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Karnataka, Kamal and Kamal Nath: BJP’s opponents under constant pressure

Union minister and SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted removing Kamal Nath from the post of MP CM for his involvement in 1984 Sikh riots case but it has a bigger political implication both for the BJP and the Congress alike. What is that?

The Congress has been accusing the BJP of its alleged intention of destabilizing Congress governments in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh after Karnataka government was taken over by the BJP replacing the Congress. Actually it has been NaMo-Shah strategy to keep their opponents on tenterhooks by keeping them under pressure. This seems to be the approach towards these states as well.

However, the BJP is in no position to do anything in Chhattisgarh but yes in MP they might do something if not topple the government, speculation is rife that Jyotiraditya Scindia may replace Kamal Nath in MP as Jyotiraditya Scindia joining the BJP will have its own bearing the party and the BJP would eschew to go for any such move. A crippled non-performing government equally suits the BJP.

Not opening many fronts at the same time, the BJP will go slow in Rajasthan as Sachin Pilot has not forgotten that he was denied his due as CM’s post was given to Ashok Gehlot but Sachin will have to wait for some more time. This is clear that the NDA leadership does not do anything in such a way that anyone can read, understand or fathom their next move.

11 Sep 2019
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MP continues to transfer officials

MP CM Kamal Nath, who is on a binge to overhaul the whole administration, further transferred eight IAS officers, 07 IPS officers, and 14 SAS officers.

 

Among the IAS officers shifted were Dinesh Shrivastava, Additional Collector, Gwalior and several CEOs of District Panchayats. Also transferred were IAS officers posted in other agencies of the state government.

 

Of the 07 IPS officers moved from their current postings, Kumar Saurav, Superintendent of Police of Shahdol, has been posted as AIG, Headquarters, Bhopal. Kumar Prateek, Superintendent of Police, Tikamgarh, has been appointed as Commandant, 18th Battalion, SAF, Shivpuri.

 

Anurag Sujania, Assistant Superintendent of Police Morena, has been transferred as SP Tikamgarh. Ashutosh Bagri, AIG, PHQ has moved as ASP Morena.

 

Kiranlata Kerkatta, AIG CID, PHQ, has moved out as SP Shahdol. Rajesh Singh, Superintendent of Police, Sehore, has been posted as AIG PHQ and Shishendra Chouhan, Commandant, 18th battalion, SAF, Shivpuri has become SP Sehore.

16 Feb 2019
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Karnataka, Kamal and Kamal Nath: BJP’s opponents under constant pressure

By IndianMandarins 11 Sep 2019

Union minister and SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted removing Kamal Nath from the post of MP CM for his involvement in 1984 Sikh riots case but it has a bigger political implication both for the BJP and the Congress alike. What is that?

The Congress has been accusing the BJP of its alleged intention of destabilizing Congress governments in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh after Karnataka government was taken over by the BJP replacing the Congress. Actually it has been NaMo-Shah strategy to keep their opponents on tenterhooks by keeping them under pressure. This seems to be the approach towards these states as well.

However, the BJP is in no position to do anything in Chhattisgarh but yes in MP they might do something if not topple the government, speculation is rife that Jyotiraditya Scindia may replace Kamal Nath in MP as Jyotiraditya Scindia joining the BJP will have its own bearing the party and the BJP would eschew to go for any such move. A crippled non-performing government equally suits the BJP.

Not opening many fronts at the same time, the BJP will go slow in Rajasthan as Sachin Pilot has not forgotten that he was denied his due as CM’s post was given to Ashok Gehlot but Sachin will have to wait for some more time. This is clear that the NDA leadership does not do anything in such a way that anyone can read, understand or fathom their next move.

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MP continues to transfer officials

By IndianMandarins 16 Feb 2019

MP CM Kamal Nath, who is on a binge to overhaul the whole administration, further transferred eight IAS officers, 07 IPS officers, and 14 SAS officers.

 

Among the IAS officers shifted were Dinesh Shrivastava, Additional Collector, Gwalior and several CEOs of District Panchayats. Also transferred were IAS officers posted in other agencies of the state government.

 

Of the 07 IPS officers moved from their current postings, Kumar Saurav, Superintendent of Police of Shahdol, has been posted as AIG, Headquarters, Bhopal. Kumar Prateek, Superintendent of Police, Tikamgarh, has been appointed as Commandant, 18th Battalion, SAF, Shivpuri.

 

Anurag Sujania, Assistant Superintendent of Police Morena, has been transferred as SP Tikamgarh. Ashutosh Bagri, AIG, PHQ has moved as ASP Morena.

 

Kiranlata Kerkatta, AIG CID, PHQ, has moved out as SP Shahdol. Rajesh Singh, Superintendent of Police, Sehore, has been posted as AIG PHQ and Shishendra Chouhan, Commandant, 18th battalion, SAF, Shivpuri has become SP Sehore.

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What's Kamal Nath up to?

By IndianMandarins 10 Feb 2019

What's he up to is the question being asked in political circles, particularly after his administration invoked the National Security Act against cow slaughterer.

 

At one go, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath transferred 221 police personnel, comprising 34 Indian Police Service (IPS) and 187 state police service (SPS) officials, across the state.

 

The transfers were announced in two orders issued by the state's Home department on February 08 evening and February 09 morning.


According to the circular, the 187 SPS officers transferred comprise 35 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and 152 Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) rank officials.

 

MR Krishna, a 1985 batch IPS officer, was appointed the chairman of MP Police Housing Corporation, a post earlier held by Rishi Kumar Shukla, who recently took over as CBI director.

 

Ruchi Vardhan Mishra was appointed Indore's Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), it said.

 

The government also appointed Superintendent of Police (SP) for nine districts comprising Indore (East), Dewas, Katni, Hoshangabad, Datia, Narsinghpur, Dindori, Agar Malwa and Harda.

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Kamal Nath begins his inning against BJP

By IndianMandarins 21 Jan 2019

Senior IAS officer M Gopal Reddy (IAS:1985:MP) has been assigned the task of investigating suspected irregularities in Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism. He will head a three-member committee which has been directed to submit its report in 15 days.

 

It may be recalled that in 2017, Reddy who was then Additional Secretary, MHA, was unceremoniously repatriated (prematurely) to his cadre state of Madhya Pradesh.


Chief secretary S R Mohanty had, on Friday, issued the circular to form a probe committee to look into the allegations that the syllabus of University of Journalism and Mass Communication “promotes a particular ideology”, and to probe alleged irregularities in the recruitment of faculty.

 

The BJP has dubbed the move as unconstitutional. “The chief secretary has no authority to interfere in the autonomy of a university". It may be mentioned that the Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the university resigned in the past fortnight or so.

 

The committee will probe allegations that the university ignored UGC guidelines while recruiting and appointing teachers since 2003. Employees appointed in the last 15 years will come under the scanner, say sources. If the committee finds irregularities in recruitment of faculty, it will fix accountability.

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Mohanty takes charge as MP CS

By IndianMandarins 01 Jan 2019

As reported first by Indianmandarins Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty, an IAS officer of the 1982 batch, takes charge as the Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh today following his appointment to the post.


A directive issued by Principal Secretary of Personnel Administration Rashmi Arun said Mohanty will replace the outgoing Chief Secretary Basant Pratap Singh (IAS:1984:MP), who retired on Monday. Prior to this Mohanty served as the president of state Secondary Education Board.


Previously, Radheshyam Julania (IAS:1985:MP) and Iqbal Singh Bains (IAS:1985:MP) were also in the race for the top job.

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Meaning of assembly results 2018: Analysis

By IndianMandarins 12 Dec 2018

Congress, MNF and TRS witnessed a grand victory in Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana whereas it proved to be an honourable defeat for Shivraj Singh Chauhan in MP. Despite his defeat, Shivraj retained his honour in MP where the BJP maintained its margin till mid-night even after 15 years long triple anti-incumbency. INC’s win in Rajasthan was all on expected lines but with a low margin.

 

For the BJP, the election results, on 11 December, coincided with several unfortunate developments like the resignation of RBI Governor, a 755-point slide in the share market and the resignation of Upendra Kushwaha from ministerial post and withdrawal from NDA. Further, the results were a big setback for BJP central leadership ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections in 2019 but a boost for Rahul Gandhi led Congress.

 

The results have well underlined many perspectives which will continue to be critically important factors in country’s politics and 2019 LS polls. 

 

HIGH STAKE:

Of course, BJP stalwarts denied that the elections results will have an impact on the outcome of the 2019 general elections. However, Congress's Rajasthan chief Sachin Pilot said that the election results 2018 are important as it may impact 2019 general elections. The five states put together account for 84 out of the 543 Lok Sabha seats and were a critically important test to get peoples’ pulse ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 

RAHUL REGAINS:

For Rahul led Congress, there was nothing to lose but only to gain from the BJP ruling in three northern states. Being the last set of assembly elections before the 2019 general elections it was the make or break elections for Congress and Rahul Gandhi since losing disastrously in 2014.

 

Such a big win across states within 365 days of taking over as party president may boost Rahul's image and help him consolidate himself not only within his own party but also in the opposition ranks.

 

In this context, Raj Thackeray's remark over Rahul (Pappu transforms into Parampujya) is a reflection of the change of image for Rahul Gandhi and Congress. 

 

OXYGEN FOR CONGRESS:

By having governments in Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and MP, INC would be able to replenish its treasury which had almost depleted post demonetisation. This may enable it to mount a respectable campaign in 2019.

 

GRAND ALLIANCE:

The perceived change has made the concept of a grand alliance against BJP a tad more real.  The best takeaway would be that Modi-led NDA will have a rejuvenated opposition at Centre - a boost for a healthy democracy.

 

SHOW WILL GO ON:

It seems now that 2014 may not repeat itself in 2019. Clearly, the BJP is faced with a tough challenge. And it will do well to introspect in terms of its approach towards running the affairs of party, politics, agenda and administration.

 

FUTURE AGENDA:

Rahul’s soft-Hindutwa appears to have been well-received across the Hindi heartland which is a good lesson for so-called secularist parties like Congress and others. It endorses that none could ignore the majority's belief system in India. Minority appeasement will take a back-seat now whereas aggression in the name of majority and Hindutwa too would be pushed to the back burner.

 

The results may also be a setback to Ram Mandir agenda. Similarly, renaming exercises like Prayag and Ayodhya have not yielded the desired results; at least in these five states.

 

BREAKING THE MYTHS:

The results broke several myths of efficient election management which had become synonymous with Prashant Kishore and Amit Shah. This doesn't mean that election management has no meaning. It only means that Shah and Kishore would have to innovate and come out with better management techniques to ensure a win for Modi in 2019.   

 

CONGRESS-MUKT NORTH EAST:

The Modi-Shah's tactics seemed to have worked well in the North East where Congress lost its last bastion in Mizoram badly. Since 2014 Congress has lost all the North-East states to the NDA.

 

NATIONAL POLITICS & REGIONAL ASPIRATION:

It was a high-stake election not just for BJP and Congress but for regional forces as well. While the country may be seen making baby steps towards a two-party system, TRS' victory suggests that regional satraps still retain their charms.

(By RakeshRanjan) 

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Same tactics don't work time and again: Quick Take

By IndianMandarins 12 Dec 2018

Victory bequeaths its own aura on victors. And the aura blinds them to the reality that defeat is lurking right there in the corner. It happened to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah; and it would happen to Rahul Gandhi and his cohort of buccaneers.

 

Four years ago, while great electoral scholars were still blinded by the stunning victory of Narendra Modi in the 2014 national election, Indianmandarins was the first to warn the PM against the fatal risk of straying from two fundamental tenets of feasible Hindutva - of protecting farmers' interests at all cost and selective culling of cattle. Our concern was then triggered by an acute Ministry-made shortage of urea right at the time of Rabi sowing. It was also born out of the fear of the terrible consequences for agriculture arising out of not slaughtering unwanted cattle and letting them stray in villages.

 

No one listened, because victory is not only blinding, it tends to make one deaf and insensitive. And the cost for it is always penal. At one shot, the BJP has lost Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and C'garh. And it may well lose the national elections as well if it doesn't mend its ways and set its mind free.

 

Since knowledge has never been cheap, Indianmandarins refrains from unsolicitedly advising the BJP what it should and could do to win the hearts of farmers and landless peasants in the short run to 2019 national election.

 

For Rahul and his gang of public school boys and girls, the victory in three northern states is manna from heaven. Since even God's mercy is not unlimited, they have to be careful, more because they have won without presenting people with an alternative narrative or vision. Further, the margin of victory is so narrow in terms of overall vote percentages that the Congress in the three states would find itself on a cleft stick running the administration. Besides, the internal fault lines in the party may pose additional problems.

 

The victory of Congress in three northern states is offset by its humiliating defeat in Mizoram. The party is now out of power in the entire Northeastern states. In electoral terms, this loss may not be significant, but it reinforces signals of its retreat as a national all-India party. The defeat in Telangana also casts a shadow on its effort to emerge as an acceptable opposition to the BJP.

 

So, for Rahul, the road to power still leads only to Tuglaq Road despite some sunshine this winter.

(By M K Shukla)

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