general election will be the
next election for the 16th Lok
Sabha in India. Voting will
take place in all parliamentary
constituencies of India to
elect members of parliament
in the Lok Sabha. The
current 15th Lok Sabha will
complete its constitutional
Gujarat Chief Minister N a r e n d r a M o d i was
chosen to lead the B h a r a t i y a J a n a t a
P a r t y 's c a m p a i g n a f t e r a
p a r t y c o n c l a v e i n G o a .This
came amid controversy L a l K r i s h n a
A d v a n i opposed the decision and resigned from his
party posts, only to later rescind his
resignation. M u r l i M a n o h a r
J o s h i and S u s h m a S w a r a j were p a r t
o f T e a m 2014, u n d e r M o d i 's leadership,
for the campaign. R a j n a t h S i n g h , A t a l
B e h a r i V a j p a y e e and L a l
Kr i s h n a Ad v a n i - wh o h a d
o p p o s e d t h e d e c i s i o n t o n a me
M o d i i n f a v o u r o f h i m s e l f  w o u l d b e t h e me n t o r s f o r t h e
B J P 's c a m p a i g n ] A 12-m e m b e r
and will have other BJP stalwarts on its
committee: M. Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari,
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh
Chouhan, Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman
Singh and Goa Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar. Twenty sub-committees will assist
the main committee with focus on such aspects
of electioneering, including rallies, publicity,
manifesto, social media, courting first time
voters, "crowd sourcing" and a "charge-sheet"
against the UPA. general secretary Ananth
Kumar said: "All the sub-committees will be
steered under the leadership of Narendra
Modi...The party has given Modi the
responsibility of 2014 elections...Under his
leadership the whole campaign will move
forward," BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar
said. Gadkari was also tasked with paying
"special attention" to Delhi for its forthcoming
provincial assembly election; he will be assisted
by Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu.
The Indian National Congress had announced, on the
fourth anniversary of the second United Progressive
Alliance government, that its campaign for the
election would be led by Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh, INC chairperson Sonia Gandhi and general
secretary Rahul Gandhi. Information and Broadcasting
Minister Manish Tewari said: "The government and
the party have decided while Singh is the PM and
Sonia is the Congress chief, Rahul Gandhi has
energised the party cadre. So the 2014 elections
would be fought under the leadership of the
triumvirate." Sonia Gandhi appointed her son Rahul
to head a six-member committee to formulate and
implement alliances, the party manifesto and general
publicity for the election.
n r e s pons e t o s a ggi ng
o p i n i o n p o l l n u mb e r s f o r
t he ge ne r a l e l e c t i on, t he
I N C s o u g h t t o f a s t -t r a c k
a de c i s i on on s e pa r a t i ng
T e l a n g a n a from Andhra Pradesh, create
a coalition government with
the J h a r k h a n d M u k t i
M o r c h a and the R a s h t r i y a
J a na t a
D a l in J h a r k h a n d , sought to take sole
credit for the F o o d S e c u r i t y
B i l l and t a b l e a
c ont r ov e r s i a l
l a n d h o l d i n g f a r me r f r i e ndl y La nd
A c q u i s i t i o n B i l l .
R a h u l
Ga n d h i c r i t i c i z e d
a U P A g o v e r n me n t
Media in India are highlighting Congress party leader Rahul
Gandhi's "emotional speech" ahead of key elections in five
Mr Gandhi spoke of the assassination of his grandmother Indira
Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi - both former prime ministers in his speech at a rally in the northern state of Rajasthan on
"Rahul Gandhi raised an emotional pitch addressing two rallies in
poll-bound Rajasthan, portraying himself as a victim of the
'politics of hatred', adding he could be assassinated like his
grandmother Indira Gandhi or father Rajiv," says The Economic
"I understand the pain of losing someone very close. My father
too was killed… Anger over violence is natural but it only hurts
common people. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP - India's main
opposition party) makes use of people's anger," the Hindustan
Times quotes Mr Gandhi as saying.
The CNN-IBN website says "taking a look at Mr
Gandhi's election rallies over the last few weeks, it
seems the Congress leader has ensured he re-visits
his past and recounts emotional anecdotes".
Newspapers say Mr Gandhi's strategy is largely aimed
at voters in rural and tribal areas.
"Mr Gandhi's aim it appears is two fold: to strike a
direct connect with his audience, mainly in rural and
remote areas, who have in the past been strong
voters of 'Indira Amma' (Mother Indira) and evoke
the 'sacrifice' that his family has made for the
nation," says The Business Standard.
But media say it's too early to analyse the impact of
his emotional pitch on voters.
"Wednesday was the perfect day for him to try out
his (new) strategy. But on the basis of evidence at
hand, it is difficult to know if it worked," the First
Post website says.
1. Desh ko ACT nahi ACTION chahiye
2. It is my dream that we should be a nation supplying arms to
the world. A Global 'supplier' not a 'buyer'
3. It is not enough to build buses. Making sure the conductor
behaves well with the people is what constitutes good
4. Government, cannot change the nation. It is people who must
bring about real change. Many people sacrificed their lives for
the freedom struggle. But when Gandhi ji said, every work
people do is for the nation, that spirit of community made India
a free country. Similarly, Government, cannot change the nation.
It is people who must bring about real change. The Sujalam
Sufalam canal project included meetings with farmers and they
were given charge of various aspects of the project and the
work was completed in 2 years.
5. Democracy is a collaboration between the people and the
Government. In Gujarat, development is a combined effort.
6. Farmers in Gujarat used to agitate because of lack of
electricity. We told farmers to stop relying on electricity.
We told them they don’t need electricity, they need
water. Today, farmers in Gujarat have started thinking of
agriculture as irrigation-based.
7.Our mindset is our biggest problem. Why can’t we see
every challenge as an opportunity?
8. Bureaucratic mindset during British rule was to keep
the empire happy. Today we are an independent country
and our bureaucrats need to work for the people and not
9. Development should not be at the cost of environment.
10. Eco friendly and durable source of energy is solar
11. Canal top solar power plants save water and harvest
the answer is simple anyone.
Anyone you want. What is the
worst thing that could happen?
Nothing… n o t h i n g ..!!
The s i t ua t i on
c a n ’t b e a n y
w o r s e ..!!
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