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The surprising and shocking results of the Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliament byelections have shaken the ruling BJP in the state as well as at the centre right from inside. It’s indeed a huge setback for the ruling BJP. This victory for the Bahujan Samajwadi Party backed SP candidates in both these seats considered to be the traditional strongholds of the saffron party earlier held for almost three decades by the UP CM Yogi Adityanath and the former state president and the present Deputy CM Maurya is an unambiguous indication that the saffron party’s popularity and the charisma of PM Modi and UP CM Yogi is on the downward slide with majority of the electorates, particularly those hailing from the minority sections, backward and down trodden classes, especially dalits are no more under the influence of saffronisation nor believing in their rhetorics of so called development and ache din repeatedly and forcefully being fed into their ears.

What seems to be the major worrisome factor for the BJP high Command after these two defeats is the fact that both these parliamentary constituencies were Saffron’s strongholds for several years and Yogi Adiyanath as well as Maurya are the incumbent CM and deputy CM of the largest state, which won 73 parliamentary seats and 325 assemblies in UP respectively during the previous national and state elections.

At the time when prime minister Narendra Modi’s charisma is at the peak compounded with Amit Shah’s outstanding organisational election winning skills, having incessantly won 21 states since 2014 putting Congress, BSP and SP including the left to immense quandry and of no where, these shameful defeats have made one thing absolutely crystal clear that all is not well for the ruling BJP lead NDA and in particular prime minister Modi.

While on the one hand the extremely popular saffron clad seer turned chief minister Yogi Adityanath is becoming more and more popular and people friendly by his, “eradicate criminalism and criminals,” from the crime infested state of UP, including making the government extremely people friendly by announcing several developmental projects and eradicating corruption, on the other hand his party’s two candidates’ loose badly against their immediate political rivals hailing from a party which was just a year ago uprooted from power in the state at the hustings.

Such downsliding trends definitely send a very wrong signal across the country for a party which is ruling at the centre as well as in 21 states of the country. In Bihar as well, out of the two results one of Jehanabad and Babua seat and the party(BJP) could make only in one seat whereas the RJD of Lalu Prasad Yadav retained its Jehanabad seat with a good margin THUS GIVING A STRAIGHT JOLT TO BJP- JDU ALLAINCE.

What makes the situation even more worse is the fact that the percentage of voting in both the parliamentary constituencies was below 40 to 45% and still the BJP lost whereas in usual cases lower percentage polling in considered to be favourable to the ruling party. This ambiguously speaks of the fact that majority of the Hindu voters have not come out for polls, clearly indicating that they were unhappy and disillusioned with the performance of the ruling party at the centre as well as the state.

However, the results also speak of the dooms day ahead for the Congress party, whose both the candidates in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur constituency even lost their security deposits similar to their zero performance in the recently concluded Tripura and Nagaland elections.

Conclusively, we can say that the results of these two byelections have made one thing absolutely unambiguous and transparent that unity of the non BJP opposition with SP and BSP as main and essential partners can put a strong and sizeable dent to the image, popularity and charisma of Narendra Modi at the national level as the minorities, dalits, backwards and the people of the backward strata of the society seem to have been totally disillusioned with them due to increasing unemployment, deteriorating agrarian sector, appaling condition of farmers and agricultural sector, sky rocketting prise rise of essential commodities, widening of gab between the haves and have nots and degenerating living standards of the rural and suburban populace of the country.

In short its the real time for full soul searching for both the BJP led NDA as well as the entire non BJP opposition of the country. What do you say friends?

SUNIL NEGI

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HN Bahuguna’s centenary celebration on 25th April, to be celebrated all over India through out the year

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India today needs political stalwarts’ and statesman like H. N. Bahuguna who devoted and dedicated his entire life for establishing communal harmony, amity and brother hood in the country. A revolutionery, freedom fighter and politician of eminence who was born in a tiny village of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand called Bugani, his father being a Patwari and thereafter Kanangoo preferred to ruthlessly struggle for the country’s independence than to be a ordinary person striving for survival.

He, after being highly impressed by Jawahar Lal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri left his village in Pauri, Garhwal and came to Allahabad for further studies and to actively participate in freedom movement. Bahuguna ran trade unions, repaired punctured rickshaw tyres, shouted slogans against Britishers and contested Allahabad student’s union election to become its president.

He worked tirelessly, went to jail number of times, married Kamla Bahuguna became MLA, minister and then CM in UP and central minister number of times. He opposed draconion emergency, was highly instrumental in the formation of Janata Party and establishing communal harmony in the country through out his life giving up ministerial berths on principled grounds and political ethics. Bahuguna was a leader with precision on issues such as secularism, communal amity, decentralisation of socio political and economic power and wiping out tears from every eye.

In nutshel Bahuguna was a phenomenon, a legend and an ideologue who cared for minorities, backwards, down troddens and the poor. The HN Bahuguna centenary celebrations committee is celebrating his Birthday on 25th April on Wednesday at Constitution Club.

Please, join in hundreds at 11.00 AM at the venue and pay your respectful regards to this great towering personality of his times.

Today, we held a meeting at Kerala house New Delhi to discuss arrangements for the success of this event.

Bahuguna Centenary Celebrations would be organised all over the country in various states through out the year in order to propagate his ideals, principles and policies for a communal free secular India were peace nd tranquility could be established and all thecommunities co exist peacefully to make India stronger and cohesive . This is the basic idea behind these celebrations breaking all barriers of caste, communities, religeons and communal considerations apart from decentralised socio political and economic development of the country.

Seen in the picture are me discussing issues with two term former MP Harkesh Bahadur and the national chairman of HN Bahuguna Centenary Celebrations Neelalohitadasan Nadar E x MP and minister in Kerala LDF government.

Those who actively participated in this meeting were Supreme Court Advocate ZK Faizan, Journalists Umakant Lakhera, Sunil Negi, Suresh Nautiyal, Charu Tiwari, Mahndra Mishra, Pratap Shahi, Kusum Kanwal Bhatt, Search my Child, Sushma Negi, Vinod Dhaundiyal, Atul Devrani, Madan Mohan Dhaundiyal, Pratap Shahi, Satyendra Rawat, Vimal Uniyal( Actor) and others.

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PM Modi inaugurates Dr. Ambedkar Memorial. Accuses previous governments on sitting on files of Dr. Ambedkar related projects

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Our government is fully committed to honour the self respect of the poor, hapless and backward dalit and adivasi communities and would leave no stone unturned to protect them.

The government is actively working on establishing special courts in the country to fast track the atrocities being inflicted on the SC / ST communities and has also proposed to establish a full fledged commision for the sub catagory of the backward classes of the countryas well.

Prime minister Narendra Modi was today addressing the audience at the inauguration of the newly built magnificient building in honour of the architect of Indian constitution Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial at 26 Alipur Road, Delhi.

Casting aspersions on the previous rules of the successive Congress governments Modi said that they have not done a single work in the name of Dr. Ambedkar during their several decades’ rule and had literally sit on files for years together.

After his government came to power at the centre he personally got every file related to Dr. Ambedkar projects’ searched and got the work of Ambedkar Museam and Memorial completed in record time, finally inaugurating it today.

Terming the memorial as the symbol of an outstanding iconic personality’s extraordinay remembrences of the last days of his life’s achievements, prime minister Narendra Modi said that this building has been constructed in the shape of a book identifying it with our India constitution prepared by Dr. Ambedkar.

Accusing the Congress party of delaying every developmental project in the country Narendra Modi said that his government has completed hundreds of stalled projects during his last four year tenure to the tune of over 9.5 lakh crores thus patting his own government. He said, if he would start counting the list of myriad number of developmental projects completed by his government he’ll have to continue till next morning.

Assuring the people of the country of completely abolishing tuberculosis in India by 2025 instead of the earlier target of 2030. Modi said his government believes in making India strong and viable whereas the previous Congress government held back every project meant for the peoples’ welfare.

Highly lauding Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s principles of equality of the society and equal rights to all sections in terms of legal, constitutional rights and freedom of speech, self respect and honour, prime minister Modi said his government too is pursuing ahead on the same ideals and principles like opening of crores of Jan Dhan accounts and toilets for the poor and hapless all over the country, particularly in the rural areas.

He revealed that his government has opened 31 crores Jan Dhan accounts and built 7 crore toiltets all over the country with 2 crore toilets in the rural areas for the convenience of the poor, down troddens and the dalits.

He assured the oppressed sections of the country that social justice theme is not merely a slogan for him and his government but a solid commitment to improve the economic, social and educational status of the poor and the down troddens in order to make them fully self reliant and the proud citizens of the country.
Sunil

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Has Kathua, Gujarat and Unnao resulted in downsliding of the Modi Charisma ?

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The three shameful incidents of gangrape of two minors in Jammu’s Kathua and Gujarat and their subsequent most brutal murders and a rape of a teenager by the ruling party’s lawmaker with a custodial death of her traumatic father has undoubtedly resulted in the expeditious downsliding in the image of the BJP led NDA at the centre and its state governments in J&K and Uttar Pradesh.

Keeping in view the national and even international outrage compounded with the massive condemnation in the media, it looks as if the popularity graph of the government that was on the incessant rise is on a serious downslide, particularly after the continuous winning spree in about 21 states of the country, defeating Congress, SP, BSP and even the Communists in their very traditional stongholds of more than two decades as was the case in Tripura.

The way Narendra Modi’s charisma and outstanding organisational skills of Amit Shah made them politically invincible, with even their ardent opponents predicting that BJP led NDA may even repeat in 2019, the recent tragic happenings of Kathua, Gujarat and Unnao, UP has now put the saffron party on the defensive mode and back foot with people of the country, particularly the entire women community, youngsters as well as the intellectuals including the media going against them thus bringing the party’s popularity graph towards a downslide trend.

During the 2012 incident of Delhi’s Nirbhaya when the Congress Party was in power both at the centre as well as in the NCT of Delhi it was the BJP which tried its level best to put the Congress governments of the centre and Delhi on the dock and tried to extract the maximum political advantage by defeating the Congress politically alongwith other key issues of massive corruption at the centre and the Common Wealth Games.

Today while the BJP is in power at the centre the same nature of issues pertaining to crime against women and increasing rapes and gruesome murders of minor and teenage girls had started haunting the Modi government.

Today the BJP lead Modi government is in great problems after these most shameful rape cum murders with its own lawmaker involved in one of the rapes and the custodial death of her father including giving of communal colour to the Jammu’s Kathua rape n murder of 8 year old Asifa in order to exonerate the culprits who happen to be from the majority community.

While the prime minister Narendra Modi has outrightly condemned the Kathua and Unnao incidents and assured the countrymen of the complete safety and security of women with stringent punishment to the culprits, the political analysts say that he was too late to issue the statement and that too not uttering the names of both these incidents.

Similarly the Uttar Pradesh’s saffron robed chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath too issued statement of not sparing the culprits even if he belonged to his party, after the state high court has already issued directives to arrest the BJP MLA and handing the probe to the CBI.

These conspiratorial and calculated late actions and reactions have incalculably harmed the party politically say the political analysts. Just yesterday about 59 former civil servants of the country wrote a hard hitting letter to Prime minister Narendra Modi expressing their grave concern, outrage and desentment over the Kathu and Unnao incidents holding his government directly responsible for these hate crimes as well as for vitiating the communal environment of the country in the name of saffronisation and majoritarianism.

It may be recalled that since 2014 when Narendra Modi came to power with historic majority, his graph of popularity and invincible charisma had been on incessant rise, winning 21 states unquestionably and to the utter shock and surprise of his political rivals.

In Gujarat too, his home turf, though the margin of victory was low but he maintained status quo for the last 25 years incessantly. This all happened despite 400 people losing their lives standing in endless queues during the demonetisation phase and lakhs of people and small, medium entrepreneurs losing their jobs and businesses. The GST implementation exercise too annoyed majority of the businessmen all over the country. The recent shameful defeat in the BJP’s UP CM and Deputy CM’s home turf Gorakhpur and Phulpur at the hands of the BSP supported SP candidates including earlier defeat in two parliamentary constituencies of Rajasthan has made one thing absolutely clear that anti incumbency against the BJP governments in various states and dalit vote banks’ drifting away from the saffron party has started before the 2019 national election.

Its earlier partners like Andhra Pradesh’s TDP and Shiv Sena of Maharashtra has already started drifting away from it while the four Southern states are also badly annoyed with it on the issue of Central Finance Commision’s step motherly treatment to them in the allocation of funds thus ready to create a North South divide straightaway harming the BJP led NDA under prime minister Modi’s leadership.

The government is also on the dock on the SC, ST issue with majority of the Dalits already antagonised on the Supreme Court’s verdict on the dilution of the Prevention of Atrocities against SC ST Act.

On the employment generation front and bringing black money stashed in foreign banks which were the core issues of the BJP led NDA government as assured in his pre election promises, the central BJP leadership has completely failed to come true to the peoples’ expectation.

It’s more like a government of rhetorics say the political analysts. Conclusively one can say that the shameful incidents of Kathua, Gujarat and Unnao has exposed the BJP led NDA government to a great extent and has increased its anti incumbency factor manifold with Modi and Shah losing their political credibility fastly and speedily.

However, its also true that the non BJP opposition is still scattered and despite all these national shams if the non BJP opposition still stays scattered n does not show seriousness to unite, there is not an inkling of doubt that despite all these tragic incidents, the saffron may again shine over the political horizons of the country. What’s your take friends?

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