The manner in which the media has supported Modi’s current elevation, makes it amply clear that Corporate India supports the move. After all, the nose of the media ends where that of the Corporates begins. But why would Corporate India support a candidate who repels coalition partners in an age when no government can be formed in New Delhi by any party on its own in the foreseeable future?
Corporate India cannot have extended support to Modi simply because he has been extraordinarily hospitable to them in Gujarat. He must have other uses.
He is by all accounts, decisive, firm, strong willed, obstinate, but with many managerial skills too. These could be attributes of a successful manager of a party like the BJP not its Prime Ministerial candidate as some of his ardent supporters would like him to be.
Yet another scam is being perpetrated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) during this weekend. This time the target is the youth of this country, i.e. future specialist doctors. Can the government order a conducting authority to alter the results of an examination after it has been announced?
The government has exactly done that. Can candidates be given less than 48 hours between the beginning and end of the weekend for counseling? This is exactly what is happening in Delhi to obviate legal intervention.
“There is no reason for believing that accused are guilty of MCOCA…..the court finds no sufficient material for nexus of accused with organized crime syndicate….Court has considered the nature of evidence….Court is satisfied that the accused will not flee….,” a Delhi Court said.
For two and a half terms Erdogan and Abdullah Gul kept up a plausible manner: they were non ideological, moderate Muslims. Yes, there was an occasional skirmish on trifles like headscarves for women but no serious threat of a Shariah flag being hoisted on a nation restored by Ataturk.
Why, then, did Erdogan manage to shuffle off the moderate image which had caused his reputation to rocket sky high?
First, the constitution does not allow a Prime Minister more than three terms. Thus, Erdogan saw the end of the road for himself in internal politics. He will probably try swapping jobs with Abdullah Gul in 2014-15. But will people let him? After all, 70 percent are opposed to conflict with Syria.
This US Diplomatic cable, published by Wikileaks, contains political highlights from their embassy in New Delhi for December 17-21, 2007. The cable includes information and comment about the court order reopening the November 1984 riots case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler.
“Tytler’s day in court is long overdue. In the days after Indira Gandhi’s assassination, he was among the local Congress Party leaders competing with one another to see which wards would shed more Sikh blood,” the cable comments.
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