Sunday, May 11, 2014

Indian Votebank Politics: Pigeonholing The Population

By Kajol Singh | INNLIVE Bureau

Just before the 2014 General Election, Rahul Gandhi pushed and conferred special minority status on the Jain community. Reservations and special minority status and their attendant privileges found a place in the Constitution of India thanks to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and his experiences while growing up. 

However, communities and sections of the society were granted special minority status and provided reservations to ensure that eons old prejudices and inequalities were erased giving all citizens of the country an equal chance on a level playing field.
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In South India For Whom The 'Bell Tolls' In Elections 2014?

By Anant Narayan | INNLIVE Bureau

ELECTION ANALYSIS Polling ended in the five-phased elections in the south on May 7th, and we would know the results, with a degree of certainty on May 12th, when the exit poll results would be out, and with certainty on the 16th, when the votes are counted. However, you can say with a good deal of accuracy—barring a miracle, like tampering of EVMs on a massive scale—that the Congress is in for a bashing in 2014.

Paradoxically, this bash-up could happen, unlike in the north and the west, without even the so-called Modi-wave touching the shores of the south. And if the wave breaches the seawalls, the Congress’ plight could be worse.
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In 'New' Mahabharata 2014, Is Modi The 'New Hanuman'?

By M H Ahssan | INNLIVE Bureau

POLITICAL ANALYSIS Mamata Banerjee has likened Narendra Modi to Lord Hanuman and has said that he has tied a tail, put it on fire and is touring India burning perceived Lankas. If Banerjee had the time to read up the scriptures, she would not have made this analogy. For, Lord Hanuman’s tail was put on fire by the orders of the hated asura Ravana, and the burning of Lanka took place as punishment for the same. The Lanka that was rebuilt was rid of its vices by Lord Ram’s intervention and was the perfect place for the compassionate rule of Vibhisana. 
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Illegal Immigrants From Bang'desh Is Kicking, Hurting India

By Likha Veer | INNLIVE Bureau

FOCUS The vernacular press in West Bengal is all charged up because BJP stalwarts have promised to deport Bangladeshis if the party comes to power at the Centre. Front page articles and editorials have all denounced this as a move to foment trouble in the state and create divisions between communities. Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh have become villains in the eyes of this section of the media. Those who are indulging in such commentary have either not understood what the BJP wants to do, or are twisting the remarks to create controversy.
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Has Mulayam Singh Lost Support Of Azamgarh’s Muslims?

By Tareq Aziz | INNLIVE Bureau

SPECIAL REPORT “This is Azamgarh. Anything can happen,” says Tariq Shafique, a social activist from Sanjarpur, talking about Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh’s chances of winning the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat. Sanjarpur village has come to be forever linked in the public mind with the controversial Batla House encounter. The two alleged terrorists that were killed in the 2008 shoot-out in Delhi belonged to this village.
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