Punjab Polls: Dera sessions on support for poll candidates begin today

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    What is so important about this Dera Scha Sauda that it can tip the elections scales?

    I thought the Head of the Sect was in deep trouble some time back.

    Nothing happened to him and he is such an important input in the elections of Punjab?
     
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    nothing happens to him till now coz he has big vote bank. our netas need his support for vote bank.

    one word coming from his mouth will result in millions of vote in Punjab:toilet::toilet:
     
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    What is this Dera Sacha Sauda?

    I believe it has something to do with Sikhism and yet not so......

    And the chap is Gurmeet Ram Rahim!

    All religions rolled in one!
     
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    They have nothing to do with Sikhism. the chap so called ram rahim is A con and goon.

    He take advantage of poor conditions of people of Punjab and Haryana irrespective of religion, give them sympathy, liquor play with their emotions. he made follower by hook and crook



    Dera business is very popular in punjab and haryana and UP, they got political backing coz of their huge following
     
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    Blackwater, please change your avatar. That photo gives me puking sensation.
     
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    Dera is a gross failure of Sikhism which is in tight grips of Jat Sikhs Akalies. and may be a few Papas.
     
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    i some what agree with you.
     
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    Its vote buying season and high season for clerics to do there earning.
     
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    Dera Sacha Sauda’s writ runs large in Malwa

    BADAL (PUNJAB): "Baba Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim is the real jarnail of Malwa, and he will decide who is going to win from here,'' insists Raghuvir Singh, the man in-charge of Dera Sacha Sauda in Punjab's Badal village, home to CM Parkash Singh Badal.......

    ``It was the call by Babaji to vote for Congress in 2007 which ensured that even Badal sahib's victory margin from Lambi came down to 9,000. We are waiting for Babaji's instructions,'' he says with an air of suspense.

    He claims the controversial godman, who has faced rape and murder cases, has over 10 lakh voters among his premis as his followers are known.

    While the claim is indeed exaggerated, a survey carried out by the Chandigarh-based Institute for Development and Communication revealed in 2008 that Dera Sacha Sauda had about five lakh voters in 40 assembly constituencies spread across Malwa. The number of voters in each of these constituencies differed from 5,000 to 21,000.

    In an election where eight to 10 seats can be the difference between forming the government and sitting in Opposition, and in a region where victory margins are as slim as 1,000-1,500 votes, it's not surprising that Ram Rahim is seen as the kingmaker.....

    That is the twist the tale as Kumar says the Akalis are still in the race, and the Dera may not want to risk offending the ruling party.

    Kumar doesn't rule out Dera secretly helping Congress even though he adds Ram Rahim may also choose to offer constituency-specific support to both SAD (Badal) and Congress.

    As Raghuvir Singh confirms, Babaji can still spread word by distributing among all his representatives Prasad, which apparently also contains the symbol of the political party that premis have to vote for. The trouble for Congress is that the hand may not be the beneficiary of the prasad.


    Dera Sacha Sauda’s writ runs large in Malwa - The Times of India
     
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    Of late there are many TV channels interviewing Sukhbir Singh Badal.

    He seems very astute and has the statistics pat to compare the SAD Govt's achievement vs Amarinder Singh's.

    One wonders if the interest in little Badal is actual?
     
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    what a shame now conman decide who will win election:confused::confused::confused::mad2::mad2:
     
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    Indian election has always been the outcome of money and muscle power.

    No decent person has a hope in hell!

    So many excellent high profile young persons, leaders in their professions, fought the last General Election and lost hands down!
     
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    I said same thing in dfi couple of months ago and was pounced on by others here.

    decent person neither has money (if he has then it is hard eanred money legally which he will not throw away on elections) nor goons to do his bidding and so will lose 99% of the times.

    check this thread i posted -> http://defenceforumindia.com/politi...radesh-poll-38-criminals-51-millionaires.html
     
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    You should have heard what the Chief Election Commissioner had to say about election in a interview on DD News.

    Quite a frank and straight talking gentleman and without political bias!
     
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    Btw his followers In 40 constituences of Malwa were 5 lakhs as per a study by the Chandigarh based centre for information research,so that gives us a pan Pnjab figure of not more then 15 lakhs(even lower actually since his followers are concentrated in Malwa.)
     

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