After Rashtriya Janata Dal and Samajwadi Party, the Shiv Sena on Thursday extended its support to the Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, and said it would not contest assembly elections in Bengal. Hailing Banerjee as the "real Bengal tigress", the party, which had earlier said that it would join the electoral battle in the state, vowed to "stand in solidarity" with the TMC camp. Senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, in a tweet, made the announcement and said that the decision was taken following discussions with party president and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Raut took to Twitter and said "at the moment, it appears to be a Didi vs All fight". "A lot of people are curious to know whether Shiv Sena is contesting West Bengal polls or not? So here's the update after discussions with party president Uddhav ji Thackeray." "All 'M's -- Money, Muscle and Media -- are being used against 'M'amata Didi. Hence, Shiv Sena has ... » Learn More about ‘Didi vs All’: Shiv Sena extends support to TMC in Bengal
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s sage advice remains as relevant today as it was during his lifetime, says Vivek Gumaste. P andit Jawaharlal Nehru was an international icon; a towering personality who strode the Indian political landscape as a colossus; the first prime minister of independent India who ruled the country for 17 long years; a man whose popularity is kept alive by a dynasty and a fawning sycophantic establishment. In contrast, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel died three years after India’s independence and his memory is at best an afterthought for most Congressmen. Yet, in times of grave national crises, especially in situations that demand resolute leadership, the common refrain that resounds throughout the length and breadth of the country is: “Had Sardar been alive our country would not have seen such hard days.’ (KL Panjabi . The Indomitable Sardar. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 1990) As a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party and an apprehensive Congress party trade sharp ... » Learn More about Looking for the real Sardar Patel
By revising the India-Bangladesh land boundary agreement, the NDA is going for short-term gains and losing the long-term perspective, says Gautam Sen. T he Union Cabinet has cleared a Constitution amendment bill on a modified land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, excluding the exchange of enclaves and territories in adverse possession in the Assam segment. Bangladesh’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mohammad Shahriar Alam is reported tohavestated to themedia that Dhaka is not yet clear on this issue. It is clear that political compulsions of the Bharatiya Janata Party which dominates the National Democratic Alliance government,inthe context of the assembly elections in Assam next year, has driven the government to decide against an LBA as it has been originally framed to encompass the entire India-Bangladesh border. The BJP does not want to be seen as compromising on surrender of excess Indian land in Assam to Bangladesh. Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League-lead ... » Learn More about Why India must not tinker with B’desh border deal
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K haleda Zia, former prime minister of Bangladesh and the chairperson of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the main opposition party leading the 18-party alliance in Bangladesh, has drastically changed her party's anti-India stance. The right-wing political party's leader returned to Dhaka on November 3 from a week-long India visit that she termed as "highly successful". On Saturday, Zia met President Pranab Mukherjee. A statement from the President's Office said that Mukherjee praised the role of Khaleda as the opposition leader and as the former prime minister of Bangladesh. Mukherjee told Khaleda that New Delhi accorded highest importance to its relations with Bangladesh as a close neighbour and hoped that the diplomats of both countries will work sincerely to further strengthen the ties. Khaleda Zia responded by saying that her party is interested in establishing friendly relations with India. Before boarding her plane at for Dhaka on Saturday, Zia told ... » Learn More about Is Khaleda Zia having a change of heart about India?
The Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday urged the Election Commission to restrain Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from campaigning in Tamil Nadu for the April 6 assembly election, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. It also wanted the EC to direct the police to register an FIR against him for "inciting the youth to another freedom struggle." BJP state in-charge, election liaison committee, V Balachandran, alleged that Gandhi's campaign in St.Joseph's Matric Higher Secondary School in Mulagumoodu in Kanyakumari district on March 1 was akin to an election campaign in school premises. In a memorandum submitted to chief electoral officer Satyabrata Sahoo on Thursday he said Gandhi's political campaign in the educational institution violated provisions of the model code of conduct for which strict action including "prohibitory orders for his poll campaign in Tamil Nadu is required." Further, the Congress leader committed offences ... » Learn More about Restrain Rahul from campaigning in TN: BJP to EC