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He expected the Congress party leadership to deal with the black sheep in his government, fall in love and then, will not address MPs in either of the Houses and the reason is BJP does not want to look vulnerable.BJS had also organised a training camp for their volunteers earlier this month to learn proper management of chhawnis.000, high drama in Lucknow initially upset the BJP’s political calculations.In the battle of perceptions Akhilesh Yadav seemed to have gained a lot with the help of the media Through vigorous ad campaigns new idioms and catch phrases a halo of ‘victimhood’ was conferred upon Akhilesh What appeared to have rattled BJP strategists is the Samajwadi Party’s alliance with the Congress What appeared to have got the goat of BJP strategists was the realisation through internal surveys that the alliance may have been able to swing over 90 percent of Muslim voters in its favour — given the fact that a slight deviation in percentage points of voters would make a substantial change in terms of seats Of course the Samajwadi Party was seen sitting pretty with 30 percent of the Muslim-Yadav (MY) combination And there was a fear that if a section of traditional Congress voters could transfer their votes to the Samajwadi Party its kitty would go high Thus began the BJP’s counter moves that proved to be quite effectively in checkmating Samajwadi Party-Congress politics BJP president Amit Shah strategised a multi-pronged move to shore up the BJP’s prospects Now look at the facts that would appear to be more than mere coincidence Representational image AFP Take for instance the campaign in the media picked up that Mayawati had given largest share of tickets (97) to Muslims Similarly it was not a coincidence that at the height of Akhilesh’s publicity blitz an influential group of Muslim clerics came forward to support the BSP and Mayawati They urged Muslims to vote for the BSP For the first time Muslims as collective social group found itself on tenterhooks regarding the selection of either the Samajwadi Party-Congress or the BSP As the campaign picked up momentum this confusion was compounded when the Akhilesh-Rahul alliance proved to be a non-starter on the ground For instance the traditional upper caste voters of the Congress deserted in favour of the BJP while the BJP launched a sustained campaign to co-opt most backward classes (MBCs) which form nearly 36 percent of the state’s electorate In western Uttar Pradesh the party used Jat anger to its advantage by roping in non-Jat backward castes to its fold Of course the spectacular BJP victory in Uttar Pradesh can only be ascribed to micromanagement of the polling booths by the party apparatus headed by Shah Immediately after the Lok Sabha victory in 2014 Shah practically restructured the BJP organisation which was quite at variance with the old RSS-inspired sangathanist model Leaders belonging to different castes were roped in to give adequate weight in proportion to their population The manner in which Shah restructured the organisation — obviously with the approval of Prime Minister Narendra Modi — is believed to have caused rancour among traditionalists within the BJP But the objection was ignored with the belief that the BJP’s social expansion was sine qua nun for its organic growth In the selection of candidates this consideration weighed heavily despite resistance by well-entrenched upper caste cadre At the same time micro-management at the booth level was just extraordinary All traditional and impregnable bastions of the Congress and Samajwadi Party were identified and violated with superb planning that went down to the minutest details Rampur Khas a traditional seat of Congress strongman Pramod Tiwari in Pratapgarh was identified by the BJP to check mate its rivals Tiwari was not allowed to move in the constituency and his influence was effectively neutralised Similarly Ajay Rai’s seat at Pindra in Varanasi was targeted to neutralise the influence of the Congress In effect a team of nearly 600 volunteers was created and deployed after every phase of election to counter any attempt to rig the polls or influence the voters "We have planned all these things well in advance and played our cards close to our chest” said a top strategist of the BJP Of course amid all this planning secrecy was the key word At times there were moments of unease when the party got inputs that it didn’t fare well in the first phase of the polls However the party recovered fast and deployed its best foot forward for the next phases by inculcating a high dose of Hindutva undertones in the campaign and introducing the ‘KASAB’-Kabristan debate What appears to have clinched the election in favour of the BJP was the indefatigable campaign by Modi who slogged to see it through Of course the election result in Uttar Pradesh is poised to change the contours of the country’s political landscape as the BJP will emerge for the first time in history as an indomitable political force across the country Written by M R Madhavan | Published: April 15 2016 12:27 am Photo for representational purpose Related News The Aadhaar bill was passed by Parliament as a money bill The Lok Sabha rejected the amendments made by the Rajya Sabha A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging its classification as a money bill In this context it would be instructive to see why some bills are labelled as money bills and require only the Lower House to pass them India has a bicameral Parliament The purpose of the second House is to be a revising chamber Any legislation must be passed by each House by a simple majority This provides a check on hasty decisions Following the procedure in the British parliament our Constitution makes an exception for money bills The British parliament over the centuries built up checks against the monarch’s power It required all government expenditure to be sanctioned by parliament It also forbade new taxes unless parliament provided for them by law Parliament could stop any expenditure plans of the government and bring it to a standstill In such a case the government cannot function and would be expected to resign Given that the government requires the confidence of the Lower House the corollary is that only the Lower House should have decision-making powers on such bills In other words money bills are an exception to the rule that bills need to be passed by each House Therefore there is a need to provide limits on the usage of this procedure Our Constitution specifies six conditions for any bill to be a money bill and states that the bill should have only these features or any item incidental to it The six conditions pertain to taxes government borrowings and expenditure Erskine May’s Parliamentary Practice says the following “A bill which contains any of the enumerated matters and nothing besides is indisputably a ‘money bill’ If it contains any other matters then unless these are ‘subordinate matters incidental to’ any of the matters so contained in the bill the bill is not a money bill Further if the main object of a bill is to create a new charge on the Consolidated Fund or on money provided by Parliament the bill will not be certified if it is apparent that the primary purpose of the new charge is not purely financial” In this context does the Aadhaar bill fit the money bill criteria The bill provides for a mechanism to identify a person using biometrics and states that this could be used for providing subsidies or government services However it also allows the Aadhaar system to be used for other purposes Therefore it seems to contain matters other than those that are incidental to expenditure from the Consolidated Fund That is it does not seem to fit the requirement of “only” the matters listed Our Constitution also follows the British procedure that provides the speaker with the authority to certify a bill as a money bill However there is a key difference The House of Commons appoints two senior members who must be consulted before the speaker gives the certificate In India the speaker makes the decision on her own Can the speaker’s decision be challenged The Constitution says the decision of the speaker shall be final However there are several instances in which Parliament’s decisions have been subjected to judicial review These include decisions made by speakers under the anti-defection law Also in a recent judgment a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court decided that the privilege of legislatures was subject to judicial review and repealed a resolution of the Punjab legislative assembly to expel Amarinder Singh for the rest of its term It remains to be seen whether the court will consider the writ petition Though the bill has been passed this issue needs debate as it sets a precedent An immediate case is the Finance Bill 2016 which includes structural changes to the RBI Act to enable statutory backing for a monetary policy committee The question is whether such a bill can be certified as a money bill which will enable these amendments to be made without the concurrence of the Rajya Sabha Perhaps it may help if the Lok Sabha creates a consultative mechanism before the speaker certifies a bill as a money bill The writer works with PRS Legislative Research New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Published: September 5 2017 3:20 am Delhi Police submitted an application stating that they needed more time as the report by the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) was awaited (File Photo) Top News A Delhi court Monday again pulled up Delhi Police for its ‘lethargic’ action on the issue of de-sealing Hotel Leela’s suite number 345 in which Sunanda Pushkar was found dead and asked the investigating agency whether they will lock a house indefinitely after a murder Pushkar wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was found dead at the hotel in 2014 and the suite has been sealed by police ever since “You visit a crime scene and if a body is found in a house will you lock the house indefinitely Either you (police) have the evidence or you don’t… Evidence after some point of time cannot be existing” said Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh while posting the next date of hearing on September 12 The court also asked Delhi Police as to who will “pay” for the losses suffered by the hotel in all these months Delhi Police submitted an application stating that they needed more time as the report by the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) was awaited Police submitted that they need the suite sealed till the FSL says that they don’t need it any “further” Earlier police in their status report had said they have not been able to reach a “definitive conclusion” regarding Pushkar’s death Appearing for Hotel Leela Madhav Khurana said they will take out each and everything in the suite and keep it in a room in the basement “Whatever is there please take it out… carpets beds linen We will take out everything in their (police’s) supervision and keep it in a room in the hotel’s basement… There was a dead person found… there was no blood oozing out… no semen What is left there to investigate” Khurana said He reiterated before the court that the hotel is suffering financial losses because the suite has been locked for so long The court directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police concerned to be present in court and explain why even after more than three-and-a-half years the police need “more time to investigate” In July the then M M Pankaj Sharma had also pulled up Delhi Police stating that the hotel cannot be put into “unending” hardship because of the investigation He had on July 21 ordered the police to de-seal the suite in four weeks However he had also granted liberty to Delhi Police to file an application seeking more time for probe if they cannot conclude the investigation within the given time For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: New York Times Written by Joshua Wong Chi Fung | Updated: November 3 2014 9:02 am Highrise residential and commercial buildings are seen at Hong Kong island August 29 2012 (Source: Reuters photo) Related News Since the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997 less than a year after I was born the people of this city have muddled through with a political system that leaves power in the hands of the wealthy and the well connected Many of us especially people of my generation had hoped democratic change was finally coming after years of promises from Beijing that we would eventually have free elections Instead in late August Beijing ruled that Hong Kong’s oligarchy will remain in charge Universal suffrage became a shattered dream But not for long The thousands of protesters most of them young who continue to occupy main areas of the city are showing every day how political change will eventually come: through perseverance Our peaceful democracy demonstration has demolished the myth that this is a city of people who care only about money Hong Kongers want political reform Hong Kongers want change My generation the so-called post-’90s generation that came of age after the territory was returned to China would have the most to lose if Hong Kong were to become like just another mainland Chinese city where information is not freely shared and the rule of law is ignored We are angry and disappointed that Beijing and the local administration of Leung Chun-ying are trying to steal our future The post-’90s generation is growing up in a vastly changed city from that of our parents and grandparents Earlier generations many of whom came here from mainland China wanted one thing: a stable life A secure job was always more important than politics They worked hard and didn’t ask for much more than some comfort and stability The people of my generation want more In a world where ideas and ideals flow freely we want what everybody else in an advanced society seems to have: a say in our future Our bleak economic situation contributes to our frustrations Job prospects are depressing; rents and real estate are beyond most young people’s means The city’s wealth gap is cavernous My generation could be the first in Hong Kong to be worse off than our parents My parents are not political activists But over the past few months because of my prominent role in the protest movement my family’s home address has been disclosed online and my parents have been harassed Despite the aggravation my parents respect my choice to participate in the demonstrations They give me freedom to do what I believe is important Other young people are not so lucky Many teenagers attend our protests without their parents’ blessing They return home to criticism for fighting for democracy and many end up having to lie to their parents about how they are spending their evenings I’ve heard stories of parents deleting contacts and social media exchanges from their teenage children’s mobile phones to prevent them from joining activist groups My generation’s political awakening has been simmering for years Nearly five years ago young people led protests against the wasteful construction of a new rail line connecting Hong Kong to mainland China In 2011 many young people myself included organised to oppose a national education programme of Chinese propaganda that Beijing tried to force on us I was 14 at the time and all I could think was that the leaders in Beijing have no right to brainwash us with their warped view of the world If there is anything positive about the central government’s recent decision on universal suffrage it’s that we now know where we stand Beijing claims to be giving us one person one vote but a plan in which only government-approved candidates can run for election does not equal universal suffrage In choosing this route Beijing has showed how it views the “one country two systems” formula that has governed the city since 1997 To Beijing “one country” comes first Some people say that given the government’s firm stance against genuine universal suffrage our demands are impossible to achieve But I believe activism is about making the impossible possible Hong Kong’s ruling class will eventually lose the hearts and minds of the people and even the ability to govern because they have lost a generation of youth In the future I may be arrested again and even sent to jail for my role in this movement But I am prepared to pay that price if it will make Hong Kong a better and fairer place The protest movement may not ultimately bear fruit But if nothing else it has delivered hope I would like to remind every member of the ruling class in Hong Kong: Today you are depriving us of our future but the day will come when we decide your future The writer is co-founder of the student activist group Scholarism This article was translated from the Chinese The New York Times For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Published: June 23 2014 12:47 am Related News Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has left for the US for medical treatment He asked the first deputy PM Bamdev Gautam to officiate as PM in his absence but with a warning to not take any major decision Koirala belongs to the Nepali Congress (NC) and Gautam to the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) His warning makes clear the widening rift between the two major coalition constituents less than seven months after they formed government promising to deliver the constitution within a year They have hardly spoken in one voice on the major features of the future constitution although the Constituent Assembly has begun hearing members The model of federalism and that of governance and the electoral system continue to divide the House But this weak government seems to be giving in too much to pressure from constituent parties and other organs of state for its own survival The Supreme Court (SC) an object of unprecedented controversy now — mainly on the appointment of eight judges with the media digging up scandals allegedly involving some of them — appears to be vindictive against the media The government is planning to restrain the media from making comments on judgments and judges’ conduct giving judges sweeping powers of punishment for contempt The bar and the media are already up in arms against the move but the government appears helpless as it needs the SC by its side as many of its decisions have been challenged in the court After all since March 2013 Nepal’s judiciary and its major parties have been working together ignoring protests from the bar and civil society that the erosion of the judiciary’s independence would weaken the move to consolidate democracy The appointment of the eight judges allegedly following an understanding between the NC and UML is the fallout of an earlier experiment — the appointment of former chief justice Khil Raj Regmi as executive head This collaborative experiment and the appointment of the controversial judges with alleged political affiliations has instilled a confidence in the government that the judiciary is not to be feared but influenced or even manipulated The government missed the deadline fixed by the SC last month to nominate 26 legislators against the “nominees’ quota” within a fortnight It moved a review petition only after the deadline passed hoping the SC would continue to be lenient At the same time the government is arming it with more powers — and more protection from the media bar and civil society — by bringing in stringent laws Judicial activism in the public and national interest has been admired and endorsed in many places including South Asia But what is being witnessed in Nepal is a sort of judicial authoritarianism or fundamentalism not in the aid of individual rights and dignity but for the protection of a government it has collaborated with in the past all in the name of expediting the constitution-writing process Chief Justice Damodar Sharma had instructed his fellow judges soon after the appointment of the eight new judges to screen everything the media reported about the judges and haul them up for contempt Circumstantial evidence has now established that the government’s recent move to try the media for defamation was done to appease the SC While the media have become victims of intolerant executives in many countries it is the judiciary — the last hope of justice — that poses a threat to media freedom in Nepal After all the separation of powers between the judiciary and the executive has already vanished in Nepal and the judiciary seems to have acquired the same level of intolerance towards media criticism as the executive displays at times This is happening when Nepal is undergoing a constitution-making process promising a constitution with democratic values A vulnerable and yet ambitious coalition and an SC that has tested political power appear to be collaborating against the basic principles of constitutionalism and democracy A weak and vulnerable political leadership and a politically ambitious or collaborative SC are not the best guarantee of a democratic constitution [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSanctions on Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen unjustified: Pakistan | Reuters Fwire Reuters Aug 17 2017 21:23:43 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Aug 17 2017 21:23 PM | Updated Date: Aug 17 2017 21:23 PM Tags :

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