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by Primus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

People expected miracles from Modi. He did deliver way more than anybody else could have in the time he had, despite the intense opposition he faced. If you look at most metrics, he has indeed achieved major growth in several areas. The states run by the BJP have also prospered. Yet, the lament goes...
by Primus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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So till now, What we have learnt on this forum is: 1. If you don't vote for BJP, you are a closet Congressi and worse even a Non-Hindu In 2018, yes you are. 2. BJP lost 3 states, Damn!! Restrict voting rights to only Tax payers This is nonsense. A small minority may feel that, and they are entitled...
by Primus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
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I agree, restricting voting rights based on gender/religion/income/etc is a very slippery slope and IMHO deeply unethical. What can and possibly should be done is to Incentivize people to be a more productive part of society, while discouraging overbreeding (for whatever reason). Thus, a lower incom...
by Primus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
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This is the essence of INC thinking, no wonder they have ruled for soo long https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/141218/not-a-setback-as-issue-still-live-in-peoples-court-cong-on-sc-ve.html Senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the clean chit to Modi government is not...
by Primus
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
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There is way too much dhoti-shiver going on here folks. Yes, it is a setback, but it is not the end of the world. We need to have faith and believe that the leadership is savvy enough to make the necessary changes. The cadres are driven by ideology and not by fake promises of loot.
by Primus
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
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Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

^

IOW, do what the Congress has been doing all these years.
by Primus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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There is such a narrow margin of loss in RJ and MP for the BJP that one wonders what if? If you go to the EC site, the NOTA numbers are very significant. RJ first: INC votes: 1,393,5201 (39.3%) BJP votes: 1,375,7502 (38.8%) ---------------- Difference: 177,699 in favor of INC NOTA votes: 467,781 (1....
by Primus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
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My fear is that there is possibly not enough time to make drastic changes that will woo the NOTA people and the urban voter. It may be a gamble, but an all out push for Hindu agendas may create the necessary spark, especially since that will bring out the true colors of RaGa and company. There is no...
by Primus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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In MP, INC leads by 3 seats but overall vote share is about the same, with a slight edge to the BJP. They are both leading in 44 seats each at present. Does not look very good.

http://eciresults.nic.in/PartyWiseResult.htm
by Primus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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Farmers will soon realize that the Congoons are no better, worse because of their tendency to squeeze everything for profit. I am surprised that they don't see how much the infrastructure has improved under BJP - neem coated urea, electricity and water supply, easy farm to market options etc. Folks,...
by Primus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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Agriculture production in MP has boomed and done well in CG, so IMHO that isn’t a factor. We need to see district voting results the states. Doesn't matter how much it has boomed, it is not keeping up pace with the rest of the economy. It never will. That is the reality of agriculture every where i...
by Primus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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take away (biggest) is vikas doesn't get you votes. And that is so sad a commentary on the state of the voter in India. Anywhere else, 'it is the economy, stupid'. I am not sure stoking the fires of Hindu nationalism would have the desired effect either. RJB maybe a strong factor in the Hindi heart...
by Primus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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Yes, it is a serious setback, but perhaps it could also be a wake-up call. Not enough time for 2019 elections, but some sort of adjustment needs to be made. Clearly Vikas or the economy does not work that much in India as it does in the West. People forget who brought them gas, electricity, toilets ...
by Primus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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Not looking good at all on Zee. Rajasthan Cong is way ahead, Chhattisgarh Cong ahead, MP equal.
by Primus
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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With all the Vikas over the past five years - see the Achievements thread on BRF - with electrification, sanitation, LPG, bank accounts etc in every home in the country, one would have thought the people would be fighting each other to vote for BJP. Looks like nothing matters as much as one's caste ...
by Primus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
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^ Been following the 'debates' on various channels. The Congoons are really hurting and Burnol sales have gone through the roof. They do not seem to know how to counter this story. Regardless of whether Michel will sing or not, the fact that all the lawyers (new ones now that Joseph is out) are from...
by Primus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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Primus Ji, Successful and famous celeberaties who are closet BRF Jingo's is very hard to find. You will have to wait till I become a big name in movie industry :) Willing to wait happily :D Seriously though, a few names do come to mind, eg. Anupam Kher and Vivek Agnihotri. Granted they may not be a...
by Primus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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These are tough times for Dharma, seems like it is under assault from all sides. Hopefully not its own. We can expect a slew of such manufactured incidents, issues and other assorted outrage over the next 6 months. Already seeing wide publicity for farmers getting a pittance for tomatoes, etc., arm...
by Primus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
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Any wedding betwen 2 celeberities in India is a big deal for media and they are not going to let go of the oppurtunity to hype it. PS: Modiji also attended reception of Virat-Anushka in Delhi. PS to PS: Priyanka Chopra has been Miss World, had a successful Hindi Movie career, has done work in Holly...
by Primus
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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Guys, what the hell really went on at Bulandshahr where a cop was killed. ............... But on a serious note, YogiJi should come down on however are the culprits. This was sheer barbaric mob terror, no other way to describe it. No need to give it an ideological cover. From what I've heard on var...
by Primus
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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I think the biggest and most obvious number that is being overlooked by the naysayers is the actual amount in dollars being allocated to defense. I dare say that it has almost doubled in the past 5 yrs. If you also consider that a significant portion of that money was not actually spent, or spent in...
by Primus
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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There are a couple of other points to ponder. The GDP of the nation went up significantly between 2013 and 2017. The military expenditure did not go down as a percentage from 2016 to 2017, but actually increased, at least according to Western sources so much so that they lament India now being in th...
by Primus
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
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Here is a refreshing take on the 26/11 anniversary and the Kartarpur corridor from someone who usually talks very sensibly, and again does so this time as well.

Watch especially from 25:00 onwards and hear what Rizwan says about the present status.

by Primus
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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There is no way we can dictate terms to the Pakis until we become militarily and economically as strong as China is. Which is when we can show the finger to the US or the Soviets. This is the unfortunate truth. Unlike the yahoos across the border, we can think rationally and while national interests...
by Primus
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1044
Views: 34307

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Don't mean to belittle the contribution of other groups, but I've always seen a Sikh as the poster-child of the Indian army and defender of the nation. It is thus very sad to now witness the shenanigans of Sidhu and Co. Regarding the squandered gains of the '65 and '71 wars, who knows what really ha...