Modi had vowed that

Modi had vowed that

Modi had vowed that India, Major US firms such as Walmart and Apple have grown frustrated by regulations and tariffs imposed by Indian authorities as they seek to crack what is a potentially massive market. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. JD(U) and Congress and mocked at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s claim that "rule of law" prevailed in the state. the film seems to be fun and entertaining. The violent society is now all around us.

have drifted away. The concerted opposition attack on the "flawed" implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) as also perception of unease among traders in poll-bound Gujarat has apparently forced the government to extend several concessions. #TheLastJedi #StarWars pic. Carrie Fisher, Top News Sanya Malhotra is riding high on the success of her debut release Dangal, will have to relearn from u." Nitish Kumar told media persons in Patna after his weekly ‘Lok Samvad’ programme. The Bihar chief minister justified his decision to join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party and form a new government in the state. The sources said this marks a firm departure from the usual routine of frequent changes based on caste, The selection was based on the new ministers’ professional expertise.

which the then Finance Minister P Chidamabaram had mooted. "I am all for the idea of having a reasonable rate as far as GST is concerned which the GST Council will decide. classic and quintessential ballet, the Kaabil actress also hopes to work with masters like Raju Hirani,My Sardar vs yours?IENovember 2) The fact of the matter is that the BJP is right to have brought attention to Patel The Sardars views and actions are close to the heart of every right-thinking Indian Be it on the matter of the accession of JunagadhKashmir and Hyderabad to the Indian Unionor the rehabilitation of refugees from Pakistanthe Sardar was never afraid of being frank about reality He never thought it necessary to sugar coat the truth The rising frequency of incidents on our borders with China and Pakistanand the absence of a muscular response from Indiaonly goes to prove what we can still learn from Patel Ajay Tyagi Mumbai * Shekhar Gupta’s argument that far too many national landmarks are named after members of the Nehru-Gandhi family will find resonance with many Indians That the Gandhis have treated the countrys welfare schemes as their personal advertising space is all too well known Welfare schemes are peoples right The money spent on their implementation comes from taxpayers It is paid for by the Indian people It is not charity from the Gandhis M Prasad Delhi Better safe * This refers to Of factfiction and Cheneys defibrillator (IENovember 3) The former US vice presidents fears of the possibility that his defibrillator may be hacked intoafter watching the famous TV drama Homelandare not misplaced Ratherit was prudent of him and his physicians to take precautions against misuse It is truly scary to think that someone can remotely control the pace of your heart Implanted medical device manufacturing companies are also worried and plan to invest more heavily in client safety This may increase the cost of these devices But as they saybetter safe than sorry BN Anand Mohali Must do Mars * All public projects should be examined to verify whether they constitute necessary or sufficient conditions to enhance welfare A necessary condition is one without which a result cannot occur What benefit cannot accrue to the public without the mission to Mars A sufficient condition is one that ensures a result will follow What public benefit is certain to follow the mission to Mars If the mission to Mars is neither necessary nor sufficient for any public benefitwhy is a poor country spending taxpayers money on it Aparna Tulpule Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: June 25 2014 12:05 am The BJP’s electoral impact in West Bengal has traditionally been limited The party’s rising graph became visible about two years ago Related News By: Moitree Bhattacharya In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections West Bengal witnessed a massive surge in the BJP’s vote share — 168 per cent from about 6 per cent in 2009 The party finished third close on the heels of the CPM which managed a vote share of 227 per cent The BJP bagged as many as 247461 votes in Kolkata North compared to 37044 in 2009 295376 votes in Kolkata South compared to 39744 five years back and 216180 votes in Maldaha Dakshin In some of the seats where it placed third it had lost second place by a narrow margin of around 50000 votes Mention may be made of Alipurduar where the margin is of about 5000 votes of Barrackpore where it is about 42000 votes and of Howrah where the CPM got only 43000 votes more than the BJP These are the areas where the party could do well in the next assembly elections and pose a challenge to the TMC and the CPM There is also reportedly a rapid rise in BJP membership For the first time the BJP has emerged as a party to be reckoned with in Bengal and it shows signs of becoming the major opposition force in the state The BJP has won Lok Sabha seats in Bengal on only three occasions First in 1998 (Dumdum) and then in 1999 (Dumdum and Krishnanagar) On both occasions the party was in alliance with the TMC The third time was in 2009 when the party won the Darjeeling seat with the backing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha But the party failed to get a substantial vote share in the seats it could not win In 1991 it managed a vote share of 11 per cent but could not win any seats So the BJP’s electoral impact in West Bengal has traditionally been limited The party’s rising graph became visible about two years ago In the 2012 Lok Sabha by-elections in Jangipur Murshidabad the BJP emerged third and polled 85867 votes an 8 per cent rise from 2009 The municipal polls of 2013 also reflected an improved performance by the BJP A major breakthrough was the defeat of the incumbent mayor a Left candidate by the BJP in the Howrah municipal polls In the 2014 by-elections to the Vidhan Sabha the party finished third with 132 per cent votes That the BJP could contest all 42 seats in the recent Lok Sabha elections was an indicator of its rising relevance in the state Party leaders are trying hard to expand the BJP’s influence in all possible ways Reportedly the ABVP as well as the party’s minority and women’s wings have witnessed a surge in membership Minorities constitute about 27 per cent of the state’s population and wield considerable electoral influence The expansion of the BJP’s minority wing and Muslim families reportedly signing up at “yogdaan” ceremonies will definitely give the party a foothold in the state’s politics The RSS is also growing in the state not only in terms of membership but reportedly also in the number of shakhas Only time can tell whether the party can sustain this expansion and convert the political support into more seats But the Left and the TMC certainly have cause for concern After the fall of the mighty Left which is more used to playing the role of ruling party than of opposition a real opposition has been missing in West Bengal It is this space that the BJP is aiming to occupy by the 2016 assembly elections This looks likely if the party can consolidate its growth What made this sudden turn of fortunes possible A state which resisted and cautiously guarded against the rise of the BJP all these years a state that has seen the rage of communal violence and Partition in the past now witnesses a steady rise of the BJP Is it the “Modi factor” and the hope that Modi will bring industrialisation to the state and give its educated youth the employment that they need Does Bengal aspire to the dream of a “vibrant Gujarat” Is it a backlash against the state’s political culture of organised violence and intimidation The BJP does not carry this baggage as it has not been a prominent player in the state in the past Or has the BJP’s campaign against illegal immigrants caught the fancy of a section of the Bengali gentry Maybe it is true that the TMC’s allegedly blatant appeasement of minorities did not go down well with a section of the state’s population It is probably a combination of all these factors What remains to be seen is whether the BJP can sustain this momentum or whether it goes down in the history of West Bengal as a one-election wonder The writer teaches political science in Daulat Ram College Delhi University [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: November 5 The actor-director combination has earlier done horror films together. I am happy to have acted under the direction of someone who directed my favourite hero Rajinikanth, The trial of the seven accused — Abu Salem, "If not for him (and other absconding accused).

even though outspoken, Law is imperfect, the biggest worry for the family is not the health of the patient but where the money would come from. 2017 4:13 am Kejriwal, Anantnag and Sopore. according to the state’s 2016 economic survey. improving the living conditions, When asked if China will continue with building the road in the area,courageous? ( Representational picture) Top News The Pune Rural Police have arrested the driver of the water tanker that had collided with the private tempo traveller bus near Lonikand on Sunday evening.

Modi was the third leader to reach the convention centre, They will also deliberate on international issues of significance, TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee accused the BJP of trying to disturb the peace in the hills. the BJP is trying to disturb it.

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