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Polling for periyapatna assembly constituency which was deferred is underway today. Though the result is inconsequential as congress has a majority of its own but jf JD(s) wins this seat, they can claim the opposition leader spot.
 

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Just in: The BJP expels Supreme Court lawyer and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Jethmalani from the party for anti-party statements. Jethmalani, who has been expelled from the primary membership of the party, had recently criticised the BJP's stand on corruption. Jethmalani will be an independent RS MP from now on.

On May 7, Jethmalani took the party by surprise when he walked into its Parliamentary Party meeting and attacked the leadership for being soft on the UPA government on the corruption issue

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So once again he has been suspended. lets see how long will this suspension remain.
 

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Yeddyurappa to invite Ram Jethmalani to his party
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Bangalore, May 28 : If sources close to former Karnataka CM and KJP supremo Yeddyurappa are to be believed, expelled senior BJP leader, India's top criminal lawyer and former law minister of India, Ram Jethmalani will soon be invited to join KJP to start the party's campaign at the national level.

Both Yeddyurappa and Ram Jethmalaini are now almost sailing in the same boat, as the former resigned from BJP and formed KJP, and the latter was expelled from BJP on May 28 on disciplinary grounds for six years.

"We tried to contact Jethmalani, but he is currently in the USA on holidays. We have contacted some of his close associates in New Delhi, and the initial response has been positive," a senior KJP leader said to daijiworld.

"Yeddyurappa initiated this idea as soon as the news of Jethmalani's expulsion reached him. He desires to expand KJP's wings to other states, and in the coming days the party's name will be changed. In view of the Lok Sabha elections next year, Yeddyurappa has planned to float a national party and form alliances with some other national parties," says the KJP source.

Reacting to this development, BJP general secretary and Yeddyurappa's political enemy Ananth Kumar told daijiworld that Yeddyurappa is trying to fish in troubled waters. "BJP has no issues if Yeddyurappa and Jethmalani come together," he asserted.

As Yeddyurappa has announced that he will change his party's name and symbol in the coming days, and is planning on some major alliance, the current development carries a lot of weight, and might have the opposition party with its fingers crossed.

Daijiworld tried to contact Yeddyurappa, but he was not reachable until late in the evening.
 

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Polling for periyapatna assembly constituency which was deferred is underway today. Though the result is inconsequential as congress has a majority of its own but jf JD(s) wins this seat, they can claim the opposition leader spot.
Congress has won the by-poll. JD(s) came a close second. Bjp was pushed to 4th place securing less than 5k votes.
 

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Fingers point at Ajit Jogi
The political war in Chhattisgarh after the recent Naxal attack has taken a strange turn. A Congress-versus-BJP battle has become a Congress-versus-Congress internecine feud. The party has turned on itself following reports that the National Investigation Agency's preliminary inquiries point to a Congress hand in the Naxal ambush that led to the death of 27 persons, including top state leaders.

The NIA's needle of suspicion seems to be pointing at the faction led by former chief minister Ajit Jogi who, along with son Amit, was mysteriously absent when the convoy was ambushed by Naxals on 25 May.

The revelations have sent tempers soaring and Congress workers are now venting their wrath on Jogi loyalists in different parts of the state. They've hunted them down, locked them into rooms, beaten them mercilessly with shoes and iron rods, leaving several badly injured.
The fight followed Jogi loyalist and one of the two survivors of the attack, Congress MLA Kawasi Lakhma, to the corridors of the swanky Gurgaon hospital in which V C Shukla is being treated for the four gunshot wounds he sustained. Lakhma turned up to inquire about his condition and there, right outside the ICU where Shukla was lying, a Congress group led by union minister Charan Das Mahant, now the new state chief, waylaid him and beat him with shoes. There was complete pandemonium in what is supposed to be a silent zone, but the hospital staff did not dare intervene as the two Congress factions tried to settle scores. Later, a bleeding Lakhma was handed over to the police, who were instructed to dump him somewhere near Karnal.


Furious Sonia
Those who accompanied Congress president Sonia Gandhi to Chhattisgarh after the Naxal attack on a Congress convoy were stunned by the depth of her fury. Sonia is known as a composed, polite person. But in Raipur, she lost her cool with everyone, from chief minister Raman Singh to the chief secretary Sunil Kumar and other senior officials to her own party workers. "You are lying," she is believed to have shouted at Sunil Kumar at one point. And as Raman Singh fumbled with weak explanations for the security lapse that led to the killings, she told him angrily that the Centre had the power to dismiss him "in one minute", according to someone familiar with the discussions.

She didn't calm down even at the Congress headquarters in Raipur, where she met surviving state leaders in small groups. Those waiting outside could hear her raised voice through the closed door as she gave vent to her agitation and distress. Perhaps, the killings were a sharp reminder of past tragedies in her life and cut too close to the bone for her to handle with equanimity.

'Thankless' media
There were many red faces in the official delegation that went with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Japan when a Hyderabad-based television channel telecast footage of senior babus having a night-out in Tokyo with the media contingent. As is tradition, the external publicity division of the ministry of external affairs arranged a dinner cruise for the media, to which officials accompanying the PM were also invited.

It would have gone down as just another XP dinner, except that the hosts had also arranged for live entertainment in the form of a Bollywood dance performance. The dancer, an Indian girl born and brought up in Japan, was full of oomph and her dance was provocative. At one point, she almost had a wardrobe malfunction too, after which the entertainment programme was called off.

When the delegation returned to the hotel, panicky aides informed them that footage of the evening had been telecast in Hyderabad, with the TV camera focusing closely on the dancer and the officials watching her. There was a huge furore that night. PMO officials breathed fire at the ministry of external affairs, which in turn came down heavily on the media group. The representative of the TV channel was taken to task and XP officials vowed to stop all hospitality for accompanying media persons on future trips.

The threat was put into action almost immediately. When the delegation landed at Bangkok on the way back from Tokyo, media persons were left to fend for themselves, without the cocktails and dinner usually showered on them.
 

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How come she threatened Raman Singh, it's her own party members who chose the route despite knowing the risk..Huh, Agar Modi hota to bamboo daal deta. :rofl:

BTW, can we get that footage of almost wardrobe malfunction of Japan trip ;)


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Somehow everything's quiet from subramanya swamy. No news about him recently with so much happening like ipl scam, modi, advani etc. swamy where are you???? has media dumped him altogether like kejriwal.
 

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He is on US tour currently. His talk to NRIs on June 10th -

 
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Be prepared to sacrifice life for Sethusamudra: Karunanidhi
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi on Monday mounted a blistering attack on the Tamil Nadu government over its opposition to the Rs 2,400 crore Sethusamudram project and asked his partymen to be prepared to sacrifice their lives for its implementation.

Noting that the July 8 state-wide agitation is just a start of a series of protests on the issue, he said, "I appeal to you to unite and through these agitations we should convey our feelings to the people."
 

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Came across this article. This might give clue to bjp's dismal performance in MH. Actually the article is on RSS's views on cricket. Link to article

In 2011, following the Indian team's progress through the Cricket World Cup, I was in Nagpur to attend India's match against South Africa. One morning, I decided to visit the offices of the RSS to understand why they resented cricket.
Nobody seemed to know where the RSS office was. At Badkas Chowk, a chaotic roundabout barely a hundred meters from the RSS office, two shopkeepers had no clue. A puzzled autorickshaw driver asked me, "What is RSS? A shop?"

I had expected the headquarters of the powerful Hindu nationalist organization in India to be a prominent address in town. I was amused by the sight of locals scratching their heads about its whereabouts. After several fruitless forays, I finally spotted a pale, unremarkable building, tucked inside a lane off from the main square.

The RSS headquarters had no signboard. The boundary wall was not high, but several rolls of barbed wire had been added to it. Prohibitive barricades were placed outside the main entrance.
 

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Came across this article. This might give clue to bjp's dismal performance in MH. Actually the article is on RSS's views on cricket. Link to article
The article is by a Tehelka journo called Vaibhav Vats that implies RSS is against cricket because Muslims could get selected to the team.

Purpose perhaps to defame RSS , being Tehelka journo I'd guess.
 

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@parijataka Yes, the article has the "usual viewpoint" wrt rss/bjp. Hence i didn't quote those portions of article. But esp this below line is true, then there is certainly something very wrong at the basic level itself.
I had expected the headquarters of the powerful Hindu nationalist organization in India to be a prominent address in town. I was amused by the sight of locals scratching their heads about its whereabouts.
Personally i myself don't know where exactly bjp/rss office is in bengaluru. But in a tier-II city like nagpur, which is also the HQ of RSS, if locals don't know where rss office is within the very locality where it is situated. Then it speaks a lot of thing about rss/bjp. Even if one asks, "is being humble, bad"??, in indian public life, one needs to "show off" certain times.
 
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@parijataka Yes, the article has the "usual viewpoint" wrt rss/bjp. Hence i didn't quote those portions of article. But esp this below line is true, then there is certainly something very wrong at the basic level itself.


Personally i myself don't know where exactly bjp/rss office is in bengaluru. But in a tier-II city like nagpur, which is also the HQ of RSS, if locals don't know where rss office is within the very locality where it is situated. Then it speaks a lot of thing about rss/bjp. Even if one asks, "is being humble, bad"??, in indian public life, one needs to "show off" certain times.
:lol: mate, do you seriously believe in this type of stories and especially when it's from Tehelka ?? RSS is never about show off, you'll find Svaymsevaks very disciplined and simple. Many of them didn't even marry because they've dedicated their lives for Svaymseva. Their lifestyle is very very simple. Then how can you expect that their office would be one of the best in town.You should visit any shakha, you'll be very much impressed how they teach little kids lessons of nationalism. 1st, Nobody teaches to hate Muslims, in fact RSS produces monthly booklet for shakha teaching and it's full of Stories of our martyrs like Bhagat Singh, Param Veer Abdul Hameed, etc. It also includes various songs dedicated to our nation, teaching to be brave and always serve country. They also include teachings of Gandhiji. Physical activities are also main part of Shakha, kabbadi is their main Game.
RSS is very much misunderstood organization. Congress and its systemic propaganda against RSS through media is the main thing. Nobody's showing the brave and dedicated work in U'khand by RSS from 1st day.
 
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@VIP Where did i say that RSS HQ should be built like a palace. My point was if their hq is not known/visible to people in same locality, then it reflects a poor pr exercise on their behalf. This lack of pr excercise is what i meant by "show off". Hence as an extension of this, i felt that this thing may also explain the lack of bjp's presence as a big player in MH politics.

And wrt to their like/dislike of cricket or other sports was not my point in the first place. Hence i didn't quote them in my post, my interest in quoting the portion of article was in trying to get a clue as to how bjp is so marginal in the "home state" of rss itself.

If rss/bjp says that the various vested interests in the system portrays them as a villain, then again it shows that they haven't done even basic pr exercise for their own good. To give you an analogy lets take example of your fav modi itself, if modi hadn't gone on pr overdrive, outside of gujarat very few people would have known about him or his work.
 
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That's why I said do you really believe in such stories from Tehelka ?? Locals know about RSS, such rickshaw walas in maharashtra aren't local people, they're from UP,Bihar. And it's BJP who needs to show off not RSS. RSS is good. But frankly, tehelka is nothing but a propaganda machine. It doesn't show 90% but the 10%. Don't believe it.
Remember, RSS and BJP are not same, BJP might be part of RSS but RSS is bigger. RSS has over 2 crore Svaymsevaks in whole India, it doesn't have anykind of registration system, if you wanna be part, just join shakha. BJP is a political outfit which needs members and so it needs show off and sometimes have to ignore values. But RSS doesn't compromise in values, it doesn't force anybody, its work speaks.
I'm not being harsh but trying to tell you that RSS is a volunteer organization, full of nationalists. Don't compare it with any political party.
 

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Didn't know where to post. MODS pls move appropriately.

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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot accused of buying Facebook 'Likes' from Istanbul: Move over, Narendra Modi and Shashi Tharoor. The latest political leader to compete for popularity on the social media seems to be Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.

But his rivals claim he's faking it - can the majority of his followers be from Istanbul?

The 62-year-old Congress chief minister has been accused of "buying likes" for his official Facebook page, by the opposition BJP in Rajasthan.
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I have not seen the RSS in person. One thing I know for sure is that is: RSS is extremely bad at PR.

Most of their spokesperson are scrawny communicators. They do not speak fluently, or with authority & don't inspire much confidence. Their written Hindi sucks. I have not seen the RSS publishing anything in English yet. Maybe they do, but I have never seen.

None of this appeals to today's youth for whom seeing is believing.

Even if 2 crore people are its members, I am not sure if the remaining 90% know what the RSS stands for. Even if RSS feels that they do not need to show off & it goes against their values (of simplicity & frugality), they owe it to themselves & the nation that they do not take all attacks lying down.

RSS needs to stand up & let the people of the country know that they are not the villains as they have been made out everyday, since independence.

In this information age, if RSS continues this apathy & passiveness to PR, they are doomed.

At the very least, a diabolically corrupt govt, sold-out media & a hoodwinked nation would ensure that RSS looses whatever little relevance it carries today.

Second, they must stop sitting on the fences & come out clean & clear because they are not a political party but an ideological organization. They ought to act like one & spread their ideology actively, while shedding their traditional guilt-ridden, spineless, apologetic Hindu stand.

If they have done nothing wrong & if they wish no ill to anyone, why take all brickbats lying down.

High time, they show they have a spine or at least let their actions do the talking.

Let the youth know what they are, what they stand for. The nation has a right to know. Sulking in corner only spawns & fans suspicion, not trust.
 

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