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CBI corners former Kolkata Police Commissioner

The CBI has sought arrest warrant against former Kolkata police commissioner Rajiv Kumar as Tom and Jerry chase between the CBI and Kumar is continuing from long. Meanwhile, the CBI has accused him of suppressing evidence required for preparing final charge sheet in Saradha scam case. He has been asked to appear before CBI on September 20.

 

As claims CBI Kumar has not only been ignoring summons but evading arrests as well so the investigation agency had sent letters to West Bengal DGP, CS and HS to help trace Kumar. The CBI wants his custody as it will not only help gather more evidences about Saradha scam but it has also some political implications as well in a state where the saffron party at the Centre has an eye.

 

Officially Kumar is on leave till September 25. CBI conducted searches at various locations across Kolkata looking for Kumar in connection with Saradha scam

20 Sep 2019
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Crouching tigress’ hidden agenda: Didi meets PM

Creating narrative and ground reality are two equally important things and ‘Didi’ appears to understood it very well. At least meeting of the WB CM Mamta Banerjee with the PM Modi and agreeing to meet Amit Shah suggests so.

Mamata might have been able to address a section of her voters in West Bengal but constantly being at the loggerhead with the Centre did not produce any good to her.

In fact, Didi’s one of the dearest projects lying with the home ministry has been changing name of West Bengal to Bangla. On the other hand It is believed that the moment name change takes place memory of partition of Bengals fades away which Sangh Pariwar doesn’t endorse. This has apparently been the reason that Mamata needs to meet Shah which she might have agreed reluctantly.

But the issue on which Didi failed to get approval from a leader like Rajnath Singh, getting approval of Amit Shah will be an onerous task. Let’s see how long this bonhomie continues as Shah does not give any concession to opposition.

19 Sep 2019
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CBI corners former Kolkata Police Commissioner

By IndianMandarins 20 Sep 2019

The CBI has sought arrest warrant against former Kolkata police commissioner Rajiv Kumar as Tom and Jerry chase between the CBI and Kumar is continuing from long. Meanwhile, the CBI has accused him of suppressing evidence required for preparing final charge sheet in Saradha scam case. He has been asked to appear before CBI on September 20.

 

As claims CBI Kumar has not only been ignoring summons but evading arrests as well so the investigation agency had sent letters to West Bengal DGP, CS and HS to help trace Kumar. The CBI wants his custody as it will not only help gather more evidences about Saradha scam but it has also some political implications as well in a state where the saffron party at the Centre has an eye.

 

Officially Kumar is on leave till September 25. CBI conducted searches at various locations across Kolkata looking for Kumar in connection with Saradha scam

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Crouching tigress’ hidden agenda: Didi meets PM

By IndianMandarins 19 Sep 2019

Creating narrative and ground reality are two equally important things and ‘Didi’ appears to understood it very well. At least meeting of the WB CM Mamta Banerjee with the PM Modi and agreeing to meet Amit Shah suggests so.

Mamata might have been able to address a section of her voters in West Bengal but constantly being at the loggerhead with the Centre did not produce any good to her.

In fact, Didi’s one of the dearest projects lying with the home ministry has been changing name of West Bengal to Bangla. On the other hand It is believed that the moment name change takes place memory of partition of Bengals fades away which Sangh Pariwar doesn’t endorse. This has apparently been the reason that Mamata needs to meet Shah which she might have agreed reluctantly.

But the issue on which Didi failed to get approval from a leader like Rajnath Singh, getting approval of Amit Shah will be an onerous task. Let’s see how long this bonhomie continues as Shah does not give any concession to opposition.

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Falling out of favor or falling out of sync; a key minister may be shown doors?

By IndianMandarins 18 Sep 2019

Sudden rise of a few leaders had once puzzled everyone in power corridors of New Delhi. But the bubble seems to have busted for yet another senior minister in the Modi 2.0. If some top sources are to be believed a minister holding kew portfolio may be divested from the responsibility in next reshuffle. If some top sources are to be believed the minister not only failed to deliver but unwarranted controversies cropped up which the present dispensation does not like at all. The dispensation reportedly believes that few of them could have avoided easily.

 

Grapevine is abuzz that the minister has fallen out of sync but the current dispensation does not want to remove the minister at a time when certain parameters are not in a good shape in the country.

 

Reportedly, the minister is on the path of exit at least from the particular ministry.

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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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Denting the govt’s image: B L Santosh asked to rein in motor mouths

By IndianMandarins 23 Jul 2019

Bhopal Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Pragya Singh Thakur has the habit of courting controversy even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his anger and warned her for her statement calling Nathuram Godse a patriot. But this time round her statement saying that she is not here to get drains of the city cleaned has also not gone down well and she got a proper dressing-down from the newly appointed national general secretary (organisation) of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) B L Santosh.

Not only Prime Minister Narendra Modi but party president Amit Shah is unhappy with such occurrings. Shah clearly instructed Santosh to deal with such kind of motor mouths in the party as sometimes it requires lots of human energy of the party in defending these issues without any benefit to anyone rather denting the image of the party and the government. The party wants to give message to others also by taking Pragya Singh Thakur to the task. Moreover, the political purpose of bringing her to party is over as the party just wanted to give a message that it is against the narrative of saffron terrorism. So that message is very well sent across and there is no utility of her if she goes on like this.

Party insiders informed that when Pragya Singh Thakur tried to explain her case to Santosh that why did she make such a statement but she was even more severely reprimanded by being told that now she represents people of Bhopal and holds constitutional obligation. So every word from people’s representative should be spoken very cautiously.

Sources said that actually such statements are casting shadow on the image of   the government also making the PM jittery. Santosh has been clearly instructed to rein in such leaders. There are a few more who will be told to remain cautious while speaking in public.

(By Vinod Kumar Shukla)

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RSS short-listing 1000 young pracharaks: Reshuffle of 'Prant-paracharaks' likely

By IndianMandarins 19 Jul 2019

New Delhi: In its attempt to make generation shift, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is looking for around 1000 young pracharaks to work for the organization across the country. The organization has not only sought names but also started working on them.

 

Sources said that certain conditions have been laid for these pracharaks like they should be between 30 and 40 years of age and must be dynamic in every sense. Besides these 1000 pracharaks, the RSS is also planning to replace some of its state organizing secretaries and 'Prant-pracharak' to make working of the organization even better.

 

Sources said that the RSS wants such 'Prant-pracharak' to the service who are able to move swiftly as the responsibility requires more dynamism. Some of the RSS leaders at the top are physically unfit to take up the responsibility. The RSS has taken back Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary (organizations) Ram Lal in the outreach department of the organization.

 

There are many regions in the country where the RSS feels that there are immense possibilities of its expansion and not only possibility but also the need to reach out to people of the area. So all these decisions were taken in its recent meeting in Vijayawada and the organization started working in the same directions.

 

If sources are to be believed then the organization has already working on the name and some names have already reached. They will be scrutinized and then these selected pracharaks will be sent to particular areas where the RSS wants to send them.

(By Vinod Kumar Shukla) 

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Organisational reshuffle in BJP-RSS effected; few rare changes makes buzz

By IndianMandarins 14 Jul 2019

New Delhi: Changes in the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have started taking place with national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal being divested from the BJP and made ‘Sahsampark Pramukh’ (co-in charge of Outreach Department) of the RSS.

 

Interestingly this is a very rare occasion when someone has been sent back to the RSS from the BJP as generally people sent from the parent organization – the RSS – don’t go back. International president of VHP Alok Kumar is another such example who was sent back to RSS from the BJP before finally being moved to VHP. Even the blue eyed boy of the RSS Sanjay Joshi has not been taken back to the RSS. But this is also sure that Ram Lal has not been given something big in the RSS rather a tough job after playing messiah in the BJP for a pretty long time.

 

Though, the RSS and BJP claim to be separate and independent organizations but national generally (organisation) of the BJP has to be a RSS pracharak ever-since this tradition of multiple general secretaries started in the party. Joint General Secretaries too are the RSS men in the party and all the six of them at the moment are ‘pracharaks’. Despite all their claims, detractors call the RSS and the BJP as Hindu undivided family who heavily depend on each other.

 

General Secretary (Organization) works in tandem with the RSS office bearer generally with ‘Sahsarkaryawah’ (Joint General Secretary) of the RSS for the management of many things from booth management to expansion of the party to manpower. The RSS workers even get involved for the membership drive of the BJP. There is another important thing is that the BJP gets its worker from Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) which is an RSS affiliate organization of the RSS not of the BJP. The incumbent executive president J P Nadda was part of the ABVP and incumbent vice president of India is a former ABVP activist.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a former General Secretary (Organisation). There is a general understanding that organizing secretaries refrain from going into electoral politics with some exception like PM Modi and another former organizing secretary and later president of BJP Kushabhau Thakrey who got elected to the Lok Sabha.

 

Pracharaks are sent to difficult terrains of the country for the BJP for their expansion as one of present secretary of the BJP Sunil Deodhar was sent to North-east and he turned the fortunes for the BJP in Tripura and outreach of the BJP is in the region as never before.

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Is the Congress looking at Priyanka as its hope for future?

By IndianMandarins 10 Jul 2019

New Delhi: Is the first family of the Congress silently grooming another member of the family for the top job in the party in the days to come? Actually the way Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is slowly but steadily working in the party, it appears that she is the next leader to take up the top job in the Congress obviously not immediately but may be sometimes just before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

 

Priyanka Gandhi is general secretary of the party at the moment and like many other leaders she did not resign from the post in view of poll debacle of the party. She even did not speak much about the resignation of Rahul Gandhi only saying that she respect his brother’s decision on the issue. But like many other leaders in the Congress who are keeping silent unless it becomes mandatory for them to speak, Priyanka is taking on the government and the Bharatiya Janata Party by her tweets and many other ways.

 

Though this might be a very far-fetched conclusion but still hold the ground that in view of Rahul Gandhi deciding to stick to his decision of not continuing as party chief the family may push forward her for the top job. Not only they but the entire party knows it very well that only Gandhies can run the show in the Congress but to blunt the argument of the BJP that only Gandhies can become president of the party, they will make some temporary arrangement as party chief before she takes over.

 

Though she has been a complete failure in eastern Uttar Pradesh and even her brother lost his seat in Amethi but this is true that she has been able to generate hope in the party workers in the eastern Uttar Pradesh as for them she appears to be more balanced, more articulate, better communicator and with better body language. She being a woman is another advantage for her. Her speeches are small and to the point without any goof ups. She is taking on the BJP on twitter and posing some difficult questions. The task is definitely arduous before her but if Rahul does not accept the challenge, she could be a safe bet for the Congress not only to keep the flocks together but also managing to regain its lost glory.

(By Vinod Kumar Shukla)

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