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    OK so its been 1 month since my return to Delhi. Every time I sit on Auto Rickshaw, I ask the auto wala did kejriwal had an effect.? They say yes policeman don't take any hafta or jabardasti tax from them. I appreciate that AAP tightened the police. But unfortunately even with autos now charging close to rs 10/km auto walas don't want to go on meter rate and ask for extra money and many people are forced to give when they are in hurry. Once it was so amusing to see one auto-wala talk about corruption all the way only to do some corruption himself by asking me for too much money. AAP supports these thugs. In fact auto-walas are the most prominent advertisers of AAP. Most stick Kejriwal's poster on their autos. So I really don't know whether AAP is committed to honesty or is their honesty and struggle against particular group of people (bureaucrats and police). It seems kejriwal wants to be Castro or Chavez.

    Let us see how the fight for Lok Sabha goes on. I hope Modi's magic works and we get liberated from thugs called congress and third front.
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    Kejriwal is still not done. How pathetic, lol.
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    The world of Narendra Abe
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    At the tail end of a question-answer session following a lecture in Singapore, an East Asian member of the audience asked me if I could enlighten him on what India’s foreign policy was likely to be in a Narendra Modi government. Pressed for time, and not prepared for the question, I offered a telegraphic reply. Modi, I told him, would be the Shinzo Abe of India. Many heads nodded in the audience, as if my reply was crystal clear.
    Modi is not an Abe in terms of his inheritance. Abe’s biography reads more like that of Rahul Gandhi. The grandson of a former prime minister, Abe is related to the Japanese emperor. He is the “insider” among Tokyo’s power elite. Modi is the “outsider” in the Delhi darbar. But, Modi would seek to define his foreign policy in more nationalist terms, as Abe has tried to, partly as a way of reviving the national mood in a dispirited country.
    Modi represents a brand of Asian nationalism kindled by China’s rise and the West’s part-confused, part-duplicitous response. Asian nations preparing themselves for the new power balances of the 21st century have to chart their own course, dealing with a rising China and a West preoccupied with its economic woes.
    It is noteworthy that the three countries that Modi has visited as chief minister have been China, Japan and Singapore. The Asian focus of Modi’s foreign policy has been shaped both by the West’s, especially the United States’, treatment of him and, more importantly, the longstanding admiration of Asian nationalism within the wider Sangh Parivar. It is not often remembered in contemporary discourse that during the 1970s and ’80s, the intellectual leadership of the Jana Sangh greatly admired Japan. As Asia’s first industrial nation, which was also the first Asian power to defeat a European one in over 300 years, Japan was a great source of inspiration for Indian leaders including Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru.
    But it is not just history, technology and investible capital that makes Japan a country to draw inspiration from. Modi seems to recognise the value of Abe’s combination of investing in domestic economic capability and external strategic capacity for nation building. Modi’s domestic policy focus, drawing from Gujarat’s experience, has been on building India’s economic capability. His political rhetoric focuses on the need to revitalise a moribund economy, which is exactly how Abe came to power in a depressed and depressing Japan.
    Not surprisingly, Modi’s first major foreign policy statement in the run up to the general elections of 2014 has also focused on China’s new assertiveness. However, as journalist Ashok Malik has observed, Modi would understand that India has to, for some time to come, maintain a balanced relationship with China, pushing back in response to its assertiveness but cooperating with it to ensure the continuity of Asia’s rise. In essence, Modi’s policy towards China is unlikely to be very different from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s, as Malik has also noted, though it will be articulated more emphatically than many in the Congress party and government were willing to.
    While talking tough, Modi should be expected to do business with China. On his visit to Beijing in 2011, when China received him with the courtesy due to a head of government at a time when Western governments were refusing to even give him a visa, Modi invited Chinese companies to invest in India. He has often urged Indian business leaders to learn from China. He should be expected to pursue a balanced policy of defending India’s national interests at a bilateral level while working with China at the regional and global level.
    It is also unlikely that Modi’s approach to the US would be any different from that of Singh. Recall the fact that during the entire debate on the India-US civil nuclear energy cooperation agreement, Modi adopted a more supportive posture than the BJP’s national leadership was willing to. BJP leader L.K. Advani’s trenchant opposition was defined by his desperation to dislodge the Manmohan Singh government and become prime minister. Those close to Modi within the BJP, like Arun Jaitley, adopted a more conciliatory stance on the nuclear deal. Just as the Congress was divided on the subject, so was the BJP.
    While Modi should be expected to remain engaged with the US, it is up to the Obama administration to wake up and craft a more consistent and convincing India policy. The recent impasse in the bilateral relationship is a result of policy confusion both in New Delhi and Washington DC. Modi’s election may clear the air in Delhi, but it may further muddy the waters in Washington, unless President Barack Obama pays personal attention and seeks to revive the relationship.
    Modi should, however, be expected to be forthright in his outreach to Japan. Not only did the Japanese also receive him as if he were a head of government when he visited Tokyo, but they have also put their money where their mouth is and are investing in Gujarat in a big way.
    Modi, like three of his predecessors — Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh — should also be expected to give priority to India’s economic imperatives in crafting his foreign policy. His election campaign has focused on the need to step up economic growth, holding Gujarat as an example for India. His “5 T” focus on “talent, tourism, technology, tradition and trade” would suggest that mutually beneficial relations with countries that can contribute to these Ts, especially trade, technology and tourism, should be a priority. These elements should also define his neighbourhood policy, as well as stance towards other emerging economies.
    In keeping with his nationalist posture, Modi should be expected to strengthen the relationship between defence and diplomacy. This would privilege the relationship with Israel and other major defence suppliers. It should also revive India’s engagement with Indian Ocean maritime diplomacy. Taken together, all these elements would suggest that the role model for Modi may well be Japan’s Shinzo Abe, whose singular focus has been on restoring to Japan its lost dynamism.
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    Namaste

    Republican politicians recently visited Gujarat and invited him to the United States. However, the US Obama Administration is yet to reconsider its stance on the visa when the Democrats took a pro-Muslim stance on the excuse of some Hindu-Muslum riots in Gujarat about a decade ago in Gujarat (actually the Muslims started it when a lethal fire was set to a train full of Hindu pilgrims), and the Obamanists revoked Modi's visa travel to the U.S..

    Modi doesn't have a U.S.-India issue, he has a India-Obama issue, Obama is (IMHO) now the worse President in US history even worse than Buchanan and Jimmy Carter. Obama is now what is termed in America a "run away from" President meaning even many Democrats do not want to be seen with him in public or face losing their office in elections, Obama's support among Americans is so low now that by November of 2014 he will he what is called a "lame duck President" after the Republicans take even more seats in the House and likely sweep into power in the Senate and the Obama-Democrat regime loses its power.

    Over the last several days I have watched several T.V. political Ads of Newt Gingrich (a former Speaker of the House and Republican) endorsing a female from India for election to Congress as a Republican.

    Interestingly enough, the political advert features prominently pro-Modi flattering photos.

    The Republicans are wanting to get together with Modi. I hope Obama's insults have not given Modi the idea that Americans are anti-India, I doubt Modi thinks that and he knows the majority of Americans are pro-India and admirers. It doesn't matter what the Democrats reflect.

    I disagree with the analysis of this article that Modi is on some Pan-Asia alliance including communist China. Gujarat has seen an economic upswing thanks to Modi, he is of all BJP leaders the one most willing to wheel and deal and balance things in favor of Indian economic prosperity.

    But he will not sacrifice his nationalism to some larger Pan-Asian ideology that embraces dangerous hegemony of China which has actually even crossed the borders into India and has evil intentions on India. Japan is mentioned, yet for the first time we see the right-wing in Japan and Japanese people now demanding that Japan rearm in face of threats from China. Japan-China tensions have never been so high as now, not since pre-World War II. Japanese and Chinese hate each other, and Japan sees any "greater asian (united nations like) joint sphere" with China as negative.

    The next real threat to India is jihadee Islamists and their terrorists and also Pakistan proxy. The Islamic terrorism threat is what India shares with the U.S. (and Republicans are strong on countering this threat). In the end, this threat will only led to further alliance between India and America.

    Modi will be a great leader for India. Republicans are putting high pressure now to lift this stupid visa restriction, it could happen very soon. Everything will change by the end of 2014.

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    Ok guys, time for a psephological rant !

    My own personal predictions-

    Prediction for 6 seats of J&K
    J&K NC 2 (-1)
    PDP 2 (+2)
    BJP 2 (+2)
    Congress 0 (-2)

    Prediction for 4 seats of Himachal Pradesh
    BJP 3 (+0)
    Congress 1 (+0)

    Prediction for 14 seats of Punjab & Chandigarh
    SAD 8 (+3)
    BJP 3 (+2)
    Congress 1 (-7) .
    AAP 1(+1)

    Prediction for 10 seats of Haryana
    HJC 1 (+0)
    BJP 6 (+4)
    Congress 1 (-8)
    AAP 2(+2)

    Prediction for 5 eats of Uttarakhand
    BJP 5 (+5)
    Congress 0 (-5)

    Prediction for 80 seats of Uttar Pradesh
    BSP 14 (-6)
    BJP 49 (+39)
    SP 11 (-12)
    Congress 3 (-18)
    AAP 3 (+3)

    Prediction for 40 seats of Bihar
    JDU 3 (-17)
    RJD 5 (+1)
    BJP 26 (+14)
    LJP 4 (+4)
    RLSP 2 (+2)
    Congress 0 (-2)


    Prediction for 14 seats of Jharkhand
    JMM 1 (-1)
    JVM 1 (0)
    BJP 12 (+4)
    Congress 0 (-1)
    Others 0 (-2)

    Predictions for
    Sikkim - SDF - 1
    Mizoram - Congress - 1
    Manipur - BJP-1 Congress -1
    Tripura - CPM - 2
    Meghalaya - NPP - 1 Congress - 1

    Predictions for
    Arunachal Pradesh
    Congress 1 (-1)
    BJP 1 (+1)

    Nagaland
    NPF - 1

    Prediction for 14 seats of Assam
    AUDF 2 (+1)
    BJP 6 (+2)
    Congress 5 (-1)
    BPF-1

    Prediction for 42 seats of West Bengal
    TMC 32 (+13)
    BJP 2 (+1)
    Congress 1 (-5)
    Left Front 7 (-7)

    Prediction for 21 seats of Orissa
    BJD 16 (+2)
    BJP 2 (+2)
    Congress 3 (-3)

    Prediction for 42 seats of Andhra Pradesh
    BJP 2 (+2)
    Congress 2 (-31)
    TDP 13 (+7)
    TRS 12 (+10)
    YSRC 12 (+12)
    MIM 1 (0)

    Prediction for 40 seats of Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry
    DMK 4 (-14)
    Congress 0 (-8)
    AIADMK 26 (+17)
    MDMK 2 (+1)
    DMDK 3 (+3)
    PMK 1(+1)
    BJP 3 (+3)

    Prediction for 20 seats of Kerala
    BJP 1 (+1)
    Congress + 5 (-9)
    IUML 2 (0)
    CPM + 12 (+8)

    Pred. for 28 seats of Karnataka
    BJP 12 (-7)
    Congress 14 (+8)
    JDS 2 (-1)

    Prediction for 2 seats of Goa, 2 seats of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
    BJP 4 (+1)
    Congress 0 (-1)

    Prediction for 48 seats of Maharashtra
    BJP 15 (+6)
    Congress 7 (-10)
    Shiv Sena 13 (+2)
    RPI A 2 (+2)
    MNS 2 (+2)
    SSS 2(+2)
    NCP 5 (-3)
    AAP 2(+2)


    Prediction for 11 seats of Chhattisgarh
    BJP 9 (-1)
    Congress 2 (+1)

    Prediction for 29 seats of Madhya Pradesh
    BJP 27 (+11)
    Congress 2 (-10)

    Prediction for 26 seats of Gujarat
    BJP 25 (+10)
    Congress 1 (-10)

    Prediction for 25 seats of Rajasthan
    BJP 25 (+21)
    Congress 0 (-20)

    Prediction for 7 seats of Delhi
    BJP 4 (+4)
    AAP 3 (+3)
    Last edited by Omkara; 15 March 2014 at 05:04 PM.
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    Namaste

    I am very disappointed in West Bengal. The muslims which are now 30% of the population and who have voted Left Front in the past (not good) are now flocking to the Trinamool Congress (not good), the TMC now staged to become the largest regional party. They will favor giving more open doors and favors to the illegal aliens from Bangladesh to lock in muslim votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShivaFan View Post
    Namaste

    I am very disappointed in West Bengal. The muslims which are now 30% of the population and who have voted Left Front in the past (not good) are now flocking to the Trinamool Congress (not good), the TMC now staged to become the largest regional party. They will favor giving more open doors and favors to the illegal aliens from Bangladesh to lock in muslim votes.

    Om Namah Sivaya
    The Communists are dead in west Bengal. The figure I have given for Trinamool is a minimum. It can go up to 35-36. Mamata will probably be the third largest party after BJP and Congress.

    It is better now that the left dies off. The BJP can try to take its place. Abdul Rezzak Mollah has launched a new party of Muslims, tribals and Dalits. Let's see how that works out. It could even cut Mamara and help the communists.
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    Modi is contesting elections from Varanasi. The choice of constituency is so apt and symbolic.
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    Namaste Omkara,

    The choice of constituency is so apt and symbolic.
    Few question and a bit of rambling...

    Will "U" turn specialist walk the talk or will he denounce contesting LS election?...

    BJP under Modi seem to be doing the politically correct things but compromising on anti corruption. Yediyurappa and Sriramulu might get the much needed additional seats but they will bring their corrupt brand governance along with them.

    Not sure on the total number of seats contested by BJP (not NDA), but it is absolutely necessary to cross the magic 272 number (by BJP) so that Modi would not be threatened by local leaders in future...

    One thing we must agree, after about 5 decades Tamil Nadu is witnessing a strong alliance which can question the two major rivals of the state.

    Agreed this election is now or never kind of a situation. 272 is absolutely necessary... but correct me if I am wrong, do we need corruption to install governance and development?

    Modi wave is a pro Hindu (hate to use this Persian identity ) wave. We can live up with an another moderate corrupt government for five more years, provided Hindu rights are protected.

    I only hope BJP doesn't compromise on its core ideology.
    Anirudh...

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