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Reward time: Modi-Shah may reward Ladakh MP Namgyal

Cabinet reshuffle is on the cards anytime soon but it is delayed because of the prevailing COVID-19 situation but the most interesting aspect of this is that in this reshuffle Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal may find a place as a state minister which will be a very important move by the government.

The government appears to be giving representation from Ladakh which was neglected from ages with the only focus on the Valley by the successive governments. People say Namgyal’s induction will serve many purpose. Ladakh will get representation; a vocal and articulate young leader will be given his due; it will help to develop the neglected region for years; the dominance of Valley will be over; and the BJP will reach out to remote areas by giving representation to the region. Some say this will also be staring at China with whom India is in a stand-off in the region.

There are many other names that will be included and dropped but Namgyal’s induction will definitely be not only interesting but important for the government. The young leader had win hearts of leaders of the party during 370 debate in Parliament especially Union home minister Amit Shah.

12 Jun 2020
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Difficult for Congress to win second RS seat in Gujarat with MLAs resigning

There is always a fuss about Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections and with the third Congress MLA resigning from the party, it is pretty clear that the BJP is looking for maximum gain there. Gujarat is home state of PM Narendra Modi, HM Amit Shah and also the top Congress leader Ahmed Patel.

The Congress legislator Brijesh Merja resigned from the Assembly. Two Congress legislators -- Akshay Patel and Jitu Chaudhary – already resigned from the assembly on June 4.

It is pertinent to note here that with the resignation of Merja, the chances of the Congress winning the second Rajya Sabha seat becomes bleak as its tally in the 182-member House has now gone down to 65. Five Congress MLAs — Somabhai Patel, Praveen Maru, JV Kakadia, Mangal Gavit and Pradyuman Singh Jadeja — had resigned in March.

At present, the total strength of the Gujarat assembly is 172. The ruling BJP has 103 legislators, the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) two and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) one. There is one Independent legislator Jignesh Mevani.

The Congress has already fielded its senior leaders Shaktisinh Gohil and Bharatsinh Solanki, while the ruling BJP has named Abhay Bhardwaj, Ramilaben Bara and Narhari Amin as its candidates.

The Rajya Sabha elections, earlier scheduled to be held on March 26, were deferred due to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent imposition of the nationwide lockdown from March 25. Last time the BJP tried to win one more seat but Ahmed Patel managed to win the Rajya Sabha seat but apparently, this time round the BJP will secure three seats in Gujarat.

Meanwhile, the Congress named veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge as its candidate for the June 19 Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka.

06 Jun 2020
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Reward time: Modi-Shah may reward Ladakh MP Namgyal

By IndianMandarins 12 Jun 2020

Cabinet reshuffle is on the cards anytime soon but it is delayed because of the prevailing COVID-19 situation but the most interesting aspect of this is that in this reshuffle Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal may find a place as a state minister which will be a very important move by the government.

The government appears to be giving representation from Ladakh which was neglected from ages with the only focus on the Valley by the successive governments. People say Namgyal’s induction will serve many purpose. Ladakh will get representation; a vocal and articulate young leader will be given his due; it will help to develop the neglected region for years; the dominance of Valley will be over; and the BJP will reach out to remote areas by giving representation to the region. Some say this will also be staring at China with whom India is in a stand-off in the region.

There are many other names that will be included and dropped but Namgyal’s induction will definitely be not only interesting but important for the government. The young leader had win hearts of leaders of the party during 370 debate in Parliament especially Union home minister Amit Shah.

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Difficult for Congress to win second RS seat in Gujarat with MLAs resigning

By IndianMandarins 06 Jun 2020

There is always a fuss about Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections and with the third Congress MLA resigning from the party, it is pretty clear that the BJP is looking for maximum gain there. Gujarat is home state of PM Narendra Modi, HM Amit Shah and also the top Congress leader Ahmed Patel.

The Congress legislator Brijesh Merja resigned from the Assembly. Two Congress legislators -- Akshay Patel and Jitu Chaudhary – already resigned from the assembly on June 4.

It is pertinent to note here that with the resignation of Merja, the chances of the Congress winning the second Rajya Sabha seat becomes bleak as its tally in the 182-member House has now gone down to 65. Five Congress MLAs — Somabhai Patel, Praveen Maru, JV Kakadia, Mangal Gavit and Pradyuman Singh Jadeja — had resigned in March.

At present, the total strength of the Gujarat assembly is 172. The ruling BJP has 103 legislators, the Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) two and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) one. There is one Independent legislator Jignesh Mevani.

The Congress has already fielded its senior leaders Shaktisinh Gohil and Bharatsinh Solanki, while the ruling BJP has named Abhay Bhardwaj, Ramilaben Bara and Narhari Amin as its candidates.

The Rajya Sabha elections, earlier scheduled to be held on March 26, were deferred due to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent imposition of the nationwide lockdown from March 25. Last time the BJP tried to win one more seat but Ahmed Patel managed to win the Rajya Sabha seat but apparently, this time round the BJP will secure three seats in Gujarat.

Meanwhile, the Congress named veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge as its candidate for the June 19 Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka.

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BJP to go aggressive in West Bengal; showcase its work in Bihar

By IndianMandarins 03 Jun 2020

Bihar and West Bengal units of the BJP have swung into election mode with West Bengal unit of the party coming out with a 9-point charge-sheet against Mamata Banerjee’s nine-year rule with ‘Aar Noi Mamata’ slogan, which roughly means ‘no more Mamata’while Bihar BJP ‘Saptarishis’ that is seven members of booth committee joining PM’s Man Ki Baat on May 31 are some of the programs to begin with.

Bihar elections are likely to be held in October-November 2020 while WB election will be held in 2021. Now, both states will have a series of ‘virtual meetings’ to be attended by around 1000 workers. The first such meeting will be addressed by home minister Amit Shah on June 8 followed by party president J P Nadda. The party also named a new WB executive that would lead the party to the elections.

In these virtual meetings, there will be a dais with two-three speakers and 1,000 party workers would be able to directly participate and ask questions. Another 1,000 would be able to watch the proceedings using a link. These virtual meetings will be aired live on various social media platforms. There will be four other such meetings to be addressed by other national and state-level leaders.

The Bihar BJPhad asked its office-bearers and 67,000 booth pramukhs to ensure that booth members listen to ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The state unit of the BJP has lined up two rallies in the next 10 days. General secretary in-charge of the party Bhupendra Yadav is connected with state party leaders to get the plan of the party implemented in the state. Shah had already made it clear that NDA will go for Bihar elections under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.

Meeting with saptrishis was important as the first step for election preparedness is booth-management. The election of booth pramukhs at all the 67,000 booths has already been completed. Bihar organizational secretary Nagendra said, “Our target is to organize virtual rallies in 200 assembly constituencies and if possible in all 243 seats. In days to come, we will be in a position to address 10 rallies a day.”

The party has asked all its different cells (morchas) to keep interacting with people through different mediums and also reach out to 8,000-odd panchayats in the process as well. However, the party sources said that the BJP will be aggressive for its election campaign in West Bengal. So is it doing by taking a little longer campaign.

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BJP to organise 750 virtual rallies on May 30

By IndianMandarins 26 May 2020

The BJP has plans to organise as many as 750 virtual rallies, a series of programs both online and on the ground to mark its first year in office on May 30. A letter with the PM’s message will be distributed to 10 crore households by booth level workers.

 

However, the party plans to make it limited to those areas that do not fall under containment zones. The letter in the containment zones will be delivered electronically and on social media platforms. A virtual rally will be organised, as will 1,000 online interactions across the country.

 

The focus of these rallies will be to carry the message of self-reliance outlined by the PM which will also cover Rs 20 lakh crore financial stimulus package announced to revive the economy. It will also spotlight efforts made by the government to contain the spread of the virus outbreak in the country.

 

BJP president JP Nadda will inaugurate the anniversary functions with an online address to the BJP workers through social media platforms such as Facebook live.

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Shivraj Govt withdraws DA given by Kamalnath

By IndianMandarins 04 Apr 2020

The newly-appointed BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has altered the order and stopped the implementation of DA hike given by the outgoing Congress government on March 16, a few days before it fell on March 20.

The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government on April 1, 2020 ordered stopping the DA implementation that was to come into effect from July 1, 2020. The Kamal Nath government had issued an order increasing DA of employees by five percent.

The Congress criticized the move and said the party would agitate if the BJP government did not pull back its “dictatorial” order. He tweeted: This was a historic decision which was welcomed by lakhs of employees of the state. But the Shivraj Singh government stopped the implementation of this order.”

Meanwhile, the BJP called it an appropriate decision and said the BJP government’s priority at the moment was to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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One more split likely in Congress after Scindia's exit

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2020

There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22   Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split.                                   

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time.               

Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.One more split likely in Congress after Jyotiraditya Scindia's exit

 There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22 Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split .

 

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time. Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.


By: Neha Sharma

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Swamy again takes potshots at FM?

By IndianMandarins 18 Mar 2020

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seems to have declared an open war with Union Finance Minister N Sitharaman. In one of his recent  tweets, he criticised her for being too harsh with SBI Chairman. Also, he finds fault with too high rates of lending while in the US and other countries lending rates and rules have been liberalized to ease pressure on the economy.
It has been observed that Swamy has always been making a scathing criticism of several decisions taken by his own party. In particular, he finds fault with the present FM and earlier the late FM Arun Jaitley. Perhaps Swamy is venting out his frustration for not being given the post of FM by PM Narendra Modi. Anyway, it is fun for the twitterati to read witty attacks of inimitable Swamy.

BY: Neha Sharma

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Fundraising: No more a specialized job or guarantor of personal clout

By IndianMandarins 18 Mar 2020

Fundraising has always been crucially important for any political outfit. The very expertise has led many leaders to bask in the glory of special status within one’s own party as well as rise in influence in political echelons in general. The manoeuvrability for raising funds and using it for benefitting for personal gains is prevalent across party lines. This uncanny ability has helped many leaders to further grow one’s own fortunes.

Expertise in making tactful proximity with corporate houses is key in mobilising funds for political parties.  Names of late Pramod Mahajan in the BJP and Sitaram Kesri in the Congress crop up unfailingly as they have been adroit fund-raisers for their respective parties. However, the present-day BJP is getting funds from multiple sources so the dependency on any particular leader has disappeared. Once Congress and few select regional parties had few such stalwarts as fundraiser’s but now BJP appears to have surpassed them all. Several leaders have been arranging funds to run the BJP’s organizational activities that were once supported personally. Gone are days when Rajmata Scindia and alike used to fund and feed the party broadly out of their personal resources.

The present-day leadership of the BJP has evolved. Now It is capable of arranging enough funds. None of the leaders in the party is singularly in a position to register his/her importance on this count. Be it BJP or Congress or any other parties certain leaders who have been keeping their heads high for their fund-raising ability would loose their utility in the time to come.  This includes even a high-ranking Cabinet minister. Top leadership of political parties, including BJP leadership, have gradually started feeling that using fund-raising ability for personal benefits may not be acceptable as it makes the party depended on few select leaders with no mass-base and also harms the image of the party in the long run.

By: Rakesh Ranjan and Neha sharma

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