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I recently saw in a magazine (india today or week am not sure), that congress is starting an internet newspaper to counter bjp (esp narendra modi) propaganda against them. It will have articles by " independent" (whatever that means) experts on various issues. Here the so called "achievements" of bjp ruled states would also be exposed. This portal will be modeled on huffington post.

It seems it was kickstarted by an article by amartya sen (dont remember what issue, mostly food security bill?). Anyone knows what is this portal?? Or can anyone confirm if this news is true??
 

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Ok, this came in india today magazine. And as mentioned in above post, the article by amartya sen is not on food security bill but then whatelse gujarat model v/s kerala model.

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Never knew that one of top fixer-mixer of delhi political circuit i.e. rajeev shukla is brother-in-law of bjp leader ravi shankar prasad. It seems he started out as journalist who became close to rajiv gandhi and later the family by doing investigative reports on VP Singh. He currently runs a media company along with his wife which has 4 news&entertainment channels (any idea which are those??)
 

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What is Kerala model of development ? Bankrupt state, citizens having to migrate out of the state for employment and unionized labour charging "nookku kooli" (charges for allowing others to work) ? Bengal model also same except you have the additional burden of illegal Bangladeshis.

As for Kerala's higher literacy it was already a highly literate state thanks to enlightened rulers, whereas other states including Gujarat lagged woefully in 1947.
 

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Rediff: Eight union ministers are on vacation this summer, leaving the leadership in lurch. Most of them are worried over the tiff between the government and the party.

Here's a bit about Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh, who met Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. The two spent one hour with him discussing the internal politics of the Congress. Rumours rife that Jairam Ramesh offered to resign from his portfolio and devote himself at the War Room to ready the AICC for the early Lok Sabha polls.
Theres a lot of noise about polls being held early. what say you folks??
 

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Theres a lot of noise about polls being held early. what say you folks??
Not for next few months I am guessing. They are announcing big ticket sops first like FSB, minority quota in NREga, etc then wait for the grateful subjects to understand the large heartedness of Congress in using tax layers money - and then hey presto time for UPA-III !
 

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There's a news in congi mouth piece Gujarat samachar that Kapil Sibbal said Congress will anounce something about NaMo in coming days and it's most probably related to 2002 according to sources.... LoL, I'll love to see how it goes....
 

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There's a news in congi mouth piece Gujarat samachar that Kapil Sibbal said Congress will anounce something about NaMo in coming days and it's most probably related to 2002 according to sources.... LoL, I'll love to see how it goes....
I heard to in zee news , whats point on revaling such things that i had so so tapes/videos..if he had such tapes he should had release them earlier.

nothing but it like release durning election go blast in media . send your opponent on backfoot
 

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How CNN-IBN have come with info that MP chief Minister had alloted land to his kins.i saw it today.its election time
 

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Ok, this came in india today magazine. And as mentioned in above post, the article by amartya sen is not on food security bill but then whatelse gujarat model v/s kerala model.

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Never knew that one of top fixer-mixer of delhi political circuit i.e. rajeev shukla is brother-in-law of bjp leader ravi shankar prasad. It seems he started out as journalist who became close to rajiv gandhi and later the family by doing investigative reports on VP Singh. He currently runs a media company along with his wife which has 4 news&entertainment channels (any idea which are those??)
We have heard of crony- capitalism but actually we have crony-democracy

All we have politicans who only exit for shake existence as to show we have vibrant democracy.In real world they all are related to each other with some kind relations .it gets worse in states.

This polticans get their task done whether one is in oppisition or in government.

We have weak oppisition , they just exist just to show how strong a particular family is.how particular party is better , stronger , sharper
 

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I heard to in zee news , whats point on revaling such things that i had so so tapes/videos..if he had such tapes he should had release them earlier.

nothing but it like release durning election go blast in media . send your opponent on backfoot

The point is, kya claims true hoge ya false....?? And seeing congi record, it'll use media to fill people's minds with propaganda...It's a shame how far this party is going to malign NaMo's image. It's a shame....
 

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Lalu's Parivartan rally today; spotlight on his sons, daughters : Today's Parivartan rally is considered crucial to reassert the popularity of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad. His party says that it is aimed at bringing change in Bihar.

Lalu's political career took a hit after the animal husbandry scam following which he launched his wife Rabri Devi as the chief minister of Bihar. Today's rally to be held in Patna will put the spotlight on his children.

Lalu told NDTV: "When they are my children do you want to them to hold a lotus (the BJP's symbol) or arrow (the symbol of the ruling Janata Dal- United)? It is natural that they will hold lanterns and canvas for the RJD," he said. The lantern is the RJD's political symbol.

The RJD chief has two sons and seven daughters.
 

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@dilli_folks: What happened to AAP's drive of not paying light bills?? Its more than a month after the upavasa satyagraha right?? So did those lakhs of people who signed that they will not pay light bills, what happened?? Did they pay or not??
 

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@dilli_folks: What happened to AAP's drive of not paying light bills?? Its more than a month after the upavasa satyagraha right?? So did those lakhs of people who signed that they will not pay light bills, what happened?? Did they pay or not??
AAP will be worse than existing political parties IMO. If other parties are left, right, left of centre, etc this party will be anarchist.
 

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AAP will be worse than existing political parties IMO. If other parties are left, right, left of centre, etc this party will be anarchist.
Saar whether AAP is good or bad, that is secondary. I just wanted to know: are the dilli people paying their light bills esp those who pledged that they will not pay bills?? Not sure if anyone has any info on this?

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Nice links. Thanks.
 

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In the recently concluded karnataka assembly polls, 2 MP's from JD(s) who had contested assembly polls have won. Hence these two people have submitted their resignation for their MP seats to parliament secretary. Soon by-elections might be announced for these vacant lokasabha seats.
 

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Rediif A charge sheet has been filed in the 2006 Malegaon bomb blast case. Four accused have been named, but Col Purohit and Swami Aseemanand have NOT been named in the charge sheet.
 

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Rediff: The Union Government is seriously considering raising the retirement age to 62 for Central Government employees. Obviously, if the Congress announces this before the Lok Sabha polls, it could expect a sizeable vote share. North Block, which houses the Union Ministry of Finance would be more than happy to have 62 years as the retirement age because for next two years the pension funds can accumulate. The UPA2 also wants to put the next government in fiscal tight spot, or what is called the War Room effect of the AICC.
 

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