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

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

18 Mar 2020
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Is Cabinet reshuffle likely to happen on April 7?

Power corridor is abuzz that the first reshuffle of the council of minister of the NaMo 0.2 is likely to take place on April 7, 2020 however people have been saying it from long that it is overdue now. Some more faces have to be inducted and the responsibility of some other has to be changed.

From March 15 to March 25, 2020 the time is not good astrologically so after Navaratra it is likely to happen if things remain smooth. One of the sources told Indianmandarins that it is most likely to happen on April 7, 2020. Some of the ministers having extra ministerial burden will be relieved. The name of Jyotiraditya Scindia might figure in the list.

13 Mar 2020
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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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Is Cabinet reshuffle likely to happen on April 7?

By IndianMandarins 13 Mar 2020

Power corridor is abuzz that the first reshuffle of the council of minister of the NaMo 0.2 is likely to take place on April 7, 2020 however people have been saying it from long that it is overdue now. Some more faces have to be inducted and the responsibility of some other has to be changed.

From March 15 to March 25, 2020 the time is not good astrologically so after Navaratra it is likely to happen if things remain smooth. One of the sources told Indianmandarins that it is most likely to happen on April 7, 2020. Some of the ministers having extra ministerial burden will be relieved. The name of Jyotiraditya Scindia might figure in the list.

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Ten ordinances: Modi Govt 2.0 wants opposition parties' support

By IndianMandarins 07 Jun 2019

The Modi government is trying to reach out to opposition political parties including the Congress by asking their help on around 10 issues of national importance on which it wants to promulgate ordinance. Some of these issues included triple talaq and the issue of reservation in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP leaders also met Congress general secretary and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on June 5, 2019 to seek support of his party on similar issues.

Union minister for agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar, Union minister for parliamentary affairs and MP from Karnataka Prahlad Joshi and his deputy Arjun Ram Meghwal have met Sonia Gandhi to seek her support on these issues as well. Sources informed that the BJP will meet other opposition leaders to seek their support in this regard. Ten ordinances that the government wants to promulgate included the Muslim Women (Protection of Right on Marriage) second ordinance, 2019, the India Medical Council (Amendment) second ordinance 2019, the Companies (Amendment), second ordinance 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment), ordinance 2019, the Adhara and other laws (Amendment) ordinance 2019, the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Ordinance 2019, the homeopathy Central Council (Amendment), ordinance 2019, the Special Economic Zone (Amendment), Ordinance, 2019 and the central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre), Ordinance, 2019.

The BJP has majority in the Lok Sabha so passing the bill in the lower house is an issue where it has 303 seats of its own and with allies it has 353 seats. But the BJP is still short of majority in the upper house of Parliament but if the government wants to get it approved from Parliament it definitely needs support from the opposition so the entire exercise of the BJP is to bring opposition on board.

These ordinances need to be promulgated after that they will be brought before the cabinet and once cabinet approves it, they will be sent to Parliament for its approval and that is the road block for the BJP. So the party wants to play safe by taking the opposition along.

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Super suspense is over: The complete list of portfolios of Modi Cabinet

By IndianMandarins 31 May 2019

Breaking the super-suspense portfolios for the new Modi Cabinet were, on Friday, announced with Amit Shah getting the Home Ministry, Rajnath Singh Defence Minister and Nirmala Sitharaman Finance Ministry. PM Modi will retain DoPT, Atomic Energy and all important policy issues and portfolios not yet allocated.

 

The complete list of portfolio allocation is as follows:

Cabinet Ministers:

Raj Nath Singh- Defence

Amit Shah- Home Affairs

Nitin Jairam Gadkari- Road Transport & Highways and MSME

D V Sadananda Gowda- Chemicals and Fertilizers

Nirmala Sitharaman- Finance and Corporate Affairs

Ramvilas Paswan- Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Narendra Singh Tomar- Agriculture & Farmers Welfare; Rural Development; and Panchayati Raj

Ravi Shankar Prasad- Law and Justice; Communications; and Electronics and Information Technology

Harsimrat Kaur Badal- Food Processing Industries

Thaawar Chand Gehlot- Social Justice and Empowerment

Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar- External Affairs

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’- Human Resource Development.

Arjun Munda-  Tribal Affairs

Smriti Zubin Irani- Women & Child Development and Textiles

Dr Harsh Vardhan- Health and Family Welfare; Science & Tech and Earth Sciences

Prakash Javadekar- Environment, Forest & Climate Change and I&B

Piyush Goyal- Railways and Commerce & Industry

Dharmendra Pradhan- Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi- Minority Affairs

Pralhad Joshi-   Parliamentary Affairs; Coal and Mines

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey- Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Arvind Ganpat Sawant- Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise

Giriraj Singh- Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat- Jal Shakti

 

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Santosh Kumar Gangwar- MoS (IC) for Labour and Employment

Rao Inderjit Singh- MoS (IC) for Statistics and Programme Implementation and Planning

Shripad Yesso Naik- MoS (IC) for AYUSH and MoS for Defence

Dr Jitendra Singh- MoS (IC) for Development of North Eastern Region and MoS PMO, MoS for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; MoS for Atomic Energy and MoS for Space

Kiren Rijiju- MoS (IC) for Youth Affairs and Sports and MoS for Minority Affairs

Prahalad Singh Patel- MoS (IC) for Culture and Tourism

Raj Kumar Singh- MoS (IC) for Power; MoS (IC) for New and Renewable Energy and MoS for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Hardeep Singh Puri-    MoS (IC) for Housing and Urban Affairs; MoS (IC) for Civil Aviation and MoS for Commerce and Industry

Mansukh L. Mandaviya- MoS (IC) for Shipping and MoS for Chemicals and Fertilizers

 

Ministers of State:

Faggansingh Kulaste- MoS for Steel

Ashwini Kumar Choubey-     MoS for Health and Family Welfare

Arjun Ram Meghwal- MoS for Parliamentary Affairs; Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

General (Retd.) V. K. Singh- MoS for Road Transport and Highways

Krishan Pal- MoS for Social Justice and Empowerment

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao- MoS for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

G Kishan Reddy- MoS for Home Affairs

Parshottam Rupala- MoS for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Ramdas Athawale- MoS for of Social Justice and Empowerment

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti- MoS for Rural Development

Babul Supriyo- MoS for Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan- Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao- MoS for HRD; Communications and Electronics & IT

Anurag Singh Thakur- MoS for Finance and Corporate Affairs

Angadi Suresh Channabasappa- MoS for Railways

Nityanand Rai- MoS for Home Affairs

Rattan Lal Kataria- MoS for Jal Shakti and Social Justice and Empowerment

V. Muraleedharan- MoS for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs

Renuka Singh Saruta- MoS Tribal Affairs

Som Parkash- MoS for Commerce and Industry

Rameswar Teli- MoS for Food Processing Industries

Pratap Chandra Sarangi- MoS for MSME and Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries

Kailash Choudhary- MoS for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Debasree Chaudhuri- MoS for Women and Child Development

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