Congress’ Inner Core group plans UPA III

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    God save India...:-(

    Congress’ Inner Core group plans UPA III

    hile television cameras get focused on "Core Group" meetings of the Congress, insiders claim that the actual heart of strategising within the ruling party comprises an "inner core group". According to these sources, this consists of Ahmed Patel, Jitendra Singh, Milind Deora, Manish Tewari and R.P.N. Singh and Rahul Gandhi aide Kanishka Singh. In the Union Cabinet, the two ministers most involved in plans for a UPA III are Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

    The task given to the inner core is to ensure that the Congress returns after the next general elections to head a coalition, by once again emerging as the single largest party. Or, get enough seats to cobble together like-minded groups to repeat the 1990-91 Chandrashekhar experiment of a minority government kept going by outside Congress support.

    The "Inner Core Group" of the Congress sees the BJP as its primary foe, and in particular Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The game plan is to encourage fissures within the BJP at both the national as well as the state level, a strategy that is expected to deliver Karnataka to the Congress. "Discussions are ongoing with Yeddyurappa to form a coalition, in case the Congress fails to get a majority on its own," a Karnataka leader claimed. The expectation is that a combination of corruption scandals and infights will dent the BJP's image sufficiently to enable Congress to move ahead of it in the number of seats won.

    "The effort to place legal responsibility for the 2002 riots at Modi's door has failed, so now the strategy is to investigate whether corruption allegations can be laid" against the Gujarat CM. The Inner Core has been enthused by the Supreme Court upholding Governor Kamla Beniwal's choice as state Lokayukta, despite Modi's opposition.

    Through the Council of Ministers, the party's strategists have sought to ensure that "reliable" officers get posted to sensitive agencies. Former director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB) Nehchal Sandhu, has been inducted into the National Security Council Secretariat to take over as Deputy NSA after the present incumbent, Lata Reddy, retires in two months' time. "Sandhu has shown his reliability during the General V.K. Singh controversy," an inside source said, adding that "he has the backing of not only Chidambaram but Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well". This source claimed that the PM offered the post of Advisor in the PMO to Sandhu soon after the latter's retirement, "but we (in the core group) felt that it would be better to place him at the heart of operations, rather than just be an advisor". There are also reports that he may be shifted to Kashmir as Governor, being a favourite of Farooq Abdullah.

    Among other crucial appointments, the Inner Core has expressed "quiet satisfaction" at the appointment of Asif Ibrahim as the new DIB. Interestingly, among those "regularly consulted for their wisdom" is Vice-President Hamid Ansari, who will certainly become President within five years, if Congress comes back to power.

    The new IB chief is expected to bring to his new post his formidable talents in political analysis and national security management, and is considered a likely NSA in case the UPA comes back, replacing the "apolitical" Shivshankar Menon.

    The team is also working on a set of "policy options" designed to boost the UPA's electoral fortunes, among which is the expected announcement of Telangana state.
     
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    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    let new see the overall strategy seems to be exploit the Brahmin jealousies in BJP
     
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    Exploit Brahmin by passing SC/ST/OBC/Muslim quota reservation bills ?

    Good luck with that ! :thumb:
     
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    Muslim reservation bill means Hindu consolidation
     
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    Muslim reservation will not go through but is enough patronizing. And SC/ST/OBC reservation quota bills will further alienate brahmins from Cong/BJP. Anyways Brahmin votes are not deal breaker for anyone, so ideas can be experimented.

    What happens in UP & South will determine fate of UPA in next LS polls.
     
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    Karnataka will be super hung. It's now like UP with a four way battle that if KJP is able to mobile well. 4 way fight. God help Karnataka. Business is down the drain.
     
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    Karnataka:Yeddy factor is overhyped in Karnataka.Congress will be bakra.
    Andhra Pradesh:they are pretty ----ed up
     
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    KJP will not get many seats BJP-80-85
     
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    Yeddy will spoil the game for sure even if he does not win as many seats as he hopes to - hung assembly likely.
     
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    It will be a BJP-JD(U) or INC-JD(U) coalition
     
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    Any coalition is going to be bad. Any single party govt is going to be bad. Karnataka is doomed.
     
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    Inspite of all this you guys get governance
     
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    Give me your definition of governance. Right down to the corporation level there is nothing.
     
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    to an outsider it looks like BJP will loose Karnataka, its a mess out there.
     
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    On topic, guys! Shiela will surely win Delhi with all slum votes.

    And so begins the poll dole: Sheila Dikshit decides to legalise 200 unauthorised colonies in Delhi

    Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit tickled the dream of a permanent house, nurtured by lakhs of residents in the national Capital, when she announced on Saturday her plan to regularise all unauthorised colonies in the city and construct low-cost dwellings for economically weaker sections.

    "This is my dream to delete the word 'unauthorised colony' from the dictionary of Delhi," said Dikshit while addressing thousands of residents of South Delhi-based unauthorised colonies at the Talkatora Stadium. The convention was organised by the unauthorised colonies federation headed by Jagpravesh Kumar, son of former parliamentarian Sajjan Kumar.

    "It may take some time, but, we will not leave any colony in a situation where the police or the MCD will demolish it," added Dikshit, amid a loud applause from residents and party workers.

    Further, she promised dwelling units to people living in the slum clusters in the city. "We have decided to construct three lakh low-cost houses on land available with us. The houses are meant for the residents of JJ clusters, slums and members of weaker sections. Moreover, the houses for the scheduled caste members would be provided free of cost as the government would bear their share of house cost," she said.

    The promise, made months before the assembly elections, is being seen as a possible move by the government to woo the residents of unauthorised colonies who constitute a major chunk of the vote bank.

    Last year, the Delhi government had regularised 895 unauthorised colonies.

    Dikshit reached the venue after attending a Delhi cabinet meeting held to discuss the issue of regularisation of unauthorised colonies on ASI ( Archaeological Survey of India) and forest land in the Capital.

    Dikshit said the Cabinet, in principle, has agreed to regularise the colonies on ASI and forest land.

    A notification regarding the same will be issued soon.

    There are 157 unauthorised colonies on forest land while 48 illegal colonies are based on ASI land.

    The cabinet while giving the green light for regularisation of such colonies directed the urban development department to come out with a detailed list of other illegal colonies at the earliest, say a couple of weeks.

    According to an estimate, there are still around 1,600 unauthorised colonies in the Capital.

    Dikshit said the days of bulldozer are over in the Capital.

    "People had to settle in unauthorised colonies due to compulsion as there was no other option available. The government agencies neglected the need for more dwelling units for the increasing population in the Capital. People invested their hard- earned income to construct small dwelling units in unauthorised colonies. Further, they were forced to put up in colonies without civic amenities," she added.

    Dikshit was accompanied by urban development minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, parliamentarian Sandeep Dikshit and Ramesh Kumar and other party leaders.
     
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    if third time upa ,chances of air and water get taxation is there
     
  18. Sam2012

    Sam2012 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Oh no India will soon become somalia , for everything people have to come & strike only then we get promise of justice still not guaranteed

    eg: lokpal bill , rape conviction , fuel price etc . Long live UPA pathetic govt
     

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