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the trio apologized for the joke they made in bad taste. but because he offers voters an idea of India that no other BJP leader has presented before. It shows how little faith they have in this country or her democratic institutions if they believe one man can destroy them.Kalidas Marg,to produce case law in support of his contention that the high court can intervene in this matter at this stage after the challan has already been presented. 2012 10:36 am Related News R&B star Beyonce Knowles is all set to be honoured with a monument in her hometown of Houston, “There will be clips of Beyonce with Destiny’s Child and wardrobe like a mini museum.” “It is not just reckless bowling. Mandalised and secularised? politics in the manner…in which Lalu did” writes Singh There were no communal riots during the 15 year Lalu-Rabri rule and Lalu had not forgotton how the 1989 Bhagalpur riots had proved to be the last nail in the Congress’ coffin Singh’s anecdotes about Lalu’s rustic and homespun style in the early years makes interesting reading about the rise of a leader who is hated — or at best seen as a frivolous entertainer — by some but loved by others with whom he managed to make a huge political connect This was at a time when the social realities in Bihar were changing and the Congress had failed to read the message and transit beyond “upper caste dominance” While Lalu gave voice and dignity to the OBCs EBCs and Dalits he lost the plot with “social justice” that degenerated into “Yadavisation” leading to kidnappings ransoms and other forms of “jungle raj” Administration and file signing was never Lalu’s cup of tea and former Bihar MP Shivanand Tiwari recalls an instance when he had gone to meet Lalu in office and he was signing files “After signing a few files he turned to me saying ‘Baba file sign karte karte kareja dukhta hai’” Administration on the other hand was Nitish Kumar’s forte and he in alliance with the BJP brought Bihar back on tracks Today — and this is quite unprecedented — there is hardly anyone you meet supporter or opponent who does not have a good word to say about what Kumar has done for Bihar Byproducts of the same ideological processes and rivals to boot Nitish who thinks with his mind and Lalu who thinks with his heart have been thrown together again to take the Bihar story further At the end of the book the reader is left asking the question: win or lose will they continue to be together and overcome the challenges that are going to come their way For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPatna: Nitish Kumar often referred to as Chanakya of Bihar politics lived up to the moniker when he surprisingly joined hands with arch rival RJD boss Lalu Prasad to script a third consecutive term for himself as chief minister after being bruised and bloodied in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls Following the age-old proverb ‘the enemy’s enemy is a friend’ the JD(U) leader whose party won just two of the state’s 40 seats in the Lok Sabha poll a development that impelled him to step down and hand over the reins to Jitan Ram Manjhi joined hands with Lalu to halt bete noire Narendra Modi’s juggernaut in Bihar Nitish Kumar PTI Lalu and Nitish friend-turned-foe in state politics buried their differences to revive an alliance that began over 40 years ago with the students’ agitation which soon turned into a pan-India movement led by veteran socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan Though Lalu got lucky in his very first outing in the electoral arena winning the Lok Sabha polls in 1977 it took Kumar an electrical engineer from NIT Patna then known as Bihar College of Engineering eight more years to get elected to the Assembly for the first time in 1985 after having lost twice Though as different as chalk and cheese Kumar backed Lalu in bagging the chair of the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly in 1989 and again when he challenged Ram Sundar Das and Raghunath Jha nominees of prime ministers VP Singh and Chandra Shekhar respectively for the chief minister’s post after the Janata Dal came to power in Bihar in 1990 Kumar who won the 1989 Lok Sabha polls from Barh shifted his focus to Delhi getting elected to the Lok Sabha in 1991 1996 1998 and 1999 He became Minister of State for Agriculture in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and then briefly the Railway Minister in 1999 He resigned after the train tragedy at Gaisal in West Bengal in 1999 in which nearly 300 people were killed Suave and articulate Kumar again became Railway Minister in 2001 and continued till 2004 during which period he was credited with introducing several reforms in the public sector behemoth like internet ticket booking and Tatkal system of instant booking The Godhra train burning incident in February 2002 which provided the spark that soon consumed Gujarat in communal flames occurred during his tenure at Rail Bhavan Even as Kumar sharpened his political and administrative skills in the corridors of powers in Delhi he drifted away from Lalu In 1994 he and George Fernandes the stormy petrel of the socialist movement walked out of Janata Dal after Lalu plumped for fellow yadav casteman Sharad Yadav for party presidentship and formed Samata Party which joined hands with the BJP ahead of the 1996 General Elections In 2013 Sharad Yadav was also marginalised in Janata Dal with Lalu gaining complete control over it Later the Sharad Yadav faction of Janata Dal the Samata Party and the Lokshakti of former Karnataka chief minister Ramkrishna Hegde merged to form Janata Dal (United) After NDA lost the 2004 Lok Sabha polls Nitish shifted his focus back to Bihar once again where the Rabri Devi government was fast losing popularity An OBC leader himself Kumar returned to Bihar and launched himself into a sustained campaign against Lalu-Rabri dispensation His efforts paid off and the JD(U)-BJP combine formed its government in the state after the 2005 Assembly polls with Kumar as chief minister For the first time in many years development became the buzz word as he got into a mission mode completing pending infrastructure projects recruiting over one lakh school teachers and bringing crime under check Teachers began to be seen in faraway schools and doctors in primary health centres He introduced a scheme of free bicycles for girl students which sharply brought down the dropout rate Kumar was soon hailed as ‘Vikas Purush’ Seeking to cut Lalu’s support base which extended to the Dalits he created another bloc of Mahadalits or the extremely weaker sections among the dalits and announced a number of welfare schemes for them In the 2010 Assembly election the JD(U)-BJP alliance won 206 of the 243 seats decimating RJD which could bag just 22 and was rendered ineligible for even the post of Leader of Opposition However despite his strong ties with the BJP Nitish Kumar’s relations with his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi continued to sour Kumar had stalled all attempts by BJP to allow Modi to campaign in the two elections the alliance won in Bihar under his stewardship Anointment of Modi as BJP campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls proved the proverbial last straw and Kumar led his party out of the NDA in June 2013 He resigned as chief minister on 17 May 2014 after JD(U)’s catastrophic performance in the Lok Sabha polls when it managed to win barely two seats and handed over the reins to Mahadalit leader Jitan Ram Manjhi But as the Assembly polls approached Kumar realised the Mahadalit leader would not be able to lead the party to victory Kumar asked him to step down and pave the way for his return as chief minister As Manjhi dug in his heels and refused to quit he was ousted by JD(U) MLAs and Kumar was back at the helm in February 2015 after a nine-month hiatus with support from Lalu’s RJD and Congress Humbled at the hustings by the Modi wave both Kumar and Lalu were looking for new friends to shore up their sagging political fortunes The former comrades-in-arms decided to bury the hatchet and go to the hustings unitedly a strategy that paid off PTI Written by MANOJ MORE | Pune | Published: April 23 2017 1:02 am BJP is focussing hard on Pimpri-Chinchwad where it won in the civic election Top News BUOYED by its performance in the Pimpri-Chinchwad civic election the state BJP will hold a two-day meeting of the executive committee at Chinchwad on April 26 and April 27 This will be the second executive meeting of the party in the industrial city 35 years after the first one was held in 1982 Top leaders of the party including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis state unit president Raosaheb Danve state ministers party MLAs and presidents of the party’s 65 administrative districts are expected to attend the executive meeting Five Union ministers from the state including Nitin Gadkari and Suresh Prabhu will like the CM not only attend the event but will also hold forth on the party’s plans policies ideology and its ambition of ruling not only Maharashtra single-handedly but other local self-government bodies as well said BJP sources There is widespread speculation that Congress leader Narayan Rane will formally join the BJP during the state executive meeting However no BJP leader was ready to confirm the development Speculation over Rane joining the BJP gained momentum last week after the Congress leader reportedly met BJP president Amit Shah in Gujarat along with CM Devendra Fadnavis Though Rane denied having met Shah he conceded that he has received an offer from the BJP but has neither accepted it nor rejected it A BJP leader said Rane might join the party once the election for the next President is over as the party does not intend to antagonise its ally Shiv Sena Pimpri-Chinchwad once considered a bastion of Sharad Pawar and NCP has been deliberately chosen as the venue for the executive meeting as the party had captured it with a large margin “Winning the PCMC poll was one of the major achievements of the party in the civic elections… the party wanted to celebrate the occasion in its own way” said a leader When the Lok Sabha election was held in 2014 the BJP hardly had any presence in Pimpri-Chinchwad It always had less than 10 corporators and never had an MLA However after Narendra Modi held his first rally three years ago at HA Ground and it witnessed a record turnout the BJP’s fortunes began to change Today the party has two MLAs from Pimpri-Chinchwad as well as a brute majority in the civic body BJP Pimpri-Chinchwad president Laxman Jagtap said at least 800 party leaders are expected to attend the two-day meet to be held at the Ramkrishna More auditorium Jagtap said Fadnavis and Gadkari among other leaders will address the meet and highlight the future course of action vis-a-vis the growth of the party in Maharashtra “Party chiefs from administrative districts will reveal the party’s progress in their areas” said BJP general secretary Sarang Kamtekar On the last time the party’s executive meeting was held in Pimpri-Chinchwad he said “PCMC was a council then and the party was smaller This will be the second executive meet and the biggest one…” he said Meanwhile other parties including Shiv Sena and NCP have decided to stage a hunger strike during the BJP meet to “highlight its failure to keep its promises” “Be it on the issue of loan waiver for farmers regularisation of illegal structures or scrapping the penalty tax the PM and CM both made promises but they remain unfulfilled… so we will stage a hunger strike and hold a demonstration” said Shiv Sena leader Maruti Bhapkar Saying the NCP MNS AAP and at least 25 social and voluntary organisations will participate in the protest Bhapkar claimed that the BJP might try to scuttle their protest “If the BJP tries that then there will be a protest on a larger scale” he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: October 13 2017 8:45 pm James Sutherland believes that the World Test Championship will not undermine marquee series like the Ashes Related News Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland believes that the World Test Championships from 2019 will not undermine the traditional marquee series like the Ashes The Test championship embraced by ICC is set to be a nine-team affair which will include three away and as many home series in two years for each team Sutherland told reporters after an ICC meeting “I can’t think of any way this denigrates or undermines the Ashes It’s all positive The Ashes will continue to be the biggest Test event that we play but these matches will have even greater meaning than they do currently if that’s possible” “It will be highly anticipated as an event but the prestige of winning that championship will be very significant” On the prize money for the tournament Sutherland said “That detail is yet to be worked through but absolutely there will be significant rewards associated with being a champion team and I think that’s only appropriate There are already significant rewards for teams to win ICC events and it’s only appropriate that these being an extension of those ICC events that there is similar sorts of prize money available” “Bar none every (ICC member team) likes the idea of hosting a Test championship (final) but whether that works logistically or not is another matter” he added For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Santosh Singh | Published: October 19 2012 12:37 am Related News No Agency can put a finger on the date when the prosecution case on the Satyam scam will be completed Thursdays decision by the Enforcement Directorate orders to freeze Ramalinga Rajus assets on a money laundering charge comes three and a half years after the scam exploded on January 2009 The erstwhile chief of the company made out a confession letter to the stock market regulator that was as methodically clear as the extent of the scam One could have expected that it would be enough to produce a short and succinct trial to convict the offenders It is still a work-in-progress The only salutary impact of the case has been for all investigative agencies to quote it and get additional funding and powers from the government The latest is the Serious Fraud Investigation Office that too quoted the case to get on the right side of the Companies Bill It would seem the ED is doing the same now The operative sections of the Act under which Raju is sought to be prosecuted now is still contained in the revised PMLA Bill pending in the Lok Sabha The Bill expands the definition of offence under money laundering to include activities like concealmentacquisitionpossession and use of proceeds of crime and significantly stock market related crime This is exactly what the former chief of the Hyderabad based IT company has now been accused of by the ED It is also interesting that the Bill removes the cap of a Rs 5 lakh penalty for an offence under PMLA to one without limit The best part is of course the powers it grants to the ED to transfer a case pending in any court to a special court for trial There was never any doubt that Ramalinga Raju should be punished for the $12 billion crime He had made the confession himself The problem is the prosecuting agencies are still working out how to make him serve a jail term Sandeep is a Senior Assistant Editor based in Mumbai [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 16 2017 1:09 pm Mohammed Shami posted a picture of himself and his family from Sri Lanka (Source: Twitter) Related News Mohammed Shami posted a picture alongside his wife Hasin Jahan and daughter Aaira after the conclusion of India’s Test series against Sri Lanka where the visitors blanked and thumped the islanders 3-0 It is India’s first ever away Test series whitewash Next up on India’s agenda is the ODI series and a soltary T20I and Shami took it as a chance to wish the team luck for the limited over matches “Goodmorning everyone Travel time to India goodluck team india upcoming series” he wrote in his tweet India will play five ODIs and single T20 against Sri Lanka with the series beginning on August 20 Shami has been rested for the matches including Umesh Yadav The spinners too have been given some time off with R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja both allowed to unwind after playing a long domestic Test season followed by the IPL ICC Champions Trophy tour of West Indies and Sri Lanka Shami played a key role in the third Test against Sri Lanka which India won by an 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