and one of the tallest Green leaders in Australia has in a congratulatory message send to India Greens said that he is delighted to know that India Greens is organising a meeting to formalise a national Green party in ‘the world’s largest democracy’. He said: ‘We share a single little planet on which our one species Homo sapiens is already consuming 170 per cent of the living resources.

The Greens are the ONLY party to tackle the overriding problems created by human injustice and short-sightedness such as inequality, environmental destruction, global warming and nuclear proliferation.’ Further Bob has added in his message: ‘That we share these problems are underscored by Gautam Adani’s proposed mega coal mine in Queensland — after all the injustice and environmental damage he has caused in India. If his mine starts in 2019, It will lead a cavalcade from Tasmania (Australia) up there to peacefully protest on behalf of the planet.’ Bob concluded his message by saying: ‘May your meeting and the India Green Party future be rewarded with enduring success!’ Cheers friends as we are a rapidly growing global family which is also consolidating its Green footprints day-by-day!”

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Modi attacks on Congress’s dynastic politics praising saffron party as the party of the poor !

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PM addressinga BJP rally at Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, pic Quint vedio

The prime minister Narendra Modi attacked the Congress party and the entire non BJP opposition for criticizing him on demonetisation thus accusing the Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi pronouncing them as Mother and son duo, saying that it is because of the after effect of demonetisation only that they had to seek bail for alleged embezzlement of funds.

He said : while the Congress party (not naming it but indicating towards it ) had till now sought votes of the people of Chattisgarh since the time it was the part of Madhya Pradesh, in the name of caste, communities, creating the divide between urban, rural and rich n poor, the Bhartiya Janata Party has sough peoples’ support and blessings on a single mantra of Development, using the word emphatically Vikaas thrice.

He catagorically said that under the rule of Raman Singh the state has developed by leaps and bounds and over 1lakh fifty thousand people of Chattisgarh has received free gas connections and over 1lakh 30 thousand houses with 40000 houses especially allocated to the poor families of Bilaspur in a short span of just four years for which the Congress party would have taken thirty long years. Not only this but about one crore 30 lakh Jan Dhan accounts with zero balance have also been opened for the poor in which the people have deposited over 90 thousand crores thus empowering themselves financially.

Lauding the achievements of his government at the centre and in the state of Chattisgarh prime minister Narendra Modi said that the politics of Congress party begins and ends with dynasty whereas the politics of BJP begins and ends in the huts of the poor signifying that the BJP is worried for the welfare and well being of the poor while the Congress party’s only aim is to serve the Nehru Gandhi dynasty.

Addressing a well attended public meeting in Bilaspur today, when 18 assembly seats are witnessing voting in the Maoist infested Baster and Rajnandgaon district on 12th November prime minister Narendra Modi ridiculed the Congress party leaders especially its Chief Rahul Gandhi by saying that its state party leader while releasing the menifesto addresses the Congress chief as Sir 150 times which means that it were not the menifesto points but the Nehru Gandhi scion more important for him. He pronounced Rahul Gandhi as Namdaar amid cheers from the audience.

While feeling happy and satisfied over the heavy polling in the naxalite infested areas of Bastar and Chattisgarh prime miniter Narendra Modi complimented the election commission of India for creating tremendous awareness amongst the people of Chattisgarh to vote in large numbers and said that they deserve to be lauded by all means.

He termed elections as the festival of democracy and urged everyone to vote in large numbers to strengthen democracy in the state.The prime minister while appealing the voters to vote in large numbers said “Pehle Jalpaan phir matdaan”.

He said that the large percentage of voting in the first phase of the election that is taking place in Baster n Rajnandhaon has completely belied the predictions of news analysts who predicted of low voting percentage.

It may be recalled that 18 assembly segments are witnessing polling today majority of which are in the naxalite infested districts while 72 assembly segments of Chattisgarh will go to polls on 20th November. Bilaspur is also one of them.

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BJP’s towering South Indian leader Anant Kumar in no more. Dies in Bengaluru hospital at 59.

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The union minister Anant Kumar is no more. He breathed his last in a Bengaluru hispital after suffering from prolonged cancer at an age of merely 59 years. The prime minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the untimely passing away of union minister Anant Kumar in his tweet.

He tweeted: Extremely saddened at the passing away of my valued colleague and friend Anant Kumarji. He was a remarkable leader who entered public life at a young age and went on to serve the society with utmost dilligence and compassion. He will always be remembered for his good work.

A youngest cabinet minister in late prime minister Vajpayee’s government , an MP from Karnataka Ananth Kumar was an energetic and affable politician loved and adored by one and all in the party circles and Karnataka, who represented the union cabinet for three times.

A holder of law degree from Mysore university after completing his graduation from Hubli in Karnataka late Anant Kumar was born on 22nd July 1959. He was also the general secretary of BJP in 1998 onwards and was immensely instrumental in establishing the BJP’s stronghold in Karnataka and other southern states of the country.

He progressed in national politics very fast in view of his great political acumen, intelligence and good organisational skills. Starting his chequered political career as a committed worker of ABVP Anant Kumar was also arrested during the emergency for opposing it and became the BJP’s national secretary at the age of merely 36 years which was no less a than a great achievement.

At the age of 37 he was elected as the MP from South Bengalore which unambiguously speaks of his immence popularity in Karnataka, Bangalore. The Bhartiya Janata Party has infact lost a leader of eminence especially from South India who was its greatest pillar in the Southern politics.

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Anti BJP opposition unity efforts on full swing. Naidu takes the lead!

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Anti BJP opposition unity efforts on full swing. Naidu takes the lead!

There was a time in 1989 about 20 years ago from now when the then Southern super star turned chief minister of Andhra Pradesh N. T. Rama Rao played a key role as the major player in the opposition unity but against the then Congress party which was quite a strong and formidable force then with leaders of the non Congress opposition like HN Bahuguna, Lal Krishna Advani, Madhu limaye etc played a vital role in forming a national front.

Today 29 years after, late NT Rama Rao’s son in law and the Andhra Pradesh CM Chandra Babu Naidu is working hard to become the nucleus of the non BJP opposition with Congress as a major partner in the would be grand alliance, the meeting for which has been possibly convened at the New Delhi’s Andhra Bhawan on the fourth week of November preferably on 22nd November.

Political sources reveal that Chandra Babu Naidu who till few months ago was the significant partner of the NDA and had developed disenchantment against prime minister Narendra Modi for backing out of his earlier commitment of granting the special state status to Andhra Pradesh, is now in a hurry to unify all the anti BJP opposition parties in the form of a grand allaince in order to give a strong and powerful fight to the saffron party and Modi in the 2019 general elections.

Andhra CM Chandra Babu Naidu has already held parleys with Congress chief Rahul and the fmr chairman of the UPA advisory council Sonia Gandhi, BSP leader Mayawati, TMC chief and CM Bengal Mamata Bannerjee, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, SP chief Akhlesh Yadav, Farooq Abdullah of National Conference and other regional party heads as well, including the CPM n CPI chiefs who had already declared their whole hearted affinity to the grand allaince.

Moreover, majority of these parties have backed the Congress party’s issues such as Rafale, demonetisation, banking frauds, CBI controversy and inflation and had also organised protest demonstrations in Delhi and their respective states, exposing the BJP led NDA government of their misdeeds and the ill conceived notions.

There is a broader concensus on the anti BJP led opposition unity for 2019 as the issue of leadership would be decided after the election based on, which party brings the maximum number of seats post general election. Even the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has agreed to give up his claim for the leadership of the grand alliance.

This unambiguosly states the fact that the prime ministrial incumbent would be decided after the national election results arrive.

Moreover, keeping in view the possibilities of the BJP losing in three of the five states going to polls as per the recently declared C Voters survey, the moral of the Congress and rest of the non BJP opposition is too high which may perhaps contribute in making the grand alliance experiment a huge success.

However, despite all this some political analysts are still of the high opinion that the fractured opposition, if it really does not unite, even in worst come worst situations, the chances of prime minister Narendra Modi still seem too bright as his individual graph as a charismatic PM still has an upper hand in the country’s politics with no consensual or individual leader of the opposition including Rahul is able to overcome Modi by gaining extra marks or numbers.

Till date whatever surveys on the prime ministers’ popularity or future PM’s choice had been carried out keeping Rahul or other leaders’ opposite to him , every survey has given Narendra Modi an upper hand as an individual choice for the country’s PM.

There is a general assesment that lot depends on the cohesive and credible non BJP opposition’s formation of the grand alliance but will it really happen is still a moot question as BSP chief Mayawati and TMC chief Mamata Bannerjee including Akhilesh Yadav to some extent are still nurturing overambitions for being the future prime minister of the country, not prepared in any case accepting Rahul Gandhi to rule over them.

Since the national elections are still 9 months ahead there are also rumours that being the dalit leader if Mayawati is offered the deputy prime ministership of the country post 2019 election there is no reason whyshe will not form an alliance with the BJP led NDA as nothing is impossible in politics. What’s your take friends?

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