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Handling Maha crises without Jaitley!

Much brouhaha is made about the government formation in Maharashtra but the curtain is not yet down on the drama in the state. BJP is deep in the mess while dealing with its first purely political crisis in the absence of Arun Jaitley; once troubleshooter-in-chief of the BJP.

Crises management has never been a big deal for NaMo-Shah. They have handled several challenges and troubles with much ease; be it law & order situation post Ayodhya verdict, Article 370, demonatisation, GST implementation, surgical strike, Balakote Air strike, Rafale allegations and even banning triple talaq.

So far as potency of those crises is concern, the Maha crisis in not even shadow of those crisis but the BJP leadership is in a fix for sure how to come out of it. But at this stage Maha crisis appears to have become too tough and tricky for BJP to settle suitably.   

Is it because party’s troubleshooter Arun Jaitley is not around? Yes! This is what had made Jaitley a Jaitley. Despite RSS’ disliking for Jaitley, successive leaderships of the BJP right from Atal Behari Vajpayee to Narendra Modi failed to ignore him. Even though its hypothetical, had Jaitley been around the Maha crisis would not have gone thus far. The BJP has yet none to match Jaitley’s acumen.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

26 Nov 2019
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Reality check: SC asks SG to produce letter of support placed before Maha Guv

Following an urgent hearing on Sunday on the legality of the formation of Government in Maharashtra the Apex Court has reportedly directed the Central Government through Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce before Court tomorrow at 10.30 am the letters of support on the basis of which the Maha Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, on Saturday early morning, decided to invite BJP to form government.

The SC bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna ordered: “Issue involved is the Governor's decision dated 23/11/19 inviting them to form government is unconstitutional. For the adjudication of this issue we request Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce the two letters by tomorrow morning 10.30”.

The order was passed after an hour long hearing of Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi (for BJP), Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal (for Shiv Sena), Senior Advocate Dr A M Singhvi (for NCP). 

24 Nov 2019
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Handling Maha crises without Jaitley!

By IndianMandarins 26 Nov 2019

Much brouhaha is made about the government formation in Maharashtra but the curtain is not yet down on the drama in the state. BJP is deep in the mess while dealing with its first purely political crisis in the absence of Arun Jaitley; once troubleshooter-in-chief of the BJP.

Crises management has never been a big deal for NaMo-Shah. They have handled several challenges and troubles with much ease; be it law & order situation post Ayodhya verdict, Article 370, demonatisation, GST implementation, surgical strike, Balakote Air strike, Rafale allegations and even banning triple talaq.

So far as potency of those crises is concern, the Maha crisis in not even shadow of those crisis but the BJP leadership is in a fix for sure how to come out of it. But at this stage Maha crisis appears to have become too tough and tricky for BJP to settle suitably.   

Is it because party’s troubleshooter Arun Jaitley is not around? Yes! This is what had made Jaitley a Jaitley. Despite RSS’ disliking for Jaitley, successive leaderships of the BJP right from Atal Behari Vajpayee to Narendra Modi failed to ignore him. Even though its hypothetical, had Jaitley been around the Maha crisis would not have gone thus far. The BJP has yet none to match Jaitley’s acumen.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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Reality check: SC asks SG to produce letter of support placed before Maha Guv

By IndianMandarins 24 Nov 2019

Following an urgent hearing on Sunday on the legality of the formation of Government in Maharashtra the Apex Court has reportedly directed the Central Government through Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce before Court tomorrow at 10.30 am the letters of support on the basis of which the Maha Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, on Saturday early morning, decided to invite BJP to form government.

The SC bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna ordered: “Issue involved is the Governor's decision dated 23/11/19 inviting them to form government is unconstitutional. For the adjudication of this issue we request Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce the two letters by tomorrow morning 10.30”.

The order was passed after an hour long hearing of Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi (for BJP), Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal (for Shiv Sena), Senior Advocate Dr A M Singhvi (for NCP). 

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Modi-Shah duo leaves mainstream media aghast yet again!

By IndianMandarins 23 Nov 2019

The Modi-Shah duo has yet again foxed not only its opponents but also the mainstream media whose lifeline is reporting political events. People wake up to read that the Maharashtra government may be formed anytime after November 24 with Shiv Sena chief Udhdhav Thackrey to lead the government as chief minister for full five year term but even before tea was served to many an old proverb proved to be correct that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip.

Indian mass media thrive on the very dictum of eat politics, drink politics and sleep politics but it miserably failed to foresee the most crucial political development of the country despite 60-70 per cent content offered in any mainstream media being political in nature. They even failed to make out of 45-minutes long meeting between the PM and NCP chief Sharad Pawar when the media witnessed many surprises of the BJP in the past.

It is understood that media failed to get any inkling about abrogation of Article 370, surgical strike and Balakote attack and even the nomination of President but it was really amusing that the formation of Maharashtra government broke just before the swearing in of Devendra Fadnavis which is an out and out political development. The PM tweeted a congratulatory message at 8.14 AM to Maharashtra CM and deputy putting the curtain down on over a fortnight long drama leaving everyone dumbstruck.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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Is there any match for full-time politics of BJP to part time engagement of Opposition?

By IndianMandarins 23 Nov 2019

What has happened in Maharashtra, no one would have even imagined. This makes the point very clear that it is really impossible to read minds of the duo – PM Narendra Modi and HM Amit Shah – not only in terms of turn of events in the recent past but from the very time the Bharatiya Janata Party had formed the government for the first time at the Centre in 2014 under Modi. Both the leaders are scrupulously involved in full time politics unlike their opponent and they do everything with élan. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that they eat, drink and sleep politics.

To understand the kind of politics they do, having a look at the recent developments is very pertinent when BJP’s own ally Shiv Sena was busy ranting against the party over the issue of its claim over chief minister’s post in Maharashtra. Looking at the hindsight, it appears that the BJP was working on its plans however it looked as if the BJP was intimidated by the SS and got confined to its cells. But it kept silent and had told its leaders to keep patience and they continued with their plans where no one would have imagined.

The full time politics of the BJP leaders had caught the opposition napping many a times. The BJP has brought election narrative to nationalism from various other issues with its full time strategy with one after another move. There is a genre of politicians involved in making money and is involved in many other such things like being lawyers, builders, businessman, corporate lobbyists and what not but Modi-Shah are fully focused on politics of the country from issues Brue refugees to formation of Maharashtra government. They always keep multiple options as if one does not work the other is ready.

The Modi-Shah duo work 24X7 in tandem with each other for politics in India as abrogating Article 370, Balakot strike, surgical strike, demonatisation, GST implementation, NRC, Citizenship Bill, Law against Triple Talaq and the latest being withdrawal of SPG from Gandhis cannot not be done with half baked measures. Do they have any match in the country at least for now?

(By Vinod Kumar Shukla)

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Maharashtra politics: Did a lawyer break the ice?

By IndianMandarins 23 Nov 2019

Devendra Fadnavis is the new chief minister of Maharashtra that too for second time. But people who had missed the last bus – the mainstream media – that who would form the government are looking for the person who was instrumental in breaking the ice between the two political parties – the BJP and the NCP. The identity of the person who played a role as an important link to make Maharashtra government to become a reality is a lawyer by profession. Sooner or later his identity will be revealed but for now it is moment to relish for NCP. 

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Dr Dhakate tipped as PS to Maha Governor

By IndianMandarins 22 Nov 2019

Indianmandarins reliably learns that Dr Parag Madhukar Dhakate (IFoS:2001:UD) may be appointed as Principal Secretary to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Presently, Dhakate, a native of Maharashtra, is working in cadre state of Uttarakhand as Conservator of Forest (Tarai West Circle). 

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Maharashtra Crisis: Why BJP central leadership is quiet and indifferent?

By IndianMandarins 13 Nov 2019

Any guesses why the central leadership of the BJP is quiet and indifferent towards the political development in Maharashtra? If some political insiders are to be believed Devendra Fadnavis has apparently disturbed the game plan of the BJP in the state. Had he followed the advice of central leadership without suggesting his ideas, things would have been quite different.

Reportedly, the central leadership is unhappy with former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis for his greed that allowed more and more concessions to the Shiv Sena. Sources said that party president Amit Shah had clearly advised Fadnavis not to give more than 110 seats to the Shiv Sena (SS) in the Assembly but he managed to convince party leadership for 125 seats to SS with a promise of sweeping Maharashtra elections.

In the 2014 elections ties between the BJP-SS were snapped for similar reasons and his time round the BJP was rather better off in the state but Fadnavis did not want to take a chance for becoming CM for second time. The sources in the BJP said that the party wanted to get rid of SS for once and all and this seems to have been done with these unpleasant development. They wanted to expose them on many counts.

The BJP leadership does not only want to teach a lesson to Shiv Sena but also Fadnavis whose personal ambition has put the party in such a predicament and analysts feel that the number that the BJP managed to get in Assembly elections with alliance could have been better, had the party contested elections alone. 

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Former CJI Dipak Misra: Maha Governor or Lokpal?

By IndianMandarins 08 Oct 2018

If some top sources are to be believed Modi Government may soon give some top assignment to former Chief Justice of India Justice (Retd) Dipak Misra.

 

People in power corridors believe that it was not just a coincidence that NaMo administration announced the eight-member Search Committee, to recommend names the post of Chairperson and members of Lokpal, five days ahead of the retirement of Justice Misra. The speculations continue that Justice (Retd) Misra may be picked as the first Lokpal. In addition, if some top sources are to be believed one should not be surprised if NaMo Govt names him as the successor to C Vidyasagar Rao, the incumbent Governor of Maharashtra.  

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